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good for you girlsIt’s no secret that teenage girls have different skin that the rest of us.  But they still deal with the same issues we face like breakouts and redness.  I don’t even want to think about what I put on my face when I was young… let;s not even go there.  Now, girls have better options and there is more information out there to help them learn about.  There’s even an organization geared toward helping them green their life: Teens Turn Green has a whole campaign called Teens for Safe Cosmetics!  Also, typical teenagers body burden of hormone altering chemicals is astronomical these days considering the volume of products they use.

So when I found a new company called Good For You Girls,  I had to share it with our readers in case anyone has a teenager who needs some safer skin care.  Good For You Girls has no parabens, synthetic chemicals, no petrochemicals and no dyes or irritants.  And they even have a great list of ingredients to avoid so your girls can start early on being able to read labels and avoid things that could be harmful later in life.  The sooner they are familiar with this stuff the better.

Good For You Girls comes with a complete set of skin care including a Gel Cleanser, a Refreshing Toner, and an Oil-Free Moisturizer.  All of the products have little to no scent reminiscent of a touch of aloe.  These are so gentle that I was able to use them on my rosacea prone skin with no problems.

Get it: Purchase a 3 piece kit on their website

This is one of those products that has been on and off in my rotation for years.  Even though Burts Bees has sold out to the big evil conglomerate, I still like a lot of their products as they work well and most are very affordable.  I haven’t used this particular product in a while, but if you’ve read my other post regarding the host of attractive red bumps I have, thanks to pregnancy, you’ll understand why I’m now feverishly looking to find something safer for use.  I shudder to think at the products I used while I was pregnant with my son, and this time, I start get anxiety ridden if a paraben so much as glances my way.

I love this stuff because I can use it between face washings and it doesn’t dry my skin out.  I feel refreshed and less oily.   The smell leaves a little bit to be desired, as in STRONG, but right now, I don’t care if it smells like a corpse flower, (ok, maybe not that) so long as it works.  For the size of the bottle, you get a lot for the cost.   Even if you used this every day, a bottle of this size should last you awhile.   This particular toner is great if you have oily skin.  It really does take that lovely over shine off of your face.

Get It: Order Burts Bees Garden Tomato Toner directly from

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One of the things that seems to plague all of us is skin problems in one form or another.  Teen acne, adult acne, occasional breakouts, dry skin, aging skin, rosacea, etc.  Our skin seems to have a mind of its own no matter what type you have.  Once I decided to green up my skin care I went on a hunt for products that wouldn’t irritate my mild rosacea but would hopefully help me control my hormonal breakouts.

I had the opportunity to try out a skin care line called Miessence Certified Organics.  I’d seen his around for years but never tried it, but I’m glad I did.  The Miessence soothing skin care line held up to my standards for safer skin care.  It didn’t aggravate my rosacea and the products really do what they say they’ll do.  There is a system for every skin type and the system works well with the 3 base products.  The Miessence cleanser, skin conditioner, which is like a gentle toner and a moisturizer.

The Soothing line has a nicer vanilla style scent and is free of nasty petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances, parabens and features certified organics ingredients like organic aloe and bergamont.  Miessence Organics has a skin care line for every skin type including Balancing for normal/combo skin, Rejuvenating for mature/dry skin, Soothing for sensitive skin (like mine), and Purifying for oily/problem skin types who are prone to breaking out.  These are a great alternative to mainstream skin care lines full of icky petrochemicals.

Get Some: You can order Miessence Organic Skin Care online at

Win Some!

We’re giving away a travel set of the Miessence Balancing Skin Care Line which includes a generous travel size of the Balancing Cleanser, the Balancing Skin Conditioner, and the Balancing Moisturizer – good for normal or combination skin types.

To enter: Send an email to lovelysafemama (at) with the subject “Miessence Giveaway” along with your name and mailing address (we will never share this information, only use it to notify you if you win and to send you your gift), and answer this question: “What skin care are you currently using?

We’ll accept entries until Midnight on November 13, 2008.  One winner will be chosen at random. Contest closed. Congratulations to Tara D from Rochester NY for picking up a travel set of Miessence Organic Skin Care!  Thank you to everyone who entered and keep coming back for more fabulous giveaways.

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