Katherine Butler at EcoSalon requested that I, along with three other eco experts, provide some fun (and perhaps surprising) fall beauty recommendations. Here’s what I came up with.
As a certified holistic nutritionist and eco expert, Rachel Avalon helps lead people straight to the core of what it takes to enjoy a new level of vitality, weight loss, detoxification, immune boosting, pro-beauty, and overall health and happiness. From soccer moms to CEOs and celebrities, she teaches clients the rewards of a sustainable diet and lifestyle.
RACHEL’S TIPS: When it comes to giving eco beauty tips, I strive to offer recommendations that are affordable, accessible, deliver amazing results, and most importantly, are better for your health and the health of the planet. I suggest that you buy your first round green products locally and then once you’ve discovered your favorites you can save 30 percent on average by shopping online. You can find my all natural, vegan-brand product suggestions at Whole Foods and online.
SUGGESTIONS: I recommend Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter from NOW Products. The Shea nut is native to Africa, and the cocoa bean is native to South America. Each provides a rich and creamy solution for dry lips, hands, and feet.
Remember, the best hydrated skin always starts from the inside out. So, enjoy plenty of water, herbal teas, and moderate amounts of essential fatty acids from plant-based choices such as olive oil and flaxseed oil and seeds.
Further, I recommend beta carotene-rich foods such as butternut squash, carrots, and yams. Not only are they in season, they help support natural collagen production. This cultivates a more youthful appearance, among other cellular benefits.
As for makeup, try Zuzu Luxe Mascara. Dewey and flirtatious, this is one of the best priced, all natural mascaras on the market. And for eye shadow? Think about Zuzu Luxe Chameleon Eye shadow. With a shimmering bronze color in a sleek, travel-friendly compact this all natural, pressed mineral makeup offers a perfect autumn look.
Remember, as always, to read the ingredients and research any you’re unfamiliar with. Just because someone calls a product “green” doesn’t mean it’s 100% natural (or vegan).