Green Beauty Cosmetics Was a Dream Inspired by Menopause
This is the true story of how I was inspired to create my very own line of green beauty products.
I didn't mind turning 40. I had just gone through divorce, so I decided to have a "new life" party for myself, and I was celebrating and having fun. But, turning 50 was a totally different experience for me.
At 50, I had just hit menopause and I wasn't happy about it. This was a transition that I really didn't look forward to. No more moon cycles, no more babies, just looking forward to sags, bags, wrinkles, getting old, gray hair, yikes!!!! I totally panicked, and all I could feel inside me was one big NO!
I was in total denial - this isn't happening, I'm still young, I feel young, bla, bla, bla...
I was struggling to accept the unavoidable truth of the situation, but I didn't do a very good job. I was also going through another transition - the book business I had on amazon.com kind of died because everybody else had also started selling books, so my income was seriously dwindling. And, the house was up for sale. So, basically everything was up in the air.
When the house sold, I decided that it was no longer fun to be self-employed. It was downright scary, and I started dreaming about having a regular paycheck. So, we packed everything up and went to Eugene, Oregon and tried to apply for regular jobs. And, what a joke that was.... my resume was a mile long with no references from anyone. Since I had always been self-employed, it didn't take long to realize that there were no job openings of any kind for my husband at the time, or for me.
The realization that I was 50 and unemployable hit me in the face. I still had two kids to support, so now what? I was in total anguish, and I also hated Eugene. The traffic, the noise, the pollution, the bars on the windows and locks on the doors. After living in a small crime-less community in the mountains for over 20 years, city buzz did nothing for me. So, we ended up going back to where we came from.
This happened just before the annual music festival. As I walked around from booth to booth at the music festival, something caught my eye. It was a woman who was painting spirit pictures for people. I waited for my turn, and when she asked me what I wanted her to paint, I told her about my menopausal anguish and asked her to paint something that could make the transition easier for me.
She picked a paper with a beautiful green blob painted on it, and started making a menopausal Goddess picture for me - a gorgeous woman with long, gray hair, and wrinkles, holding her hands up towards me, blessing me and welcoming me to the next stage in my life - menopause.
I loved the picture so much that I put it on my night stand so I could see it every morning. At the same time, I had decided that if I was unemployable, I just had to make the best out of it and draw from my own resources instead. Looking inside, I asked myself what I wanted to do, and I was instantly inspired to create a line of green beauty products and I called it Green Beauty Cosmetics.
It wasn't until two years later, when I woke up one morning and looked at my green Goddess picture, that I suddenly realized that SHE was Green Beauty! Not only had she welcomed me to menopause, but also inspired me to create my new business! And, I found myself in awe, realizing how it all came about, and how inspiration comes from the strangest places.
So, this is the REAL story behind the creation of Green Beauty Cosmetics.
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More practical details for those who want to know
The Oracle of Google gave me all the answers I needed to be able to pull off my slightly insane dream. I had no idea what an enormous task it was going to be to develop all of these products from scratch, but sometimes, it is better not to know and just jump in, and that's what I did...
My goal was to create a line of green beauty products that could keep my skin smooth, plump, healthy and radiant, using only natural ingredients such as:
- Vegan hyaluronic acid, to increase water levels in the skin cells,
- Exotic Abyssinian oil containing exceptionally high levels of unsaturated fatty acids to smooth your lines and wrinkles, and
- Bio-fermented sea kelp, that tightens the skin and nourishes with highly bio-available nutrients.
Every ingredient was chosen for the its ability to make the skin look radiant and youthful. Radiant youthfulness is a combination of inner and outer beauty. Inner beauty happens when you are young at heart and not afraid to let your inner light shine through! Combine this inner beauty with high quality green beauty products, and you have the perfect recipe for what I call "ageless beauty."
Layering, the Secret to Ageless Beauty
The products work better together than one by one. This is the same concept that they use in Korean beauty routines, and it makes total sense to me! Instead of creating a separate skin care line for each skin type, I created products that can be layered based on each person's individual skin needs.
The idea is to layer the products based on the purpose of each product. The first layer is normally a light, moisturizing serum that deeply hydrates your skin, followed by richer, oilier product that will seal in moisture, protect the skin from harsh elements and repair the lipid barrier so the skin can heal itself and combat drying and wrinkles.
I used subtle scents that are uplifting to the spirit, and the products make a visible difference in skin tone and texture when used regularly. The aim is to restore a healthy, youthful glow to your skin without the use of toxic chemicals. Just keep in mind that layering is the key to getting the most out of the products. Would you like to know how this applies to you? If so, you might want to check out my free skin care guide below.
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About the Green Beauty Formulas:
- Many contain a longer list of beneficial ingredients in each formula than in most other brands, always using the BEST QUALITY ingredients, organic whenever possible.
- Every ingredient has been researched for skin benefits and safety before using them in the formulas.
- The products are pH balanced for maximum skin health.
- The products are preserved with a corn derived natural preservative called Geogard Ultra to increase the shelf life. This preservative is ECOCERT CERTIFIED, which means it is a recommended and approved as a safe preservative for natural and organic skin care products in any country, including Europe, Japan, Canada and Australia.
- The products are packaged in glass or recyclable plastic containers, and the tissue paper that each bottle is wrapped in, is made from 100% recycled paper.
Green Beauty Pledge
Green Beauty Cosmetics has signed the "Compact for Safe Cosmetics" and is now one of their champion companies. This means that you can expect products that are totally free of harmful or toxic chemicals, such as:
- GMOs (genetically modified substances)
- Petro Chemicals
- Synthetic Dyes
- Synthetic Fragrances
Because I love furry friends, I would never even dream of testing my line of natural cosmetics on innocent animals! (Green Beauty Cosmetics is a member of PETA).
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