I Tried 3 Samples From The Detox Market: Here's What I Think

Friday, December 30, 2016

By: Ariana Palmieri
I'm a firm believer in taking care of ones skin from the inside-out. What you put in your body is just as important as what you put on it. That's why I was so excited when The Detox Market sent me natural beauty samples: These products are perfect for maintaining glowing, beautiful skin the natural way all winter long. I got to sample Moon Juice's Beauty Dust, RMS Beauty's "Un" Cover-Up, and Shiva Rose's Rose Facial Oil, all thanks to The Detox Market. If you've never heard of them before, you should totally check out their website. They're kind of like the Sephora of the natural beauty world in the sense they curate and sell products from multiple green beauty brands. You can find everything from makeup to hair care while browsing their site, or you can shop by brand name. The Detox Market also offers free USPS shipping and surprise samples on any purchase over $80, which is really awesome. Unlike Sephora, the products they curate never contain any harmful chemicals and are always cruelty-free. While not all of their products are vegan, they do have vegan-friendly options available. If you want to learn more about what ingredients are off-limits in their products, they have a whole page dedicated to it. It's actually pretty cool because it lists a bunch of harmful ingredients, explains their use, health concerns, and the sort of (conventional) beauty products you can find them in. Some toxins they list include aluminum, lead, parabens, and phthalates (among many others). Thankfully, you'll never have to worry about any of these ingredients being found in products they sell. If you've shopped there before, be sure to let me know in the comment section! Now, without further ado, here's my review.


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Beauty Dust
Moon Juice


Why you want it: This herbal 'dust' can be added to any drink of your choice, hot or cold, and tastes great.

Its value: $30

My review: I've heard a lot about Moon Juice products, so I was really excited when The Detox Market sent me this sample. I've been wanting to try their products for a long time, but specifically their dusts. They offer an array of dusts, and this is just one of them. Other dusts include brain dust, action dust, power dust, goodnight dust and even spirit dust. Each 'dust' is supposed to help with different things, whether it be going to sleep or improving your complexion. This particular dust that I sampled is supposed to "expand my beauty, luster and glow from within", according to the packaging. Since I only received one sample of this beauty dust, I cannot say what my experience would've been had I continuously used it for several days. It was a one-time use only packet that I was supposed to rip open and pour into the drink of my choice. To be exact, the packet says "mix with 8 oz of hot or cold water, nut milk, coffee, tea, or smoothie". Since I wanted to taste what this herbal supplement would taste like on its own, I just added it to a mug of hot water. In a way, I was kind of drinking it like I would tea, only without the steeping. The coolest part about the beauty dust is that you don't need to steep it: It dissolves right into the water (or any liquid you decide to drink it with). Once I added it into the water, I mixed it up and was amazed to see the water had turned a deep dark brown color. It almost looked like coffee, which kind of scared me because I don't drink coffee. That said, when I tasted it, it sure wasn't coffee. It was such a nice blend of herbs with a pleasing taste. It reminded me a little bit of drinking hot cocoa for some reason (and not just because it looked similar to it). It had a hearty after taste that resembled pure, all-natural hot cocoa, minus the sugar. I actually really liked it and took my time drinking it. Since I have never tried half the herbs listed in this beauty dust, it's hard for me to describe the flavor. It wasn't spicy, sour, or bitter. It was warming with a gentle sweetness to it. Unfortunately, I would have to drink one per day to see any real effects of this beauty dust on my skin. According to The Detox Market's website, "This ancient empiric formula expands beauty through calming the nerves, increasing collagen and silica production, toning and firming tissue, and both hydrating and fortifying skin, hair, nails and cell membranes from the inside out". In the future, I'd love to try this stuff out again, only next time for a longer duration and on a daily basis, to see if all these benefits reign true. That said, it certainly did calm my nerves and help me relax. So cheers to that!

Ingredients
Wildcrafted: Pearl, Goji, Schizandra, Rehmannia, Lo Han Guo, Stevia

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Shiva Rose


Why you want it: This aromatic facial oil will not only help reduce redness and dryness, but also opens up your heart chakra.

Its value: $105

My review: I've been following Shiva Rose for a while now and have been in love with her products pretty much the moment I laid eyes on them. Their packaging is beautiful (hard to see from this sample, but you can see it here), as well as their logo (it's a rose, duh). Each product is carefully crafted with lots of love, and the founder herself infuses each with good blessings (making it the perfect product for someone spiritually inclined - like myself). Though the prices on each Shiva Rose product is high, so is the quality. I have yet to see one Shiva Rose product I did not want. One of my life goals is to have her entire skincare line (just saying). This particular product is made with organic oils and even said to "open up the heart chakra," according to The Detox Market. That's because roses are almost automatically associated with the heart and have incredible healing, invigorating, and beautifying benefits. I'm also in love with how there's only 8 ingredients in this product, and each one is plant based. This product also helps reduce inflammation, slows aging, and creates cell-renewal. Considering it's winter and my skin is particularly dry (I blame lack of humidity), this product was a god send. I was so happy The Detox Market sent me this sample because my skin literally starts to flake in the winter. I applied this oil morning and night to all dry and inflamed areas (near any pimples I had) and did notice a difference. It wasn't immediate as far as reducing inflammation, but there was an immediate difference on the dry areas of my skin (mainly my cheeks, chin and forehead). That said, this oil is not heavy at all on the skin. It's actually quite airy and light, plus it smells absolutely phenomenal. It definitely can be used just for its aromatherapy benefits alone. It made my entire face smell like a rose for at least an hour after application (dreams do come true!). While I can't say all my acne cleared up and my dry skin is no more, I have seen a sharp reduction in both redness and flakiness after using this product. I still have more left too, even though I've been using it pretty much two weeks straight! Now that's impressive.

