Monday, September 24, 2012

Got milk?

Image by David Buffington
From the milk carton to your face – who would have ever guessed that EVMAN's plastic tubes are made from recycled milk jugs? Not only are you doing good for your face with the formula contained inside, but you're also doing good for the environment! It's hardly a secret that plastic is particularly dangerous for the environment, and wastes precious resources. Regardless of the substance, it's always wise to err on the side of caution when thinking of the environment. EVMAN's plastics are purified from volatile substances and fragrances before yielding a product free of impurities. It's not only good as new - it's better.

What's so environmentally friendly about EVMAN's little black tubes? EVMAN's plastic packaging contain more than 55% recycled material! And, don't forget - our boxes also use paper generated from the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, and bear the SFI logo. Our packgaing is proof positive that being environmental can also be stylish.

So, next time you're applying our products - know you're not only saving your face, but the environment too!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Ingredient Spotlight: Green Tea Extract

Image via PrecisionNutrition
Not only is green tea good brewed, but it’s great for your skin too! Green tea has been steeped for over 4000 years by people all around the world, most notably discovered and brewed by the Chinese. Historically, most of Asia has utilized the tea for its healthy properties, and the green leaf was used to treat most medical maladies, including bleeding, blood sugar, and digestion. The tea was so popular it even inspired the book, Kissa Yojoki, outlining the many health benefits of the popular substance. Eventually, the tea found its way to the Western world, where it continues to be brewed just as it was in 600 AD.

Today, the tea continues to be revered for its many surprising benefits, even as an extract for your skin. Green tea extract, an herbal derivative of the plant, has been recently discovered to help combat skin cancer (when properly taken), and reduce irritation when applied topically. It’s so soothing, EVMAN has even ensured the extract is in some of its most popular items, including Conceal & Treat. The anti-inflammatory soothes skin and razor burn, eliminating some of skin’s biggest problem spots.

Used solely as a tea, however, the tea provides an effective and relatively inexpensive remedy for acne in general. By brewing the sencha tea in hot water and allowing the tea to steep for about 20 minutes, you can take advantage of the cooling tea’s healing properties with a cotton ball. Dab the cotton ball on your problem spots and use it like a face wipe, where the tea will soothe your face, gather excess oil, and dry up your acne.

Although it certainly is an acquired taste, the many health benefits resulting from the tea won’t leave a sour taste in your mouth – there’s a reason this tea has been a hit for nearly 4000 years!

Monday, September 10, 2012

Fall Trends: Clad Cavalier

When you buy from Clad Cavalier, you know you're going to look good. Browse the website and any man (or discerning girlfriend) will see the artisan effort exuding from these looks. Even though these models make the handpicked outfits look as effortless as rolling out of bed, with Clad Cavalier, you sure won't feel that way. And the best part is that there's a look for any time of day, event, or personality. Whether you're going out for a night in Hollywood or strolling around in Portland, Clad's got you covered. To commemorate the upcoming shift in seasons, we've compiled our favorite looks from Clad. 

The top left outfit is great for business-casual workdays, a library trip, or a long study session at your favorite coffee shop. The grey scarf is sure to be a favorite for those cool fall days, and when paired with the black backpack, you're sure to be the most stylin' guy in your lecture hall. And of course, we like the bottom right look for it's multipurpose function: a great outfit for everyday wear, or as a daring force to be reckoned with on a night out on the town.

The best part of Clad Cavalier is that these outfits come completely pre-styled for you. So when you buy the blue bomber jacket, you also get the black jeans. Don't forget the confidence though - these outfits look their best when you put them on, ready to rock them.