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Watch: Skin and Hair Care Protection for Winter Weather


The cold, (dare I say dreadful?), upcoming winter months can really do a number on our skin and hair. The cool temps and harsh winds are insufferable, and indoor heating literally sucks the water out of our skin, making if feel parched and tight. And don’t get me started on sun damage! I’ve gotten some of my worst burns on chilly, overcast days, when cool temperatures masked what were in fact, harmful and powerful UV rays. We forget that sun damage happens year round and push our sunscreens out of sight after Labor Day. But we have to make sun protection a year-round priority (doing so will also prevent premature aging!).

That’s why this fall it’s crucial to gear up and purchase products that truly work to hydrate and protect your body with the changing, unpredictable weather: Watch my skin and hair saving tips from a few of my favorite safe, nontoxic brands including Mineral Fusion, Yarok, and Blue Planet Eyewear. (And scroll down to enter the Mineral Fusion contest!)

CONTEST Details!

Have you started the journey to non-toxic, gentle options for your skincare? We want to hear it! Share on Twitter or Instagram how or why you’ve switched out your old beauty products for better ones and you will be entered to win a $300 credit to spend at Mineral Fusion! Use the hashtag #freetobegorgeous and tag Mineral Fusion on Twitter here or on Instagram here to enter! You must be 18+ to win and a resident of the United States. Contest runs through midnight Eastern Time on October 31st. 

Description: Free to Be Gorgeous is a series that celebrates living your life to the fullest and freest, and choosing products free of toxic ingredients like phthalates, parabens, and SLS; free of cruelty; free of artificial colors; and free of synthetic fragrances. Mineral Fusion supports your freedom to be gorgeously however you want to be. #freetobegorgeous

Featured products include:

Mineral Fusion SPF 15 Brightening Moisturizer

Mineral Fusion SPF 30 Brush-On Sun Defense

Mineral Fusion Lipstick (Gem)

Yarok Feed Your Shine Serum

Blue Planet Eyewear Bamboo Polarized Sunnies (Sonora)

Braintree Clothing Sail La Vie Stripey Top (Charcoal)

This post is sponsored but all opinions are Lindsay’s own!

Lindsay has spent her career at the intersection of media and social change. In her role at Eco-Chick, Lindsay has established partnerships and campaigns with some of the world’s most-recognized companies committed to sustainability and CSR. She co-created the popular interview series “Heroines for the Planet” that features groundbreaking women who share courage and a deep passion for protecting people and the Earth. Lindsay is the Marketing and Sustainability Manager at Health-Ade Kombucha and previously served as Director of Communications at the social enterprise CBS EcoMedia. There she directed corporate advertising dollars to the nation’s most effective non-profits tackling urgent social issues in local communities and was awarded CBS Corporation’s prestigious Share-the-Vision award. She has written for Whole Living Magazine, Edible, Cottages & Gardens, From The Grapevine,,, and for environmentalists Laura Turner Seydel and Susan Rockefeller. Lindsay holds a BS in Global Business Studies and Marketing from Manhattan College, and received the 2012 Honors Award at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.