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Unwind and Relax this Holiday Season!

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

We know with all of the holiday events you will attend from now until New Years, unwinding and relaxing falls to the bottom of your checklist! We want to remind you how important it is to take a little time for yourself. Wash away stress and lose yourself in the soothing and dreamy blend of lavender, marjoram, neroli and clementine that promises to bring calm and relaxation to the body and mind. Our Unwind Body Wash cleans gently, without stripping the skin’s protective oils, leaving your skin soft and supple. We are mindful in making sure to only use the purest of ingredients so that this wash can be used for all skin types. We encourage you to pour into a warm bath or massage on to body in the shower. Rinse thoroughly and follow with a generous application of our Unwind Shea Body Butter. Makes you want to bump up personal pampering on your checklist doesn’t it?!

Take your glam on the GO!

Saturday, December 12th, 2015

The season for holiday parties, travel and social events is officially here! We want to ensure that you take your glamours look everywhere you go. For a very limited time Organic Beauty has created a Glam on the Go set that travels with you. This pure glam travel set is for all hair types and has exactly what you need for extraordinary hair, wherever this holiday season may take you. This Set contains: 2oz volume shampoo, 2oz intensive moisturizer, 2oz replenishing serum. These bottles are safe with FAA regulations for travel and easy to pack. We want you to look your best always! Happy Holidays!

Hair today, hair tomorrow.

Friday, August 28th, 2015

If you’re looking for inspiration for fall hairstyles, look no further than the 2015 bag of trends. The lobs of old are still new. We’ve seen the shorter, fresh looks that lived early in the year – the funky pixie cuts, and bobs of all shapes and lengths – and they’re forecasted to delight through the year’s end.

We have enjoyed the shorter, less fussy looks the past few months, and it’s great to see the trends continuing into the winter:

The short, edgy pixie is such a fun and carefree look. If you’re going for the style, make it a little mussed and piece-full. Better to keep it feminine, which can flop if the cut is too uniform and short all over.

The bob has become so fun, with short and long variations. Having a longer bob that sits just at the collarbone is a continuance of the look you attained with your shorter bob early on – or, it can be a brand-new cut if you had held out and held on to longer locks all year. Care and styling is so light and easy, with less to do and less time spent. Fun tools like curling wands and straighteners make it easy to produce a variety of styles with your bob to keep it exciting and different. The asymmetrical look is still in, and can be achieved with the cut and layering, or by simply tucking or pinning on one side. So simple to achieve, and so fun!

If you are keeping your length, a fresh trim with some feathering at the ends is always the way to add volume and lightness to your healthy hair

Of course we want you to take the best care of your locks, and that means using the safest, most nourishing products you can find. Green+glam uses only the most sustainable and organic ingredients we can find for our formulas. Create the look you want with your shorter cut, with a variety of our products. Volumizing Spray, Styling Cream, Shine & Hold Spray and Waves Sea Spray are the very best styling products around, and won’t harm you or the environment. And don’t forget to condition and protect with our wonderfully acclaimed Hair Repair Mask and glam shampoo, conditioner and serum. We love it! So will you.

Revisiting essential oils

Friday, July 31st, 2015

While we’ve discussed the basics of essential oils in our past posts, we at Organic Beauty Now feel so strongly about the healthful benefits derived from essential oil properties, we love to discuss why we continue to develop our products with these ingredients. After all, anything that comes directly from plants like these oils do, must be the very best nature can offer in skin care.

The purity of essential oils comes from their concentrated liquid form, directly from the plant. Not only do plant oils contain the essence of their fragrance (hence the name “essential oil”), they encompass the aroma compounds and the healthful properties.

Oils are available from all kinds of plants, as well as all different parts of the plant including the flower, root, wood, leaf, seed, berry and peel. The oil is extracted from the plant by different methods including cold pressing, which is a mechanical extraction. Since some flowers are too delicate for the latter method, solvent extraction is often used to express their oils.

We love the use of essential oils as ingredients for our green&glam products, including the following favorites:

sage
jasmine
rose
lavender
marjoram
clementine
pink grapefruit
coconut

In addition to being completely moisturizing, these oils lend wonderfully soothing aromatherapy for mood boosts, mental clarity, congestive relief and relaxation. The best part? The oils we use in our green&glam skin and hair care products is toxin-free. We use purely sustainable and certified organic essential oils in our products. If you haven’t tried essential oil-containing products for your skin and hair care routines, green&glam is a great place to start. We pride ourselves on providing only the most simple products with the ingredients nature gives us. Check out our Bath & Body line. From soothing oils to restorative masks, you’ll find favorite oils in all of our products. Enjoy!

In your nature

Tuesday, June 16th, 2015

So you know we’re loving the barefaced look that’s going this season. How to get that look (the trying without looking like you’re trying)? Here are a few simple steps…

Of course you must begin with the healthiest skin possible. Start from the inside out, with your diet and exercise. You really are what you eat. Load up on brightly colored vegetables and avoid processed foods and beverages as much as possible. Drink plenty of water. Eat healthy fats – omega 3s found in fish, seeds and nuts, avocados and olive oils.

