Shopping ‘green’ doesn’t have to be reserved for the month of April, when we celebrate Earth Day. Respect Mother Earth year-round by choosing eco-friendly beauty brands. From sustainable packaging to recycling programs, here are a few paving the way for a future of natural beauty.
more than pretty packaging
Certified organic skin care line Kahina Giving Beauty uses sustainable ingredients and recycled paper packaging. Its most popular product, Argan Oil, is fair trade certified, and all small batch products are produced by female Moroccan artisans.
Argan Oil, dermstore.com, $15
get with the (recycle) program
Its recycling program has solidified Summer Fridays as the coolest eco-friendly brand on the market. Customers can send in their empty tubes from the popular Jet Leg Mask to be recycled and receive a mini Jet Lag Mask in return!
Jet Lag Mask, sephora.com, $48
Lano Lips out of Australia focuses on using only what’s necessary to reduce waste across the board. The main ingredient in its skin care line is lanolin, a byproduct of sheep shearing, which is a process that sheep must undergo every year.
Gel Cream Cleanser, ulta.com, $22
Kai checks almost every sustainable beauty box with its line of body butter, perfume, oils and deodorant (in recyclable packaging). The gorgeous gardenia-scented products are vegan, cruelty-free, microbead-free, and paraben-, gluten-, phosphate- and phthalate-free, so therefore … guilt-free!
Body Butter, nordstrom.com, $52
bye bye, plastic
Seed Phytonutrients is setting a new standard for sustainable face, hair and skin products. The brand’s packaging is made from paper and 100% post-consumer recycled plastic liner, resulting in 60% less plastic than a traditional bottle. And did I mention they work with organic seed farmers and pay them upfront, no matter their yield?
Daily Hair Cleanser, seedphytonutrients.com, $24
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