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product review: yes to tomatoes

April 26, 2010

I’m always trying to eat in an animal friendly, environmentally sustainable way.  I don’t want to put crap in my body, but sometimes I forget that my skin absorbs whatever I put onto it.

So when I went to pick up a new facial moisturizer at the store the other day, I reached for this product.  I had been using Burt’s Bees Radiance Day Lotion SPF 15, but I didn’t really like the way it smelled and it was a little too thin for me.  The two were comparable in price but the Tomato brand had a higher percentage of natural ingredients and smelled a whole lot better (and was more subtle – I don’t like being able to smell my face all day).  While it was lacking in sun protection, I use a number of other products daily that contribute to my sun shield, so I wasn’t too worried about that.

The verdict?  I love it.  I’m always a little wary when I try a new product on my face because I have very problematic skin, but this seemed to do its job without any negative side effects.  Makeup goes on over it really well, too.

How do you feel about more natural products?  Are you willing to shell out to ensure that little bunnies aren’t suffering at your expense?

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. April 26, 2010 9:41 pm

    Though I’m good about keeping my diet animal and earth friendly, I have to admit that I don’t think too much about my beauty products! My skincare regimen is prescription (I had really bad acne in my early teen years, and am now paranoid that if I stop, it’ll come back), and I don’t buy new makeup too often, but I have no idea how it’s tested! Definitely food for thought though!

  2. April 27, 2010 8:42 am

    I’m mixed. Usually the stuff I tend to go for just happens to be cruelty-free, but if I’m truly in love with a product I’m very lame about sticking to my guns on fair treatment. Urban Decay and many brands at Sephora are safe bets; and I’m willing to shell out a bit more for A) their quality and B) my self-appointed morality.

  3. April 27, 2010 11:05 am

    Anna!! i am sooooo sorry that i haven’t gotten your CD (blogger music exchange) to you yet. i have it and its made and ready to go, i just haven’t sent it. i will for sure be sending it this week!!
    && thank you soo much for yours, i love all of it, and i had never really heard of any of the bands :) thanks again!! and please forgive me for being such a slacker ;)
    Emily

  4. April 27, 2010 1:48 pm

    It’s totally OK! I’m glad you liked my selections, and I’ll keep my eyes peeled for your CD in the mail!

  5. April 27, 2010 3:58 pm

    I’m glad you liked this! I’m also wary of new products because my skin is really sensitive, and all forms of combination. But I switched to a Burt’s Cleanser (for once-a-day use), used to use the Yes to Carrots scrub, and use Burt’s toothpaste. No bunnies will be harmed for my health and beauty benefit!

  6. Katherine: What About Summer? permalink
    April 28, 2010 7:37 pm

    That brand makes me laugh whenever I see their products but I have never tested them out. Glad to hear positive things about them though!
    Katherine

  7. April 29, 2010 10:49 pm

    I don’t mind eating little bunnies….but I don’t like rubbing products that have been tested on them onto my face. My logic is a bit twisted, maybe, but I think diet is essential, while beauty products…well, they’re just indulgence.

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