Growing up in Topanga Canyon gave actress Amy Smart a deep appreciation for nature. “My mom taught me to recycle, save water, turn of electricity – and it’s a more sustainable way of living and feels better and I enjoy being that way,” Smart told us. For Carter Oosterhouse, it was growing up in Michigan with a very nutritionally focused family. Together, let’s just call them Hollywood’s “Alternative-Power” Couple – heck, at their eco-friendly wedding for 215 guests the recycling pros managed to have only one bag of trash!
In partnership with Schick Xtreme3 Eco, Amy Smart and husband Carter Oosterhouse are helping us green our beauty routines – here are 5 ways the solar-powered couple suggest we go green…
Buy local. Want to eat more healthfully and more eco-friendly? Smart suggests going to the farmers market and buying local products.
Reusable bags. And not just at the grocery store. As Carter says, “even at the convenience store, avoid plastic bags.” And those extra plastic bags you put your apples in just to place them in your cart and immediately toss when you’re home, skip those too.
Ditch the plastic water bottles. In case you’ve been stuck under a rock for the better part of the last decade and somehow missed the memo: plastic water bottles are a no-no. If you’ve yet to invest in a reusable water bottle, check out the Vapur Runway water bottles ($9.99). They’re collapsible, reusable and runway-ready.
Swap out your razor. So, it turns out the hairy-legged hippies weren’t just rebelling against beauty ideals, but also saving the environment too. You, though, (luckily!) don’t need to choose between the two. Rather, with the Schick Xtreme3 Eco ($7.99) – the first razor designed for maximum sustainability with a handle made of 100% recycled plastic – you can save the planet, and shave too.
Clean up your cosmetics. Reduce the chemical impact of your cosmetics by looking for eco-friendly beauty products. Amy Smart’s favorite: Eminence Organic Skin Care Blueberry Soy Night Recovery Cream ($64), which she just discovered this summer – and apparently Carter Oosterhouse has been dipping is green thumb in too. Or, of course, try DIY beauty recipes like our Homemade Avocado & Oatmeal Facial Mask Recipe.