Hello June, and happy Friday! Today we have a deal from the always-amazing team at NuboNau. If you still haven’t checked these guys out, or are new to our site (welcome!), now’s your chance. (Of course, if you’re already hooked then this may be your excuse…) Not only do they have a brain-meltingly good selection of products we love, but you the readers keep telling us how incredible their customer service is. We totally agree and today’s deal is predictably awesome…
So here it is: Spend $50 or more on anything your little heart desires from NuboNau, and get this Anti-Aging Mist from beloved brand Intelligent Nutrients for $15 (valued at $35). Just enter the promo code NMDL at checkout. Translation: Spend $50, save $20, get awesome stuff. The mist is USDA Certified Organic and packed with skin-healthy oils and antioxidants.
For the record we love Intelligent Nutrients, and if you read the book you know all about the company’s wonderfully eccentric founder Horst Rechelbacher—the same man who also brought the world Aveda back in the day (which has since been sold and is no longer clean—IN is its second coming). When we interviewed him, Horst taught us how to wash our hair backwards, made us taste his hairspray (one of our favorite products ever), and mused about soil standards. It was enlightening, to say the least, and we’ve championed the brand from the very beginning. Get with the program, people! (Note: We’re not endorsing the new Harmonic line at this point.)
Important deal details: The deal is valid for one week, or as long as stocks last. It’s so good that NuboNau is only offering one deal per person and you can’t combine offers. If you prefer the phone, want advice, or are ordering from Canada, just call: 1 877NuboNau
Also, new customers will receive 2000 Welcome Points with their first order (worth $20) and returning customers can of course redeem previous points. If you spend over $95 you automatically get free shipping. Booyakasha!
Have a wonderful weekend—and remember to make the most of your down time!
We’re just full of questions today, aren’t we?!
We’ve actually been meaning to ask you this one for a while now, because when it comes to clean beauty everyone has had what we call the “a-ha moment”—and it can make for great story telling. Of course, you’ve heard ours about a billion times now: We got the Brazilian Blowout, found out we’d put ourselves through toxic trauma, started reading the labels on our products, and freaked the frig out.
Seems her mother has a habit of cutting out newspaper clippings for her, and a recent one was from the Sunday Telegraph. This particular piece featured our guy Horst Rechelbacher, founder of Aveda and a clean-beauty pioneer, spelling out why our beauty products may be doing us harm. Laura’s reaction:
I read it. I worried about it. And then I started reading the labels on my lotions and potions…and worried even more.
A little further down she realizes that she uses an average of 14 products a day—despite considering herself pretty low maintenance—and that’s before nail polish and makeup. Going down her list:
My body moisturiser (Palmer’s), face wash (Simple) and leave-in conditioner (Keihl’s) all contain methylparaben and propylparaben, which are used as preservatives. They are suspected hormone disruptors and may interfere with male reproductive functions.
My expensive shampoo (Aveda) has cyclomethicone, used to soften, smooth and moisten. It’s another suspected hormone disruptor and reproductive toxicant that’s known to be harmful to fish and other wildlife.
My face wash and toothpaste (Macleans) contain sodium laureth sulfate, a widely used foaming agent that can be contaminated with a chemical confusingly called ‘1,4-dioxane’, which may cause cancer.
Pretty much everything I use contained fragrance, which can also be referred to as parfum, both of which are catch-all terms that can include any of 5,000 ingredients, some of which are linked to cancer or can trigger allergies and asthma.
Oh, we know honey, we know! And boy can we sympathize—right? Go give the girl some support, but also tell us here about your own moment of truth.