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sun's out - REN

clean water, community, beauty, environmentally caring, environmentally conscious, environmentally responsib, Oceans, skin care, social sustainability, Recycled, Sunscreeneden tirlComment
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Spring is here and Summer is fast approaching which begs the question: Are you wearing your sunscreen? Many of you are very anti – sunscreen and for good reason. They can be filled with ingredients you can’t pronounce, they’re heavy, and can cause breakouts (no, thanks). That’s where REN steps in by launching their Clean Screen Mineral SPF 30. It’s vegan, cruelty-free, and doesn’t contain any silicone. Their sunscreen contains 22% zinc oxide, rice starch, and yellow passion fruit seed extract. And the best part is it’s certified clean beauty and doesn’t leave you looking chalky. It’s a daily sunscreen you want to reapply throughout your day. 

REN was founded to offer you clean products that are not only good for you but good for the environment as well. They’re adamant about using bio - actives in their products and they only use 100% recyclable packaging. Their bottles are made from recycled ocean plastic and they have partnered with Surfrider to clean up the world’s beaches and oceans. 

How Smitten!

beauty sleep - Care

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Your skin works while you sleep. Yes, really! That’s why using effective products in your nighttime routine is not only necessary, but easy. Care’s Tireless Retinoid Night Serum is like magic in a bottle. Made to brighten your complexion, it contains granactive retinoid which helps promote cell renewal and diminish dark spots. Care understands that the key isn’t to stop aging, but rather it’s to age gracefully.

Care was founded on the need to provide safe and effective products. Their products are made in the U.S. and only feature clean ingredients that are even safe to use during pregnancy. They don’t test on our furry friends and they market their goods at honest prices. What’s even better is how they donate a portion of their profits to charity. They feature a different charity for each season, bringing awareness to multiple causes close to their heart. 

We’re Smitten!

handle with grace - Philosophy

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Fragrance helps you make a statement when you walk into a room. It helps boost your confidence and leaves people wondering about you even after you’ve left the room. Philosophy’s Amazing Grace Fragrance is both bold and feminine, containing notes of bergamot and muguet blossoms. Having won three awards, it’s perfect for all the boss babes out there.

Philosophy was founded by Christina Carlino. Since then, she has been committed to offering products that deliver results in order to transform your skin for the better. Along with Philosophy, she has created the hope & grace initiative where she supports mental health treatments. Each product that is sold allows the company to support mental health efforts by donating financial grants in treating and preventing mental illness.

We’re purely Smitten!

hydrate with honey - Fountain of Truth

100% natural, beauty, charity, cause conscious, moisturizer, skin care, women's healtheden tirlComment
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My face might be drier than all the deserts combined. Dramatic, I know. The solution may be in The Honey Glowmask by Fountain of Youth. Made without the bad stuff, its active ingredients are coconut oil (hello, old friend) and squalane. For each purchase, 10% of the proceeds are donated to Fab-U-Wish and The Pink Agenda.  

Breast cancer survivor Giuliana Rancic set out to create her own clean products and thus, Fountain of Truth was born. Cancer research is something Giuliana is passionate about. The company partners with The Pink Agenda to help find the cure for breast cancer. 

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coconut to the rescue - Conscious Coconut

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Using Conscious Coconut could solve ALL of your problems- well, almost. It’s the ultimate multitasker. It’s a moisturizer, teeth whitener, and you can even tame your frizzy hair with it. The list goes on! It’s also cold-pressed, 100% organic and comes in a squeeze tube so it’s perfect to toss into your bag.

When Danielle Conte founded Conscious Coconut, she knew she had to give back. The company partners with Feeding America to provide food for hungry children so they can get the proper nutrition they require because no child should ever go hungry.

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oils, anyone? - Uma Oils

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Uma’s Pure Energy Oil might just put an end to my daily Starbuck’s runs. Made in India, the oil contains ingredients such as peppermint and frankincense, which are known to energize and awaken you. It’s like coffee without the crash. It’s 100% organic, containing zero synthetics or preservatives. 

Uma Oils was founded by Shrankhla Holecek. The ingredients are sourced from her farm in India. The brand praises their Ayurvedic beliefs- which is to give back. Uma Oils donates a third of their profits to their community in India where they fund health clinics and offer academic scholarships to young girls. 

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polish your lips - French Girl

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Polish up those lips for a perfectly pretty pout - and benefit others too. $1 from every sale of Rose Lip Polish goes to a charitable organization. 

