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Inside the April/May Box!

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We carefully curate each LOVE GOODLY box with healthier products, like nontoxic and cruelty-free beauty and skincare that you can use every day. Scroll down to see what’s inside. Learn more about banned ingredients.

The April/May box has arrived in time for Earth Day on April 22! This box is valued at $125 – our highest valued box yet! Click here to subscribe

One Love Organics Love Springs Eternal Youth Preservation Serum, value $75

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A favorite brand pick curated by Liz Cadman, founder of My Subscription Addiction. This luxurious lightweight oil boasts some of Mother Nature’s most effective gifts – Blue Seakale and protein-rich sea algae that soothes, revitalizes, and deeply moisturizes for improved skin tonicity and firmness. Green tea, watermelon, and jasmine oils easily absorb into the skin for a super-effective nighttime boost of moisture. Botanical active ingredients – Barbary Fig Plant Stem Cells and D’Orientine S extracted from date seeds – display strong youth preservation properties and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Certified by Ecocert Greenlife. Cruelty-free, Nontoxic, Vegan.

PureSol Konjac Body Sponge, value $12.99

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Gently exfoliates while deep cleansing and removing any toxins and impurities. Contains activates carbon and essential minerals to deeply cleanse and absorb excess sebum and grime. Great for oily and acne-prone skin, leaving you with a radiant complexion. It is extremely soft and gentle for everyday skin care. Great for extra sensitive skin. Cruelty-free, Vegan, Nontoxic.

100% Pure Maracuja Mascara in Black Tea, value $25

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100% natural mascara colored from black tea leaves and infused with lash conditioning nutrients. Holds curls, lengthens, and separates lashes while creating luscious volume. Free of harmful toxins, chemicals, or any other harsh ingredients. Cruelty-free, Nontoxic, Vegan.

100% Pure Bright Eyes Mask, value $7

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Highly caffeinated eye mask brightens and de-puffs. Extremely hydrating, quenches thirsty skin with blast of water delivered to dehydrated skin cells. The mask material “hydrogel” is composed of 95% organic aloe water and 5% plant cellulose made to intensely hydrate. The longer you leave the mask on your skin, the thinner the hydrogel mask becomes, because the water gets absorbed. The hydrogel assist in delivering active ingredients onto your skin. Cruelty-free, nontoxic, vegan.

Oh, and there are two more special offers just for you… to continue celebrating Earth Day every single day.

Juice Served Here $10 Coupon

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Use the code LOVEGOODLY at checkout for $10 off your first order. Experience nutrient-dense produce hand-selected from biodynamic farms cold-pressed in a zero-waste facility juiced to perfection. Ships nationwide.

Moo Shoes 15% Off Discount

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And, a special Earth Month treat for you from our vegan friends at Moo Shoes! Take 15% off all house-brand Novacas shoes. Enter the code MOOGOODLY online at www.mooshoes.com; or, present the insert card to their New York City or Los Angeles boutiques. One-time use only, either online or in-store. Offer expires May 31, 2017.

This month’s box is supporting Farm Sanctuary, whose mission is to protect farm animals from cruelty and promote compassionate vegan living. Click here to subscribe

A picture may say a thousand words, but we can’t possibly convey the quality, taste and feel of these products. Want to try them for yourself? You can subscribe to the box here, or check out our one-time gift options here.

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Why You Need A Natural Beauty Makeover

The beauty spread from our Eco Beauty Brunch at our Los Angeles Headquarters! Featuring Lippy Girl Makeup, RMS Beauty, and Kindri Beauty Oil

With all the conversation about parabens and petrochemicals, you may wonder what, exactly, the United States regulates, when it comes to cosmetics and beauty products? Not much. That’s how we get formaldehyde in hair straighteners, lead in lipstick and mercury in mascara. LOVE GOODLY’s subscription boxes and online shop can help you discover new brands by doing the difficult curation work for you, but when you’re in a pinch, read on for our tips about going green this new year. 

Currently, the FDA restricts less than a dozen ingredients from product manufacturing, compared to the European Union, which has outright banned more than a thousand. Which means that if you’re making a cosmetic for the proverbial American woman, you can put pretty much anything you want into it: The FDA doesn’t require companies to test products or ingredients for safety, nor does it review products or ingredients before they go on sale.

 

According to the Environmental Working Group, which produces the Skin Deep Database, “More than 500 products sold in the United States contain ingredients that are banned in Japan, Canada or the European Union.”

 

The cosmetics industry argues that small amounts of toxic ingredients can’t hurt you. But the industry isn’t required to study how the 168 ingredients in the average woman’s 12 daily beauty product applications—or 85 ingredients for men, and 61 for children—interact with each other. You breathe them, you eat them when they’re put on your lips, and they’re absorbed by your skin. What happens when they’re inside your body? Nobody really knows, for sure. The problem gets even bigger when you realize that beauty products don’t just stop at our skin: They wash down the drain, into the water system and up the food chain.

 

Natural beauty brands have also been criticized as hard to find or expensive. But today, you don’t have to spend a fortune or drive for miles—you can buy natural beauty at supermarkets, drug stores, and online (like at LOVE GOODLY). Given that these natural beauty products typically perform as well as, or better than, their conventional counterparts, maybe it’s time you greened your beauty routine.

 

But before you overhaul your makeup bag, remember that just because it says “natural” on the label, that doesn’t mean it’s chemical free. Until natural beauty gets better regulated, you still need to do a little bit of homework to make sure your products are safe—by your standards.

 

For a quick fix, look for USDA Certified Organic and/or EcoCert on labels, which means the product is government certified as containing at least 95 percent food-grade organic ingredients—zero chemicals or synthetics in its manufacturing or ingredients—in America and Europe, respectively. That’s truly natural beauty.

Paige Padgett: Green Beauty Guru

When Paige Padgett makes up her mind, there’s no changing it. With more than a decade at the forefront of eco beauty, the makeup artist, author and entrepreneur has tirelessly worked to shift the conception of cruelty- and toxin-free beautypersonal care and skincare from granola to glamorous. Read on for the rest of our interview and a video!

 

After learning about the effects of petrochemicals on health by watching Ken Cook of EWG’s seminal “10 Americans” talk, Paige was among the first celebrity artists to green her cosmetics kit in 2006. She went on to develop an eco cosmetics kit for fashion designer Randolph Duke, and work with celebrities like Anna Kournikova and Jillian Michaels of NBC’s “The Biggest Loser.”

 

With its smart tips and ample reference guides, Paige’s The Green Beauty Rules is required reading at LOVE GOODLY headquarters, so we were thrilled when she agreed to meet up with Rachel in Los Angeles for this exclusive interview. Paige’s straightforward view of toxic-free beauty is just what we need, especially given the plethora of pinkwashed ribbons we’re seeing this month.