Green Beauty Buys
Words like natural and organic aren’t always the most alluring when it comes to beauty products. But in this day and age they should be. There is an ever-increasing army of brands creating good-for-you, earth-friendly and potent formulas that truly work and don’t harm anyone or anything in the process. In honor of Earth Day, April 22, we round up some of the best “green” buys around.
SpaRitual Moisture Balm, $25 This multi-purpose balm—try it on lips, hands, feet and body—uses fair trade¬–certified organic shea butter and cocoa seed butter, and is biodegradable and vegan.
Sheswai Lacquer 420 LoveBag, $30
The three-free nail polish label went with a Rasta theme for its Earth Day LoveBag set of lacquers—bright yellow, red and green—in an eco-friendly jute bag. (Ten bucks is donated to The Nature Conservancy for every purchase.)
Skin Owl Eye+ concentrate, $46
This all-natural eye cream contains healthy ingredients like aloe, cucumber, organic jojoba oil, licorice and periwinkle—tip: store it in the fridge for an even more wonder-working result!
Voya Softly Does It body treatment, $52
Made up of things like organic lemon and basil oils and wild seaweed extract, this body moisturizer stimulates circulation to tone and prevent cellulite and contains aloe so it’s great after a day in the sun.
Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask, $26
Pharmaceutical-grade lanolin, organic vanilla extract and antioxidant reservatrol are at the heart of this nourishing treatment that is certified gluten-free, as well as free from parabens, sulfates, phthalates and petrochemicals.
EmerginC Scientific Organics Kombucha Cleanser, $34
Not only is this hyperactive cleanser free of parabens, petrochemicals and synthetic fragrance, but a tree will be planted for every product sold.
Tarte LipSurgence Lip Gloss, $19
Known for being eco-friendly, organic and cruelty-free, Tarte’s products—like this new gloss featuring vitamin E, jojoba seed oil and flower extract—help you honor the Earth every day.
Source: Foam Magazine