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Eco-Friendly Beauty Products You Have to Try

By Sydney Cook
Posted On Apr 22, 2016
Eco-Friendly Beauty Products You Have to Try


While we love creating our own DIY beauty items with organic products, a little shopping never hurt nobody.

But as we indulge in our favorite nail polishes, lipsticks, and mascaras, we often find ourselves putting unsafe toxins into our bodies and our planet.


We probably won’t ever give up our favorite cosmetics, but there are plenty of organic and natural, Earth-friendly options that are worth the try.

Whether they are manufacturing eye-catching and environmentally friendly packaging, launching recycling programs, or bottling non-toxic and organic solutions, these 5 companies are making huge strides to going green.


  1. Stowaway Cosmetics
Photo Credit: Stowaway Cosmetics
Photo Credit: Stowaway Cosmetics

While Stowaway is already making progress in the green movement with their “right-sized” products, the cosmetics line is also launching a recycling program called Stowaway, Don’t Throwaway. According to Stowaway, 75% of women don’t finish the products they purchase, not just before they expire, but at all. So their line of right-sized products, which contain no harmful preservatives, are designed to be finished before they perish. However, finishing makeup also means more packaging on hand, and with Stowaway, Don’t Throwaway, customers can send back their packaging in exchange for product. Simply logon to stowawaycosmetics.com/recycling for a prepaid shipping label and earn a $5 credit for every 3 finished Stowaway products you return.


  1. Dr.’s Remedy
Photo Credit: Dr.'s Remedy
Photo Credit: Dr.’s Remedy

Dr.’s Remedy offers a line of nail colors and nail care products including base coats, top coats, cuticle care, and a nail hydration. The nail polishes are comprised of a special blend of natural strengtheners and antifungal ingredients including wheat protein, tea tree oil, garlic bulb extract, and lavender. Dr.’s Remedy products do not contain formaldehyde, formaldehyde resin, toluene, camphor, or phthalates.


  1. Physician’s Formula – Organic Wear
Photo Credit: Physician’s Formula

The Organic Wear product line by Physician’s Formula gives women the option of wearing makeup that is environmentally friendly and good for the skin. Packaged with a paper compact that uses more than 90 percent less plastic than traditional compacts, Physician’s Formula Organic Wear products are free of parabens and preservatives.


  1. Tarte Cosmetics
Photo Credit: Tarte
Photo Credit: Tarte

Tarte is a leader in creating healthy, eco-chic, and cruelty-free cosmetics. Their makeup is infused with invigorating ingredients like superfruit and plant extracts, vitamins, minerals, essential oils, and other naturally-derived ingredients. The company supports cooperatives in the rainforest and develops sustainable components that can be re-used to help reduce environmental waste.


  1. Balanced Guru
Photo Credit: Balanced Guru
Photo Credit: Balanced Guru

Balanced Guru is not as well-known as Tarte; however, the sustainable skin care companies share the same mission. Balanced Guru offers certified-organic skin, body, hair, and energy products catered to helping you get your Namaste on. They believe in finding balance in all aspects of life, and this translates through their products from their organic ingredients to their beautifully crafted responsible packaging.

Happy Earth Day!


Cover/Feature Photo Credit: Stowaway Cosmetics