Photo credit: Revolution Organics
Like everyone else in the land of the free market, I'm not just busy anymore; I'm crazy-busy, head-barely-above-water busy, busier-than-a-hive-full-of-buzzing-bees busy. So anything with the barest whiff of multifunctional ability instantly gets my attention—while I'm rocking a baby to sleep with one hand and dashing off an e-mail to my editor with the other, of course—and that goes double for my beauty products. Who has the time, let alone energy, to haul around a 60-pound makeup bag just to get through the day?
Think of Revolution Organics' Freedom Glow Multi-Tasking Beauty Balm ($34) as the Megatron of makeup. Completely free of parabens, synthetic chemicals, mineral oil, petroleum, and anything remotely artificial (which is just the way we like to roll at TreeHugger), the cruelty-free, 85 percent certified-organic all-over body balm can glide on your lips, cheeks, forehead, nose, décolletage, legs, and shoulders for instant hydration-packed color.
The effect is subtle—Revolution sent over the "Bronzed" shade, which verges on plum—although, as with most cream-based cosmetics, you can blend in additional layers for a deeper, richer glow. While the Forestry Stewardship Council-certified paperboard cylinder that houses the tube appears a mite gratuitous, Freedom Glow has a wieldable portability that makes it the perfect multitasker for tinting and moisturizing on the go.
With the irrigating prowess of organic olive, coconut, and jojoba oils at its command, along with organic beeswax (vegans take note) and aloe vera, the balm shimmers on your skin without veering into Exxon Valdez territory.
So let freedom ring—or at least, glow. You can pencil that into your schedule, right?
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