Many beauty products including makeup, shampoo, lotion, and nail polish contain chemicals that lack safety data. Some of these chemicals have been linked to birth defects and other major health issues in animal studies.
So why take a chance if you don’t have to? There are plenty of environmentally conscious, chemical-free beauty brands that do not leave you guessing what you are putting on your skin. Here are some of the best green beauty brands that are available.
Packaged inside of recycled paper that is labeled with soy ink, these products are made of ingredients that are certified organic. Juice Beauty even uses solar energy during production.
Aveda offers only naturally derived products packaged in recycled material and uses 100 percent wind energy for manufacturing.
Suki maintains a cruelty-free philosophy and leaves little to no carbon footprint during production. Their products are organic, fair trade, and biodynamic.
With a goal of becoming “the greenest personal care company on earth” by 2020, over half of their line of products is 100 percent natural and the other half is 99 percent. Burt’s Bees also uses recycled packaging and is committed to preserving human and animal rights.
Body wash that is full of chemicals can take hundreds of years to break down. Pangea sells handmade products sourced from organic farmers that begin biodegrading in as little as two days.
Using only certified organic and natural ingredients, this product line contains no parabens, phthalates, propylene glycol, or mineral oil. Origins also uses renewable energy sources during production.
Yes To Carrots
These products are made with organic fruits and vegetables such as cucumbers, tomatoes, and carrots. They are free of parabens, petroleum, and phthalates.
Nude Skincare products are completely free of harmful chemicals like parabens, GMOs, and phthalates, and are biodegradable. Fair trade and organic ingredients are used whenever possible.
All of Jurlique’s formulas include natural botanical ingredients, many of which are grown on their own 150-acre farm in Australia.
Caudalie has a mission to find the greenest ingredients possible and uses only plant oils and fair trade and organic ingredients. This brand also stands against animal testing.
By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer