Pampering yourself is always a good thing. Being good to the environment is also a good thing. Doing both at the same time, well that is just a fantastic thing! In honor of Earth Day, I’m bringing you a compilation of my favorite beauty products that will not only help you look beautiful, but also help the environment at the same time.
Check out my top 10 eco-friendly beauty picks after the jump!
Smashbox Cosmetics Mother Earth Palette, $45. This palette contains four ultra-flattering eye shadows and a soft blush- all made from certified organic ingredients inside a recyclable compact and carton made from sustainable materials and printed with eco-friendly ink. Also, every time you buy one a tree will be planted by Trees for the Future, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating sustainable environments through reforestation throughout the world.
Pur Minerals Mineral Quick Clean, $16.50. This lightweight waterless facial cleanser and makeup remover hydrates with nourishing ingredients like Aloe Vera, Soy Protein and Shea Butter. The cleanser gently and effectively cleans skin without water and comes in a 3 oz. tube, making it perfect for on-the-go use.
Physicians Formula Organic Wear Natural Origin Blush, $11.95. This all-natural formula contains two shades that blend together perfectly to create a gorgeous, natural-looking glow.
Nexxus Nourishing Botanicals Line. This new botanicals line contains high-performance natural products that will leave keep both you and the earth looking beautiful! The shampoo cleanses, and hydrates while the lightweight conditioner nourishes and revitilizes for hair that is healthy, shiny, and super soft.
Nexxus Botanoil Nourishing Botanical Shampoo, $10.99.
Nexxus Botanphuse Nourishing Botanicals Conditioner, $14.
Envision Beauty The Solution, $74. This all-in-one formula combines your day cream, night cream, eye cream, makeup primer, and anti aging cream and is formulated with the best ingredients found in nature such as goji berry, acai, grapeseed, and an array of Vitamins for gorgeous, youthful, healthy skin. (Envision Beauty was actually created by Kimberly Snyder, who provided all of those fabulous tips in Eating For Beauty).
Jergens Naturals Daily Moisturizers, $7.83. These moisturizers are all over 90% natural and are formulated to soothe, hydrate, and nourish. The variants include Hydrate, Refresh, Soothe, and Renew. They also come in recyclable packaging!
Mineral Wear Talc-Free Mineral Loose Powder, $11.75. This loose powder has been my secret weapon for years. The lightweight, all-natural formula blends easily onto the skin creating a smooth, even appearance. It is also a miracle-worker when it comes to concealing blemishes!
Burt’s Bees SPF 15 Chemical Free Sunscreen, $12.99. Keep your skin protected while having some fun in the sun with this all natural sunscreen that will moisturize and protect the skin without irritation.
Tarte Lash Hugger Eco-Friendly Mascara, $18. This natural mascara is wrapped in recycled aluminum and is made from gentle, natural ingredients that will give you long, luscious lashes.
Josie Maran Earth Day Essentials Green-On-The-Go Kit, $48 ($98 retail value!). In honor of Earth Day, Josie Maran has introduced a collection of her best selling products, all of which are all-natural and biodegradable, including-Argan Oil, award-winning Mascara, Plumping Lip Gloss, Cream Blush, and Eye Liner.
– SABRINA ALEXIS
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