Beauty: Eco-Friendly Finds
This month, think about getting gorgeous by going green.
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.
- 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. meowmeowtweet.com
- 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. target.com
- 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. cestmoi.com
- 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. pacificshaving.com
- 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. iliabeauty.com
- 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. walgreens.com
- 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. target.com
- 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. kiehls.com
- 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. crunchi.com