Safe Summer Beauty Products – Pacifica, Honeybee Cosmetics, Mode De Vie

Pacifica Portland, OR-based company Pacifica was started by co-founders Brook Harvey and Billy Taylor, offering phthalate-free candles and body products. In 2007, Pacifica became carbon neutral by reducing carbon pollution wherever possible, planting trees to counteract unavoidable emissions. They also use soy, which is a clean-burning substance, and embrace the 4 R’s as much as […]

Aubrey Organics – The Safe Stuff

Florida-based Aubrey Organics, founded by Mr. Aubrey Hampton in 1969, has been producing all-natural, organic skincare products for over 33 years. The company has been listing ingredients on their labels since 1967; ten years before any laws requiring companies to do so were enacted. Even though they already use organic and all-natural ingredients, the company […]

Weleda Skincare

Weleda is a Swiss-based company that was founded in 1921, whose products are all free of any synthetic preservatives, fragrances, colors and parabens. The word “Weleda” itself refers to Celtic wise women that were healers and taught their followers to better understand nature. The company was inspired by the concept of Anthroposophy, a Greek word […]

Alba Botanica

Alba was founded in 1989 under the parent company of Avalon Natural Products. Avalon has created their product lines (Alba Botanica, Unpetroleum, and Avalon Organics) based on what they call the “Five Elements of Consciousness.” The first element is purity and safety. Alba Botanica products contain no parabens, chemical preservatives that increase a product’s shelf […]

Boscia Skincare

Boscia Skincare There are a few things you all should know about me ahead of time, in case you are wondering why on earth I would be qualified to tell you about what skincare and cosmetic products are good, great, or downright shitty. I have been in the Denver/Boulder area for about 8 years now. […]