17 posts tagged "Origins"
Tree-huggers, take note: April is Earth Month, which means a slew of eco-friendly initiatives will be coming your way from beauty companies that have pledged their allegiance to the green movement. Here are a few programs already in the works to satisfy your do-gooder intentions until the real onslaught of promotions officially arrives in a few weeks:
Origins Takes, We All Receive
According to the EPA, packaging accounts for approximately one third of all landfill waste. To help counteract the epidemic, Origins is launching the “Return to Origins” Recycling Program, which facilitates a nationwide recycling effort of cosmetics packaging. Beginning March 29, you can bring your bottles, tubes, caps, jars, and compacts—regardless of brand—to the over 450 Origins retail stores and department store counters nationwide, where dedicated recycling receptacles will be set up for drop off. There’s also an official kick-off party planned for April 2 at the General Motors plaza in New York, where free hand and arm massages will abound and the first 250 participants to make contributions will receive a free deluxe-sized A Perfect World Intensely Hydrating Body Cream with White Tea.
Bond No. 9′s Bottleneck Effect
This April, Bond No. 9, the niche New York-based perfume house, wants to remind everyone that it has taken on recycling duties for the fragrance industry and is accepting flacons at all of their boutiques and Saks Fifth Avenue counters, no matter what brand. And by way of an eco-friendly thank-you, you’ll receive a refillable pocket spray for your empties.
Aveda Walks For Water
For its annual Earth Month initiative, Aveda has taken up the safe and clean drinking-water cause by holding 6K walks, which are meant to be symbolic of the average distance women in developing countries walk on a daily basis to get water for their families. The company’s goal is to raise $3 million in 30 days. Click here for more information on how you can get involved. Related events will take place at all Aveda salons, institutes, and stores, where sales from its stress-relieving lavender and sage Light the Way Earth Month Candle will go to Global Green Grants.
For weary members of the fashion tribe who’ve been in Europe since the end of February, this week marks the beginning of relative normalcy, when attending five-plus shows a day—not to mention accompanying fêtes—is replaced by the somewhat welcome humdrum of the daily grind. If jet lag and that late-night partying schedule have left your sleeping pattern all screwy (and your skin in a state of disrepair), Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins Night Health Collection promises to improve your complexion and help lull you into well-deserved slumber, without the risk of a prescription drug dependency. Released last month, the four products in the range were developed with a base of organic lavender, mandarin, and chamomile essential oils to encourage a transition into a state of blissful unconsciousness. The regimen begins with a warm soak using the Bedtime Bath Oil to bring your body to its optimum temperature before you turn in for the evening, and continues with a few dabs of the Bedtime Balm, which, when rubbed onto acupressure points, helps trigger relaxation. Add to this a few spritzes of the aromatic Room Spray and a slather of the Bedtime Face Cream formulated with buckbean and St. Paul’s wort extracts to visibly reduce the signs of aging while you get your z’s, and the stress of show season will seem like a bad dream.