Are you a label reader when it comes to your personal care products? Do you check to see if there are harmful ingredients like Parabens, Phthalates and Formaldehyde? I wish I could say I am diligent when it comes to reading all the ingredients; but I’ve made it a resolution to start. Gradually, I'd like to ease into using more skincare and hair care products from brands that fall into the "green" beauty category. As a start, I've been using some products from 100% Pure Cosmetics and Briogeo Hair Care.
100% Pure Cosmetics
100% Pure is a natural and vegan cosmetic brand based in the USA. Their skincare and beauty products are free of harmful toxins and consist of the highest quality products. Their products are 100% free of artificial colors, fragrances and synthetic chemical preservatives.
100% Pure Bright Eyes Mask
One of my favorite products from 100% Pure is their Bright Eyes Mask.
Best for: Puffiness, Dry and Puffy Eyes
I absolutely love this eye mask! I was hooked after one use as it is very soothing and hydrating. The texture of the mask is made from "hydrogel" which is composed from 95% organic aloe water and 5% plant cellulose. Instantly, I felt like I was at the spa when I applied the mask. The weight of the mask was very comfortable and made me very relaxed.
How To Use:
Lift the mask out of the tray and leave on for 15-20 minutes. I use this mask in the morning prior to my makeup application. It preps my eyes before the foundation and concealer.
Aloe Barbadensis (Organic Aloe Juice)*, Camellia Sinensis (Organic Matcha Green Tea)*, Organic Green Coffee*, Ilex Paraguariensis ( Organic Yerba Mate) Tea*, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Hydrosol, Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Caffeine, Sodium Hyaluronate (Hyaluronic) Acid, Plant Cellulose * Certified Organic
Briogeo Hair Care
Briogeo is a clean and natural hair care line that is inclusive of different ethnicities. Their formulas are 6 free, which means all products are free from sulfate, silicones, parabens, phthalates, DEA and synthetic dyes.
Don't Despair, Repair Hair Mask
Don't Despair, Repair is a hair mask for those with dry and damaged hair from the environment, coloring and chemically distressed hair. It helps restore hydration and resilience and protects against future damage.
I've been using this hair mask for a month now and really enjoying it. Imagine that salon feeling when you're getting your hair washed at the shampoo bowl. It's very conditioning as it has an optimal blend of B-vitamins, rosehip and argan oils, algae and biotin. My hair feels very soft and silky after using this mask and makes it easy to comb through. The biggest improvement I noticed with my hair is the shine and vibrance.
How to Use:
Don't Despair, Repair should be used once or twice a week depending on condition of your hair. It should be applied after shampooing and left in the hair for 10 minutes. For best results, cover with a shower cap and rinsed after 30 minutes.
Water/Aqua/Eau, Brassica Alcohol*, Behentrimonium Methosulfate*, Hexadecanol*, Cetyl Alcohol*, Stearyl Alcohol*, Propanediol*, Brassicyl Isoleucinate Esylate*, Isopropyl Myristate*, Panthenol, Biotin, Argania Spinosa Kernel Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil, Algae Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice*, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract, Laurus Nobilis Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng Root Extract, Hydrolyzed Keratin, Cetrimonium Chloride*, Cetyl Esters*, Glycerin*, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Peel Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Abies Sibirica Oi, Guar Hydroxypropyltrimonium Chloride, Isododecane, Fragrance (Parfum), Butylene Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Dehydroacetic Acid, Citric Acid. *Coconut, Vegetable, Plant, or Sugar Derived..
Have you tried products from 100% Pure Cosmetics or Briogeo? What are your favorite products from these two companies? I'm gradually shifting my beauty routine towards green beauty brands and looking to discover new products to try.