Being eco-consious doesn't mean dropping the beauty routine altogether. This Earth Day, keep the glam going while staying eco-fabulous with these Colorado-based companies.
Sweet Life Nail Bar and Lounge: It's almost flip-flop time, and Stapleton's Sweet Life is the place to get spring-ready -- owner Diane Bilello allows only natural, non-toxic Zoya nail products in mani/pedi services. (This also eliminates the odor found in other nail service establishments.) Bonus: Enjoy a martini from Sweet Life's bar while you're being pampered in their plush lounge.
2373 Central Park Blvd., Suite 105 (Stapleton); 720-496-4565
TallGrass Spa: So you want to indulge, but think living in excess will put a strain on Mother Nature? TallGrass Spa makes your guilty pleasure a little more innocent. This Evergreen day spa takes a natural and eco-friendly approach to products, cleansing products, water and paper usage, waste and even music sources. Take an hour off from saving the world while TallGrass picks up the slack.
997 Upper Bear Creek Road, Evergreen; 303-670-4444
Lily Organics: Founded by Lily Morgan, this Colorado-based company creates cruelty-free skincare products from ingredients grown on their own certified organic farm. Whether you're seeking relief for dry, oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin, Lily Organics provides high-quality, healthy products. Items can be purchased online and are now sold at Vitamin Cottage and Whole Foods.
Razor Mate: Poolside stubble is not the only way to reduce waste created by easily worn out blades. Pick up a Razor Mate from this Boulder-based business, which uses a "magnetic draw to remove the small contours in your blade," keeping your blade hanging in your shower up to 20 times longer.
$19.99 (purchases must be made online)
UltraPure Cosmetics: Forget the bare bones look -- line those eyes and tint that pout without worrying about the hundreds of chemicals other cosmetics contain. This Highlands Ranch company uses no animal-testing and all items are free of petro-chemicals, parabens, dyes, talc and other harmful ingredients. Glam it up with an easy conscience with bronzers, shadows, blushes, glosses and even vegan lipsticks.
Order online or via phone, 800-615-9762
Chaé Organics: Alcohol-free, chemical-free, gluten-free, GMO-free ... you name it, Chaé Organics has left it out of their hair care products. Keep your locks full, shiny and flip-ready without harming your health or environment. Colorado-based Chaé also offers massage oils, joint rubs, and baby and animal care lines.
Online and phone orders only, 719-742-5288