Ingredients
Organic Simmondsia chinensis ( Jojoba ) Oil, Organic Rosa canina (Rosehip Seed) Oil, Aleurites moluccans (Kukui Nut) Oil, Organic Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Organic Camelina sativa (Camelina) Oil, Hippophae rhamnoides (Seed Buckthorn) Oil, Organic Rosa Damascena (Persian Rose) Essential Oil, Non-GMO Alpha-Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Oil. 

Formulated in a high vibrational environment with love and blessings.

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"Un" Cover-Up


Why you want it: This cover up applies super smooth and hides blemishes without needing to apply much at all.

Its value: $36

My review: As most of you know, I don't wear foundation. That said, my face is far from flawless. It's very rare for my face not to have some sort of blemish on it, be it acne, red spots, or dark spots. That's why I adore cover up: I only apply it to the areas I feel need it most. In order to ensure my face looks even and not blotchy, I prefer using cover ups that deliver the best results without sacrificing my health and ethics. I've heard about RMS Beauty's "Un" Cover-Up through multiple rave reviews and figured it was time for me to investigate. I'm so glad I did too: This stuff works! Once The Detox Market sent it to me, I immediately tried it. After applying my favorite all-natural primer from 100% Pure, I used my finger to dab the concealer onto any problem spots on my skin. It's not really a liquid concealer, but it's not a powder either. It's something in between and applied very smoothly to my skin. I rubbed and patted it in and was amazed at how well it blended with my skin coloring. It almost instantly made my blemishes vanish, and if it didn't, I just applied a little more. It can be layered without looking cakey and gross, which is very important to me. If anything, it helped moisturize my skin (something I certainly need in the winter - remember how I mentioned my skin flakes up in the winter?). Since this product is made with nourishing ingredients like coconut oil, cocoa butter and jojoba oil, I'm not too surprised at how velvety the application was. Unfortunately, it's not vegan-friendly because there's beeswax in it. That said, it is cruelty-free, so there's no need to worry. The concealer lasted me a while, but by the end of the day it had faded a little (even with primer). I'd say it lasted about 6-7 hours before starting to melt/fade a little, which is still pretty good. I still have plenty left too: I didn't need much to do the job, which is another big win in my book! I'm all about minimalist makeup. So in total, I would definitely recommend this to any non-vegan friends of mine!

Ingredients
Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil*, Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil*, Cera Alba (Beeswax)*, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Tocopherol (non-GMO), Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Extract*, and may contain [+/-] Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499. *Certified Organic

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The (quick) rundown

The pros: The pros completely outweigh the cons.
  1. I really admire The Detox Markets standards for clean, natural beauty.
  2. I love how they offers free shipping and free samples over any purchase over $80! 
  3. I loved receiving all three of the samples I requested: They were so accommodating and friendly!
  4. I was impressed by how well everything performed, even though I would've liked to sample more of the Beauty Dust.
  5. I still have more left over from each sample (except for the Beauty Dust).
  6. I love how each product is all natural and made with organic ingredients.
  7. I love how there are many more brands to choose from on their website other than just these three.
  8. I really love their Instagram account (super inspirational and great pictures!).
The cons: The cons are ridiculously low.
  1. Each product on its own would've costed me a lot at full size.
  2. I would've liked at least 3 packets of the Beauty Dust sample so I could've given a more in-depth review of my experience with it.
Conclusion: I can't help but recommend The Detox Market to all my followers. Even if none of the products I reviewed spoke to you, there are bound to be others on their site that do. While it can be hard to find which green beauty brands are perfect for you, or where to start, The Detox Market is making it one step easier. They stock so many in one place it's impossible to have an excuse not to try one! My advice? Go to their website and shop via skincare, makeup, or hair care. Once you find a product you really like, check out the brand it's made by. Chances are, if you like one product from them, you're bound to like a few more. Happy shopping!


How to Have an Eco-Friendly Christmas

Thursday, December 22, 2016

By: Ariana Palmieri
Christmas is a wonderful time of the year, but not always an eco-friendly time. After all, stores this time of year encourage massive consumerism, which takes a toll on the environment: Most products are made in environment-polluting factories and are made with non-recycled resources. Not to mention any imported items generate added pollution to the environment: The farther an item travels, the more fossil fuels are burned. That said, there are ways to make sure your carbon footprint doesn’t double in size this time of year. Here are some tips on how to make this Christmas your most eco-friendly one yet. And don’t worry, it won’t cost you a fortune either. 

