Jun 16, 2015

One of the hottest trends in beauty right now is going green. No, we aren’t talking about that new shade of emerald green eye shadow, but about ditching all those toxic products for eco-friendly and plant-based items, instead. As you may have noticed last time you were at your local drug or beauty store, there are tons of products claiming to be “natural” and “organic”. But which of these are actually earth-friendly, and which are just talking a big game?

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Below you will find information on some of our favorite safe, wearable, natural, and earth-friendly beauty products. Thankfully, making the switch and becoming a more conscious cosmetic consumer isn’t as difficult as one may think. There are literally thousands of products on the market today that are good for your skin and won’t harm the planet – ranging from moisturizers, makeup, deodorant, toothpaste, shampoo, and lotion.

Every item on our list of the best earth-friendly beauty products are eco-conscious, preservative-free, and organic. So whether you are new to the green game or simply in need of some new products to incorporate into your daily beauty routine, we’ve got you covered.

Without further ado, here is our list of the top eco-friendly beauty products out there today:

Avalon Organics Lavender Daily Moisturizer. This soothing moisturizer is a favorite amongst green beauty product seekers because it is well-suited for different skin types, including sensitive, acne-prone, and aging. The formula used is very light and is full of non-invasive chemicals. What’s more? The moisturizer won’t leave your skin feeling greasy or irritated.

Lush Beauty Products. Every single product you will find from Lush is handmade, fresh 100% vegetarian, and eco-friendly, all the way down to the packaging used. The company offers everything from shampoo and moisturizers to hair dye, bath ‘bombs’, and makeup.

Pangea Organics Hand and Body Lotion. Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom. The Boulder-based company has been putting out great, eco-friendly products for some time now, one of our favorites of which is the lavender and cardamom lotion. The relaxing scent is a perfect way to unwind after a long day, but is also ideal for daily use, any time. The lotion absorbs quickly, smells great, and doesn’t leave any residue. At $21 a bottle, it is a little on the expensive side, but a small price to pay to heal oneself and the planet.

Juice Beauty Hydrating Mist. This refreshing and hydrating mist is another great product that has many uses. It can be used on your face, hair, and even as an air freshener. The product is made from organic essential oils, which allows you to feel good about yourself whenever you use it. Furthermore, the product is ideal for those suffering from dry skin and who are looking for that perfect product that will leave their skin feeling great, without harming the planet.

Physicians Formula Eye Booster 2-in-1 Lash Boosting Eyeliner and Serum. It’s easy to see why everyone is raving about this organic, chemical-free eyeliner. From the firm brush to the precision with which it glides on, it allows users to create any look they want. Between the easy application, the product’s lash-boosting ability, and its ‘green’ rating, we can’t find a single flaw.

We hope this list of some of the top green beauty products will give you a good place to start when trying to shop for makeup and other items with the earth in mind. As always, if you have any questions or would like to know more about eco-friendly tips and products, let us know!

Feature image courtesy of Dawn Ashley.

By Earth911

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