BY Gwen Berumen
on Jun 05, 2014
I’m sure that if you took a peek inside your medicine cabinet, you would find some kind of exfoliator that contains microbeads. Microbeads are, according to NPR, “tiny bits of plastic, [or] small scrubbing components used in hundreds of personal care products like skin exfoliants and soap.” AKA, the little things that scrub off dead skin and gunk out of your pores.
Now, the problem is that these little pieces of plastic, known as polyethylene, are “an excellent transporter of phenanthrene, a byproduct of fossil fuel burning that's a dangerous ocean pollutant. Read More
BY Megan Hinshaw
on Nov 29, 2012
Coconut, raspberry, cucumber, blueberry, pomegranate…this isn’t a menu for some fabulous hangover-cure shake, these are just some of the organic, “wild-crafted” ingredients for the multi-tasking face balm produced by Lee-Lai Natural Skincare.
Lee-Lai Natural Skincare was created in Brooklyn by Cyan Bonacci, a self proclaimed “lover of herbs, botanicals, and all things organic.” She uses quality (and pronounce-able) ingredients in her skincare line. The line caters to the city gal who needs her shelf space. Read More
BY Ivanna Avalos
on Apr 10, 2012
Winter is finally over, but after months of harsh winds, low temps, and limited sunlight, our face, body and hands could use some serious spring rejuvenation. That’s where Anthesis Organic Skincare comes in.
Anthesis refers to the state when a flower is in full bloom and at its most beautiful. Anthesis Organic Skincare is a Brooklyn-based company, started by Anna Almiroudis, that creates handmade, organic products for face and body-- so you can see your skin at its most beautiful, too. Read More