Editor Loves: Boss Babes

By Anna Griffin, Editor In Chief

With our theme of Girl Power this month, I am paying homage to incredible business women who have each forged their own path to create outstanding brands that honor their creative talent, as well as our planet. These ladies are pioneers and their products are special. Amongst my personal favorites, they are all exceptional and beyond their green credentials the stories behind them give me daily inspiration. In a time where women still have to fight for equality, it’s no surprise that the majority of eco-friendly CEOs are female and that as a collective, they are ruling the sustainable marketplace. Created by phenomenal Boss Babes, these brands are the ones I want to support, especially when their products leave me feeling as good as these do. So let’s hear it for the girls, remembering that anything we set our mind to is possible and beyond looking and feeling great, we too can think like a boss and contribute to a better world.

Jane Iredale Smell the Roses

$33 USD

Inspired to make cosmetics that look good, feel good and are good for the skin, Jane Iredale launched her first product over 25 years ago and is a pioneer in the clean beauty industry. Her line delivers high-performance formulas without nasty chemicals, and with over $1,000,000 already donated tocharity,the brand is committed to making a difference. Its newest product, the limited edition Smell the Roses Hydration Spray, donates 100% of profits to women undergoing cancer treatment through Look Good Feel Better. Hydrate your skin and boost your mood with a beautifully refreshing spritz of organic rose oils and extracts, while helping women who are suffering, feel good simultaneously. Trust me - it’s that burst of feel-good that you and your skin are needing!

PC: Jane Iredale

Évolué Day and Night Cream

$68 USD

Holding a Masters of Library Science from UCLA, founder Jean Seo, was inspired to create clean beauty products with natural moisturizing factors that our body naturally produces, but deplete with age. On the market for over 20 years, Évolué’s mission is to produce a clean, effective, luxurious anti-aging skincare line with a highly selective, thoughtfully curated roster of ingredients, which are organically certified. Committed to the excellence of her products, Jean consistently re-invests in brand research and development, and Évolué is in a class of its own with formulas that are sometimes years in the making. There isn’t a product in this line that I don’t love, but the Day and Night Cream is a particular favorite for its convenient two-in-one formula and skin enhancing results, which make me look much younger than I sometimes feel!

PC: Évolué

Laila Ali Lifestyle YOUPLENISH Plant Power Protein

$29 USD

A four-time undefeated boxing World Champion, Laila is an entrepreneur, fitness and wellness advocate, TV host and author, whose focus is to inspire others to be the best version of themselves. Championing us to fuel our mindset and our legacy, health is at the heart of her lifestyle brand and her products reflect her commitment with a focus on clean ingredients, independently tested for verification that she can authentically stand behind. Her Plant Power Protein is vegan, creamy and delicious, made with non-GMO, North American grown yellow peas, and is soy and sugar free. Perfect for weight management, building lean muscle and workout recovery, the Chocolate Fudge gets me excited to go to the gym, just so I can reward myself with its deliciousness post-workout!

PC: Laila Ali Lifestyle

Christie Martin Evil Eye Necklace

$695 USD

A qualified metalsmith and jewelry maker for over 20 years, Christie is a Hollywood original. Designing and hand making her collections, she has an impressive history from magazine covers to fashion shows and music videos. A true creative who carefully considers each piece she creates, her jewelry has adorned A-list celebrities including Pink, Beyonce, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton. She keeps her feet rooted in her passion for the planet however, proudly running a green company that uses recycled silver and gold, upcycles scraps during the production process, and uses recycled materials for her packaging. Her newest design, a stunning, 14k gold and conflict-free diamond Evil Eye, was inspired by her feeling that the world needs a little extra protection right now. I love its ethos, which makes me feel a little bit safer and a lot more chic when I’m wearing it.