There are so many ways to save the earth, and this year, we are honoring Earth Day by featuring these beauty products and brands that are doing their part in helping to preserve our planet. Find out why we love these products and where your money goes when you purchase them.
Bath and Body Refill Pouches
When it comes to being eco-friendly, L’OCCITANE abides by the 3 R’s – reduce, reuse and refill. Now you can get your favorite shampoo, conditioner, cleansing foam and shower gel in mega-sized refill pouches ($40-$87.50).
Hydrating facial mists are all the rage, at least in our book, and INSTYTUTUM’s Alive Water ($35) is the perfect fix to leave your skin feeling refreshed and hydrated. It doesn’t hurt that this fine mist includes Sea Heather, Samphire Extracts, and provitamin B5 to help in regenerating cells and rebalancing the skin. The best part is that 100% of the proceeds go towards, Waves for Water, a non-profit organization that provides clean water filters to impoverished communities around the world.
Did you know bamboo is a 100% renewable resource? Now you can buy the first eco-friendly brushes on the market from Olivia Garden’s Healthy Hair Collection ($10.99-$22.45). AND you have options - they come in five different choices of brushes and combs.
Give your hair the island treatment with the Maui Moisture Collection ($8.99) haircare line. Made with eco-friendly materials, this set of hair products are also vegan and responsibly sourced. Plus you’ll smell like you just took a vacation in Hawaii. Score!
Karite Shea Butter Hand Crème ($36) is the definition of eco-conscious. Why? Ingredients such as unrefined Ghanaian Shea butter, sustainably sourced palm oil and organic coconut oil make a very low impact on the environment. All of this goodness makes for a great anti-aging formula for your hands, and guess what else? The packaging is fully recyclable.
Created by the Co-Founder and CEO of Bluemercury, Marla Malcolm Beck, Lune + Aster ($18-56) is a makeup line that is paraben and phthalate-free. From lip glosses to eyeshadows, these products were created to minimize time in front of the mirror, while giving you a flawless look in no time.
A favored drugstore brand has launched their own line of vegan-friendly makeup brushes. Yes, the rumor is true – e.l.f. Cosmetics has said goodbye to any and all animal hair brushes and are now offering over 50 styles of makeup brushes that even PETA would approve (and they do!).