A while ago Saffron Rouge debuted the Suki Color organic mineral makeup collection. With signature products like the Pure Cream Stain, the sophisticated, yet natural, range of cosmetics became an immediate hit. Since then we have also introduced the Suki skin care line. With over 20 products to choose from, it combines organic botanical ingredients including white willow, chamomile and green tea, with the marvels of modern science. Concentrated doses of active elements such as liposomes and antioxidants visibly and gently heal and treat the skin. Made by hand in small batches the formulas help change the skin’s tone and texture to show off a glowing, more youthful looking complexion. And it all happens without any chemicals or faux ingredients created in a lab.

Read more

To be sold on Saffron Rouge, a product range has to first and foremost be as organic and natural as possible. Once I’ve scoured the ingredient lists, and ensured that they’re clean and pure, the next step is actually testing them out. After all, being organic isn’t everything: A product has to deliver great results too. All of the Inara products are completely effective, but with summer in full swing I’m currently relying specifically on the Babassu Sugar Rub.

Read more

I'm not a diva when it comes to my hair. With a job to do, a house to keep in order and three kids to raise my hair is usually forced to fend for itself. Luckily I'm pretty low maintenance so I can get by with a great organic shampoo and conditioner. Salon days, however, are a different story. Before leaving the house I always coat my strands with Dr.Hauschka Neem Hair Oil and coil it up into a bun. Then I arrive early to my hair cut appointment, apply a plastic cap and ask to sit under the heat chair while I wait.

Read more

When it comes to skincare, just like in life, sometimes you need to lighten up. Maybe you're in the dog days of a sweltering summer and a heavy face cream certainly isn't welcome near your face. Or maybe your skin is extra sensitive, extra oily or simply responds to a lighter product. Or perhaps you accidentally fell victim to the age-old problem of too much sun and too little sunscreen, resulting in a sun-scorched complexion. Luckily there are two particular products that I've recently fallen for that prove you don't need to sacrifice pureness and potency in order to find your way to the lighter side of life. 

Read more

There are some things in life that are just necessary evils. Mascara definitely falls into that category. The idea of fussing with something as tiny as eye lashes would be absurd in a parallel universe. But here on Earth, glossy, full and dark lashes are just expected. And they just make you feel prettier. When it comes to choosing a mascara I don't expect, nor want, cartoon looking lashes extending to my brows. I just want a basic lash upgrade using a product that doesn't irritate my eyes or poison the environment. That's just what I get with Living Nature's Thickening Mascara

Read more

Although there's something to be said for aging gracefully, no one wants to be cast the part of the old crone before her time. After all, if you still feel young, you sure don't want to look like you belong at the local diner at 4pm eating the senior special. Yet at the same time, most of the anti-aging treatments and procedures available are downright scary. If you don't want to visit your local plastic surgeon or spackle on a chemical-laden product filled with ingredients built in a lab there's still hope. I was truly excited to hear about Dr.Hauschka's new Regenerating line specially created for mature skin. After all, I know how much time and care goes into all of their holistic products. So whenever there's something new, I'm one of the first to jump on board. 

Read more

Making Waves

July 22, 2008

Who doesn't love a day at the beach? The sun, the surf. the way you look afterwards with glowing skin and that wavy beach hair created by fresh salt water and an ocean breeze. Faking sun-kissed skin is easy with a bit of bronzer (I love Dr.Hauschka's version). But recreating beach hair without the beach, pretty impossible right? Not if you're armed with John Masters Organics Sea Mist

Read more

I have to admit I get a little nervous when one of my favorite brands introduces a new product. After all, why mess with an already solid, much-loved product line? But most of the time I'm proven wrong, as new organic innovations and stellar new ingredients make it possible to improve upon perfection. Already an innovator when it comes to beneficial and truly organic skincare, Santaverde has raised the bar once again with the introduction of its newest anti-aging duo. The Xingu High Antioxidant Prevention Serum and Cream both combine Santaverde's organic Aloe Vera juice along with nurturing Cashew juice to create a powerful and potent plant elixir that provides the base of these two unique products. 

Read more

I realize I'm in a very lucky position. I get to sample practically every product that comes my way. So from creamy cleansers to silky serums, I usually get to test-drive an entire skincare regimen from top to bottom. Every person has different likes and dislikes when it comes to products, including the ingredients, texture, scent, etc. And your skin has a say too-responding to the formulas in different ways. So I understand how tough it is to shell out big bucks for an entire new collection of products. Luckily many companies understand this too, which is why they come out with sample kits that include some of their favorite or top-selling products in tiny trial sizes. 

Read more

Who doesn't adore a great pair of jeans? They work just as easily digging up weeds in the backyard as they do dressed up on a Saturday night. Even more important-they're comfortable. So when I discovered it was possible to buy organic denim, I couldn't wait to start exploring all of the options. After all, the plants cultivated to make denim (usually cotton) can be loaded with just as much pesticides as the lettuce and carrots in your local supermarket. Which means, although they may make your thighs look amazing, conventional jeans can be harmful to the environment. I was surprised at the number of choices I actually have when it comes to organic denim (and not just with brands, but with style as well). From small boutique brands to a denim legend, it seems everyone is getting into an organic state of mind. Here are my favorites.

Read more