We recently discovered Live Clean, a brand with a simple vision: to create high performance body, hair, and baby products that celebrate natural beauty while honoring the earth. Translation? Live Clean focuses on plant-based ingredients to create gentle and effective products. The brand uses 98% renewable and sustainable elements, certified organic botanical extracts, such as Rosemary, Chamomile, and Lavender, but never any petrochemicals. Its packaging includes the most recyclable materials available and its products are free of SLS, Phthalate, Petroleum, Silicone, parabens, DEA, Phosphates, and dyes. Today’s SWAG Alert features the brand’s Coconut Milk Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner which gently cleanse as coconut oil hydrates and balances the hair. Fortified with Vitamins C, E, Provitamin B5, milk and rice proteins, hair is nourished, strengthened, and softened.
Live Clean is offering a limited number of lucky Beauty Undercover Subscribers an opportunity to SWAG its Coconut Milk Moisturizing Shampoo and Conditioner (retail $11.98) simply by following them on Instagram (or Facebook if you don’t have) and entering here. This SWAG Alert is open to Subscribers 18 years or older with a valid US mailing address only. Delivery is anticipated within 3-4 weeks from notification.
Just in time for summer, EWG released its 2017 Guide to Sunscreens, which evaluated more than 1,500 sunscreens, moisturizers and lip balms, discovering that almost three-fourths of the products evaluated rated poorly for skin protection or contained harmful ingredients (such as such as oxybenzone and retinyl palmitate) that could cause adverse health effects or heightened sensitivity to the sun’s harmful rays. Oxybenzone is a known hormone disruptor and some evidence suggests that adding retinyl palmitate, a form of vitamin A, to sunscreens could heighten sun sensitivity. “The vast majority of sunscreens available to Americans aren’t as good as they should be,” said Sonya Lunder, senior research analyst at EWG and lead author of the guide. “Sunscreens will not improve until the Food and Drug Administration sets stronger rules, reviews harmful chemicals, and allows the use of new ingredients that offer stronger UVA protection.”
So who are the big winners? Among Best Beach & Sport Sunscreens, brands such as Adorable Baby, All Good (for kids and adults), All Terrain, ATTITUDE Family, Badger, Bare Belly Organics, Bare Republic (Lotion and Stick), Beautify, Beautycounter, BurnOut, Butterbean, California Baby (Sunscreen Stick), Caribbean Sol, Celadon Road, Dr. Mercola, Goddess Garden, Jersey Shore Cosmetics, Kabana Organic Skincare, Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Dry-Touch, Raw Elements, Substance, Sunology, Sunumbra, ThinkSport, TruKid, and Waxhead Sun Defense all had multiple products rated 1 (its highest rating).
Those with luscious lips are grateful to Sara Happ The Lip Expert’s 2005 pioneering Lip Scrub. Nearly a decade later, Sara’s follow-up, Lip Slip and Lip Slip Glosses, became best-sellers. After all, she removed the drying ingredients that other brands were using to get people addicted to their products, and only used ingredients that actually hydrate. Now Sara has cooked up a new recipe that completes her Three-Step Lip Regimen; Sara Happ The Lip Expert’s Restore Sweet Clay Lip Mask soothes, hydrates, and firms. Using Swertiamarin, an Ayuvedic herb sourced from the Himalayas, and Bentonite Clay, a detoxifying agent, skin is resurfaced, hydrated, and firmed, while the appearance of visible lines and wrinkles subside. We predict that Restore Sweet Clay Lip Mask will also achieve cult-beauty status!