Daria-Yakovleva
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Buy a real tree (better yet an organic one), and then recycle it

You might be wondering which is better for the environment: A plastic tree or a real tree? While there are certainly pros and cons to owning both, buying a real tree is the better option. Why you ask? Because, plastic trees are made using plastic polyvinyl chloride (PVC), and the toxic chemical dioxin is released during PVC production. Not to mention PVC also contains hormone-disrupting plastic softeners called phthalates. Yuck. Oh, and if that’s not enough to make you cringe, many plastic trees also contain lead. The worst part is, even if you wanted to recycle it, it couldn’t be recycled. Only certain plastics are recyclable and PVC is not one of them. Instead, it will just sit in a landfill. For all eternity.

While real trees aren’t flawless either, they certainly have more pros than cons. At least with real trees, they can be recycled or even replanted. While few Christmas trees rarely come from forests anymore, they are grown on plantations available throughout all 50 states and for each tree that's cut down, another is planted. That makes it virtually impossible to find a tree that isn’t locally grown (which is great for the environment – the closer the distance, the smaller the carbon footprint). The only cons with real trees is that they can be riddled with pests and pesticides. To avoid this, try buying an organic Christmas tree. Then, when the holiday season is over, have it turned into mulch or find an area to re-plant it. If you’re still adamantly against both options, you can always just buy an artsy Christmas tree made from recycled materials, or try planting a tree outside your home.

Make DIY eco-friendly ornaments + décor

I personally love making DIY anything, but Christmas décor? That's fun stuff. Instead of buying new ornaments and decorations this year, just DIY new ones, while re-using old decorations from last year. Some DIY ornaments that are fun to make are glitter-dipped pine cones (I only use biodegradable glitter), popcorn/cranberry strings, cinnamon dough ornaments, and light bulb snowmen. There are tons more ornaments to make using items found in nature too, such as twigs, rocks, berries, and sprigs of evergreen plants. You just have to get a little creative. You can also make eco-friendly wreaths using natural materials such as pinecones, twigs, loose pine branches, or even succulents. Don't forget to hang an eco-friendly stocking on your fireplace! If you like to upcycle items (I know I do) why not try painting some empty glass bottles using holiday colors (like red and green), or making paper ornaments using day old newspaper? The possibilities are endless.

Use DIY wrapping paper

It's safe to say paper is one of the biggest victims on Christmas: Have you seen how much wrapping paper is produced and wasted? Literally, when my family is done unwrapping things on Christmas, there is not one, but two heaping garbage bags filled with only wrapping paper. Thankfully, it gets recycled, but that isn't the case for all wrapping paper. Instead of buying new wrapping paper this year, try using some DIY hacks to lessen the burden on the environment. Instead, wrap your gifts with newspaper, old magazine pages, or even leaves lying around your garden. To make leaf wrapping paper, just glue or tape them together to create one big sheet, then use as you would actual wrapping paper. This technique works best with fresh leaves, as dried leaves would crumble and crack. However, try to avoid using too much glue or tape, as this is not biodegradable: Instead use ribbons to keep your gifts held together.You can also re-use any old gift bags you may have that were given to you in the past to put presents in. Here are some other eco-friendly gift wrapping ideas if none of the ones I listed speak to you. Remember: Not everything needs to be gift wrapped. You can simply put your gifts in plain cardboard boxes and decorate them any way you see fit (drawing nature-inspired pictures on the box is a good idea). That said, if you must use wrapping paper on Christmas, here are some fun ways to recycle wrapping paper besides throwing it in a recycling bin.

Reduce light usage

I'll admit I love a nicely lit house on Christmas Eve, but the environment sure doesn't. The amount of energy wasted on all those lights is enormous, not to mention wasteful if left on all day (which some places do, mind you). My advice? Use only LED (Light Emitting Diode) lights to decorate your home and tree this year. That, and keep them off during the day. The reason I suggest LED lighting is because LED holiday lights use up to 95% less energy than larger, traditional holiday bulbs. They also last up to 100,000 hours when used indoors. Also, with LED lights, if one burns out, the rest of the strand will still be lit. That said, even with LED lights in place, it's still a good idea to keep your indoor and outdoor lighting simple. Your house can still look attractive and beautiful without hundreds of lights. Personally, I'm a sucker for blue Christmas lights, but that's just me.

Make your own gifts or buy local, handmade gifts

I adore making homemade gifts for people. I feel like people appreciate them even more when they know you took the time out of your busy day to make them something. Plus, you can personalize a homemade gift any way you see fit without it costing an arm and a leg. DIY gifts don't have to be super fancy either: They can be as simple as making someone eye makeup and lipstick or as complex as making mittens out of an old sweater. Either way, you have the creative license to do as you please. Note that you can never go wrong with crafting DIY body scrubs, lotions, foot soaks, or bath balms (all available on Pinterest)! Just don't craft the ones that require any artificial dyes or fake fragrance (essential oils are better). For the men in your life, maybe try your hand at making all-natural cologne, rosemary pine beard balm, or citrus honey scotch ale soap.

