In celebration of Earth Day, I thought I’d share a few of my favorites natural/organic beauty products. With a myriad of products on the market, its sometimes hard to narrow our choices. So here are seven tried and true earth friendly brands I think you’ll stand behind. If you have a personal favorite you think I should give a try, leave me a comment below.
Aveda might be the most popular natural beauty brand in the world — used in salons and spas across the country. Aveda has a “green ingredient promise,” which means they only use naturally derived ingredients, with 90% of their ingredients certified organic. They also use Post Consumer recycled packaging, as well as 100% wind power in their manufacturing. The Rosemary Mint Shampoo has been my all time favorite shampoo,since discovering it over 15 years ago. It’s peppermint will awaken your senses and rosemary to help protect from environmental damage. Its pure plant aroma naturally energizes and motivates your mind and body.
Burt’s Bees is committed to natural materials — from their 99% natural formulas (about half of their line is 100% natural), their Post Consumer Recycled (PCR) packaging, and their commitment to preserving animal and human rights with free-trade and fair working conditions. My favorite go to item are the Lip Shimmers, available in 15 shades of luminescent color. Moisturize and nourish with vitamin E,beeswax,sunflower and coconut oils while invigorating with peppermint oil.
Origins is another wildly popular and fairly accessible beauty brand, which uses only natural and certified organic ingredients, with no parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, mineral oil — the list goes on. They don’t even use animal ingredients. Origins also manufactures with renewable resources like wind energy. My Favorite, before it was on Oprah’s favorite list is the Ginger Body Scrub. Dead Sea salts immersed in Ginger zest, Macadamia Oil, Soybean Oil, Kukui Nut Oil and Sweet Almond Oil will remove all traces of rough patches and leave your skin buff.
Tarte is another of my favorite beauty brands, regardless of the fact that their line features natural ingredients, is vegan friendly and cruelty free. Tarte products are always formulated Without parabens,phthalates, mineral oils,triclosans, sodium lauryl sulfate and gluten. Exotic natural ingredients like Amazonian Clay full of nutrients which balances all skin types and leaves a matte finish on skin. My pick is the Amazonian clay 12 hour blush which comes in 16 shades.
100% Pure loves animals and the environment, the brand creates 100% pure body products packaged in recycled plastic, glass, soda cans, paper and printed with biodegradable non toxic vegetable ink. The Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream is on my next beauty haul list. This caffeine rich green tea and coffee eye cream acts as an anti-inflammatory and improves the appearance of puffy under-eyes, and brightens dark circles. This Earth day 100% Pure is planting 10 trees for every order! Not only do the trees create oxygen and help clean our environment, the trees also create jobs. One example is a village in Africa that plants almond trees to create an almond industry which helped to alleviate poverty.
I recently received through Influenster the Neutrogena® Naturals Purifying Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes,made from naturally-derived fibers that come from sustainable-managed forests.These wipes are a great substitute for cleansing your face with water this earth month. Neutrogena has partnered with The Nature Conservancy to save water, in the #wipeforwater movement. Did you know The average U.S. household wastes about 10,000 gallons of water every year. As a result, the amount of water wasted from U.S. homes could exceed more than 1 trillion gallons per year, equivalent to the annual water use of Los Angeles, Chicago, and Miami combined.