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Original Sprout Voted Best Family Sunscreen by Hip Parenting Website, Babble.com
Original Sprout’s Face & Body SPF was just voted “Best Sunscreen for the Family” by national hipster parenting website, Babble.com.
It’s that time of year again. The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and families everywhere are looking for an amazing sunscreen that provides safe, full-spectrum protection for their children and themselves. But which do they choose? With so much new information about the potential dangers of some mainstream sunscreen ingredients, how do parents know what’s best and safest for their family?
Well, according to Babble.com, the award-winning online magazine, community, and resource for new progressive parents, Original Sprout’s Face & Body SPF is the “Best Sunscreen for the Family.” Babble editor and licensed esthetician, Stevee Curtis chose Original Sprout because it is safe, provides UVA & UVB protection and goes on clean. Also, it’s “biodegradable, contains no nano particles, and is formaldehyde-free, keratin-free, gluten-free, and soy-free.”
“I’m excited and grateful for Babble’s award for a couple of reasons,” says Original Sprout founder, Inga Tritt. “One, as a mom I created a company that makes safe, family friendly products that everyone enjoys! Two, I use our SPF everyday and love how young and healthy my skin looks and feels. I’m thrilled the millions of new parents that read Babble every month have found Original Sprout!”
Original Sprout (www.originalsprout.com) is a family-run company based in San Luis Obispo, California. Founded by mother and master stylist, Inga Tritt, the company provides family friendly, natural hair and skin care products for babies and adults. The products are sold worldwide and include ultra-moisturizing shampoos, conditioners, styling products, lotions, and an amazing SPF!
Babble.com was founded in 2006 and has become the go-to site for hip, progressive parents nationwide. It has received several awards and accolades, and was named one of the top websites of 2010 by Time. The site receives an average of 5 million unique visitors every month.
Wanna know how Josh Brolin and David Vartabedian, our Director of Sales and husband of Original Sprout’s amazing founder, looked so dashing walking the red carpet at the Oscars? Aside from their rugged good looks, charming smiles and perfectly tailored suits, they had hair by Original Sprout, styled by celebrity stylist Lauren Cohen.
Yes, you heard correctly. David walked the red carpet at the Oscars! He enjoyed playing celebrity alongside longtime friend, Josh Brolin. At the awards show, they were seated with the crew from True Grit including the amazing Coen brothers, Jeff Bridges (and his wife and family), and Hailee Steinfeld (and her parents). If that wasn’t exciting enough, David sat right next to Jennifer Hudson! He enjoyed his 20 seconds of fame when Natalie Portman stood to receive her Oscar and the cameraman caught he and Josh clapping in their seats behind her.
After the awards, the entourage moved on to the Governor’s Ball where David rubbed elbows with Eli Wallach, and exchanged pleasantries with Jeff Bridges, Steven Spielberg, Javier Bardem, and Penelope Cruz. He even had a chance to personally congratulate Melissa Leo, another longtime Original Sprout fan, who won best supporting actress for her role in The Fighter. Later, at the Vanity Fair party, he was introduced to Donald Trump, and took the opportunity to discuss how proud he is that Original Sprout is 100% made in the USA, a business perspective not lost on Mr. Trump.
David ended the night dancing alongside Mila Kunis, Scarlett Johansson, P. Diddy and Madonna at the Demi Moore/Madonna Party. And thanks to Original Sprout’s Natural Hair Balm, his hair still looked perfect after all that schmoozing!
Such a thrill to see Original Sprout on the red carpet! Thanks to all of you for your loyal support!
Hallelujah! My vegan hair care prayers have been answered!
With my ridiculously curly, and often super dry, frizzy, and out of control head of hair, finding a decent hair care product has been a lifelong quest. After I switched to a cruelty free diet, I decided the rest of my life needed to follow suit, but never in my wildest dreams did I think I would find a decent hair care product that would work on this unruly head of hair. Well, I didn't find a decent one. I found an excellent one! Original Sprout is the answer to my hair care woes. And with their motto being "Worry Free Luxury," they are just that. Not only are their products 100% vegan and cruelty free, they are also totally free of any harmful additives.
Worry Free Luxury means no natural or synthetic ingredients associated with estrogen enhancement, hormone disruption, cancer & autism such as: Lavender or Tea Tree Oils, Citrus Oils, Clove, Soy, Phthalates, Dioxanes from Sulfates, Parabens, Formaldehyde, Propylene Glycol, Dipropylene Glycol, Acetaldehydes, Styrene, Toluene, Glycol Ethers, Ethylene Oxide, Musks, Nonylphenol, Mineral or Petroleum Oils, Triclosan, Eurethane, 1-2 Propylene Oxide, Placenta or Synthetic Colors.
I was so excited I bought some of their products for my friends and family to try, and whether their hair was as curly as mine or straight as a stick, thick, thin, long or short, everyone came back with raving reviews. Some of my favorite products are the Tahitian hair oil (which smells as good as it works), the natural shampoo, the leave in conditioner, and the scrumptious baby cream is by far the most amazing body cream I have ever used!!! It's so good that I had to use three exclamation marks in that last sentence to really do my passion for this particular product justice.
- Hayley Marie Norman
Inga Tritt, mother, Master Stylist, and founder of Original Sprout represented the company on the red carpet alongside Josh Brolin for the premiere of The Tillman Story in Los Angeles on Thursday evening, August 12. The Tillman Story, narrated by acclaimed actor Josh Brolin, details the life and death of pro football player Pat Tillman.
Brolin and his family use Original Sprout's Worry-Free Luxury line of natural hair and skin care products. The products are experiencing a surge in demand and have received rave reviews from many of the top green beauty blogs. Sprout products also enjoy a following of celebrities and celebrity stylists and are being used on the sets of Burlesque, Wall St. II, CSI Las Vegas, and others.
The products were created by Inga Tritt after the birth of her daughter. As a master stylist with professional experience and a mother with real life experience, Inga was able to bridge the gap between safe ingredients and salon performance, creating a globally trusted brand like no other. Eco-conscious celebrities like Josh Brolin choose Original Sprout for its safe, regulated ingredients and high quality performance.
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