26 Feb '12, 7pm

We absorb 60% of what we put onto our skin! Protect yourself by learning what "green beauty" is all about.

Besides the impact on your pretty little self, the impact of all these cosmetics should impress any consumer. Many green beauty companies are exploring different ways to proactively offset their carbon footprints—and yours, if you choose them over conventional beauty products. It seems like a little thing to buy a lead-free lipstick, paraben -free moisturizer or Fair Trade shampoo, but each decision you make adds up to affect your carbon footprint. Buy a sustainable product and not only do you stop chemicals from going onto your body and into the ecosystem, you also support a business that is thinking outside of the box about sustainable sourcing (shrinking), developing (still shrinking), packaging (shrinking even more) and transporting (shrunk!) their products. You take a dollar from a conventional company and give it to a green company, thus tilting the economic balance ...

Full article: http://www.ecostiletto.com/index.php?/site/greenbeauty/

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