AARP.com | Green Beauty All Hype?
Featured in the “ Is Green Beauty all Hype?” story on AARP.com
“Earth Day is April 22 and I feel a little guilty. There’s Helen Hunt 49, wearing an eco-friendly H&M gown at the Oscars, Meryl Streep 63, promoting environmental food awareness, Bette Midler 67, greening up with her New York Restoration Project and Darryl Hannah 52, chaining herself to trees. All I’m doing is recyling, buying organic, doing yoga and worrying obsessively about climate change, polar bears, whales, bushfires, earthquakes, the next tsunami, and carbon pollution in the daily news. I don’t have a hybrid or solar panels, let alone a dehydrator. Like most women 50+ I admit the concept of “green” beauty sounds like a more eco-friendly choice but give up my delish hi-tech creams, hair products and gorgeous makeup? For following a week of conscience-stricken investigative beauty, here are the three things you and I need to know: …
… A USDA-approved Organic label means the formula is at least 95% organic (because the U.S. Department of Agriculture says so!) but lots of products just say vegan, earth-friendly, made with organic ingredients or specify a lower organic or natural percentage of ingredients for marketing allure. All okay! Try: Avalon Organics Biotin-B Complex Thickening Shampoo and Conditioner … ”