the Greener Girl

About Me

Hi! My name is Marissa, and I am a health and wellness enthusiast with a passion for hunting down clean skincare! I am on a mission to share my experience using products made ethically, sustainably, and with clean, natural ingredients that work. I started learning about clean cosmetics after working at an organic mom & pop shop the summer of 2011 while in college. I was appalled that there were so many harmful ingredients in our everyday products that not only hurt us but also our environment, so I decided to make a change. I slowly swapped out the products I was using for safe ones - and when I say slowly I really mean slowly because "green" beauty and other products were hard to find back then. Not only that, but when shopping for products made by green, indy brands, you are supporting small businesses that are making efforts to be more ecologically responsible. On another note, I was born and raised in Wisconsin, and currently reside in the Milwaukee area. In my spare time I train for jiujitsu! It's a very empowering sport that teaches life long skills and keeps me on track. It helps me stay healthy not only by being active but also eating better foods. Remember, what we consume internally radiates on the outside through our skin, so it's important we are mindful about what we eat in conjunction with the skincare products we use daily!