John Masters OrganicsMonday, 26 April 2010 by Lydia Parafianowicz
When I first read about John Masters Organics online, I knew I needed to get my hands on some of his products! What first caught my attention was that everything is guaranteed to be 75 to 100 per cent organic. According to John, no petroleum-based products are allowed and all ingredients are harvested in an eco-friendly manner. All plant oils used are extracted safely and are cold pressed instead of heat distilled, which kills the therapeutic properties of the oils. Products are never tested on animals and no artificial colours, fragrances or filters are ever used. All packaging is made in the US (sweat-shop free, just like Belen Echandia!) and all ingredients must be as biodegradable as possible.
John Masters is an American hairdresser whose career began in the 1970s. By the 1980s, his career was growing rapidly, but he also became increasingly concerned about inhaling harsh salon chemicals every day. In 1994 he opened the first clean-air salon in the world, where only ammonia-free hair colour is used and no toxic perms, hairspray or nail services are allowed. What an amazing concept!
I’ve tried his Bearberry Oily Skin Balancing Face Wash and fallen in love! There are 20 oil-fighting ingredients inside this powerful product, including the antiseptic willowbank extract and sapindus mukurossi, which suppresses bacteria. Following the wash, try the Bearberry Oily Skin Balancing & Toning Mist and the Bearberry Oily Skin Balancing Face Serum – both will leave your skin feeling fabulously clean and unclog pores. They are especially great for acne-prone skin.
I love that on the side of the box, it says ‘yes’ to certified organic, steam-distilled essential oils, hypo-allergenic, salon-tested, results-oriented, natural preservatives. Below this list, it reads ‘no’ to animal testing, parabens, sodium lauryl sulfates, petro-chemicals, synthetic fragrances, artificial colours, DEAs, MEAs, TEAs or GMOs. I love these John Masters Organics philosophies and think we should all try to emulate his natural beauty ideas in our lives!
For further information, visit the John Masters Organics website.