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This summer, green (beauty) is in

Zosimos Botanicals Camellia Lip gloss

Zosimos Botanicals has created a sparkle-infused lip gloss perfect for layering and available in a variety of shades ideal for adults who love to shine. The wand applicator slides easily over your favorite shade of lip stain to add a kick of glamor. Wear alone or doubled-up; bring the pout pleaser for date night or a sunny day beachside. Get it for $16 at

Yves Rocher Night Lotion

Before your head hits the pillow, wash away the day's tensions with Yves Rocher Night Lotion, infused with lavender, orange blossom and extracts from the exotic ylang-ylang flower (pronounced "ee-lung ee-lung"). Harvested in the Pacific Islands, ylang-ylang is a natural anti-depressant and de-stressor. Combined with lavender and orange blossom, these oils team up to calm nerves, relieve pain and ease tension. Lavender, a superhero in the beauty world, is also revered for its ability to increase blood circulation, giving skin a burst of vitality and glow. Get it for $16 at

Softlips Pure Lip Conditioners

For the woman who wants to save the world and do it with a plump pucker, go-to brand Softlips has introduced a USDA-certified organic line of lip-softening balms called Softlips Pure Lip Conditioners. Available in pomegranate and honeydew, the slim packaging and narrow tip is ideally suited to women's lips, as opposed to chunkier balms that leave residue outside the lip line. This scrumptious balm, not tested on animals and free of harmful preservatives, is packaged in a recyclable card printed with vegetable-based ink. Get it for $2.99 at local drugstores.

GSkinn Healthy Natural Lip Balm

GKissr's confectionery box of lip balm tins comes in tempting exotic scents, like Bali Lemongrass Blast, Canadian Maple Fudge, French Truffle Ice Cream, Moroccan Spice Tea, Jamaican Coconut Pie and Aspen Winter Kiss. Each tin's sliding cover makes lip-soothing access oh-so-easy. It's crafted of organic ingredients, so feel free to lick your lips to sample the succulent flavors inside. It's $32.50 for a set of six at

Sinclair & Valentine Aromatherapaes Body Scrub

Aromatherapaes Green Tea and Sugar Body Scrub rejuvenates skin with a natural blend of ingredients perfect for a pre-pedicure soak. No need to pair this with pumice stones, heel files or any aggressive exfoliation devices; this scrub does the work for you. Sugar crystals brighten dull skin and replenish calloused heels. Get it for $7.99 at

— Carolyn Brundage is the founder of, a guide to all that is hip and happening in local beauty. Need beauty advice? E-mail her at

A plethora of eco-chic cleansers, glosses and balms, body moisturizers and beyond came across my desk this month. Yup, being green is becoming an even prettier way of life for many, making competition among green grooming products fierce. This week, I set out to unearth the best in earth-lovin' beauty aids, leaving no stone unturned in my search for eco‑friendly products worth the green.

This summer, green (beauty) is in 07/29/10 [Last modified: Monday, November 7, 2011 5:01pm]
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