Monday, July 7, 2008

Green and Green

One of the hardest parts of being environmentally friendly is watching the dollars disappear from your wallet faster than you can say global warming. It's amazing to me how expensive items can be just because they aren't popular and the demand is not as high as the average American product.

I've been wanting to replace my cosmetics and facial creams for sometime now, but have been waiting for them to run out (I'm cheap and I hate to throw things away). Anyway, my cosmetics stores are nearing the end so I've begun my research. The main ingredients that your cosmetics should not have are sodium laurel sulfate, Pthalates, parabens and fragrance/parfum. It has been difficult to find cosmetics that are a good price and healthy for you. I feel lucky that I've found a few items at Target, of all places. I've discovered Physicians Formula Organic Wear. I've purchased their pressed powder and blush. Hopefully they are just as good as my chemically ridden products that I smear all over my face that I buy at such high end stores as Walgreens while on clearance.

Today at Whole Foods I was in search of face wash, eye makeup remover and face lotion/sunblock. I could not believe that prices. Some of these items are over $40.00. It's amazing! I found a Kiss My Face facial line that was on the lower end. Face soap 12.99 and lotion 18.99. The lotion was in a one ounce bottle if you can believe that. I know! I also purchased Earth Science makeup remover for 6.49. It's so hard to buy these items at these prices. I'm just not used to it. But I suppose if I really want to be healthy and green I've got to give a little more green than I'm used to. Now is the time to put my money where my mouth is...and maybe I can look pretty while doing it too.


  1. Cliff uses Kiss My Face and really likes it.

  2. I like the Physicians formula too, although the good for you stuff seems to run out quicker than the other junk. I LOVE Burt's carrot moisturiser but I'm still not sure about the cleanser. I have looked at Whole foods several times for make-up but just can't get myself to pay that price! Target gets most of my business.

  3. I have been using Suki for a little over a year now and I love it. It was expensive, but only the initial purchase. The only thing I have had to replace is the Lemongrass scrub because I use it so much, but everything else has lasted this whole time since one drop, literally, does the job. As you know, I usually wear very little to no make-up and have found that using Suki has evened out my skin tone (less redness and things like that) so when I do wear make-up, I don't have to use so much base or foundation. Anyway, just thought I would share. Whole Foods sells it and usually has a stack of brochures that I found helpful or