Lucky Magazine Shop with the Pros: Renée Loux

by Marlien Rentmeester

Name: Renée Loux

Occupation: organic chef, author, and environmental consultant

Shop: Palmetto, Los Angeles, California

Maui chef Renée Loux is the embodiment of natural, from her windswept wavy hair to her organic cotton jeans: She opened the country's first raw-food restaurant, she lives in a solar-powered house, and she has now parlayed her planet-friendly philosophy into a vegetarian cookbook, and eco-lifestyle book called The Balanced Plate ($16, Rodale Books, amazon.com), and a Fine Living show called It's Easy Being Green. Accordingly, Loux's beauty routine matches the rest of her life: "I only use products with really clean ingredients," she says. "If it's close to edible, then it's something I'd want to put on my skin." At the jam-packed Palmetto boutique in Los Angeles, oux stocked up on fresh-smelling candles, skin-nourishing body creams, and a perfectly rosy lip gloss - all equally glamorous and green.

what she picked:

Red Flower Thai Honeysuckle Cleaning Wash "This is made with honey, which is full of minerals and amazingly purifying. And it has the prettiest garden scent." $20, redflower.com

Annemarie Borlind Lip Gloss in Desert Rose "I love the smooth finish - and the shade is like my own lip color but with a little extra punch." $22, b-glowing.com

Herban Essentials Lavender Towelettes "Lavender is a natural antibacterial, so these wipes disinfect without harsh chemicals. Plus, nothing travels better." $14, for 20, herbanessentials.com

Annemarie Borlind Mascara in Black "A good natural mascara is hard to find! This one doesn't run or weigh down your lashes." $25, b-glowing.com

EarthWorks Pur-Essence Pistachio Soap "Cleans deeply without overdrying my skin, and it contains neem seed oil which is so healing." $10, earthworksproducts.com

Kai Eau de Parfum "It smells like bamboo, gardenia, and wind - exactly like Hawaii." $65 for 1.7 oz., beautyhabitat.com

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care Eyeliner in Caloroso "This has not artificial dyes, really lasts, and comes off without using a Brillo pad." $17, www.drhauschka.com

Archipelago Botanicals Signature Series Candle in Bamboo Teak "Toxin-free, this soy-based candle smells both delicate and earthy." $22, beautyexclusive.com

Dr. Hauschka Skin Care Novum Bronzing Powder "For a glow that's credible-looking and completely flattering." $34 ,drhauschka.com

100% Pure Organic Nectarine Body Scrub "This has all sorts of fruit oils and antioxidants - the scent is so good." $19, 100percentpure.com

Body Crystal Ayat Fiber Wash Cloth "This is made from agave, a miracle-working cactus - and has just enough texture to gently exfoliate. Also, somehow it's mildew resistant." $6, www.bodycrystal.com

Jurlique Herbal Recovery Gel "The smoothest, most incredible serum! It's got aloe, calendula, licorice root, green tea...unbelievably moisturizing and calming." $124, Jurlique.com