If you're not in the mood to DIY anything, try to buy handmade items instead. Etsy is a great source to find handmade goodies anyone in your family would adore. The best part about Etsy is that any purchase you make from them goes to supporting a small business owner, instead of a corporation. Since most corporations are known for polluting the environment to produce their products, it's always better to support small businesses. As always, you should still read what ingredients are in the product you're looking to buy, even if it's on Etsy, to ensure it's an eco-friendly purchase. Here are some eco-friendly Etsy gifts worth looking at to get you started. Better yet, if you know any small businesses in your neighborhood that sell all-natural products, be sure to check in with them. Vintage shops are also great places to shop because they're inexpensive and can have fantastic, well-preserved items (like tea sets and classic records) someone in your family is bound to love.

Daria-Yakovleva

Happy Holidays!

A Full Moon Gratitude Ceremony for a Happy Holiday Season

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

By: Ariana Palmieri
Stressing out this holiday season? I understand: Holiday blues is a real thing. That said, it's important to take a moment to step back and reflect on all you have. Thankfully, December's Full Cold Moon is upon us: The moon is in Gemini and encourages us to all slow down and be real with one another. While the first day of the full moon was technically yesterday (December 13), this 4-step full moon ceremony is still relevant. It's great for humbling you, grounding you, and helping you realizing you don't need hundreds of gifts to be happy this holiday season. What you have right now is enough.


Photo credit: Alamelu Sundaramoorthy
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1. Settle down, breathe, and think of 3 positive things in your life.

Take a moment to get yourself in a relaxed state. You may light some incense, play some soothing music, or light a candle. Sit down, close your eyes, and take a few deep breaths to let go of the day's woes. When you're ready, think of at least three people, situations, or places you're grateful for. Maybe it's your significant other, a good grade, or your new home. Focus on each and let yourself feel gratitude. Stay in this feeling for as long as you like.

2. Make a list of what you're grateful for.

Now grab a pen and paper so you can list everything you just envisioned mentally. You don't have to put too much detail into this: It can just be the names of the people, places, things, or situations you're grateful for. That said, feel free to put the reason why you're grateful for them down, if you feel so inclined. The more energy you add to this, the more powerful the ceremony will be.

3. Burn your gratitude list.

The full moon is a time of release: Burning your list will help you let things go. If you don't feel comfortable burning the paper, you may shred it, bury it outside, or simply recycle it. The goal is to release attachment so you can welcome further abundance and happiness.

4. Say a positive affirmation.

This can be a simple "I am blessed" or something more intricate like, " I am grateful for all the good that comes my way." Make sure to speak it out loud, and to say whatever comes from your heart. You may say it once, or, if it feels right, repeat it three times. Either way, what you say should resonate with your soul. When you're finished, make sure to put any fire you may have lit out! Now, you are charged with positive gratitude energy that will make this holiday season all the better.

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For more moon-related pieces, check out my work for MindBodyGreen. Also, If you enjoy moon-themed products, be sure to check out my review of MoonBodySoul. As always, thanks for reading.

The Best Green Beauty Gift Sets Under $100

Thursday, December 8, 2016


By: Ariana Palmieri
Looking for a gift set that won't break the bank and the environment? You've come to the right place: I've assembled a list of my favorite green beauty gift sets. Some contain makeup, some contain skincare, and some contain a mix, but you're bound to find one that's perfect for that special someone.
It's so important to shop green during this time of year, especially with all the chemical-ridden beauty products out there.
For example, you know those cute scented lotions places like Bath and Body Works sell? Take a look at the ingredients: I guarantee you half of them are chemicals. Not to mention that their scents are completely artificial and are known to cause allergic reactions. The same goes for most products that contain artificial fragrance such as perfume, soap, and air freshener. Whenever I was little I would always wonder why smelling these products caused my nose to have a sneeze-marathon. Now I know why: Fragrance is in them (which is linked to allergies, respiratory distress, and even dermatitis).
This, among other nasty ingredients, can be found in most conventional beauty products you'll probably get shoved in your face this holiday season. Why you ask? There's no proper regulation on beauty products: A beauty company can pretty much put whatever they want in their products because they are not required to have FDA approval before selling it to you.
That's why this gift guide is so important: I made sure to choose only the best, most natural gift sets I could find under $100. None of these gift sets contain any harmful chemicals, and I've listed the ingredients in all of them so you can see for yourself. Happy shopping!
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Credo Beauty

Its value: $59

Why you want it: Literally, this is the perfect gift for someone who is completely new to green beauty products. I've tried EVOLVh products in the past, as well as the Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask, and can honestly recommend them both. Bonus: Comes with a custom Credo canvas travel bag! Perfect for any age.

