6 Earth-Friendly Beauty Brands to Get Behind
By Maureen Choi
Photo Credit: Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D
The Buys: Antioxidant- and essential-fatty-acid-rich sea buckthorn berry oil makes the Hydrating Serum ($40) and Cleanse and Detox Facial Soap ($6) heavy hitters against wrinkles and sun damage.
The Source: Organic sea buckthorn berries (believed by Buddhist monks to have sacred healing powers ) indigenous to the Himalayan Mountains are handpicked and sorted by native farmers.
Feel-Good Factor: The Dalai Lama has given his blessing to the fair-trade pact between Sibu Beauty and the sea buckthorn farmers in Tibet mostly women who earn enough in one season to support their families for a year.