Wednesday, January 11, 2012


One of the things I'm trying to do in 2012 is weed out my household cleaning products (laundry, counters, tub, etc.) and switch over to greener products. I already have a few I'm using (more to come on that topic!), but still have work to do. There's always room for improvement, right!?

As much as a clean house turns me on, I get even more excited about trying out "green" skincare and makeup. What can I say? I love it!

I've always said (and will tell my daughter until she's sick of hearing it) that the best beauty secret is my magic formula: eat well, drink lots of water, exercise and SLEEP. However, a good skincare line never hurt anyone!

So, this year I'm switching out my skincare to greener products. Sort of like eating well, we all know it's beneficial to both ourselves and the environment to do so, so I'm going to start sharing some tips and product reviews for my readers.

The beautiful people at Origins were kind enough to send me a package of some of their best-selling products. Over the next several weeks I'm testing them out as part of my routine. I can't wait to tell you about this product journey and will be very honest about my findings!

Question of the day: Do you already use Origins? If so, which products do you recommend? And do we all agree all their products smell awesome? :)


Robin Monti said...

Hi Nic! My friend Cathy used Origins and loved it. I'm curious to see what you think. I'm currenty looking for a new face wash. I always end up back at The Body Shop for the seaweed face wash but would love a change! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on this! Robin

Jenn said...

Hello, Nic! I've had great results with Alba and Avalon Organics products. I live in FL so i like the antioxidant-rich vitamin C right in the moisturizers!

Anonymous said...

Many products are being marketed as 'green' or environmentally friendly but have you considered the carbon footprint of items? For example, I have a friend who is using cloth diapers but the carbon footprint is greater for cloth than using regular disposables. Whether cleaning oroductsor makeup, the ingredients may be natural but the production of the product may be more harmful to the environment, especially when the ingredients are found overseas and require long transport.

Veganmama said...

@Anonymous, definitely a good point and something to remember. Thank you for your opinion!