Monday, October 9, 2017

Aveda Wellness Beauty

Photo: Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort
For years I've loved Aveda's line of wellness skin and hair care, as well as, its cosmetics. The natural hues flatter a broad range of  complexions. The company was founded in 1978 by Horst Rechelbacher on the principles of Ayurveda, the Hindu holistic system of medicine and surgery in India. Now owned by Estee Lauder, it is still in partnership with a Brazilian community collective of organic babassu for use in its soaps. Pure flower and plant essences go into all of Aveda's skin and hair elixirs and makeup. The company is super eco-friendly and cruelty free.

Moreover, Aveda employees are trained in science, botany, skin and hair care, along with innovative techniques to help customers select products suited for their individual needs. They attend the Avenda Institute (their school) before working in the shops. In stores they take the time to teach you about holistic skin and hair care and show you how to use their products.
It would be ideal to switch over to the entire Aveda beauty line. However, the costs for pure botanical ingredients based on wellness principles can really add up. So start slow and select carefully. When I can't afford a whole line, I might buy a face serum, or a very pretty, long lasting blush. You might value a frizz tamer for you hair. Worth the splurge considering the quality!

Compared to many other retailers of organic ingredients, Aveda is more affordable. Fortunately, Aveda also runs promotions, putting the beauty goods in the you-can-budget-for-it category, not the only-an-heiress category.

At $26, the limited edition hand relief® moisturizing cream with rosemary and peppermint (it smells clean and invigorationg!) keeps hands and cuticles smooth in a dry climate. In keeping with Aveda's mission, $4 of each purchase supports cruelty-free research through the Breast Cancer Research Foundation®So along with a splurge, consumers are supporting a good cause, which is money well spent!

You may also enjoy:
Planet Eden Organic Skin Care   
DIY Rich Soothing Hand Cream   
Shea Moisture Beauty For Everybody
Going Organic: Face, Body And Hair Essentials


  1. I have never tried the Aveda range, although it is popular here. At the moment I cannot get my favourite Kora organics day/night cream, and am looking for an alternative. Aveda might be a good place to start, particularly if they support Breast Cancer Research.

    1. You will love Aveda as much as Kora. Kora's main ingredient is noni essence. Avenda uses equally beneficial botanicals. The sales associates are committed and knowledgeable.

  2. Dearest Debra,
    At dome top hotels we had Aveda products but I've not yet bought them...

    1. Mariette

      I hope you get a chance to visit an Aveda shop. I had one in my neighborhood that I could stop in often. I miss it! Now I must travel to Columbus Circle (midtown, west side of Manhattan) which I can do, but not as convenient. The sales associates were lovely, and I miss them too!

  3. I've seen the line and often wondered about it. There's a store in the local mall near me. I will have to check these items out. Thanks so much for all the wonderful research you do for your posts.

    For some reason, although I admire Estee Lauder and the empire she created, her products always irritated my skin. I have super-sensitive skin and must be very careful what I put on it.

    I'll let you know if I try any Aveda products.

    Cheers, M-T

    1. I think at one time the luxe brands like Estee Lauder and Lamcomb made the mistake of putting perfume in their face and skin products, which I don't like. The perfume could be the ingredient which irritated your skin. I bet you don't have that problem with Aveda, since it only uses botanicals. And yes, do let me know if you try the Aveda prodects. I'd love to know what you think of them!