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It's Earth Day, and we have beauty expert and author of green tea goodness Tracy O'Connor here to share some of her eco-favorite finds.

EILEEN FISHER Eco-friendly Fashion Collection: ECO Good For You Factor = Fashion forward brand makes pieces with organic cotton and linen, many pieces made at SA8000-certified factory that ensures fair, safe and ethical working conditions. Yes! BUY: Eileen Fisher Online

*Featured today on me: Cropped Jean Jacket in organic cotton, stretch denim ($218), Silk Drawstring Pant (228), Organic Linen Jersey Tank ($148).  On Table, U-Neck Short Sleeve A-Line Tee in Organic Linen Jersey ($128).
  •  Organic Cotton Made from luxe organic cotton. Organic cotton skips the chemicals that make conventional cotton one of the most toxic crops.
  •  Organic Linen & Silk fabric bluesign® certified for chem, water, energy usage.

TRACY TRAVEL TIP:  Ideal for travel as the organic jean is softer than other jean and won’t show dirt and cozy, silk pants have deep pockets for passports, tickets, etc!


NATIVE MAUI Organic Skincare & Chemical Free Sunscreen Collection: ECO Good For You Factor = I LOVE everything in this line. Collection of sunscreens and skincare for the whole family, NO petrochemicals, no parabens, no synthetic fragrances, no nano-particles, no chemicals.  BUY: Select retailers,  Native Maui Online

  • Organic, broad-spectrum, chemical-free, anti-aging sunscreen and skincare.  Nothing else like it on the market.  (73-98% organic)
  • Features SPF 50 for Baby, Kids SPF 30 Spray, Glow Potion SPF 25, SPF 50, and incredible new Mango sunscreen one – and my fave Glow Potion Serum for eyes and face. Yum!
  • Prices range:  $22-$47

TRACY TRAVEL TIP:  Not just for vacation travel, these sunscreens are serious skincare and best of all, unlike most, safe for everyday use and for your babies!


GREEN TEA EYES Refreshing Gel Pads By ToGoSpa:  ECO Good For You Factor = NO parabens or yucky preservatives, no synthetic fragrance or artificial colors – just natural anti-agers derived from Mother Earth.  BUY ($25/6): Nationwide at spas, salons and ToGoSpa Online

  • Made to brighten, de-puff, de-stress, brighten, lighten, reduce puffiness, dark circles and plump lines and firm! Liquid drink for your under eye area – Ahhhhh…. Gotta Looooove that!
  • Made with all natural goodness: Green tea, Aloe vera, red seaweed plant collagen, antioxidants, amino acids, lavender oil, and chitosan

TRACY TRAVEL TIP: Perfection for in-flight Spa-ing and post travel under eye plumping. 


BROW PERFECTION GEL By Perfekt Beauty: ECO Good For You Factor = NO oils, petrochemicals, tars, formaldehyde, synthetic fragrance or parabens.  BUY ($22): Sephora & Perfekt Beauty Online

  • Thickens, defines, colors, shapes and grooms the brow – Does it ALL – naturally and is natural looking!
  • Can use to lighten brows or darken brows without using any harsh chemicals to do it.
  • Secret:  Can even use to touch up or cover hair roots or grays in a pinch!

TRACY TRAVEL TIP: Noooo one likes the look of a drawn-on eyebrow when at the pool – this is a natural solution, smudge and water resistant!


BARESKIN Pure Brightening Serum Foundation by BARE MINERALS: ECO Good For You Factor= Brand-new foundation, BARESKIN, has NO petrochemicals, no oil, no parabens, no silicone, no chemical sunscreen and no synthetic fragrance. BUY: Select spas, retailers, Bare Minerals boutiques & Bare Minerals Online

  • BARESKIN is a foundation, tone-correcting and brightening serum all in one – featuring natural mineral pigments suspended in a coconut base, packed with vitamins and antioxidants.
  • Works great with the patent-pending Buff Brush with a unique reservoir!
  • Price:  Foundation: $29, Brush: $28

TRACY TRAVEL TIP: Perfect, no-makeup makeup look for on the go and fun in the sun.


