Ever since documentaries like Food Inc. or Forks Over Knives emerged, the shift toward organic and natural foods has swept the nation. But many of us are not aware that the natural movement has extended into the cosmetic and beauty industry.
Several companies are now formulating organic ingredients into their products and eliminating the chemical toxins. The beauty of this influx in healthy living is not only reflected through glowing skin and shiny hair, but also in the affordable price tags.
In honor of Earth Day, it’s time to consider some eco-friendly beauty products as alternatives to your department store foundation and overpriced salon shampoos that will not only have you feeling beautiful, but will please Mother Earth as well.
This hypoallergenic toner is ideal for re-balancing your skin after a long day. It uses a Marine Complex, which includes micronized kelp, balances out the pH levels in your skin and tones your complexion.
Available at albabotanica.com or natural food stores, such as Whole Foods Market
Cheeky Cosmetics Organic Lipstick
Cheeky Cosmetics crafts 100 percent handmade makeup from organic ingredients. It is not only affordable, but uses quality materials that create soft lips with a shimmery finish. The lipstick utilizes organic castor oil for shine and fullness and organic jojoba oil for moisture.
Available at cheekycosmetics.ca
Ideal for flat or oily hair, this shampoo uses lavender extract, sweet almond extract and wheat protein amino acids to fortify hair. It is paraben-free and does not contain any color-sucking sulfates.
Available at Jason-Natural.com, natural food stores, such as Whole Foods Market, and ULTA Beauty
This lip balm uses 95 percent organic ingredients and is free of petrolatum and parabens. The vitamin E and jojoba oil will leave your lips exceptionally smooth all day.
Available on eos.com or in most drug or grocery stores
Made with 70 percent organic ingredients and packaged in a 100 percent recycled materials bottle, this lotion sustainably moisturizes your skin. It is rich with aloe, peppermint essential oil and Beta-Glucan, a nutrient that comes from oats.
Available at avalonorganics.com or natural food stores, such as Whole Foods Market.
This mascara not only maximizes volume but also nourishes lashes with moisturizing soy proteins. It is made of 70 percent organic ingredients.
Available at physiciansformula.com or in most drug or grocery stores.
There’s nothing worse than painful bumps and ingrown hairs brought on by razor burn, which is why JĀSÖN developed this lotion. It utilizes 95 percent natural soothing ingredients such as aloe vera and calendula, chamomile and primrose oils.
Available at Jason-Natural.com, natural food stores, such as Whole Foods Market, and ULTA Beauty.
This foundation is created from 70 percent organic ingredients and 30 percent natural mineral pigments and vitamins. It uses organic papaya and pumpkin to nourish your skin and has anti-inflammatory properties from frankincense and lotus flowers.
Available at vapourbeauty.com.
Organix has developed a line specifically for adding volume and dimension to hair. They use ProVitamin B7 biotin to pump up each strand. Every Organix shampoo and conditioner is paraben and sulfate-free.
All four products are $7.99 each
Available through cosmeticsolutions.biz, amazon.com or most drug and grocery stores.