The Green Beaver Company not only has a fantastic name, but it is a Canadian Company- WOOT! They use fruits and herbs farmed in Canada and even indicate the province some of their ingredients come from on the bottle! Their website also lists all their ingredients and their harvesting practices (i.e. avoiding pesticide ridden ingredients and supporting Canadian farmers).
I LOVE their facial cleanser: Daily Facial Cleanser with purifying grapefruit and soothing aloe. It's been an excellent cleanser while remaining gentle on my skin. I have found though, that as the winter months have progressed with colder, dryer temps (-15 Celcius etc) that I have to use my "Druide" creamy cleanser more often for moisture.
Their Facial Moisturizer: "Green Tea Facial Moisturizer" has been phenomenal! Who knew how difficult it is to find a non-oily, non-chemical moisturizer??? It has been absolutely perfect for my skin and the green tea is also a natural blemish-fighting agent (adult pimples-ACK). It's also non-scented!
The colder weather also meant I needed a more intense body moisturizer. The "Après Ski Body Lotion" is kick-bum. Keeps my skin moisturized all day. The only complaint- it smells a lot like rosemary when you first slather it on- so I kinda smell like gravy for a few minutes.... But the smell fades before I even leave the house. (And my fiancé thinks I smell yummy- lol men!)
The only product that I've tried that I haven't liked: "Facial Exfoliant with gentle bamboo micro-fibers, purifying grapefruit & soothing aloe". Although they claim that these bamboo micro-fibers are gentle, they did feel pretty abrasive on my skin. There's also a lot of controversy around bamboo right now- but more on that in a future post :)
So YAY eco-facial and body products and YAY Green Beaver! I am still on the search for a comparable shampoo and conditionner...