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Celebrate Earth Day: Eco-Friendly and Green Beauty Products

In honor of Earth Week, we wanted to celebrate Earth Day by incorporating green living in today’s post. Let’s be honest every diva isn’t going to plant a tree or recycle (even though it’s fairly easy) but just because we’re fashionistas doesn’t mean we should be shallow and naive in our fashion choices. We can support eco-friendy, green fashion brands and beauty products. Special thanks to InStyle.com for providing us with the products.

Check out our favorite green and eco-friendly beauty products below.

 

Raw MakeupRaw Makeup

Created by Gisele Bündchen’s makeup artist Rose-Marie Swift, the RMS cream makeup line (it includes everything from foundation to lip stains) contains unprocessed, raw, food-grade organic ingredients like coconut oil and cocoa butter.

Clockwise, RMS Beauty Beauty Lip 2 Cheek in Smile, $36. Cream eye shadows in Magnetic and Solar, $28 each. Living Luminizer, $38. All available at rmsbeauty.com.

Food for Your Face

Food For Your Face

With an ingredient list that reads like a green juice cleanse—brussels sprouts! kale! asparagus!—Dr. Alkaitis’s veggie mask aims to soothe dry and irritated skin. It’s no surprise that the namesake creator has a history in molecular biology and pharmacognosy (the study of the medicinal property of plants).

Alkaitis Universal Organic mask, $45;alkaitis.com.

Peel-Off Nail Polish

Peel-Off Nail Polish

Say goodbye to stinky nail polishes and noxious removers. Sula’s water-based lacquer lasts three to five days and can be peeled off as soon as it starts to chip. The formula also contains strengthening nutrients like provitamin B5, previously found only in hair products.

Sula Paint & Peel polish in Azur and Kelly, $9;sulabeauty.com.

Puffy-Eye Cure

Puffy-Eye Cure

With anti-inflammatory honey and moisturizing soybean extracts, Tarte’s under eye treatment (available in four shades) promises a 56 percent reduction in puffiness after four weeks. The long-lasting mineral pigments instantly conceal dark circles and soften wrinkles.

Tarte Dark Circle Defense, $32 (including brush); sephora.com

Lip Scrub

Lip Scrub

Think of it as a little miracle for your chapped lips: Tiny sugar crystals are suspended in a shea butter base to soften lips as they gently slough off flaky skin.

Wholearth certified organic 2-in-1 lip scrub & balm, $22; wholearthbeauty.com.

Better-Than-Falsies Mascara

Better-Than-Falsies Mascara

There’s no shortage of innovation in the mascara category. But what makes Organic Wear special is that it contains no synthetic polymers and dyes, no thickening fibers, and no synthetic solvents. Instead it uses rice protein and tapioca starch to boost volume.

Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Jumbo Lash mascara, $10;physiciansformula.com for stores.

Mousse Shampoo

Mousse Shampoo

Privé’s aluminum can uses air-powered technology to hold twice as much product as traditional bottles. A pea-size drop expands into a rich sulfate-free foam that will completely cover even long hair. Bonus: Return empty cans to the salon to be refilled and reused.

Privé Concept Vert Rejuvenating Pure shampoo, $28; priveproducts.com for stores.

RAE Lush Mascara and 3 Well Eye Shadow Palette

RAE Lush Mascara and 3 Well Eye Shadow Palette

Hypoallergenic- and fragrance-free, this eye shadow is highly-concentrated so you get a lot with little packaging, while the mascara contains a blend of silk powder, chamomile, and juniper. Both are loaded with antioxidant vitamins A, C, and E.

3-Well Eye Shadow Palette, $50;raecosmetics.com.

