The Top Eco-Friendly Beauty Brands
Earth Day was last week, but your commitment to the environment doesn’t need to stop there. Although Earth Day is a great time to talk about environmental issues and promote awareness, this eco-conscious should be year-round. There are many ways you can implement sustainability in your daily routine — right down to the products you use on a daily basis. Your beauty routine is a great place to start, and there are many brands that carry environmentally conscious products. Take a look at the top eco-friendly beauty brands:
Juice Beauty: Juice Beauty offers skincare and makeup products made from only organic ingredients, free of harmful phthalates, parabens or other chemicals. The company purchases all products from USDA certified organic farms on the West Coast and uses renewable solar power in its facilities to produce all of its products. Its USDA organic lip moisturizer is a great way to keep your lips hydrated while staying environmentally responsible.
Aveeno Active Naturals: Aveeno Active Naturals’ many products can be found at most drug stores, from lotions to sunscreens to shampoo and conditioner. The skincare brand is committed to using high-quality natural ingredients in all of its products, like its all-natural shampoo, which is produced in recyclable packaging. The company uses as little packaging as possible in its products and incorporates recycled materials where it can.
Lush: Lush is a cosmetics and beauty company best known for its vibrant bath bombs and soaps. Lush takes pride in being an ethical company — only buying from ethical suppliers with fair conditions for workers throughout the world — and using all natural ingredients in its products. Lush also uses as little packaging as possible and uses recycled materials for the packaging it does use. Lush has a lot of unique products to try, like their multipurpose and moldable soap, or their shower jellies.
Tarte: Tarte is a higher-end makeup brand that can be found at Sephora and Ulta. Its products are high-quality, but still natural and good for the environment. Tarte has a wide array of products, ranging from eye makeup to lipsticks to blush and more. All of these products are free of parabens and phthalates, which are harmful to human health and the environment. Try Tarte’s best-selling cheek stain, which comes in a few vegan shades.
Burt’s Bees: This brand is well known for its ultra-hydrating lip balms made with beeswax. It makes a number of other products too, like cleansers, moisturizers and soaps. What you may not have known about the brand is how committed to sustainability it is. All products contain natural ingredients and are come in recycled packaging. Try a tinted lip balm from the brand for a cute summer lip look.
Ecotools: Ecotools is one of the leading eco-conscious beauty product developers in the world. The company produces bath products, hair brushes and cosmetic tools. It is most well known for its makeup brushes, which like all of its products, are made from recycled aluminum and renewable bamboo and are 100 percent cruelty-free. Try one of their many brush sets offered on its website, as a cheaper and more sustainable alternative to other brushes.
Allison Lundy is a recent college grad, writer, area professional and lover of all things beauty. Raised in southern Virginia, Allison moved to the DMV to pursue her aspirations of a career in politics. She attended George Mason, where she discovered her love of writing at the student newspaper. During the day, Allison works in government affairs for a small trade association in northern Virginia. When she isn’t busy working and/or being a political junkie, Allison focuses on her other passions – beauty and fashion. She is always looking for the newest trends and trying out new products.