Started in California, Juice Beauty was the answer to a woman whom was looking for a healthier solution compared to the high chemical, man-made skincare and cosmetics on the market. With the skin being the largest organ on the human body, it is not surprising that its 64% absorption rate of products that are placed on it, can cause many to look for alternative options to what is found on the mass market.
Founder of Juice Beauty, Karen Behnke, set out to answer the need for those on this question for a healthier lifestyle. Her motto is to provide organic beauty solutions with clinical results. From scientifically backed skincare to plant enriched makeup, Juice Beauty offers a wide range of offering a full line of organic beauty solutions.
One will find that there is a division in the beauty community. Normally people tend to side either within the principles of the green community or side with the philosophy of the more chemically, laboratory produced products. While the organic community can get a lot of flake as using ingredients that are irritating and don’t produce long term results, Juice Beauty has backed their products with science. Behnke has prided herself with having formulas that have been backed by scientists, chemists and microbiologists, while sourcing her ingredients locally. The base of the products start with a proprietary juice recipe with a mix of antioxidant rich ingredients that includes vitamin C, malic acid, fruit stem cells, peptides and essential oils.
A stand out product amongst the line is the Green Apple Peel, with its’ patent, it is a good product for any skin type, as it brightens and evens out the skin tone and texture.
Juice Beauty has 4 main lines to their skincare solutions. Treat wrinkles and lines with their Stem Cellular line, treat acne with their Blemish Clearing range, treat dullness with their Green Apple products and treat dry skin with Daily Essentials assortments. One can find any product to suit a myriad of skin concerns.
In early 2016, Juice Beauty has partnered with Gwyneth Paltrow to develop their cosmetic line as their Creative Director. With her input, they have developed a full range and have brought a lot great publicity to the line. Developing a colored beauty range in an organic line does have its’ challenges as consistency can become more varied. They were able to derive color for the line by isolating pigments from flower petals and various botanical fruits.
Juice Beauty has taken the fancy of many celebrities attesting to their motto of delivering results with organic solutions, actresses such as Kate Hudson and Alicia Silverstone are long-time fans that use Instant Eye Lift Algae Mask and Eye Treatment and Juice Perfecting Foundation.
Some may think that organic products would have a shorter life span, but Juice Beauty in fact formulated their products to with stand a two year shelf life and support the freshness of their products with producing them in small batches to ensure potency.
It may have taken Behnke five years to get the formula down, but she has helped given the green community respect in their quest to be recognized as a sustainable and competitive option in the beauty community. Depending where you live you can find Juice Beauty at Ulta or Juice Beauty directly.
Menestho with a solid focus on sustainable manufacturing and using cruelty-free materials, combining on trend designs with high-quality and organic materials.
Ready to wear, luxury pieces is what Menestho boasts with their collections, the name alone is a sensational one. Menestho was born out of myths and legends. The daughter of Oceanus, the Titan of the Sea. Menestho is the nymph of the water. The use of only organic fabrics is due to Menestho being a creature of nature, and what a great way to honour that with the idea of looking glam while supporting green and ethical practices. Menestho is made in Europe but recently expanded to the US, available to purchase online, and at a moderate price point that rivals today’s high-street favourites. Menestho is known for both everyday wear as well as destination wear. The pieces of the line combine bright hues, with interesting patterns ranging from floral designs to geometric shapes and more.
Maintaining a focus on form and function, Menestho creates luxury wearable garments that are comfortable, versatile and easy to care for, making them perfect for the modern woman that’s always on the go. Manufactured solely in the UK, the brand speaks to the spirit of travel, beauty, and nature which are seen effortlessly through its pieces.
The use of eco-friendly fabrics like Bamboo, Hemp & cruelty-free Silk all sourced in Europe, and exclusive prints makes Menestho a preferred label among mindful fashion enthusiasts. The fabrics used have some very interesting characteristics, while still focusing on form and function, the bamboo mimics the appearance of organza, reduces odor, it is highly absorbent, lightweight, keeps you cool, and is easy to care for. Hemp is very breathable, wrinkles less than linen, comfortable to wear. Cruelty-free silk has the same properties as silk, soft and fresh, but the silk moth develops fully before the production begins.
Mystical Gardens, the new Spring/Summer collection is said to be inspired by key elements of Nymph’s garden. Showcasing beautiful bandeaus, daring halters, dramatic harem pants, skimming full length skirts, sensually tailored jackets, all offering a bespoke luxury fit for any occasion. Their exclusive prints of lemon and pomegranate capitalize this season combined with high quality fabrics. Fluid lines, dreamy floaty cuts, vibrant patterns complete this ready to wear collection.
Founded by Creative Director Vicky Grivas, with her Degree in Fashion Management, Vicky realized there was a lack of availability for eco-friendly, ethical Ready-to-wear fashion. Menestho was created to fill that void, by merging her fresh fashion aesthetic inspired by her own travels and lifestyle with practices in line with her values.
Fashion forward and eco-friendly ethics go hand in hand with this brand, something which I believe will take them far, I mean why wouldn’t you want to look you look great with pieces that were created with care and the environment in mind.