Lush Silk Mascara, $17; raecosmetics.com

Patyka Huile Absolue Face & Body Serum

Patyka Huile Absolue Face & Body Serum

Meant for use on the face, body, and hair, this healing and collagen-stimulating serum can smooth out any rough patch you have from head to toe. Nearly 98 percent of the ingredients—like plant squalene, jojoba, wheat germ, and dog rose oil—are organically harvested, and 100 percent come from the earth.
Kjaer Weis Lip Tint in Bliss Full

Kjaer Weis Lip Tint in Bliss Full

Kjaer Weis’s lip tint is practically edible, with only natural rose, honeysuckle, and gardenia as preservatives and a creamy texture, subtly-scented with lemon.$48; spacenk.com.
Melvita Deodorant Spray

Melvita Deodorant Spray

This French brand has been around for a quarter of a century and makes a healthy deodorant spray that actually works out of natural rock crystal Alum Stone and mint floral water. It soaks up moisture, inhibits the bacteria growth that causes odor, and is also great for protecting sensitive skin. Better still? It doesn’t leave a trace on clothes.$16; usa.melvita.com.

Earth Therapeutics Bamboo Natural Bristle Brush

Earth Therapeutics Bamboo Natural Bristle Brush

Earth Therapeutics makes its paddle brush handles out of sustainably-harvested bamboo instead of hardwoods or plastics. Bristles are designed to give the scalp a gentle massage while redistributing hair’s natural protective oils.$9-$10; earththerapeutics.com.
Neutrogena Pure & Free Liquid Sunblock SPF 50

Neutrogena Pure & Free Liquid Sunblock SPF 50

Physical sunscreens tend to be too heavy to wear under makeup or moisturizer. But the naturally-sourced titanium dioxide and zinc oxide in this sheer weightless UVA and UVB protection absorb quickly and don’t leave a sheen.$13; neutrogena.com.
Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hair Spray

Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hair Spray

Alterna Bamboo Smooth Anti-Humidity Hair Spray uses organic kendi oil from the island of Sulawesi but is most notable for what itdoesn’t contain: parabens, gluten, phthalates, paraffin, petrolatum, and paba. The ultradry spray forms a flexible barrier, locking in nutrients, banishing frizz.$18; beauty.com.
Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment

Ojon Restorative Hair Treatment

This highly-concentrated formula is packed with Omega 3, 6, and 9 essential oils to boost silkiness, shine, and manageability and is made without silicone so weekly use won’t lead to build-up. The Tawira tribes of Central America, known for their lovely locks, have used a similar conditioning treatment for over 500 years.$55; ojon.com.
Barbar Eco-8000 Professional Eco-Friendly blow-dryer, Jennifer Aniston, green goods

Barbar Blow-Dryer

Jennifer Aniston has discovered an energy-efficient way to dry her famous locks: by plugging in the Eco-8000. Its ceramic heating element uses less electricity than most dryers, and the unit also produces cuticle-smoothing negative ions to tame tresses.$150;at barbarartist.com.
Jurlique, biodynamic beauty serum, green goods

Jurlique Biodynamic Serum

The ingredients in Jurlique’s biodynamic serums are grown using sustainable farming practices that help protect and maintain balance in the ecosystem.$75; at jurlique.com.
Nubar, nail polish, green beauty, green stars

Nubar Nail Polish

Scarlett Johansson scooped up these traffic-stopping fluorescent nail polishes by Nubar. The line is free of harmful chemicals like toluene, formaldehyde, and dibutyl phthalate.Hot Pink polish, $7; at bynubar.com.
Hot Orange polish, $7; at bynubar.com.
Hot Yellow polish, $7; at bynubar.com

 

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Author:Tamisha Monet

Fashion Editor (iStyleFashionBeauty.com) Tamisha Monet calls Oakland home as a Bay Area native but resides in Houston. She's a staff writer for The Rouge Collection magazine, in their Beauty and Style department. She is the art contributor for the West Coast division of F.A.M.E. The Experience magazine. In the blogosphere, she’s worked with Vogue, Lexus, True Religion and more. She works as a Business Life Coach for various fashion and beauty start-ups through her company iStyle Fashion and Beauty Society.

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