Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Say yes...to veggies?
I love when I find great beauty products that are both effective and eco-friendly. Recently, a favorite brand of mine has been a company called Yes To. They have a couple different lines for of skin and hair care products for different needs called Yes to Carrots, Yes to Tomatoes, and Yes to Cucumbers. The company uses high-quality organic fruits and vegetable combined with minerals from the Dead Sea to nourish skin, and what's fantastic is that the products are super-inexpensive and can be found at Walgreens, Target, etc. But the best part is that a portion of the proceeds go to the Yes to Carrots Seed Fund, their 501 (C) 3 non-profit organization that helps support sustainable agriculture. More specifically, they use the money to give grants to schools and communities to promote access to healthy nutrition by helping them build gardens. The company has really fun, whimsical branding, which seems embody their philosophy of saying yes to health and happiness. My absolute favorite product that they have is their Facial Towelettes from the Yes to Cucumbers line. These pre-moistened wipes are great for removing dirt, oil, and make-up and are perfect for the gym or those nights when you're just too tired to wash your face. (it happens to all of us!) Best of all, the wipes are 98.7% natural, and with ingredients like organic cucumber, green tea, Dead Sea minerals, and aloe vera, they are very soothing on skin. The wipes are themselves are biodegradable and FSC-certified, and what I love is that not only do they have a sticker type closure like most wipes, but they have an additional hard plastic closure on top of that to help keep the wipes from drying out. Anyone who's every used similar wipes knows how frustrating it when the sticker closure comes unstuck, so this additional lid really helps keep the wipes moist. The other day I just bought one of their Yes to Carrots C Me Blush Lip Tints, and I love it as well. I bought the shade Sunset Pink, and it's the perfect amount of color and moisturize (in addition to being 95% organic!). They've got lots of other products that I'm itching to try, so I'll keep you posted if I discover anything amazing. So while you still may not love eating your veggies, at least now you can enjoy wearing them and feel good about it too!