Miessence Green - Our Daily Green

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Miessence Green

In continuing with Our Daily Green's review of environmentally and socially responsible skin care and cosmetics companies, we were invited to review the Miessence skin care line. Their representative was extremely helpful and cooperative, sending samples for both my daughter's teenage skin and my not so teenage (middle age?) skin. We both had a mother/daughter spa evening testing the samples and were thrilled with the results. The products left our skin invigorated and soft.

Before we opted to test the products, however, we did some research on Miessence certified organic skin care and learned some extremely impressive things. Miessence only uses food grade organic ingredients in their product. What is unique about that decision is that the food certifications are much more stringent than other certifications. In other words, the ingredients are not only safe to put on your body, but in theory could also be put in your body. We're not suggesting consumption of the skin care products, but rather the reassurance that the ingredients have undergone the most stringent tests available.

GoodGuide rated Miessence products nearly perfect with scores of 8.7, the highest in 2 of the 5 highlighted personal care categories.

According to Newsweek's 2010 Green Rankings:
GoodGuide’s initial challenge was a scientific one: to develop a useful ratings system based on credible science. The company’s product information—and the software it built to process it—is highly respected by industry experts. The GoodGuide system draws data from 300 sources—including firms that do socially responsible investing research, scientific institutions like the EPA, academic studies, company Web sites, and others—to score products on up to 1,500 individual criteria. GoodGuide’s scientists determine the relative importance of each of these metrics for evaluating each product category, and those weightings are used to boil down the raw data into simple ratings on a 10-point scale. 
Environmental Working Group cosmetic safety database also ranked Miessence as extremely safe, with no hazard scores above 2 while most rankings were even lower at 0 or 1. (with EWG a ranking of 10 is the most hazardous products, while 0 is no hazard).

Our Daily Green received samples of Miessence Skin Care products for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, we only recommend products or services we use personally and believe will be good for our readers. We are disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. 
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