Known as Africa’s gardeners, for the role they play in clearing new paths and dispersing seeds, elephants are being killed for their ivory at the worst levels since the 1980s. With an estimated 38,000 elephants killed annually for their tusks, they are under grave threat—a rate that left unchanged would see elephants wiped out by 2025. Making a vast desert of the land they travel across, increased use of pesticides is also killing the many wild plants key to sustaining their migration.
At risk of disappearing, the monarch migration is the most spectacular two-way migration carried out by an insect. Now on the endangered species list, the monarch butterfly’s fragile ecosystem has been disrupted in recent years. As a result of changing agricultural practices and deforestation, the population of hibernating monarchs was down by 95% in 2013, an all time low.
Struggling for survival, sea turtles are among the most migratory of all creatures. Traveling for tens of thousands of miles, encountering waste, garbage and huge drift nets, they give us an accurate reading on the health of our oceans. Persistent over- exploitation and the widespread collection of eggs are largely responsible for their depleted status. Resulting in deaths of tens to thousands of turtles annually, they are also captured in active or abandoned fishing gear. In the midst of danger for years, unfortunately many have been lost due to our lack of action.
A cosmetics connoisseur from France, Sylvie Chantecaille honed her beauty chops during a 20-year stint at Estée Lauder, where she was the first to develop foundations for all races as founder of their Prescriptives brand.
In 1997, she poured her primping passion into her own brand with Chantecaille Beauté, an upscale makeup, skincare and fragrance line she launched with her daughter Olivia. The products are packed with natural, organic ingredients like pure botanicals, flowers, essential oils and vitamins—but before you start getting Birkenstocks on the brain, know that each formula is backed by serious technological expertise (and encased in ultra-chic, super-sleek packaging).
For Chantecaille, quality is crucial (she's been known to spend years refining formulas before deeming them worthy of the Chantecaille name), and her products are about more than just painting on a pretty face: "If you're going to have a luxury makeup line, the least you can do is to make it do something good for you," she says. "Fantastic colors just aren't enough."
This belief is evident in products like the Bio Lift Concealer stick, which hides not only imperfections, but also your age with a core of contraction-relaxing hexapeptides. And the icing on the, uh…eye shadow? All of her products have SPF—and you KNOW we're suckers for sun protection.
ELEPHANT INGREDIENTS: TALC, DIMETHICONE, PHENYL TRIMETHICONE, POLYETHYLENE, SILICA, NYLON -12, CETYL PEG/PPG-10/1 DIMETHICONE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, CHLORPHENESIN, POTASSIUM SORBATE, PTFE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) OIL, POLYPERFLUOROETHOXYMETHOXY DIFLUOROETHYL PEG PHOSPHATE, ZINC STEARATE, LAUROYL LYSINE, TETRASODIUM EDTA, TIN OXIDE, PANAX GINSENG ROOT EXTRACT, ACRYLATES/OCTYLACRYLAMIDE COPOLYMER, BHT, ISOTEARYL ALCOHOL, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRA-DI-t-BUTYL HYDROXYHYDROCINNAMATE, MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE, IRON OXIDES, CARMINE.
BUTTERFLY INGREDIENTS: TALC, ZINC STEARATE, ISONONYL ISONONANOATE, SILICA, NYLON-12, DIMETHICONE, OCTYLDODECYL LACTATE, PCA DIMETHICONE, CHLORPHENESIN, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SOY BEAN GYCERIDES, BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER) UNSAPONIFIABLES, TETRASODIUM EDTA, TIN OXIDE, TRIMETHYLSILOXYSILICATE, ASCORBYL PALMITATE, ACRYLATES/OCTYLACRYLAMIDE COPOLYMER, CITRIC ACID, MICA TITANIUM DIOXIDE, IRON OXIDES.
SEA TURTLE INGREDEINTS: TALC, MICA, TITANIUM DIOXIDE CI 77891, DIMETHICONE, OCTYLDODECYL STEAROYL STEARATE, IRON OXIDES (CI 77491, 77499, 77492) ZINC STEARATE, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, SILICA, PENTAERYTHRITYL TETRAISOSTEARATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE, CHLORPHENESIN, TETRASODIUM EDTA, ACRYLATES/OCTYLACRYLAMIDE COPOLYMER, ISOTEARYL ALCOHOL.