Small Cosmetic Business Honored with Three Environmental Awards in One Week

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Zosimos Botanicals nontoxic cosmetics was Certified Green, received its 7th Environmental Award and named Best Eye Shadow of 2015 by magazine, all during Earth Week.

Zosimos Botanicals, maker of chemical-free cosmetics, was honored three times in one week for its environmental dedication.

Zosimos Botanicals is a small business handcrafting natural cosmetics in Gaithersburg, Maryland. Its brand of nontoxic cosmetics have been made on demand since 2004 ( That's when owner Linda Stein gave up trademark law to formulate cosmetics without synthetics. Zosimos Botanicals nontoxic cosmetics are custom made in a 100% wind-powered studio and primarily sold online.

During Earth Week, Zosimos Botanicals was recognized three times for its dedication to the environment. On April 20th, Zosimos Botanicals received its 7th annual Environmental Award from the City of Gaithersburg, Maryland. The Mayor praised Zosimos Botanicals because it "continued its mission of green energy conversion, social responsibility and educating the public about the importance of environmental stewardship."

The next day, Zosimos Botanicals became a Certified Green business by Montgomery County, Maryland. In honoring the 26 new certified businesses, County Executive Ike Leggett praised the "leadership of these environmental and business ambassadors." The robust certification Zosimos Botanicals previously earned from Green America, was recognized at the award ceremony.

Then on April 23rd, Healing Lifestyles & Spas put Zosimos Botanicals' eye shadow ( on its Earth Day Beauty Award list. Zosimos Botanicals won Best Mineral Eye Shadow of 2015 because its "mineral prismatic blends offer a delightful array of eye colors, generally containing no more than 3 ingredients." Zosimos Botanicals uses only mica, iron oxides and other nontoxic ingredients in their formulas.

After celebrating, Zosimos Botanicals will continue providing nontoxic cosmetics that are safe for both consumers and the environment.

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