One of the simplest ways to make every day Earth Day is to incorporate some of these new skincare products that make it easier to live an eco-friendly lifestyle. Free of parabens (an ingredient already banned in Europe for its health risks) and other harmful additives, using these products not only helps save the earth while providing a host of benefits to skin but, to our minds, there's no reason to be applying toxins to the largest organ of our bodies.
Originally developed by an OB/GYN seeking to make products safe for mothers and their unborn babies, Sponge products feature the most pure and highest quality ingredients. Since the initial idea, Dr. Costas Tynpanidis has gone on to collaborate with Athens universities to develop new safety tests without harming the environment and has introduced several more products to the all-organic line.
The process of making Sponge products starts by meticulously and laboriously extracting the vitamins, antioxidants and nutrients from plants without the use of chemicals. Resulting products, like Krema Imeras ($110), a hydrating anti-aging day cream with a light texture and subtle scent, come with the assurance that they're neither hurting you nor the world.