VAPOUR ORGANIC Luxury Performance Cosmetics: 
ECO Good For You Factor = ONLY USDA Certified Organic color cosmetic brand currently on the market. Packaging make with recyclable/sustainable methods.  Many impressive ECO-credentials! BUY: Spiritbeautylounge.com, beglowing.com and Vapour Beauty Online

  • Featured today:  AURA MULTI USE BLUSH in Courtesan (Price $36)
  • This richly pigmented pink is a universally flattering shade AND made without carmine (the crushed beetle that most cosmetics use for red and rosy shades)
  • Color collection includes … Everything from mascara and lip and cheek color to foundations, eye shadows, liners and nail lacquers. No yucky stuff.  Contain 70% organic ingredients and 30% vitamins and mineral pigments.  *Safe for pregnancy.

TRACY TRAVEL TIP:  Easy to use, multitasking products like this are finger to face and don’t require brushes and all the extras – making packing a cinch!


CHROME GIRL Non-Toxic Nail Lacquer: ECO Good For You Factor = One of only a few 5-free non-tox nail polish collections that lasts and doesn’t chip for days! BUY: Chrome Girl Online

  • Featured on me today:  (Heartbreaker, Price: $12)
  • Created by Jaime Boreanaz and Melissa Ravo, and their respective husbands DavidBoreanaz and Aaron Ravo,
  • 5-free means NO formaldehyde, DBP, toluene, fomaldehyde, resin or camphor. It is safe for even youngsters – but is on-trend, and ultra-cool. 

TRACY TRAVEL TIP:  Can’t hit the beach without tips and toes in order with a stunning Eco-mani-pedi.


YOUTH2O Superfood Shot:
ECO Good For You Factor = For Beauty, performance and wellness = Gives you natural energy and bigtime immunity derived from nature = NO Caffeine, sugar or gluten!  BUY ($9.99 for a box, $19.99 for a bottle): Youth h2o Online

  • Features natural Camu (highest concentration of antioxidant vitamin c), purple corn and maca (increases energy and libido)
TRACY TRAVEL TIP: Great for getting over Jet Lag and for preventing illness while traveling.


RARE EARTH CLEANSING MASK By Kiehl’s – limited edition package, created by Ashley Judd & Anthony Mackie. ECO Good For You Factor:  Up to $50,000 of purchases go to Recycle Across America.  Made with natural goodness.  BUY ($23): Kiehl's Online

Features bentonite and Amazonian clay to vacuum out pores and aloe vera and oatmeal to smooth, refine and soften the skin.  Gorgeous skin!

TRACY TRAVEL TIP: Take this on vacation with you for an affordable spa-night on the go.


CITY LIPS Lip Plumper by CITY COSMETICS: ECO Good For You Factor:  NO needle needed lip plumping, no harsh for you, synthetic ingredients that irritate in order to plump.  Vegan, organic, pregnancy safe and FDA approved.  BUY ($35): City Cosmetics Online

Smoother and fuller lips by 3 mm within ten minutes of the application.  Will also stimulate lasting natural collagen production in 30 days and results contine with use.

TRACY TRAVEL TIP: Wear on the plane to protect lips from dehydration and add instant volume Vavoom!


URBAN MARKET BAGS: ECO Good For You Factor:  Sustainable and sleek multi-purpose bags that save trees and grocery bag fees!  BUY: Urban Market Bags Online

  • Reusable, collapsible and convenient – able to fit into the cup holder of your car –convenient and classyof color and sophistication to your ensemble.
  • Price: 3 Pack - $28, 6 Pack - $40

TRACY TRAVEL TIP: Dreamy for kids toys, beach or poolside - can get sandy/wet and keep on going!


COYUCHI Organic Textiles: ECO Good For You Factor = Coyuchi’s products are produced using organic and natural fibers, free of the toxic dies, bleaches and finishes used in conventional textiles. BUY:  Retailers nationwide, Coyuchi Online

  • Featured today is an organic Coyuchi Table Runner, Robe and Throws
  • All Coyuchi cotton is 100% organic, and most is certified to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), the world's leading textile processing standard for organic fibers. Product categories include organic and natural bedding, organic and natural bath, organic and natural table linens, organic baby, and sleepwear and robes 

TRACY TRAVEL TIP:  Coyuchi robe is a chic, loungy and cozy beach/pool cover up to pack… or to give you that spa-cation feeling at home!
Check out Tracy’s Beauty & Travel tips on Twitter @ClubTracy or read her just launched Health & Beauty e-book Green Tea Goodness!

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