Sophia Smith stops by to talk about the best eco-friendly beauty products. With a focus on eco-friendly beauty, this post is educational and can help us minimize our environmental footprint.
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We all love using our favorite makeup and beauty products, and we know how heartbreaking it is when we find out that a company we’ve loved so much and whose loyal customer we have been for years reveals that it uses animal-tested products or unsafe ingredients.
And if you want to use natural, organic products, it can often mean sacrificing efficiency. So, to help you out and make sure you don’t get into a situation where you fall in love with a brand that isn’t nearly as good for you or the environment as you think it is, here is a list of standup companies that give you great products you’re happy with, all without sacrificing our health. Or the health of the planet.
Check out these best eco-friendly beauty products. But first, why even think about going natural with your skincare routine?
Why choose eco-friendly beauty?
Before we start listing our top favorites, we must understand why we should be using natural products versus artificial ones. Firstly, we must decide what we want for our skin. If we want long-term solutions for skin problems, a healthy and youthful glow, and an overall healthier feeling, we must understand that artificial ingredients can’t work with our skin – they can only work against it. They might provide quick solutions, but it’s only causing even more damage in the long term.
On the other hand, natural ingredients can work together with your skin and body to help it heal and repair itself. Not to mention, if products are eco-friendly, it means not only are they made out of natural ingredients, but also that their production process isn’t damaging the environment, nor is it torturing animals. Admittedly, natural products tend to be more expensive, but there is still a clear winner in the end.
So much focus in the beauty market is on substances that inhibit oxidation. Antioxidants can be incorporated into nearly every skincare product, the food we eat, and even hair growth products.
Like an apple browns due to oxidation when left outside, your skin ages. Using natural antioxidants, though, helps rejuvenate the skin, smooth it out, and prevent wrinkles and fine lines. It can even help reduce dark spots from sun damage.
Eco-friendly beauty with Tarte Cosmetics
You can’t ask for much more than vegan-friendly beauty that looks amazing. And that’s exactly what you can expect from Tarte Cosmetics. In particular, check out their Lights Camera Lashes 4-in-1 Natural Mascara. Get more lash volume – by as much as 424% in one use!
It’s made of earth-conscious plant botanicals and waxes that condition your lashes. Oh, and did I mention there are no parabens, preservatives, gluten, oil, or fragrance? Being good to the planet and yourself at the same time is awesome.
If you thought this list of the best eco-friendly beauty products wouldn’t include Korres – you haven’t been paying attention. They are one of the leading eco brands in the world and a company everyone should look up to.
They have a wide range of top-quality products, and all of them are in eco-friendly packaging. If you want to try one thing from their collection, let it be one of their life-changing face masks. You will feel like you were in a five-star spa with incredible results.
You might know them best for their lip balms, but Burt’s Bees are much more than just honey-smooth lips. They aim to become the greenest company in the world.
And their goals are all noble, including fair trade, all-natural ingredients, and, of course, bringing the bees back. If you’ve never tried their eco-friendly beauty products, definitely start with the balms, and it’s very likely you will be coming back for more.
ORGAID sheet masks
Safe and healthy are terrific ways to describe ORGAID sheet masks. ORGAID focuses on organic ingredients, and its products are very easy to use.
They created the first made-in-America sheet mask with a scientific organic formula. The ORGAID Organic Anti-Aging & Moisturizing Sheet Mask, for example, is free of chemical preservatives.
This ORGAID facial mask features:
- Vitamin B3 slows the aging of the skin
- Witch hazel to minimize swelling and pimples
- Aloe Vera to calm and add moisture to the skin
- Hydrating Hyaluronic Acid
The primary ingredient is water, designed for all skin types (except very sensitive).
Final words on eco-friendly beauty
We live in a time when it’s extremely important to take care of our bodies and the entire planet. Now we need to be more aware of what is going into our products. We can all do our part in maintaining our planet, and if we think globally and act locally, we can change the world – one lipstick at a time.
About today’s writer
Sophia Smith is a beauty and style blogger, eco-lifestyle lover, graphic designer, and food enthusiast. She is very passionate about natural skincare, minimalist wardrobe, yoga and mindful living.
