This Week's BEST Green Beauty Sales (Black Friday/Cyber Monday)

Is anyone else totally overwhelmed by how early all the sales started this year?  I usually put this list up on the Thursday, but I already feel like I'm way behind in posting it today!  This year, I've just included what I think are the best of the best sales.  My list is in no way all-inclusive, so if there's a store/brand you love that's not listed, they probably have a sale happening this weekend too!  I'll also likely be adding a few more throughout the week/weekend as more sales pop up.

If you're shopping from Canada, be aware that Canada Post is still turning away international packages because of the postal strike.  For that reason, I've included a ๐Ÿ for stores/companies that ship from within Canada and a ๐Ÿ“ฆ for ones that I know have other, non-mail shipping methods available.    

Apoterra Skincare

20% Off Storewide 
Free Herbal Steam with $75+
When? Friday to Monday

๐ŸBatty's Bath
Studio Clearance Sale (Select products up to 60% off)
Code: N/A
When: Now, While Supplies Last

The Choosy Chick
15% Off Storewide 
NEW Green Beauty in a Bag Set (Supports Living Beyond Breast Cancer)
When? Now through Monday

Morrocco Method: 5 Elements Shampoo + Diamond Crystal Mist

I've tried a lot of natural shampoos in my day, and Morrocco Method may just be the most unconventional one yet. And, I love it.  Morrocco Method products are plant-based, vegan, raw, paleo, non-GMO, soy- and gluten-free, and are handmade in the USA in small batches from natural and wildcrafted ingredients.   

The shampoo line was developed around the five elements: fire, earth, air, water, and ether.  Although each individual shampoo has a recommended hair type, the company suggests rotating between all five kinds for best results.  I was sent Morrocco Method's Travel Set of 5 Shampoos and I've been doing just that for the last few months. 

The Five Elements:

Apple Cider Vinegar Shampoo (Fire Element) – The most clarifying of the five, for all hair and scalp types.  Raw apple cider vinegar helps balance the pH of the scalp, regulates oil production, and stimulates blood circulation to the scalp. 

Earth Essence Shampoo (Earth Element) Intended for normal to oily hair and scalp.  Natural clays remove excess oils from the hair and scalp.

Pine Shale Shampoo (Air Element) For normal to dry hair and scalp, dandruff, and scalp irritation.  Restorative pine shale oil, approved in Europe as an effective dandruff treatment, reduces inflammation, calms scalp irritation, and helps with flakes, itchiness, and dryness.  (Note: MM’s pine shale oil is sourced from reservoirs beneath the earth’s surface – extracted without fracking -- and is not the same thing as crude shale oil.)

Sea Essence Shampoo (Water Element) The most moisturizing of the five, for normal to dry hair and scalp.  Kelp, blue-green algae, and protein-rich spirulina offer hydration, repair brittle strands, and promote hair growth. 

Heavenly Essence Shampoo (Ether Element) For normal to damaged hair and scalp.  Hemp seed oil and prickly pear extract condition the hair and scalp, and help restore shine and luster to dry or damaged hair. 

Active + Affordable Serums from Mad Hippie

The green beauty movement may have started as a somewhat grassroots community focused on basic, natural ingredients, but as popularity and demand have grown, I’ve noticed a definite shift towards an amalgamation of those original green beauty tenants and more scientific approaches and ingredients.  One thing I've been asked repeatedly is for product recommendation for affordable natural "active" skincare and with the slogan, "More Actives. More Results." and a price point that tops out at around $35 USD/$45 CAD, Mad Hippie Advanced Skin Care more than fits the bill. The company’s dual focus on safety and efficacy means that products are made with clean ingredients and are packed full of anti-aging actives that deliver proven results.  Each product is formulated to contain several active ingredients that complement one another and work together in synergy. 

I’ve best testing out Mad Hippie’s Vitamin C and Vitamin A Serums for the last few months and I’m finally ready to give my full take on these two products: feel, performance, and results.  Keep reading for all the details!

The Vitamin C Serum combines a skin-brightening blend of vitamin C, vitamin E, and ferulic acid.  There’s been a considerable amount of research done on the compounding antioxidant effects of these three ingredients and you may recognize the trio from certain well-known mainstream products.