This blog is mostly about consuming less, or not at all, so I hesitated for a long time to even so much as mention a few of the small green companies whose products I love and think are well worth supporting. I finally decided to feature a few that I want, for purely selfish reasons, to stick around in years to come. Don’t worry, this isn’t about to become a review blog. Normal cantankerous greenie rants will continue momentarily.
Blissoma Organic Skincare
Owner: Julie Longyear
Products: all natural skincare, deodorant, and perfume
My tempermental skin loves Blissoma. Nothing calms it down faster when it’s having a spiteful hissy fit, and nothing upsets it faster than switching, even briefly, to another brand. (“But it says it’s organic!”) I originally found Blissoma through a giveaway on Fig and Sage and just keep coming back because it works. And for good reason: company owner Julie Longyear spent years testing and fine-tuning the formulas to be gentle and effective. My favorite two Blissoma products are the non-soap facial cleanser, which smells lemony fresh and leaves my skin clean but not dry, and the smooth A+ serum, which helps keep breakouts at bay and works well as a light daily moisturizer.
Just a few more reasons why Blissoma rocks:
- No bad stuff — parabens, phenoxyethanol, artificial fragrance, propylene glycol, TEA, etc.
- Full ingredients disclosed on website
- A majority of each product’s ingredients are certified organic
- No animal products
- Leaping Bunny certified
- Green America approved
- Powered by renewable energy
- Handmade in small batches in St. Louis
- Reasonably priced
Tomorrow (March 2) Julie is doing a major promotion through Jasmere. You can buy a $40 gift certificate for $19 or less, depending on how many people take advantage of the offer. If you’ve been looking for safer alternatives to conventional skincare that don’t break the budget or support corporate villains, I recommend Blissoma without any hesitations. And no, I wasn’t paid or asked to write this.
What are your favorite skincare brands? Have you seen The Story of Cosmetics?