So besides the much needed haircut and monthly mani/pedi, I stepped it up a notch and booked a facial at Eden Organix, a local eco-conscious spa and boutique.
Now, I'm certainly no spa guru. In fact, I've only recently discovered what a wonderful privilege they are. But after visiting Massage Envy (a spa chain) with my best friend, Jess, I knew I had to find an eco-friendly version. Cause let's be real here: if I'm going to pay $100 for you to slather products onto my skin, I want to be damn sure that they're from brands I trust and respect.
For example: Massage Envy bragged about how they use Murad products... um, not really something to brag about. Murad claims to be a gentle skincare line and yet their products are loaded with chemicals that suck the life out of your skin. No thanks.
My experience with Eden Organix was wonderful. It's cozy setting made me feel right at home. The waiting room had some great green books (Gorgeously Green, Green Chic) and magazines (Organic Spa Magazine, NJ Health & Beauty), while the front area hosted their boutique.
|Eden Organix Boutique in Highland Park, NJ|
Lauren was my esthetician and she was amazing. I received the deep cleansing facial, recommended for my acne-prone skin ($100 for 1 hour). Using products from 100% Pure, Juice Beauty, and Pangea Organics, Lauren described the benefits and ingredients of everything used. She answered all of my questions and gave some great tips for fighting acne. I'm thrilled to have found this place. Now if I can only find an eco-friendly nail salon in my area...
If you live in central New Jersey, swing by Eden Organix (located in Highland Park) for some sweet organic bliss. They offer all sorts of facials and massages, as well as make-up applications and waxing (using the best eco products, of course). Check their website for updates on specials and package deals. You can also shop their boutique online.
And if you're not from anywhere around here, I really suggest you find an eco-friendly spa near you (hello, Google). Seriously, your skin will thank you. Just make sure to do your research and read some reviews first. Happy pampering!