Have you wanted to hop on the ‘going Green’ trend, but not sure where to start? Well look no further than your makeup bag where its easy to go green by purchasing these great natural products. Non-toxic makeup is now available everywhere, at the drugstore, online retailers and at beauty mecca Sephora where several popular companies are now widening their lines to include more eco-friendly cosmetics. And with the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day in the air, we’ve found ways you can go Green with your beauty routine. Every little bit counts and you can start to reduce your impact on the environment by adding these products to your personal makeup bag.
Organic Wear by Physicians Formula
We love this line because their products can easily be found at most major drug stores. One hundred percent of their product ingredients are of natural origin and use 93% less plastic in its packaging than the average compacts. They are most known for their multi-colored pressed powder palettes giving you everything you need for your face in one place. Their Face Sculpting Trio, retailing at $13.95, is ideal for face sculpting, adding a bronze glow, or evening out your skin tone.
Origins is going green by launching a line of skin, body and hair products geared specifically for the organic consumer called Origins Organics. Origins Organics receives acclaim for their foaming face wash featuring the best elements of nature like organic clove, lavender, patchouli, rose and red thyme essential oils. It also incorporates aloe that will cool, soothe and calm the skin.
Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil
Burt’s Bees is probably the first product line that comes to mind when thinking of natural makeup. This must be becasue their company has been around for 25 years. Their products are 99.6% natural and at an affordable price. We’ve rated them as the best for natural lip balms. Try out Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil, using natural ingredients and oils, with antioxidants from the pomegranate oil.
The popular Cargo Cosmetics has come up with a line, PlatnLove, offering 100% natural makeup with eco-friendly packaging and process. All are made without parabens, synthetic fragrances or dyes, petro chemicals and phthalates. They have designed revolutionary biodegradable packaging made completely of corn. PlantLove is endorsed by Ecocert that ensures all PlantLove products are as green as it gets. We love their Green Goddess Kit: a thin compact easily portable including 4 eyeshadow shades and 2 blushes at $36. The earth toned palette works with most skin types and is neutral enough for everyday wear.
Organic Skincare line, Care by Stella McCartney
Stella McCartney has been a long-time advocate of sustainable products, and has created her own line of organic skincare products, Care by Stella McCartney. This luxury organice skincare line is inspired by Stella’s personal philosophies on life and her commitment to help protect the environment. Care products include facial cleansers, toners and moisturizers made from plant extracts sourced from organic crops. The line is certified by EcoCert and free of petrochemicals and chemical preservatives. She stands by the fact that Care products give your skin everything it needs and nothing it doesn’t! Although it does seem to be on the expensive side, it is comparable to other luxurious skin care products and combines ultimate pampering and nature.
e.l.f Mineral Makeup
We love organic makeup on the cheap and e.l.f has one of the best steals for mineral makeup and natural makeup in general. Starting at only $5 they still use 100% natural minerals, no chemicals or dyes, no parabens, and absolutely no animal testing. The packaging is also 100% recyclable and the company is an avid charity supporter. You can even pick up some of their other products also made from natural ingredients at only $1 each. http://www.eyeslipsface.com/
Kaia House, names themselves as Home to the Purest Skin on Earth. They hold to the philosophy that modern day demands on our skin need modern day solutions that are effective, innovative and good for our health. Kaia House consults the internationally recognized Environmental Working Group and their Cosmetics Safety Database to verify the safety of each ingredient in every single one of their products. They believe that the more pure a product can be the better it will be for the skin and the better it will look. Visit http://www.kaiahouse.com/ to find retail locations near you.
Renowned model and recent Dancing with the Stars contestant Josie Maran launched her own makeup line featuring natural cosmetics. Josie Maran teamed with the Environmental Working Group’s site Skin Deep for the creation of the cosmetics’ formulas and with The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics to bypass harmful ingredients. Josie is committed to the environment and bringing luxury products to the environmentally savvy girl on the go. Check out her line here http://www.josiemarancosmetics.com/ especially her all-purpose color finger paints ($36 for a palette of four) and her mascara ($22).
John Masters worked to create a line that encompasses luxury beauty products that also treat the Earth with some respect. His line of organic products includes skincare, hair care, body products and even pet shampoo too. John Masters Organics hair care products are free of harmful ingredients and John Masters salons are free of services that involve the use of harsh, toxic chemicals. http://www.johnmasters.com/
You too can go Green with these beauty lines, by picking up a few of these eco-fabulous products today!