Earth day: Green your beauty routine + Éminence giveaway

We all want efficacious products that are also good for us right? That’s where Éminence comes in. Beloved by celebs such as Gucci Westman, Jessica Biehl and Madonna, this brand has natural and organic skincare and organic and mineral makeup.

eminence organic skincare and makeup

We got tips from Boldijarre Koronczay, President and Founder of Éminence Organic Skin Care and Master Esthetician on greening your beauty routine this upcoming Earth Day on April 22nd.

Go Green:

1. Use your products wisely

Running out of your favorite moisturizer in just a couple of weeks? Too many of us slather our product on thinking “the more the better”. But in actual fact, you really only need a dime sized drop.

2. Skip SLS

Those foaming suds we love are often due to the sodium lauryl sulphate in our cleanser. But they end up in our oceans and not only present harm to aquatic wildlife, but take too many years to biodegrade. Plus, repeated exposure is proven to have serious effects on our health and may even be linked to cancer. Skip the suds, says Koronczay.

3. Choose multi-tasking products

Multipurpose products mean less waste. Whether it’s using a face oil on your cuticles or a moisturizer to soothe fly-aways, try products that can work in more ways than one.

4. Try organic alternatives

Instead of using retinoids and benzoyl peroxide products which can be hard on the environment, try alternatives such as chicory and tara tree root, or a skin-clearing probiotic mask.

Oh and did we mention you can win a lovely prize pack from Eminence?

Eminence Biodynamic Gift Box

For your chance to win this Éminence Biodynamic Gift Box (with nine products from the Beyond Organic Collection that uses certified biodynamic ingredients worth $118), please leave a comment answering the following question: How do you green your beauty routine?

One comment will be chosen at random a week from today.

CONTEST CLOSED. Congratulations to our winner!

Contest closes April 22, 2012, at 12:00 p.m. (EST). You can enter once only. You’re eligible only if you live in Canada and are of the age of majority in the province/territory you live in. Not open to any TC Media employees or the people they live with.