Beauty: Eco-Friendly Finds

This month, think about getting gorgeous by going green.
Natural Beauty, Photo By Roberto Gonzalez

Natural beauty, photo by Roberto Gonzalez

With Earth Day happening on April 22nd, there’s no better time to re-evaluate your eco footprint. And the one area of your life that’s easy to make over is your beauty routine. Meet 9 products that are making a difference, from incorporating non-toxic ingredients to using recyclable packaging.

  1. With plant and mineral powders and essential oils, plus biodegradable packaging, this deodorant is a healthy alternative against odor. Meow Meow Tweet Eucalyptus Lemon Deodorant Stick, $14.
  2. These containers are made from 100 percent ocean-bound plastic bottles, so they’re not only saving your luscious locks, but marine life too. Love Beauty and Planet Clean Ocean Sea Salt & Bergamot Shampoo and Conditioner, $6.99 each.
  3. Ward off the sun’s harmful rays with this mineral-based SPF that is also gentle enough for sensitive skin. C’est Moi Gentle Mineral Sunscreen Lotion, $15.
  4. This plant-based konjac sponge gently exfoliates dry, flaky skin before shaving, making it perfect for the eco-conscious man. Pacific Shaving Co. Compostable Konjac Sponge, 2 pk, $15.99.
  5. Inside this tube are natural ingredients like shea butter, and organic bee and carnauba waxes that lengthen, lift, curl and volumize your lashes. Ilia Beauty Limitless Lash Mascara, $28.
  6. Did you know that over one billion toothpaste tubes are thrown away each year? Tom’s of Maine is reducing that stat by launching a first-of-its-kind recyclable tube. Tom’s of Maine Antiplaque & Whitening Peppermint Toothpaste, $6.49.
  7. These compostable makeup-removing wipes are made from plant fibers and sustainable wood pulp, making them a win-win for your face and the earth. Simple Kind To Skin Compostable Cleansing Wipes, $5.99.
  8. Sourced from clay in the Amazon River, this detoxifying mask unclogs congested skin. Bonus: You can recycle its packaging at your local Kiehl’s store. Kiehl’s Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque, $20.
  9. All of Crunchi’s makeup products are made with safe, certified organic or EcoCert ingredients and come in recyclable packaging. Crunchi Beautifully Flawless Foundation, $48.
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