Saturday, February 2, 2008

Turning Green -- if you look for true safe cosmetics -- go for POMEGA5, the omega 5 oil skin care company

POMEGA5 is as green as this halo

Lotions and moisturizers are key components in life, especially during the cold winter months when your skin is so dry and pleads for hydration. The Teens for Safe Cosmetics have reviewed a collection of products from different companies - all with the determination to change the world by formulating products without synthetic chemicals and by looking after our health and our earth.

In the days when our parents were kids, bar soap was all there was, there wasn’t gel soap or liquid soap, there was just the bar. The bar of soap has survived the test of time. The bars we reviewed are the greenest of the green - plant based ingredients, essential oils, mindfully made, nourishing for the body and without synthetic chemicals. Bar soap is a basic and you can purchase our picks below on their websites or at Whole Foods Market.

Pomega5 Cleansing Bar and Omega 5 oil based organic skin care:

Never before has a bar of soap brought me so much joy. I use it every night on my face. The Pomega5 Cleansing Bar and can be described in one word: extraordinary! The morning after my first use, my skin was remarkably clearer and felt absolutely incredible. This olive oil-based, soap-free cleanser exfoliates, nourishes and calms my skin. It smells amazing, feels luxurious, and makes my skin look glorious! $18 per bar or $62 for the Healing Cream. By the way, the Healing Cream is pure heaven on earth and is worth the investment.

Organic Apoteke Body Cream- Sicilian Orange and Mandarin: This lotion gets high marks with its rich, creamy texture. It keeps our skin so moisturized that we rarely reapply. Loaded with Shea butter, this light cream leaves your skin feeling silky and smooth. The refreshing citrus scent isn't overpowering or irritating. The products in this line are made with all vegan ingredients. $34.95

Alaffia Virgin Coconut Hydrating Lotion: Soothing dry skin and helping the world are a great combination. Unlike many other moisturizers, this one absorbs quickly, leaving nothing but hydrated skin. The thick and creamy texture is pure luxury. The virgin coconut oil comes from organic coconuts and with Shea butter harvested, by hand, in Togo, West Africa. Profits from Alaffia sales benefit the women of Africa, and the ingredients are not tested on animals and are fair-trade. $11

EO Body Lotion: EO's moisturizing body lotion's organic herbal blend of ingredients heals dry and cracking skin. The lotion absorbs quickly and comes in six delicious flavors that are lovely but not overwhelming: French Lavender, Grapefruit and Mint, Lemon Verbena, Rose Geranium and Citrus, Rose and Chamomile and the campaign's favorite, Jasmine. Light, fresh and silky; a great way to start off your day. $8

Pharmacopia Lavender Hand Cream: Made with Shea butter and aloe vera, we love this cream because it does wonders for dry, chapped, winter hands, making them feel moisturized and amazingly soft for long periods of time. The organic lavender oil scent fills the room whenever you apply the cream. Available in four blends (Rosemary, Citrus, Ginger and Lavender), use sparingly, a little goes a long way. $10

Dr. Bronner’s Rose Pure-Castile Soap: Forget about all the varieties of elixirs available, because the traditional scented bar soap is back. The elegantly named, Rose Pure-Castile Soap is a pleasure for any bathing experience. The bright pink paper that wraps this simple and unassuming product conceals the ideal bar soap. The thick, long-lasting bar spreads beautifully and evenly, leaving my skin feeling soft and smelling fresh. A steal at $3.99.

Pangea Organics Tunisian Olive Oil and Coconut Bar Soap: Not only does this soap smell magnificent, but it works better than any soap I’ve ever tried! It smooths my skin while the olive oil keeps it moisturized all day long, so I don’t use lotion anymore. I even suggested that my whole family switch from using conventional bar soap (with potentially harmful ingredients) to Pangea, and they have. If you like this soap, I would also recommend trying other Pangea products. All of the boxes are 100% post consumer paper with organic seeds that you can plant after you soak the box in water. Really innovative and super sustainable. $8 per bar.

Zum Bar Goats Milk Soap: This soap is scrumptious. Soothing goat’s milk is the base ingredient in this bar, and it naturally balances your skin. I love showering with it in the morning because the rejuvenating mint scent (100% essential oils) wakes me up and gets me ready for my day. Zum Bar cleanses, but doesn't dry my skin out, like other soaps I’ve tried – they use vegetable oils to keep skin moisturized and smooth. All of Zum Bar’s soaps smell great and they come in a variety of fun colors and scents. There are also bar sets, which make terrific gifts. $5.40 per bar.
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