Yes, we are soon to be sharing our strides in sustainability with you all, and VERY excited to do so… Until then, here are a few of Julie’s favorite, kind-to-Mother-Nature products…
For the last few years I’ve been try to reduce and simplify my beauty + wellness habits. Firstly, I’m always on the go. I live in NYC and work in Philadelphia, and my family is spread out across continents, So, between all the transport, I prefer sleep over routines and travel light. Secondly, I’m trying my best to incorporate sustainable choices into as many areas of my life as I can. As I step into a new role which sees me leading FP’s Sustainability initiatives, I strive to live in harmony with my values and practice what I preach – that means educating myself, making mindful choices, and keeping my personal impact in check. But I’m only human and it’s impossible to be perfect so I do my best. I’m trying to incorporate these values into all aspects of my life – both ethically and environmentally — and believe that all of the little steps add up. Here’s a selection of my favorite products that, in addition to being absolutely incredible, also possess a sustainable element: each is made by an independent brand made up of completely natural, vegan ingredients and lives in recyclable and/or reusable packaging.
I love this, not only because it’s a clean product with a subtle funky-in-a-good-way earthy scent, but because it checks multiple boxes in a single product, which means I can use fewer things. I use this as an allover body moisturizer, face moisturizer when I’m feeling dry, and also as a hair serum – I just took the travel sized bottle with me around Italy and it was the perfect post-beach product for hair and body when I was feeling dried out from the sun and salt water.
This is hands down my favorite deodorant of all time!! I’ve been on a 2+ year hunt for the perfect organic deodorant (I’ve tried over six different ones at this point) and finally found what I need in this one. After learning that nearly 100% of what we put on our armpits is absorbed into our bodies, I was determined to cut out the nonorganic types but seriously struggled to find one that did the job. This is smooth to roll on, has a really nice subtle pine and cedarwood scent, and it really works for me, all day. I also have sensitive skin and the antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of CBD mean no skin irritations — a plus for summer.
I’ve known about lucuma – a superfruit from the Andes — ever since I was little. My sisters and I would devour lucuma flavored sweets when we visited our grandparents in Chile. I always knew it was a tasty treat but had no idea it was also an anti-inflammatory superfood packed with minerals until I discovered this Moon Juice powder! It has a really nice light woody maple flavor. I add it to my morning smoothie, which adds a natural sweetness so I don’t need anything additional.
I’m getting extremely personal here, but this product’s positive impact on the environment is too good not to advocate for. I have to thank my teammate Koa for convincing me to taking this step in the first place – believe me, it was daunting to start. The average woman uses at least 250 tampons a year. This dot cup puts an end to our necessary waste and it’s good for 10 YEARS!!! Other perks — it lasts 12 hours and also comes with a cute little carrying case. Another added bonus — for every dot cup purchased, one is given to empower a woman or girl without access to menstrual protection. :) Even more perks — think of all the $$ you’ll save over the years off your pink tax!
After using this toner for a week, my [identical twin] sister told me my skin looked fantastic and asked why I was hiding a secret from her. She’s literally never said that to me so I took this as a mega compliment, and realized the only update to my routine was the Gypsy Rose toner. Also the little bits of rose quartz inside are the cherry on top.