Beauty is a valuable asset, as it can be the only thing that remains when the mind runs off to pursue a career in electrode modelling. Reward loyal looks with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of beauty products from Tvål Skincare online.
Founded by two biologists, Tvål Skincare swathes bodies with handmade soaps, mineral make-ups, and unique cosmetic concoctions. Blush bashful eyelids with the shimmering Tundra Collection ($7), an earthy ensemble of shades that are sure to perk up a day at the cubicle or an elegant barn-raising event. Train your jaw to clamp before devouring a sweet-scented blueberry basil cupcake soap ($6), a vegan treat that is as refreshing for the skin as it is instrumental in community building—a portion of the proceeds go to Marguerite's Place to provide safe housing for women. Tvål blends the antibacterial benefits of honey with vitamin A and potassium to satisfy facial thirst with the banana honey face mask ($14) while stocking organic products such as all-natural deodorant ($12) to harvest your own honeys without the flies.
Biologists Anna Hellqvist and Jason Bailey founded Tvål in 2003 to market beautifying products they hand made from natural ingredients such as jojoba oil and shea butter. Joined in 2005 by Jason's brother Robert Bailey—who brought along his 14 years of experience as a professional makeup artist—the Tvål team today manufactures a line of mineral makeups free of preservatives, chemical dyes, or fillers, in addition to natural facial skincare, lotions, and homemade soaps. Besides foundation, lip gloss, and eye shadow, the eco-conscious company continues to expand its lines of products made from all-natural ingredients, much like the ground bamboo panda bears try to pass off as meatloaf at Thanksgiving.