Before organic beauty products, ancient warriors were forced to go into battle wearing animal-tested war paint packed with phthalates. Turn away from tawdry toiletries with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $50 worth of natural body and skincare products from Pangea Organics online.
Pangea Organics handcrafts organic, cruelty-free skincare wares for sustainable beauty. Products are available in a myriad of unique scents for olfactory enjoyment and healing effects. Refresh shower time with a body wash infused with Italian white sage, geranium, and yarrow ($16), or soap with Tunisian olive oil and coconut ($8). A Japanese matcha tea mask packed with antioxidants can leave skin retextured and lustrous ($40), inspiring moisture envy among dry, brittle loose-leaves.
USA Today featured Pangea Organics in 2009 and Planet Green interviewed the company's owner in 2008. Drugstore.com reviewers give the Pangea Organics Japanese matcha tea facial mask an average of 4.5 stars:
- Pangea also promises natural packaging in its products. Consumers are told that if they remove the label from a box, soak the box in water, then plant it, a basil, amaranth or other plant will grow. – Christine Dugas, USA Today
- Skin felt really soft after wards [sic] and my complexion cleared up by which I mean I get less razor burn after shaving. – Jdean693, Drugstore.com