A ‘Green Beauty’ Guru Shares Her 5 Must-Haves


Ana Congdon, founder of luxury beauty website LeVert Beauty, is on a crusade to encourage all things clean and green. After becoming cognizant of the dangerous chemicals lurking in everyday cosmetic and skin-care products, Ana—a mom of two with a background in traditional beauty and lifestyle brands—set out to curate a collection of the most elite and effective natural products for modern men and women. Ana has had an extensive array of products at her fingertips throughout this process, so we were eager to see what she just can’t live without!

Written by Erin Sousa

Olie biologique, Organic 23K Gold Argan Oil ($65): Between running LeVert Beauty and having two little ones, mornings are busy. I’m always in need of multitasking beauty products. This oil helps to promote firmness, reduce old sun spots and, thankfully, fight acne. Plus, it mends my skin with radiance—without clogging my pores. I’m always adding leftover drops to the ends of my hair and on my cuticles so I don’t waste any.


May Lindstrom Skin, The Clean Dirt ($60): This daily exfoliant is my skin’s power button. I swear by it. My skin feels softer and looks more awake after every use. In the long run, it’s also helped to shrink my pores and diminish dark spots—which, in my book, is always a must!


Strange Invisible Perfumes, ‘Aquarian Rose’ ($385): I’m obsessed. It’s a soft, fresh rose scent with a bit of attitude. Not to mention, this California perfumer takes quality to another level.


Suntegrity, Face Sunscreen & Primer SPF 30 ($45): I wear this come rain or shine. A clean, nontoxic sunscreen was so difficult to find, so when I stumbled upon this gem, I felt like I’d won the beauty lottery. The nongreasy formula doesn’t use chemicals to protect skin from harmful rays—plus, it’s a makeup primer! Talk about a win-win.


Kjaer Weis, Cream Blush in ‘Blossoming’ ($56): The average morning is rushed, so foundation, mascara and this velvety cream blush make up my go-to makeup routine. This blush helps me look fresh, awake and glowing with minimal effort—which is the ultimate goal!

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Author: Erin Sousa

Erin is the founder & principal of Sparkle Media, and blogs at The Sparkle. Erin lives in her downtown Vancouver condo with her husband, Roberto, and their dog, Ava. Follow on Instagram!