Let’s be honest: Earth Day may have come and gone, but we should live cleaner and greener every day. Be nicer to yourself, as well as the earth, with natural, organic or eco-friendly beauty that’s one less thing to worry about. Read on for more detailed reviews.
Tone: One of my favorites from this issue, this all-natural hydrating toner is my go-to after my Clear + Brilliant laser treatments. (Frankly, it’s been my go-to the past few months, and I’ll now have to re-buy now that it’s empty.) One spritz and you’ll feel how hydrating this toner is, made of certified organic aloe, apple cider vinegar and herbs. Ecco Bella Vitamin Spray, $31, eccobella.com
Acne: From an organic skin care line dedicated to green practices (they even plant a tree for every product sold), this acne treatment showed a 42% reduction in oil production in a clinical study. Eminence Clear Skin Targeted Treatment, $65, buynaturalskincare.com
Mask: A unique compression lace mask, perfect for lifting and tightening the chin and jawline, that’s also naturally antimicrobial, reusable and biodegradable. And because it’s made of cotton, you can leave it on for as long as you like (unlike paper masks, where after a while, it starts sucking moisture from your skin). CEO Anita Sun is the genius behind this mask — read more about this line here. Dermovia Shapewear Facial Mask, $15, dermovia.com
Moisturize: Pure plant oils absorb better than synthetics, and calendula is a natural anti-inflammatory. Beauty Counter Lustro Face Oil 1 in Calendula, $68, beautycounter.com
Treat: A serious anti-aging treatment featuring organically farmed plant oils and extracts. This eco-friendly beauty brand is a cult favorite among skin care Instagrammers. Tata Harper Rejuvenating Serum, $98, tataharper.com
Scent: Lurk’s perfume oils are 100% natural (even the packaging is recycled), handmade in small batches, and offer longer lasting scents like jasmine and rose intertwined with bitter orange essential oils. It’s the only thing I’ll wear when I’m going to go see my nieces and nephew. Lurk PRJ V1, $55, lurkmade.com
Eyes: A natural, antioxidant-rich eye cream from a brand dedicated to “the healing of humanity and the earth” through organic ingredients, sourcing and fair trade. Dr. Hauschka Regenerating Eye Cream, $75, drhauschka.com
Lips: An Ecocert organic lip treatment with hyper-moisturizing shea butter harvested in fair trade from West Africa. L’Occitane Shea Butter Ultra Rich Lip Balm, $12, usaloccitane.com
Color: A truly all-natural makeup line that features antioxidant-rich superfruits, nourishing oils, and fruit and vegetable pigments for real color payoff. Read the story behind Han Skin Care Cosmetics and its founder, Susan Wong, here. Han Skin Care Cosmetics Moisturizing Lip Gloss, $14, hanscc.com
Cleanse: Certified Ecocert, this micellar cleansing water nourishes with oat amino acids and cucumber extracts. Jane Iredale BeautyPrep Face Cleanser, $28, janeiredale.com
Protect: With natural, organic ingredients, this vegan mineral sunscreen features a whopping 18% of derm-recommended zinc oxide. Peter Lamas Sheer Zinc Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30, $44, peterlamas.com
Nails: I love that there are nail polish lines that I can use on my nieces and on myself (read: it’s quality and it lasts). Created to be safe enough for the founders’ daughters, this nail polish is vegan, 8-free, cruelty-free and made in the U.S.A. Chrome Girl 8 Free Lacquer in Shore Thing, $12, chromegirl.com
For more earth-friendly beauty, check out Composuremagazine.com/earthdaybeauty. Originally published in Composure Magazine.