These days, it sometimes seems impossible to avoid chemicals and unnatural elements in not only our food, but also our beauty products. Fortunately, that’s not actually the case. In fact, more and more companies are wising up and introducing organic, eco-friendly, “five-free,” and all-natural hair, skin, and makeup offerings. Want to clean up your beauty routine? Try starting with these “green” products!
1ACURE Organics Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes ($6.99)
If the amazing price isn’t enough to lure you, the all-natural checklist will: These wipes are fragrance-, paraben-, phthalate-, petroleum-, silicone-, and sulfate-free. The added bonus: They’re biodegradable.
2Aubrey Organics Age-Defying Therapy Moisturizer ($22.50)
Sea buckthorn oil (an antioxidant), golden seaweed, and milk thistle are a few of the key ingredients in this certified organic moisturizer, made to protect your skin and reduce the appearance of wrinkles. But that’s not all: the moisturizer is also certified cruelty-free (i.e. no animal testing), and contains no animal products.
3LUSH Squeaky Green Shampoo Bar ($11.95)
Not only is this herbal shampoo all-natural and environmentally friendly (no packaging and no preservatives), but it’s also just cool. The rosemary, peppermint, and tea tree oils, as well as vanilla and chamomile, are all packed into a handy, solid bar. Plus, one bar lasts as long as three medium-sized bottles of liquid shampoo, so it’s wallet-friendly, too!
4Balanced Guru Style Me Roots to Ends Hair Oil ($18.99)
Part of Balanced Guru’s FARM-a-ceuticals line, this smoothing, styling product is made with certified organic ingredients, including argan oil, pumpkin oil, sesame oil, and tamanu oil.
5Malie Body Polish ($29)
This soothing scrub comes in a variety of dreamy aromas like plumeria and mango nectar — and they’re all 100% organic. Think: vitamin E oil, organic grapefruit seed extract, organic jojoba oil, and more. Your skin will thank you.
6100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Lipstick ($25)
Keep chemicals away from your mouth with these organic, fruit-pigmented lipsticks packed with pomegranate oil and shea butter (bonus: moisturizing!). As with the rest of the 100% Pure line, these lipsticks are 100% free of all synthetic chemicals, dyes, chemical preservatives, and other toxins.
7RMS Beauty Tinted “Un” Powder ($34)
The newest product in this organic makeup line is a light reflective powder with just a hint of color, that helps minimize pores, soften skin, and absorb oil. The talc, silicone, perfume, and paraben-free product comes in three different shades that correspond with the brand’s “un” cover-up.