Contains yummy ingredients:

Organic Shea Butter & Coconut Oil - deeply moisturize and soothe dry lips.

Mint & Rose Geranium Organic Essential Oils - create a mild plumping effect.

Organic Sugar - exfoliates without irritation.

clean up for christmas - B.A.R.E. soap

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B.A.R.E. Soaps’ message really says it all: “Good For You, Good For Others”.  Made with all-natural ingredients and on a mission to provide a sustainable sanitation programs in Uganda and India, B.A.R.E Soaps certainly are good for everyone.

Their soaps are never tested on animals, and are beautifully made from Organic Saponified Oils, Goat’s Milk and Essential Oils.  20% of each sale are reinvested directly back economic development, bringing short-term relief like shoes, medical attention, and sanitation, and establishing long-term solutions like sustainable farming and employment for women.

The mission of B.A.R.E Soaps becomes clear after learning just two simple but staggering statistics: UNICEF estimates a child dies from diarrhea every 30 seconds in underdeveloped countries, and that a bar of soap can reduce diarrhea born diseases by 40%.  To combat this very real and fully preventable threat of disease, B.A.R.E Soaps has partnered with Children’s Hope Chest and Point Community Church to help families in Kaberamaido, Uganda since 2012. In 2016 they expanded their mission’s reach include Kalwa Slum, India through a partnership with Sundara Fund.

a plethora of cause conscious gifts - CAUSEBOX

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In our busy modern culture of on-demand everything, we love love love the idea of a CAUSEBOX membership!  A hand-curated collection of jewelry, housewares, skincare products and accessories arrives 4 times a year direct to your front door, introducing you to brands that are doing great work to empower, employ and educate women from all over the globe.  

In addition to their gorgeous collection of products, each CAUSEBOX arrives filled with detailed information about each brand and item’s unique creation story. Having insight into each organization’s purpose, mission, beneficiaries and impact translates into total transparency about where each dollar is going - bringing a serious level of trust to CAUSEBOX and the products they include.

hydrate that skin for a sustainable world - LUSH Charity Pots

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Keep your skin hydrated, creamy and smelling of rosewood oil with Lush's Charity Pot Body Lotion.

Lush's handmade products are a prized favorite of the staff here at notablySmitten. Our first article on their yummy, nutritious shampoo bars is here. This cruelty-free beauty company donates 100% of each purchase to environmental conservation, animal welfare and human rights organizations.

LUSH products are 100% vegan.

LUSH are against animal testing and are supporters of animal rights and welfare.

LUSH are charitable and support environmental conservation and human rights.

LUSH works tirelessly to leave a small carbon footprint behind.

Smitten again!

soft and soothed skin naturally - Honest Beauty

100% natural, beauty, cause conscious, cosmetics, education, ethical, girls, moisturizer, skin careeden tirlComment
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With my husband working in the movie industry, I travel a lot! This fall we have been fortuitous to spend it in the very friendly, bohemian, rustic little town of Manitou Springs, at the base of Pikes Peak. It's positively stunning here...and with an elevation of 6,035 feet, very drying to the skin. After a week here, my face was thirsty, and needed some attention. I sincerely scored when I (finally) stumbled upon Honest Beauty's Magic Balm...it is pure greatness in a 5g/17oz. compact.

Honest Beauty is made without: parabens, gluten, silicones, petrolatum, synthetic fragrances, or dyes - they have created an incredible product line. I've been using the balm morning and night, and my skin feels like I've been hanging in Hawaii!

Jessica Alba is the beauty behind The Honest Company and Honest Beauty, and both are devoted to healthy products and the education of our girls. Both ideas notablySmitten supports wholeheartedly!

"Your purchase helps fund access to safe products and advances in research and education that support healthy, happy lives for all."

...am totally Smitten with Honest Beauty!

husband's birthday, husband's beauteous beard - Herbivore Beard Tonic

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For a truly deliciously healthy looking beard, you will want to use Herbivore Botanicals Beard Tonic. Scented with this harmonious combination of Cedar and Bergamot.  

Herbivore has handcrafted their products with a five-star plant based carrier along with essential oils that include moisturizing Jojoba and nourishing Argan oil.

The entire Herbivore Botanicals line is made with 100% natural additives — no parabens, preservatives, artificial colours, artificial scents or animal ingredients.

Handmade in Seattle, these small batch face care products are loved by smokin' bearded dudes the world over!

A little goes a long way: use sparingly but rub vigorously into the beard. You want to get to the skin underneath, as it is an excellent moisturizer.

Yummy...Smitten.