Saturday, March 12, 2011

A Passion for Purity: Vegan Skin Care at just the goods (A BESTeam Feature)

     “I started making natural skin care items for myself and my immediate circle of friends at the end of 2007,” says Milena, owner/operator of justthegoods. “The feedback I received was very positive and I was encouraged to make my products more widely available.”
      justthegoods is a Winnipeg-based producer of handmade, vegan skin care products at affordable prices. The company is a fully compliant member of the Compact for Safe Cosmetics. Just the Goods products are made without petrochemicals, parabens, sulfates, phthalates, and artificial fragrances, dyes, and flavors.
      As a natural skin care specialist, Milena has a passion for her products. A curator of contemporary art, writer, and researcher in her “other” life, she focuses on socially and politically motivated art, audience engagement, and progressive cultural policy. Milena’s professional value system concentrates on making alternative options accessible.
      “In other words,” she says, “my curatorial work seeks to encourage thoughtfulness about society and just the goods aims to do the same. just the goods is also concerned with supporting positive body image and equity for all genders.”

     This is  a shot of just the goods' Vegan Peppermint Ginger Foot Butter. A penetrating blend of cocoa and shea butter, grapeseed and sweet almond oil, apply this rich butter generously and feel it turn into a luxurious and invigorating treatment for tired sore feet!

     Here we have some of just the goods amazing Fizzing Vegan Bath Melts. Made with essential oils, cocoa butter and water softening baking soda these little heart-shaped treasures are just what you need to soak the days stresses away and give your skin the healthy moisture it needs! They come in Calm: chamomile, lavender, and vetiver; Romantic: rosewood, patchouli, and ylang ylang; Sleepy: bergamot, chamomile, and clary sage; Energizer I (citrus): basil, cypress, and lemon; Energizer II (mint): bergamot, lavender, juniper, peppermint and NEW Unscented!

     Here's something for the shavers in the house, just the goods' NEW solid Spearmint and Eucalyptus Vegan Shaving Cream. Designed to reduce and eliminate shaving bumps and razor burn. Made from vegetable-based stearic acid and kaolin, essential oils and shea butter  this cream gives a satisfying, clean shave and helps skin feel great!

     You can find Milena's fabulous products on her site at justthegoods, she also has a lovely blog. Follow her on Twitter and become a fan on Facebook! Milena loves feedback so be sure to leave some comments!
      I'm going right now to order some of that Vegan foot butter myself!

All the best!



Just the Goods said...

Aaaaaaaaaw! Thank you so much for this awesome coverage =-) I'm so flattered you're interested in my shop! And yes!! I can definitely custom blend peppermint eucalyptus foot butter for you =-) I'll be in touch with more details!!
All the very best,
Milena / Just the Goods

mysticwynd said...

What a wonderfully informative and well written feature - love your choices...they all sound sooo soothing!

MysticWynd on Etsy

AngelinatheGreatness said...

Why go Vintage Skincare? Um, because it is awesome. Really though, all our styles and fashions imitate the past. Apparently we think they had some pretty fab ideas back then. Hepburn, Monroes, Jackie O, Davis (Bette, that is) just to name a few we admire and adore them.

But let's look back farther into history though past the American glory days and direct our attention to the topic at hand; skincare. I take you now east, far east. Back to a time and place where people began...

What did we do before parabens, propylene glycol, petroleum? Before science labs and esteemed chemists? Why nature of course! We knew that what was meant for eating was also good for beautifying skin and hair. It was a simple time. Now a days things are much more complicated, for whatever reason. Synthetic chemicals invade our skincare and our planet and for some reason many of us stand silently by.

Well Arden & Angelina refuse to comply. Never will you be required to study chemistry to understand the ingredients. Products are handmade and poured the old fashioned way with only the finest, purest ingredients. All vegan, all natural and all green made from sunshine and rainbows. The only way to go for fresh, clean skincare.