Care for your skin with products featuring all-natural, organic ingredients like those in green&glam skincare.  Wash your face well at night to remove all makeup, but do so with mild products. Also, hydrate. Our gentle Soothe & Repair Oil is the perfect daily moisturizer. Only a dab is needed. And our award-winning Hydrate Antioxidant Mask with rose flower oil for anti-aging and skin nourishment will give you a fresh, dewy glow.

Once you’ve achieved well-hydrated skin, keep the glow going with a great primer and concealer that feature anti-aging properties.

How to achieve the look with your makeup? Check out here, here and here for ideas.

There are plenty of choices within the foundation makeup arena these days: BB creams and beyond; liquid and powder makeup and everything in between; tinted moisturizers. The list goes on. Choose a shade for your skin and apply a touch, following with your preferred glow-inducing method. Contour away, or simply emphasize with a crème highlighter, hitting all the right spots – your T, plus brow bone and cheek bone areas. While you’re near your brows, remember to fill in and brush them all the way to a full look.

An application of peachy blush and shimmery neutral shadow, and you’re on your way. Finish with a dab of natural-toned lipstick or gloss.

Now, go out and live it. At Organic Beauty Now, we care about natural beauty – the kind that shines from the inside out. We love that consumers are demanding more from companies than just beauty solutions. It’s important for each of us to put our stamp on the industry by voting with our dollars by purchasing product with sustainably derived, organic ingredients. It’s good for the environment, and good for us.

Some summer hair

Friday, May 29th, 2015

We love summer as a chance to get a fresh start, similar to the beginning of a new year. It’s a time for change – school’s out, everything is more laid back, and it’s a chance to change up your wardrobe and overall look.

And, summer hair can be incredibly fun and fulfilling. The great thing about now is that seemingly anything goes – everyone’s not clamoring for one famous look. Our hairstyles can reflect our different personalities, and they’re usually always entering a new season along with our makeup, wardrobes, etc.

What’s good this summer? If you’re into longer locks, you’re in luck. If you love bobs, same thing. And, if you love the shortest short trend, that’s a good thing, too. Decide your target length and have a stylist you trust customize it to flatter your features.

Pixie short
The 80s-90s style rebirth has presented us with a variety of short shapes, with bangs that go short or daringly long for a funky look.

Lengthy layers
On the other end of the spectrum, you’ll see a wide array of looks for long hair – with side and center parts featuring face-framing and casual layers, and even blunt cuts.

What about bob?
All bets are off if you think you can categorize this medium length into one look. Fascinating iterations of the bob are growing with all different lengths and layers.

Bangs or no bangs
In summer’s relaxed setting, you may notice a lot of previously well-established sets of bangs growing out for a less polished feel. If you have a set of your own to give up, summer is an ideal period for bang growth, with numerous options for styling and pinning back (and adorning).

How can you keep your hair looking sweet this season? Establish a voluminous blow dry and style that you can maintain for a few days, depending on your activity level. A great foundation for days-long fabulous hair can be achieved via a professional blowout.

To maintain your summertime cut and color, protect your hair with the right products. Green&glam has what you need, from Waves Sea Spray to Hair Repair Mask to Replenishing Serum and beyond. The best part? Our products give you a dry bar finish without silicone and other harmful ingredients. Green&glam natural and nourishing hair care products are made with certified organic ingredients and sustainably sourced essential oils. If you haven’t already, give them a try. Our Glam on the Go Travel Set is a great sampler of some of our most popular items.

The summer is looking brilliant! (So will your hair).

The essence of essential oils

Thursday, March 19th, 2015

Essential oils have gained a lot of mention online and in print over the last year or so. You may wonder if they are as natural as they sound. In fact, the essential oils themselves are completely pure. They are concentrated liquids that come directly from plants, and contain their aroma compounds. A plant’s oil contains the essence of its fragrance, which is why we call it an “essential oil”.

There are a number of methods of plant oil extraction. Distillation uses steam. Expression – you may have heard the term “cold-pressed” in descriptions of oils – is a mechanical method of extraction. And in the case of flora, solvent extraction is used when plants are too delicate or contain too little oil for expression. The components of plants that produce oils can include the flowers, roots, wood, leaves, seeds, berries and peels among others.

Why use them?

There are a variety of purposes for essential oils, depending upon their plant. Certain oils can be used in the home for cooking and cleaning. Some oils are used for fragrance and aromatherapy, helping to contribute to mental clarity and offering a mood boost. Others are excellent in providing pain relief and congestive relief, and many of these work wonders for skin softening and moisturizing. The main reason you may consider using essential oils in your home and wellness and beauty routines is that they are all-natural products. You can feel good about using completely effective oils knowing that they are very minimally processed and free of harmful chemicals. And, they so often do a better job than expensive additive-laden cleaning and beautifying products.