 What's inside: 

De Mamiel Restorative Cleansing Balm: Camellia oleifera (camellia) seed oil*, mangifera indica (mango) seed oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, cera alba/beeswax/cire d'abeille*, borago officinalis (borage) seed oil*, aleurites moluccana (kukui) seed oil, moringa oleifera (moringa) seed oil, oryza sativa (rice) bran oil, adansonia digitata (baobab) seed oil*, squalane, sclerocarya birrea (marula) seed oil*, astrocaryum murumuru (murumuru) seed butter, theobroma cacao (cocoa) seed butter*, polysorbate 20 (derived from coconut), rosa damascena (rose) cera, ricinus communis (castor) seed oil*, bisabolol, calendula officinalis flower oil*, daucus carota sativa (carrot) root extract*, agonis fragrans (fragonia) leaf oil, pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium) leaf oil*, eriocephalus punctulatus (cape chamomile) oil**, melaleuca teretifolia (honey myrtle) leaf oil,  leptospermum petersonii (rose myrtle) leaf oil, eucalyptus radiata (eucalyptus) leaf oil*, tocopherol (vitamin e). geraniol˚, linalol˚, citronellol˚, citral˚, water/aqua/eau (self heal, le jardin des alpes, campanula rotundifolia (harebell)**, aster alpinus (alpine aster)**, parnassia palustris (grass of parnassus)**)
*certified organic ˚natural essential oil constituents **wild harvested

Pai Chamomile & Rosehip Calming Day Cream: Aqua, prunus armeniaca kernel oil* (apricot kernel oil), simmondsia chinensis seed oil* (jojoba oil), carthamus tinctorius seed oil* (thistle oil), cetearyl alcohol (coconut-derived emulsifier), glycerin* (from vegetable source), rosa canina seed extract* (co2 rosehip seed extract), butyrospermum parkii butter* (shea butter), cetearyl glucoside (corn-derived emulsifier), leptospermum scoparium leaf oil (manuka oil), sodium levulinate (corn extract), mixed tocopherols (natural vitamin e), chamomilla recutita extract* (co2 chamomile extract), lavandula officinalis flower oil* (lavender oil), sodium anisate (basil extract), pelargonium graveolens oil* (rose geranium oil), lactic acid (derived from sugar beet), glyceryl stearate citrate (from sustainable palm oil), sodium lauroyl lactylate (from coconut oil)

Skin Owl Eye+: Organic herbal infusion, organic aloe barbadensis leaf (aloe), cucumis sativus (cucumber distillate), organic simmondsia chinensis (jojoba oil), cassia angustifolia seed polysaccharide (botanical hyaluronic acid), methylsulfonylmethane (msm), hydroxyethyl cellulose, carrageenan gum, silk protein amino acid blend (sodium l-pyrrolidone carboxylate, sodium lactate, larginine, l-aspartic acid, l-pyrrolidonecarboxylic acid, glycine, l-alanine, l-serine, l-valine, l-proline, l-threonine, l-isoleucine, l-histidine, l-phenylalanine), wildcrafted vinca major (periwinkle), organic glycyrrhiza glabra (licorice), tocopheryl acetate (vitamin e), sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, ethyl hexyl glycerin.

Evolvh UltraShine Moisture Shampoo: Water, phytoblend (proprietary concentrate blend of 20 herbs in an aqueous base), decyl glucose, disodium sulfosuccinate, cocamidopropyl betaine, lauryl glucose, coco polyglucose, seaweed extract, citrus aurantifolia, mango, lecithin, sunflower oil, soya, safflower oil, soy amino acids, vitamin C, wild pansy, sweet clover, apricot, nasturtium, nectarine, passion flower, citrus seed extract.

Evolvh UltraShine Moisture Conditioner: Water, phytoblend (proprietary concentrate blend of 20 herbs in an aqueous base) stearylkonium chloride, glyceryl monostearate, palm oil, mango, lecithin, sunflower oil, soya, safflower oil, soy amino acids, vitamin c, wild pansy, sweet clover, apricot, nasturtium, nectarine, passion flower, citrus seed extract.

Lovefresh Grapefruit Deodorant: Fair Trade Shea Butter, Coconut Oil*, Kaolin Clay, Sodium Bicarbonate (aluminum-free), Emulsifying Wax (coconut derived) and natural organic essential oils*. That's it.

Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask: Aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, salix alba (willow) bark extract*, sclerotium gum, lactobacillus ferment, lactobacillus/punica granatum fruit ferment extract, leuconostoc ferment filtrate (radish root extract), hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) distillate, maltooligosyl glucoside, hydrolyzed corn starch, beta vulgaris (beet) root extract, hydrogenated starch hydrolysate, kaolin (rose clay), sodium phytate, aroma**, citral, citronellol, limonene, linalool, benzyl alcohol, geraniol.
 *ingredients from organic farming
** clinical grade essential oils blend

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100% Pure
  
Its value: $35
Why you want it: This gift is perfect for anyone you know who suffers from dry skin in the winter (and loves fruity body scrubs). Perfect for any age.
What's inside:

Cabernet Grape Body Scrub: Saccharum Officinarum Extract (Evaporated Cane Juice), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate Seed Oil), Euterpe Oleracea Pulp (Acai) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Prunus Ameriaca Fruit (Apricot) Oil, Extracts of Vitis Vinifera Fruit (Cabernet Grape), Calendula Officinalis Flower (Calendula), Opuntia Tuna Fruit (Prickly Pear), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Euterpe Oleracea Fruit (Acai Berry), Lycium Barbarum Fruit (Goji Berry), Morinda Citrifolia Fruit (Noni), Aristotelia Chilensis (Maqui Berry), Sambucus Canadensis (Elderberry), Rubus Fruticosus Fruit (Blackberry), Organic Rubus Idaeus Fruit (Raspberry)(1), Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed and Lonicera Caprifolium (Japanese Honeysuckle) 1 certified organic by USDA

