Mommy Greenest Approved: Vital Proteins Anti-Aging Marine Collagen

anti-aging marine collagen powderI never thought I would be the kind of woman who fought aging. I envisioned myself as aging gracefully, following in the footsteps of women like my aunt, who still practices daily yoga at 70. But then one day I looked in the mirror and the person staring back at me was…different. Her eyes had changed shape; her mouth tilted down. Even her ears had shifted, somehow. She looked like me, but…deflated. I know now that many of these changes happened because of collagen. As we age, the collagen levels in our skin drop, leaving it thinner and less elastic–what I’ve been experiencing, as I get older. But I discovered a way to boost those levels for anti-aging. It’s natural, non-invasive and pescatarian. Want to try? I’ve got some to give away, of course! [Read more…]

Win Paige Padgett’s Green Beauty Rules Book!

Green beauty makeup artist Paige Padgett book coverRecently, I met up Paige Padgett, the original green beauty guru. A true natural cosmetics trailblazer, Paige has been bringing her unique vision of natural cosmetics and skincare to Hollywood sets for nearly a decade, and has now brought it all together in a brand new book, The Green Beauty Rules: What to Toss, What to Try and What to Buy. Whether you’re just getting started in creating a green beauty routine, or you’re a pro yourself, this book is full of amazing tips, tricks and real-life solutions. Want to win a copy? Enter here! [Read more…]

Mommy Greenest Approved: Saison Beauty Natural Skincare

natural skincare saison beauty products lined up in a rowRemember when you were in high school and your grandma’s friend was “having her colors done” and you learned you were a Spring? Okay, maybe that’s just me. But I was fascinated by that cool little color wheel and how it finally made sense that I still loved pink even though I was 16. That’s kind of how I felt when I discovered Saison Beauty, which takes the seasonal concept and applies it to natural skincare. Genius! [Read more…]

Mommy Greenest Approved: Earth Kiss Natural Face Masks

brunette woman in bathroom with mud natural face mask on her faceI remember the first time I had egg on my face. I was about nine, and our family friend—a gorgeous woman with ridiculously high cheekbones and poreless skin—showed me how to separate an egg, whip up the white with a fork, and apply it as a natural face mask. I idolized her, so I sat with that egg shriveling and prickling up my skin for what felt like an hour, until she remembered to tell me to wash it off. People, masks have come SUCH a long way since then. Case in point? The AMAZING new, individually packaged, 100% natural face masks from Earth Kiss. I’ve got 10 sets to give away! [Read more…]

Mommy Greenest Approved Via Nature Natural Deodorant + Giveaway!

Mommy Greenest Approved Via Nature natural deodorant Natural deodorant. It’s still the sticking point—pun intended—for so many. We shift our skincare and cosmetics, but we’re still treating our underarms to a toxic soup of potentially carcinogenic chemicals. But a new company now offers the best of both worlds: non-sticky, non-staining natural deodorants that neutralize odors without toxic chemicals. From the minute I tried these natural deodorants, I knew they were different. And now Via Nature is giving away natural deodorant so you can try it, too! [Read more…]

Take a Survey, Enter to Win Weleda

Weleda products for Mommy Greenest survey giveawayYou know about my friendsmy dirty carmy favorite brand of natural hair color and the night cream that rescued me from old-lady skin, but I know virtually nothing about you! And in an effort to serve up content that suits you better, there are some burning questions that I just have to ask. Will you please take my super-quick survey? Can I entice you with the chance of winning one of FOUR $67 antioxidant-rich Weleda Sea Buckthorn Body Care gift sets I have to give away? [Read more…]

Mommy Greenest Approved: Weleda Age Revitalizing Evening Primrose Facial Care

Weleda Evening Primrose Facial CareI have a birthday coming up. I’m not going to share exactly what number I’m hitting, but let’s just say it’s a big one. As I approach said birthday, I’m noticing a few things changing in my world. Two of my three children have to bend down to hug me. Strangers routinely call me “ma’am.” But the biggest change? My skin is different. Drier. Less elastic. Even—dare I say it—downright saggy, in spots. I got help from Weleda’s new Age Revitalizing Evening Primrose Facial Care. Want to try? I’m giving it away! [Read more…]

Mommy Greenest Approved: LumiMist

bottle filled with water and bubbles against white backgroundI’m always up for being a guinea pig to green technology. I cleaned my carpets with alkaline water and drank hair spray to show how unnecessary toxic chemicals were in beauty products. So when LumiMist asked me to take a look at their device, which transforms ordinary tap water into a bacteria-fighting cleanser and toner, I was intrigued. Could something this simple really work? [Read more…]