May 22, 2008

NEW Aveda Green Science Firming Skincare Review

Aveda has launched a new anti-aging, firming skincare line called Green Science that could easily go head-to-head with any "high-tech" department store brand. The line is composed of a firming face and eye cream, a lifting serum, and intensive line-minimizers packaged in cool, tiny tubes. According to the press release, clinical results show a 41% more lifted appearance and a 37% reduction in the appearance of lines and wrinkles.

Pretty factor: After water, the main ingredients in all four products is rosemary leaf extract and spike moss. Like lavender and tea tree oil, rosemary is a wonder-herb: an antioxidant, antiseptic and antispasmodic. It's also widely thought to stimulate blood circulation. I've been using the Lifting Serum for 2 weeks and love how it tingles upon application and gives my face a healthy, rosy flush. Spike moss helps rebuild the skin's barrier, and a blend of glucosamine, organic argan oil, and peptides renew and plump the skin.

Ideal for: normal, dry and mature skin

Eco factor: Aveda has been dedicated to environmental responsibility long before "green" entered the public vernacular and every other celebrity drove a Prius. Its manufacturing facility in Minnesota is powered entirely by wind energy, and its cosmetics contain organic, sustainably sourced, fair trade ingredients. Products come in 80 to 100% post-consumer recycled cartons. . No parabens, phathlates, petro ingredients, or animal testing.

To buy: $45 to $85 at Aveda concept salons and spas nationwide


Anonymous said...

Thanks for highlighting this product. We have a new Aveda concept salon opening soon and I will certainly ask for this one!
Keep up the great blog!