Where I sit, Earth Day is tomorrow, April 22nd 2008. Earth Day is a name used for celebrations in the Northern Hemisphere during the Spring, and the Fall in the Southern Hemisphere that are supposed to inspire awareness of and appreciation for our Earth’s environment. Although I’m a writer, I also helped start up New York City’s recycling programs! Now, as a beauty and fashion reviewer, I think of Earth Day not just as a way to preserve the Earth, but also to preserve ourselves just a little bit more! So, in honor of Earth Day, I’m suggesting a beauty oriented retail web site that has nothing but natural, truly organic, good-for-your-skin beauty and wellness products. The company, Beautorium.com features truly organic, natural and organic beauty care!
I paid a visit to the very user-friendly site, where products can be searched by type, and by skin solution as well as by brand. The company has a nice range of products from anti-aging to pregnancy and baby, from body care to hair care, from fragrance and home goods, to aromatherapy to makeup. I noticed a number of brands that the Advice Sisters have routinely reviewed in our “What Works” Beauty, Cosmetics & Fashion review columns including Pangea , Juice Beauty, and Dr. Hauschka. I am also happy to report that all the Beautorium.com brands are: natural or organic; not tested on animals, cruelty-free; have ingredients and with proven benefits; are professionally and beautifully presented and are from compelling brands and company personalities.
Beautorium.com also offers counsel, tips, and solutions on beauty issues, lists specific information on what ingredients to avoid, provides certifying third-party organizations, and every ingredient is listed so you know exactly what you’re getting.
Ordering was easy, and I liked the fact that you don’t have to fish around for the shipping information, and you can choose from UPS ground or rush shipping (there’s even a zone map showing you how long it will take for your products to arrive). Although I haven’t received an order from Beautorium.com just yet, I am told that my products will arrive nicely packaged in a pretty (recycled) Beautorium box, and free samples from other lines are sent along with every order (to familiarize you with brands you might not have tried yet). And, if your order is over $75, Beautorium will include a free “I Am a Natural Bag” fair-trade burlap bag to help cut down on the use of plastic bags. Orders also have a 60-day 100% satisfaction guarantee. Shipping confirmation is also straighforward and efficient.
For Earth Day, and for every day….treat yourself to organic, good-for-your-body products and make the Earth, and you, just a little bit better.