Vote Now in the First Annual Ecosalon Beauty Awards!

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The first Ecosalon Beauty Awards are here and we are excited! We asked our panel of 8 natural beauty experts to pick their favorite products in 14 categories and now YOU voted on the winners for each.

There’s a pretty amazing cross-section of natural beauty brands listed below (all of us were pleasantly surprised by the incredible width and depth of the choices that are now available to all of us who care about our health and the health of the planet). UPDATE: Voting is now closed, but you can see what the judges picked below! 

We will be announcing the winners on December 3rd!

Starre Vartan

Starre Vartan has been covering eco fashion, natural beauty, ethical travel, and sustainable design for over a decade. She's written for magazines (Whole Living, Metropolis) and online (Huffington Post, MNN,, Inhabitat) and she has been honored as a thought leader by Glamour and Self magazines, as well as quoted in the New York Times (thrice). She's the author of "The Eco Chick Guide to Life: How to Be Fabulously Green" (St. Martin's Press) which was based on her longrunning blog, Starre was born Down Under in Sydney, Australia and has dual citizenship with the United States, as she grew up and was educated in the Hudson Valley of New York. She has a Bachelors of Science degree in Geology from Syracuse University and a Master of Fine Arts in Nonfiction writing from Columbia University. She splits her time between the Connecticut coast and Manhattan and loves to read, hike, snowboard, horseback ride, travel, and she will swim in almost anything (from lake to sea, cenote to mountain swimming hole).