Despite the variety of essential oil uses, one thing we all can probably agree on is the fabulous effect it can have on our beauty routines. Toxin-free is the way to go when it comes to your health and well being. These are the reasons green&glam depends on a variety of essential oils for numerous products. We stand by our use of essential oils of sage, jasmine, rose, lavender, clementine, marjoram, pink grapefruit, coconut and more – in our bath and body, and hair care products. The oils we use are certified organic, so you can enjoy and indulge with green&glam, knowing you are doing the best you can for your health and wellness while using fabulous products.

Personal care products can affect our ecosystem

Monday, February 16th, 2015

Have you ever considered the number of health and beauty products you use on a daily basis?

How many times per day do you shower, and what products do you use each time? You also probably use a variety of lotions, serums and a number of hair care products. What about cosmetics? Think of all you apply to your face every morning. Lastly, consider the number of times you wash your face, hands, body and hair per week.

And, what about your containers? Though we certainly try, there’s no way we’re able to scrape every single bit of product out of their often vault-like packaging. So many of the industry’s bottles and containers are in no way recyclable. So, off to the trash it goes.

Where does all of the product and packaging go when we’re finished with it?

Our government Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has begun to recognize such items – now officially titled PPCPs (pharmaceuticals and personal care products) as being detected in bodies of water all over the world. While the full effects on the environment are far from being completely understood, it is clear that they are being released into our groundwater in such quantities as to cause concern.

While we know there are ingredients in so many conventional products that are harmful to our bodies (more on that later), it’s important to know that all of these same ingredients also seep into our ecosystem. It may not seem like much if you use one product that is not free of harmful chemicals, but think of it on a collective level. If everyone uses those conventional products on a daily basis, the total amount of ingredients being released into our ecosystem is probably more than we can imagine.

Who and what lives with chemicals in our ecosystem? All living things – plants, animals (all of the living creatures in our seas) feel the effects of our product use. And then, it can and does circle back to the product users. The things we eat – fish, produce – have so many times been contaminated by the chemicals we use on our bodies.

Where does that leave us?

We are a high-consumption culture. Everyone could benefit if we would do a couple of things:

  • Simplify our routines. What can be cut out, or combined? Think of what is likely unnecessary in your beauty routine. And know that some products – or a combination of them – may do more harm than good to your purpose anyway.
  • Use natural and organic ingredients as much as you can. Again, you could be doing more harm than good to your personal care– if you are using products that are not free of chemicals.

We are here for you. Our products are free of toxic, synthetic ingredients, colors, fragrances and preservatives, and are packaged in recyclable materials. Go green & glam with us today.

For information on products and the environment, visit http://www.ewg.org.

There’s still time…

Friday, December 19th, 2014

It’s not too late to buy award-winning beauty for your holiday gift giving. Green & glam can ship your order even overnight. If you order now via standard shipping, you can still get your delivery in time for Christmas! But this is your last chance, so place your order today!

Are you still at a loss for ideas? We have lots of great gifts for you.

Lavish someone on your list with one of our unique green & glam body care products. Give the gift ofpurity and beauty in a variety of moisturizing body oils and nourishing body washes, butters or scrubs. Our four-piece Body Care Kits combine 3 luxurious green & glam products with a bath sponge, all in one set for the best value.

Gift someone with a Glam On The Go Travel Kit. This lux sampler features four of our hair product favorites: volume shampoo, intensive moisturizer, hair repair mask and replenishing serum – perfect for someone new to green & glam, or a long-time fan who can’t go anywhere without her green & glam hair care. Are you traveling this holiday? Don’t forget to order a Kit of your own!

For the guy or girl on your list, try giving our green & glam Shave Cream. This rich formula protects against razor burn and nourishes skin with its blend of organic essential oils. It’s just enough luxury to give as a standalone gift, and will make shaving a pampering experience your recipient will look forward to time and again.

Treat someone to award-winning organic beauty with our Peppermint Grapefruit Hand & Foot Repair formula of aloe vera, Ugandan shea butter and anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory Rhatany root extract. Our Hair Repair Mask, a Beauty With A Conscience 2014 winner, is the perfect indulgence for hair, and guarantees a great hair day for anyone.

For the little princess on your list, choose one of our sweet echoprincess gift sets starting at only $11.99. They’re made with nontoxic and sustainable, organic ingredients.

Remember, this is your last chance for Christmas ordering. If you’d like to let your recipient enjoy the choosing his or her own products, get gift certificates for coveted items from Organicbeautynow.com for any amount.

We hope you and yours enjoy a beautiful holiday!

International Beauty Show – Las Vegas

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

The Green and Glam booth at the IBS Show

We spent some time at the International Beauty Show (IBS) in Las Vegas this past week and couldn’t be more energized! We spent some time networking and learning about what’s happening and trending in the industry. Organic Beauty Now is so happy to be a part of the natural and organic movement and to be supplying our Green & Glam line to those who are looking for products without chemicals. Check out the photo of our booth at the show!

As always, thanks for your continued support!