Sophia writes mostly about beauty-related topics in her articles. She has contributed to several publications, including, Carousel, Mother Earth Living, Eco Warrior Princess, She is Fierce HQ, Soar Collective, Viva Glam Magazine, and How to Simplify. You can find out more about her writing by following her on Twitter.
47 thoughts on “The best eco-friendly beauty products”
I love eco friendly. It’s just a shame there isn’t more 😞
More and more brands are appearing with eco-friendly solutions in the beauty industry so I’m staying positive :)
I have noticed that. They also seem to all be going down the route of cruelty free which is also a great move
Absolutely just love this post! I have not tried Korres products but definitely want to give them a look now. I am interested, are there any products aside from the face masks that you swear by? Or one other of their products that you have heard a lot of good things about?
Great question! I also like Wander Beauty as they’re big into the natural… Their eye masks are high quality, you can find out more about them here: https://whenwomeninspire.com/2018/02/28/women-more-confidence-self-esteem/ ~ Hope that helps!
I love posts like this! I always learn so much :D
Great to hear you found a lot of usefulness in this eco-friendly beauty post, Rachel!
Great to have you here, Nasa!
Hope all is well with you!
Hi Christy, thank you very much for asking, yes I’m very well thank God.
Thank you for sharing!
Glad you appreciate it and great to have you here!
LOVE Burt’s Bees 🌿 thanks for sharing!
Great to hear you find it to be high quality too!
Great read!!! I really want to start using more natural products!
Natural products really are better for the environment and can be gentler on the skin. Great you’ll look into environmentally-friendly beauty products :)
The needs and requirements of the packaging industry are changing with the passage of time as people are getting more conscious and aware of the environmental issues. Nowadays, many customers prefer to buy mostly those items which are packed in convenient and eco-friendly packaging because innovative packing boxes design not only make the use of that item easier for them but also keep the environment safe and healthy. Cardboard and plastic materials provide such effective and useful packaging solutions to the makers which make their life a lot easier in keeping their customers happy and satisfied in all respects. They are recyclable and eco-friendly materials and with that, they come with flexible customization options as well that allows the designers to make effective and convenient packing boxes designs with their help.
Great point about the value of eco-friendly packaging for beauty products!
Yes make up is difficult to find eco friendly. Thanks for sharing!!
I hope it becomes easier to find eco-friendly makeup in the future :)
Thanks so much for sharing! I’ve been looking for eco friendly products
Great! Let’s be kinder to the environment :)
I find the EWG’s (Environmental Working Group) Skin Deep page extremely helpful. Good for so many other products also.
Right on! Thanks for sharing about the EWG product, Mary Jo.
Informative post from Sophia. She mentions 2 good beauty brands – Burt’s Bees and Korres – thumbs up! :)
Yes, both those brands have great reputations!
It’s good to know this info, I recently qualified in Makeup Artistry and I love to try new products, especially eco-friendly! Thanks amanda
Awesome! I’m wishing you well with your makeup career, Amanda!
I swear by Burt’s Bees lip balm. I keep it in my purse, and stashed in drawers all over my home.
I love the natural formula of Burt’s Bees xo
🎵🎵You are so beautiful, to me 🎵🎵 naturally! 🎵
Bring on the “oh natural”!!
Thank you, well keep a look out for the products mentioned.
Wonderful to hear when you’re shopping for makeup next :)
I always am looking to use natural products! I especially love Burt’s bees ✨
Yes, we’ve had a few people in the comments section here give Burt’s Bees a thumbs up ~ Great sign!
Very cool and use one of them daily thank you!
I love Burt’s Bees products. I’ll keep a look out for the other products mentioned. Thanks for sharing.
Hi Lizzie, great to hear you’re a Burt’s Bees fan too :D
I love Savvy Minerals by Young Living. I’ve ditched all the drugstore brands and feel much better about what I use on my face.
That’s awesome, Laura Beth. I believe when we feel better about ourselves then those around us benefit too.