Blood Orange Body Scrub: Saccharum Officinarum Extract (Evaporated Cane Juice), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate Seed Oil), Euterpe Oleracea Pulp (Acai) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Prunus Ameriaca Fruit (Apricot) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Dulcius Fruit Oil (Blood Orange Essential Oil), Extracts of Citrus Aurantium Dulcis Fruit (Blood Orange Extract), Calendula Officinalis Flower (Calendula), Opuntia Tuna Fruit (Prickly Pear), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Euterpe Oleracea Fruit (Acai Berry), Lycium Barbarum Fruit (Goji Berry), Morinda Citrifolia Fruit (Noni), Aristotelia Chilensis (Maqui Berry), Sambucus Canadensis (Elderberry), Rubus Fruticosus Fruit (Blackberry), Organic Rubus Idaeus Fruit (Raspberry)*, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed and Lonicera Caprifolium (Japanese Honeysuckle) * Certified Organic

Green Apple Body Scrub: Saccharum Officinarum Extract (Evaporated Cane Juice), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate Seed Oil), Euterpe Oleracea Pulp (Acai) Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grapeseed) Oil, Prunus Ameriaca Fruit (Apricot) Oil, Pyrus Malus (Apple Flavor), Extracts Calendula Officinalis Flower (Calendula), Opuntia Tuna Fruit (Prickly Pear), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Euterpe Oleracea Fruit (Acai Berry), Lycium Barbarum Fruit (Goji Berry), Morinda Citrifolia Fruit (Noni), Aristotelia Chilensis (Maqui Berry), Sambucus Canadensis (Elderberry), Rubus Fruticosus Fruit (Blackberry), Organic Rubus Idaeus Fruit (Raspberry)*, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Seed and Lonicera Caprifolium (Japanese Honeysuckle) * Certified Organic

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The Detox Market

Its value: $75

Why you want it: Know someone who's always rocking the smoky eye (or just loves eye makeup in general)? Get them this. It's perfect for teenagers or young adults.

What's inside: 

Luminous Shimmer Eyeshadow: Mica (CI 77019). May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510).

Pearluster Eyeshadow: Mica (CI 77019), May contain [+/-]: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

Satin Matte Eyeshadow: Mica (CI 77019). May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

Satin Matte Eyeliner: Mica (CI 77019). May contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

Natural Definition Eye Pencil: Simmondsia Chinesis (Hydrogenated Jojoba) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Limnanthes Alba (Meadowfoam) Seed Oil, Gossypium Herbaceum (Hydrogenated Cottonseed) Oil, Mangnifera Indica (Mango) Seed Oil, Mica, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Cera, Glyceryl Caprylate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Cera, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Chamomilla Recutita (Chamomile) Flower Extract, Ascorbyl Palmitate [+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)].

Natural Definition Mascara: Aqua, Hydrolyzed Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Esters,Lanolin Oil, Stearic Acid, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Sodium Carboxyethylsilanetriol, Cetyl Alcohol, Zea Mays (Corn) Propanediol, Sodium Hydroxide, Acrylates/Octylacrymide Copolymer, Ozokerite Wax, Glycerin, Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Biotinoyl Tripeptide-1, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnuaba) Wax, Glyceryl Caprylate, Glyceryl Undecylenate [+/- Iron Oxides ( CI 77499)].

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The Detox Market
Its value: $34

Why you want it: This beautiful set of eye shadows are perfect for creating a neutral look one day, and a bold look the next. Pairs well with the Petite Brush Collection - Petal Pink (listed below). Perfect for young adults.

What's inside:
 Mica, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil, argania spinosa (argan) kernel oil, punica granatum (pomegranate) seed oil, leptospermum scoparium (manuka) oil, sodium hyaluronate, eryngium maritimum callus culture filtrate, tocopherol (vit e from soy), helianthus annuus seed oil, may contain [+/- silica, tin oxide, ci 77891 (titanium dioxide), ci 77491 (iron oxide), ci 77492 (iron oxide), ci 77499 (iron oxide), ci 77742 (manganese violet), ci 77510 (ferric ferrocyanide), ci 77288 (chromium oxide)]
*made with pure inert minerals and completely free of gmo, gluten, nano particles, talc, additives, harsh chemicals, parabans, bismuth oxychloride, dyes, fillers, fragrance, preservatives, petroleum based chemicals, and other questionable ingredients.
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Credo Beauty

Its value: $85

Why you want it: This 5-piece palm-sized vegan makeup brush collection is all you'll ever need to apply makeup. Plus the faux-croc case is super cute and can fit in the palm of your hand! In other words, no animals were harmed in the making of this product. Perfect for any age.

What's inside:

The Lazy Perfection Petites collection features the following vegan brushes:
Face: Use on your cheeks to apply blush or to apply powder foundation.
Lids: Good for the crease area on eyelids.
Smoke:  Use this to define your eye makeup.
Line: Helps you smudge your eye makeup to perfection.
Conceal: Blends everything out.

