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The 9 Best Eco-Friendly Beauty ProductsFACE: RMS Beauty You need these glass (reusable!) pots of truly organic ?un? makeup, crafted with raw, food grade, and organic ingredients by Rose Marie Swift. Not only does Swift care deeply about the impact of daily exposure to chemicals in beauty products, but also her stuff really works. The cream colors??skin care with mineral color??take getting used to, especially the foundation. But there is a reason her multitasking products have a cult following. Use your fingers to blend the eye polish and the lip2cheek gloss, dab on some caramel-colored lip shine (created for Gisele Bunchen), and finish with her new tinted ?un?powder.
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EYES: Blades Natural BeautyOrganic beauty can be confusing. Sometimes you just wish someone would curate what to buy. Oh wait, someone did. Blades Natural Beauty is an online store carefully curated by makeup artist, natural beauty expert, and herbalist Jessa Blades. How cute is her smokey eye set? It?s all you need to ?achieve? the look?the ?best? mascara and a ?soft/smudgy? liner.
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LIPS: Dr. Bronner?sYes, the soap people do more than soap. Dr. Bronner?s certified organic lip balms are pretty much edible, which, considering it?s on your lips, is a good thing. Some ingredients (avocado oil) are even certified Fair Trade. No ingredients are tested on animals?and they have the third party certification to back up this claim. At $2.99, get one for every bag.
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HAIR: John Masters OrganicsDepending on your hair type, use John Masters Organics with lavender rosemary (normal) or evening primrose (dry), then condition with honey and hibiscus hair reconstructor. And for when you want a beachy look, all hair types could stand a spritz of his sea mist sea salt spray. There is something natural here for all hair; some products are even certified organic.
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BODY: WeledaWeleda has been growing biodynamic flowers and other plants for their products since the 1920s and their tried and true lines are where it?s at. Very dry? Try their skin food. Itchy? Try their almond line. And don?t pass up their organic calendula baby line just because you don?t have a baby. Nothing is more soothing or moisturizing. The diaper cream is a secret weapon; it works on blemishes and rashes alike. All claims are backed up by Natrue?s third party certification, which means it?s free of all of the nasties people are worrying about these days?parabens, synthetic preservatives, phthalates, chemical fragrances, petroleum-derived ingredients, and GMOs.
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SUNSCREEN: CoolaIn recent years much has been made of wearing sunscreen every single day no matter where you live, no matter what time of year. And much has also been made of the fact that mineral sunscreens sit on top of your skin and are therefore safer for you than chemical sunscreens, which get absorbed into your system. But some mineral sunscreens can be tough on skin. Enter Coola. Their SPF 30 mineral unscented matte tint goes on dry and powdery. You may even find yourself wondering if you remembered to put it on.
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FAKE N BAKE: Dr. HauschkaThis is not a replacement for chemical bronzers. But that?s ok; try the translucent bronzing tint from this pioneer of holistic skin care (established in 1967) and you won?t care. Use alone or with a little moisturizer to give you that sun-kissed look. The glow comes from mineral pigments. The ingredients are truly organic and many of Dr. Hauschka?s raw materials are even biodynamically cultivated and obtained under fair conditions.
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SCENT: Intelligent NutrientsEarth Day used to mean patchouli or worse (b.o.!). Those days are long gone. For a synthetic-free scent, choose one of Intelligent Nurtrients aromas?there are body and hair elixirs with names like innercalm as well as spirit essences with names like seductive. If you want to hit one note, opt for rose fusion total body elixir.
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DEODORANT: LavilinIf you?ve tried enough organic or natural deodorants and are still hesitant to let your yoga teacher adjust you for fear of your funk, Lavilin is for you. Purists seeking aluminum-free protection who won?t use products containing ?fragrance? can now roll on their fragrance-free version. The company claims one application equals up to 72 hours of odor protection (48 hours for fragrance-free) thanks to a special blend of herbs. It seems impossible but devotees swear by it. Test their claim.
There exists a rare breed of people who are effortlessly natural. They look great first thing in the morning, have rosy cheeks from being outdoors, and consider “dry brushing” a key part of a beauty routine. Good for them. For the rest of us— in honor of Earth Day —here are 9 as-pure-as-can-be eco-friendly beauty must haves. No oil pulling required.