It’s not that easy being green

April is Earth Month, so what better time to focus on the green scene? Though we’re eco-conscious, we admit we’re not full-on save-the-world granola types. But we do love doing our part by sorting our bottles and cans, turning off lights, buying organic foods (and bagging them in our re-usable Bliss totes).

And while we won’t pretend that all our products were plucked straight from an organic farm, there are brands that really go the whole nine natural yards. We know that lately, everyone on the beauty scene is sprouting the word “green” so you might be perplexed about what it means. That’s why we’ve identified the extent of our ec-consciousness for each product line (from “pure and simple” to “our employees only drive electric cars”).

Paraben & Phthlate-Free
Purlisse, a savior for sensitive-skinned types, this line contains soothing antioxidant-rich Blue Lotus flower, and is free of irritating harsh ingredients.
The must-have product: Gentle Soy Milk Cleanser

Environmentally Sustainable Ingredients
Cor. To get to the ‘core’ of aging issues, these products harness the properties of natural elements silver and silica.
The must-have product: Cor Silver Service Treatment for the Face

Dr Bragi Perfume-and-dye-free potions are packed with marine enzymes from the Icelandic coast and become ‘super-active’ at room temperature.
The must-have product: Dr Bragi Age Management Marine Enzyme Gel-only available at Bliss

Botanically Based, Natural Ingredients
Laboratoire Remede, featuring skin-shielding Green Defense technology, derived from stem cells of White Nymphaea without removing the flower from its natural habitat.
The must-have product: Intensive Double Serum

Euoko. This scienficially sophisticated line uses plant-based derivatives from all over the world, avoids unnecessary preservation or stabilization.
The must-have product Blueprint Resculpting Cream

100% Natural
Ren. This vegan brand has all the eco-bases covered, from their all natural formulas to their 100% recyclable and biodegradable packaging. Ren’s products are formulated without ‘skin unfriendly’ ingredients like synthetic fragrance and color, petrochemicals, sulfate detergents, animal ingredients, parabens, irritants. And, Ren donates part of their profits to environmental and social causes. In fact, Ren’s philosophy can be summed up in 5 principles: right ingredients, right science, right product experience, right environmental impact, and right attitude.
The must have product Glycolactic Skin Renewal Peel Mask

Are you a green-loving beauty queen? Tell us your thoughts!
Bliss Kisses
❤ Karen

About karenglidden

My name is Karen Glidden and I’m the web content coordinator for Bliss. I will be the primary author of Bliss n Tell. For all your beautification needs, please refer to My background is not beauty related at all. I graduated from Boston University and worked at Starbucks for many years climbing their corporate ladder. Pre-Bliss, my idea of a milky cleanser was the residue left on my face after making cappuccinos all day. I’ve been with Bliss since October 2007 and have been converted into a product worshipper. I’m the MacGyver of skincare. I love inventing new uses to beauty products. You’ll find me putting toner on my legs to help with dry skin, wearing my glamour gloves on the subway to smooth my hands, and using skincare in my hair to tame flyaways. Oh, did I mention that I’m totally frugal. Yes, this little Bliss girl is a ‘recessionista’ for sure (hey, I still have student loans to pay off!) My skin type is normal. I’m not particularly breakout prone unless it’s stress related or hormonal. I’m not too oily, but sometimes dry all over depending on the weather. I’ve got an even skin tone and not too many fine lines, wrinkles, or hyperpigmentation. I have some sun damage from years of sun-worshipping sans SPF, my greatest skincare regret in life. My biggest skin concern are fine lines/wrinkles around my eyes and laugh lines around my mouth. Oh, and some uh….cellulite on my bum/thighs. Yes, I am human (you can stop pointing and laughing now, thanks!). My Favorite Bliss Product: I can’t choose just one. It’s a tie between Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask and A Tan For All Seasons Triple Oxygen Instant Energizing Mask is my five minute beauty fix for just about everything (breakouts, dull/tired skin, dryness). A Tan For All Seasons is my best friend. It’s a stink-free tan in a can. I cannot live without a sun-kissed glow all year (without the UV damage, of course!)
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3 Responses to It’s not that easy being green

  1. ernie says:

    Change your thoughts and you change your world.

  2. The plan is to reformulate all of our products to be paraben free by the end of 2011. If you’re looking for a paraben-free cleanser, try our the youth as we know it cleanser or steep clean deep pore cleanser.

  3. Thanks for your input – we really appreciate hearing from you! I have forwarded your comments to our packaging development team.

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