Here’s a quartet of new Earth-friendly products for a natural glam & glow from head to toe:
Spring Lip Shine
Roen’s KISS MY Liquid Lip Balm Shimmers are all high shine without the ensuing stickiness. Infused with mango and grapeseed oil to nourish and soften, these sheer spring colors with a refreshing and kissable touch of mint will surprise your favorite person and deliver a shimmery shine finish for an ultra-polished look. Available in sheer Cosmo, light taupe Rumor, and Bowie.
Alaffia for a Greener Earth
Support Alaffia, a black-owned skin and hair care brand founded by Olowo-n’djo Tchala. Alaffia was born from a profound sense of responsibility and love for the land, people, and nation of Togo. Alaffia supports Reforestation Empowerment Project and Regenerative Agriculture Program and helped to plant 93,010 trees in West Africa to fight deforestation. Alaffia prides itself on its eco-friendly packaging, too. Their products, such as the Authentic African Black Soap and the Africa’s Secret Multi-Use Balm soften and soothe skin in the healthiest way possible. Their curly-to-kinky enhancing hair products are excellent, too. Alaffia is also available at Target, Whole Foods, Amazon.
Brown Spots Solution
When the sun’s out and you’ve basked in its warmth for too long, the result can be brown spots. Paula’s Choice comes to the rescue with its efficacious NEW Clinical Discoloration Repair Serum with tranexamic acid + bakuchiol, launching this month, which fades the look of brown + gray skin patches. Use 3x a week at first, then once daily on face, neck, and hands after cleansing, toning, and exfoliating – and follow with sunscreen. Great for all skin types, ages, and ethnicities. Discolorations can form in many ways, including acne, hormones, pregnancy, and natural aging, and can be difficult to treat — so this is truly a spring gift.
Natural + Green Sunscreen
Love Sun Body is a Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB 50 SPF mineral sunscreen that’s safe for your body and the planet, too. It’s water-resistant and reef safe, and cruelty-free with no chemical filters or fragrance. It’s not greasy and is fast-absorbing. Bonus: it contains moisturizing almond and sunflower oil. If you prefer a tint with your sunscreen, then try the Love Sun Body Glow Natural sunscreen & moisturizer with SPF 30, which contains all the same goodness. Love Sun Body let’s you get out in the sun and bask with impunity.