Green is the New Pink: Five Beauty Products That Are Better For You


October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Wednesdays don’t seem to be the only days we wear pink this month. While many beauty companies are contributing to the cause, we can’t help but wonder if these chemically laced beauty products are doing more harm than good. Give your vanity stash a makeover with these harmoniously green, non-toxic, local beauty buys.

Juice Beauty Authentically Pink Makeup Kit

This authentically pink kit is the ultimate beginner’s kit for your must-have makeup items. Includes your very own Buki brush, lip color, cheek color, and lip gloss. Based in the Bay Area, Juice Beauty’s limited edition kit has been created to support the Breast Cancer Fund in the fight against breast cancer.  


Organic Glam Manicure Kit

This winning collaboration between The Organic Pharmacy and San Francisco’s Ayla Beauty includes a protective base coat, your choice of color, and chip proof top coat. Get that high-gloss, professional manicure look, without the toxic compromises. Ayla Beauty, 1825 Bush Street.


Acure Organics Dark Chocolate + Mint Lip Balm

Searching for the perfect, smoothing, and wax-free lipstick? It is safe to say that your search ends here. USDA Certified Organic, this lip balm tastes as good as it feels. Best of all, 100% of these lip balm profits are donate to The Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Pharmaca Cole Valley, Menlo Park, and Oakland.




Innersense Color Awakening Hair Bath

This luxurious cleansing shampoo sheds new light to color treated hair. Packed with natural antioxidants, this non-toxic and paraben free shampoo protects color from fading and adds glorious shine. Locally made in Walnut Creek, Innersense provides effective and organic beauty products that leave you feeling salon-beautiful every day.


BITE Beauty High Pigment Matte Pencil

This creamy, long wearing lip pencil will leave your lips looking good enough to eat. Made exclusively with lip-nurturing food-grade ingredients, you’ll just might! (But try not to).  Also doubles as an anti-aging lip pencil, each one contains the same amount of antioxidant reservatrol found in five glasses of red wine. Cheers to that! Sold exclusively at Sephora, 33 Powell Street.

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