Wednesday, April 22nd, 2009

Beauty Brands Go Green & Natural

Looking for some beauty products that are made with more natural ingredients or are more earth-friendly? Here are brands and their products to consider!

  • Yes to Carrots (A personal favorite brand!) offers a full line of body and skin care with attention paid to using natural ingredients. I am particularly fond of their body butters and lip butters.
  • Alba is beauty care line that offers products that use pure plant proteins, natural botanicals, vitamins, and sea enzyles, plus inspiration from Hawaiian islands, to create their range of products.
  • Giovanni is all about PureOrganic Technology, patented by Giovanni. I like this particularly brand for its availability in mass retailers, which makes it easier to acquire!
  • Eco-Tools (Available at Target) is an eco-friendly line of cosmetic tools at low prices without sacrificing quality.
  • LUSH — A cult favorite when it comes to beautifying youself in a more earth-friendly way.
  • vedaPURE — This is a fabulous line for those concerned with chemicals in their beauty products, especially moms-to-be. (Also, if you’re already a mom with little ones, offers several safe and natural soaps and hand washes for kids.)
  • Revolution Organics — Check out their new Freedom Glow Beauty Balm and Freedom Glosses! (Also, their Balm is fantastic. Just ran out of mine after several months!)
  • Suki is a line uses 100% pure and organic formulas. It supports fair trade, organics, and local soucing while remaining cruelty free. They avoid leaving any carbon footprint by making products fresh by hand. They use glass packaging instead of plastic packaging to reduce waste. Even their packaging and shipping materials use organic cornstarch peanuts and unbleached newsprint papers.
  • Josie Maran is offering an Earth Day Kit, which contains a deluxe sample of Argan Oil, Daring Plumping Lip Gloss, Sunrise Cream Blush, Black Mascara, and Black eyeliner for $48.00.
  • Sally Hansen is now offering eco-friendly nail boards for just under a dollar each. It is made with recycled and natural materials, like a pressed paper and coating of natural mineral abrasives as opposed to artificial abrasives and layers of foam.
  • Rimmel London recently launched their Lasting Finish Mineral Powder Foundation. It is designed to be “makeup-as-skincare.” It is a sheer but buildable formula that goes on smoothly.
  • L’Oreal’s EverPure line of hair products are 100% vegan and sulfate free.

Try shopping at eco-friendly (and eco-chic!) boutiques like Vert for your green beauty needs.

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11 thoughts on “Beauty Brands Go Green & Natural

  1. Chelsea

    They may be natural and organic, but Rimmel and L’Oreal tests on animals.

    • sprut

      The unfortunate thing about testing on animals is that a lot more companies do it than people realize. Even if a company posts “We don’t test on animals” they could still hire a third party company to do the testing for them, which is legal and still allows them to use that label because they aren’t the ones doing the testing. Also, the label “This product wasn’t tested on animals” could actually mean that the final product wasn’t tested on animals but that the raw materials that went into the final product were tested on animals. That’s just something to keep in mind. Some companies use those kind of tricks. If you want to remain cruelty free you usually have to do more research than just checking the bottle. Just something to keep in mind.

  2. hi

    I have the Yes To Carrots C Me Smile lip balm – I love it!! I had to through it out though, because I smashed the balm into the cap and it started to smell like camphor :( The Body Shop also uses a LOT of natural ingredients in their products, and they’re the only cruelty-free division of L’Oreal. By the way, as for Alba’s moisturizers, do NOT go with their oil-free moisturizer in the small, green-capped plastic jar. It smells like beer and leaves my skin feeling sensitive and drier than it previously was! Other than that, I love Alba.

  3. writeserengeti

    I just bought a Eco-Tools blush brush and it’s really a good brush. I also use dust on some mineral foundation makeup.

  4. misstrendy

    i’ve been using the everpure shampoo and conditioner is the smooth line and so far so good. still on my first bottle so lets see how it turns out with longer use.

  5. ladybug

    i have been a huge gaia, ere perez, mv skincare kinda women, all i need!