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100% Pure
Its value: $40 (originally $63! Less than 16 left!)

Why you want it: These vegan lipsticks are perfect for the semi-matte lipstick lover, but hurry: There aren't many left! If they run out you can still find the individual lipsticks on 100% Pure's site under 'makeup' and 'lipstick'. Perfect for teens, young adults, and middle-aged folk.

What's inside:

Cocoa Butter Semi-Matte Lipstick in Currant: Theobroma Cacao (Organic Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Extracts of Prunus Cerasus (Cherry) Fruit, Prunus Domestica (Plum) Fruit, Vitis Vinifera (Cabernet Grape) Fruit, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Cacao (Chocolate), Rosa Centifolia (Rose Petals) Flower, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem, Oryza Sativa (Rice Starch), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Silica, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract

Cocoa Butter Semi-Matte Lipstick in Prickly Pear: Theobroma Cacao (Organic Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Extracts of Prunus Cerasus (Cherry) Fruit, Prunus Domestica (Plum) Fruit, Vitis Vinifera (Cabernet Grape) Fruit, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit, Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Fruit, Rubus Fruticosus (Blackberry) Fruit, Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit, Solanum Lycopersicum (Tomato) Fruit/Leaf/Stem, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Cacao (Chocolate), Rosa Centifolia (Rose Petals) Flower, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower/Leaf/Stem, Oryza Sativa (Rice Starch), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Silica, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Extract

Holiday Burlap Bag
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100% Pure
Its value: $29 (originally $49!)
Why you want it: Know someone who loves both lip gloss and nail polish? This is bound to make them happy. Perfect for teens, young adults, and even kids.

What's inside:

Lip caramel: Achiote Seed, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Pigments / Extracts Of Red Prunus Cerasas (Cherry), Rubus Idaeus Fruit (Raspberry), Vitis Vinifera Fruit, (Cabernet Grapes), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry), Rubus Fruticosus Fruit (Blackberry), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Skin, Prunus Persica Fruit (Peach), Nigrum (Blackcurrant), Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry), Apricot, Turmeric And Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa), Hippophae Rhamnoides (Sea Buckthorn) Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Vegetable Glycerin, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary), Origanum Vulgare (Oregano), Thymus Vulgaris Flower/leaf (Thyme), Natural Flavors, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch

Gemmed lip gloss: Vegetable Glycerin, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Pigments / Extracts Of Vaccinium Myrtillus (Bilberry), Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Wine (Red Wine) Lees, Vaccinium Macrocarpon Fruit (Cranberry), Rubus Fruticosus Fruit (Blackberry), Prunus Persica Fruit (Peach), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa), Rubus Occidentalis (Black Raspberry), Aronia Melanocarpa (Chokeberry), Prunus Cerasas (Cherry), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Bean) and Vaccinium Angustifolium (Blueberry) Skin, Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed Oil, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary), Origanum Vulgare (Oregano), Thymus Vulgaris Flower/leaf (Thyme), Natural Flavors, Oryza Sativa (Rice) Starch, Labradorite (Natural Mineral Stone), Moonstone (Natural Mineral Stone), Australian Opal (Natural Mineral Stone), Pyrite (Natural Mineral Stone), Sunstone (Natural Mineral Stone), May Contain Mica

Creamy nail polish: Butyl Acetate, Ethyl Acetate, Nitrocellulose, Adipic Acid/Neopentyl Glycol/Trimellitic Anhydride Copolymer, Acetyl Tributyl Citrate, Isopropyl Alcohol, Styrene/acrylates Copolymer, Stearalkonium Bentonite, N-butyl Alcohol, Benzophenone-1, Silica, Alumina, Trimethylpentanediyl Dibenzoate, Polyvinyl Butyral May Contain: Aluminum Powder, Bismuth Oxychloride, Oxides, Red 34 Lake, Red 6 Lake, Red 7 Lake, Yellow 5 Lake, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Mica, Blue 1, Yellow 11, Titanium Dioxide, Violet 2, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Polybutylene Terephthalate, Ethylene/Va Copolymer
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Citrine Natural Beauty Bar
Its value: $70
Why you want it: If you know anyone who enjoys high-quality skincare products, do them a favor and get them this. Perfect for young adults, or middle-aged folk.

What's inside:
Regenerating Cleanser (15 ml): aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, cetearyl alcohol, cetearyl olivate, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil*, sorbitan olivate, prunus armeniaca (apricot) seed powder, citrus paradisi (grapefruit) peel extract,  leuconostoc ferment filtrate (radish root extract), oryza sativa (rice) extract*, lactobacillus/punica granatum (pomegranate) fruit ferment extract, salix alba (willow) bark extract*, kaolin (rose clay), sclerotium gum, coco-glucoside, cetearyl glucoside, cetyl palmitate, sorbitan palmitate, soybean peroxidase, superoxide dismutase, sodium phytate, aroma**, citral, limonene, linalool
Hydrating Floral Essence (15 ml): aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, rosa damascena flower water*, lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower water*,  leuconostoc ferment filtrate (radish root extract), hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) distillate, sodium hyaluronate, beta vulgaris (beet) root,  centella asiatica (gotu kola) extract*, salix alba (willow) bark extract*, oryza sativa (rice) extract*, hydrolyzed corn starch, sodium phytate, superoxide dismutase*, soybean peroxidase*, aroma**, limonene, citral, linalool, citronellol, geraniol, eugenol, farnesol

