There is no denying the friendly obsession people have with everything that is environmentally friendly to our Mother Earth. Organic food, reusable bags and sustainable clothing are just some of the things we now use in our day-to-day lives. But it doesn’t have to stop there– adopting the environmentally friendly movement can also apply to our everyday beauty products. Here are just some of the green beauty products that you will love, and so will the environment!
Body Shop Carrot Moisture Cream, $5.99
With carrot in its title, you know this product can’t be bad. The Body Shop– a top contender in the bath and beauty empire– has successfully created this moisturizer that soothes the skin with nurturing ingredients like sweet almond oil, carrot oil and real organic beeswax. And when you purchase this item you help support The Body Shop’s Support for Community Trade initiative– a trade labor program that helps to make sure your product is sourced through fair community trade and through environmentally friendly standards.
St. Ives Naturally Clear Green Tea Scrub, price varies at local department stores
St. Ives knows the advantages of green tea and has produced a scrub that helps to treat blemishes and breakouts with 100% natural green tea extracts. What’s even better about this product is that the entire St. Ives line has a complete list of what they call their ‘natural commitments’, which they apply to most of their products. This includes not testing on animals, using recycling packaging and more (yes, there is more goodness).
Aveda’s Nourish-mint Rehydrating Lip Glaze, $18.00
There is nothing better than applying a lip gloss and feeling a cooling and soothing sensation on your lips. This is exactly what you get with this lip gloss that comes in over 12 vibrant – yet nature inspired shades. Aveda shows us that their mission to use nature friendly ingredients also applies to their make-up and with a 100% newsprint shell tube and certified organic ingredients like Brazil nut oil infused, this gloss will put you on the right track to adding some green to your beauty regime.
Aveeno Active Naturals Positively Nourishing Moisture Shampoo, price varies at local department stores
Trying to find a shampoo that gives you silky hair, locks in moisture and cleanses your scalp is every woman’s dream and luckily Aveeno has created it – with a green twist. With their new shampoo that uses their own personal mixture of Active Naturals, natural ingredients that include wheat and oat protein, this shampoo is gentle enough for any hair type. The product also fuses nature methods with science methods to create a product that is technically advanced in a green world.
e.l.f Mineral Foundation, only available for purchase on their website
This emerging make-up line is affordable and makes sure not to use any preservatives or chemical dyes in their mineral foundations. The foundation also acts as a sunscreen and contains a fair amount of Vitamin E making this foundation a duo combination that protects your skin from the unfortunately harsh environment.