Rejuvenating Serum (10 ml): aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, mangifera indica (mango)  seed butter, rosa damascena flower water*, caprylic/capric triglyceride, olea europaea (olive) oil*, galactoarabinan, cetearyl alcohol, glycerin, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oleosomes*, oryza sativa (rice) extract*, cetearyl olivate,  centella asiatica (gotu kola) extract*,  leuconostoc ferment filtrate (radish root extract), sambucus nigra (elderberry) fruit extract, arnica montana leaf extract*, calendula officinalis flower extract*, spiraea ulmaria (meadowsweet) flower extract*, tilia europaea (linden) leaf/flower extract *,  medicago sativa (alfalfa) leaf extract*, lavandula stoechas (spanish lavender) extract, narcissus tazetta (daffodil) bulb extract*, phoenix dactylifera (date) seed extract, menyanthes trifoliata (buckbean) leaf extract, salix alba (willow) bark extract*, sodium hyaluronate, sclerotium gum, cetearyl glucoside, sorbitan olivate, soybean peroxidase, superoxide dismutase, sodium phytate, natural alcohol, aroma**, geraniol, limonene, farnesol, eugenol, citral

Repairative Moisturizer (10 ml):  aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, water (aqua), mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oleosomes*, caprylic/capric triglyceride, olea europea (olive) oil*, glycerin,  oryza sativa (rice) extract*, rosa damascena flower water*, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, cetearyl olivate, leuconostoc ferment filtrate, mel (honey), sodium hyaluronate, theobroma cacao*, menyanthes trifoliata (buckbean) flower extract, sambucus nigra fruit extract, salix alba (willow) bark extract*, medicago sativa (alfalfa) extract*, borago officinalis (borage) leaf extract, calendula officinalis (calendula) flower extract*, spiraea ulmaria (meadowsweet) flower extract*, tilia europaea (linden) leaf & flower extract*, lavandula stoechas (spanish lavender) extract, arnica montana (arnica) extract*, galactoarabinan, sclerotium gum, sorbitan olivate, cetyl palmitate, sorbitan palmitate, soybean peroxidase, superoxide dismutase, sodium phytate, aroma**, citral, citronellol, linalool, eugenol

Replenishing Nutrient Complex (3 ml): rosa canina seed extract*, simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil*, olea europaea (olive) oil*, prunus armeniaca (apricot) kernel oil*, borago officinalis leaf extract *,  medicago sativa (alfalfa) leaf extract*, sambucus nigra (elderberry) fruit extract, calendula officinalis flower extract*, arnica montana leaf extract*, tilia europaea (linden) leaf/flower extract*, daucus carota sativa (carrot) root extract, aroma**,  linalool, limonene, geraniol, citronellol, farnesol, citral, benzyl alcohol

Restorative Eye Crème (1ml): aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, caprylic/capric triglyceride,  lavandula angustifolia (lavender) flower water*, carthamus tinctorius (safflower) oleosomes*, glycerin, olea europaea (olive) oil*, mangifera indica (mango) seed butter, propanediol, cetearyl alcohol, cetearyl olivate,  leuconostoc ferment filtrate (radish root extract),  centella asiatica (gotu kola) extract*, lavandula stoechas (spanish lavender) extract, narcissus tazetta (daffodil) bulb extract*, phoenix dactylifera (date) seed extract, menyanthes trifoliata (buckbean) leaf extract, sodium hyaluronate, polygonum fagopyrum (buckwheat) seed extract, euphrasia officinalis (eyebright) extract*, daucus carota sativa (carrot) root extract, borago officinalis leaf extract*, arnica montana leaf extract*, calendula officinalis flower extract*,  medicago sativa (alfalfa) leaf extract*, salix alba (willow) bark extract*, oryza sativa (rice) extract*, sclerotium gum, cetearyl glucosidem, cetyl palmitate, sorbitan palmitate, sorbitan olivate, soybean peroxidase, superoxide dismutase, sodium phytate,  hydrogenated vegetable oil, p-anisic acid, alcohol denatured, aroma**, sambucus nigra (elderberry) fruit extract, linalool, citronellol, geraniol, limonene, eugenol, citral

Resurfacing Mask (7.5 ml): aloe barbadensis leaf juice*, salix alba (willow) bark extract*, sclerotium gum, lactobacillus ferment, lactobacillus/punica granatum fruit ferment extract, leuconostoc ferment filtrate (radish root extract), hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel) distillate, maltooligosyl glucoside, hydrolyzed corn starch, beta vulgaris (beet) root extract, hydrogenated starch hydrolysate, kaolin (rose clay), sodium phytate, aroma**, citral, citronellol, limonene, linalool, benzyl alcohol, geraniol
*ingredients from organic farming
** clinical grade essential oils blend

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