12 Earth-Friendly Beauty Products to Try

These cool, new "green" makeup and beauty products won't cost you too much green. Here, some pretty ways to help preserve the planet.

By Carly Cardellino

Safe ScentsSafe Scents





Often times perfumes can cause irritation on skin due to artificial colors and synthetic fragrances they're blended with. Tsi-La Organic Perfume Oils are made with 80 to 100% certified organic, pure plant-based ingredients that don't contain dyes, synthetic fragrance, parabens, harsh petrochemicals or sulfates.

Tsi-La Organic Perfume Oils, $44 each or $95 for 4, tsilaorganics.com





Strand SaversStrand Savers





Free of synthetic chemicals, sulfates, silicone, phthalates, gluten, parabens and petrochemicals-and they're 100% vegan. Brush whichever one is closest to your strand shade over oily hair to sop up any excess sheen in seconds.

Jonathan Green Rootine Dry Shampoo Brush-On Powder in Light and Dark, $19, amazon.com






Beauty ToolkitBeauty Toolkit




Perfect for traveling, the Eco Tools Bamboo 6-Piece Brush Set, comes equipped with a blush, eyeliner, concealer, and lash brush, plus a brow groomer. Each are made with bamboo handles, recycled aluminum ferrules (the silver part that connects the handle to the actual brush), and synthetic cruelty-free bristles.

Eco Tools Bamboo 6-Piece Brush Set, $10.39, amazon.com
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The Whole Kit and CaboodleThe Whole Kit and Caboodle
Get more bang for your buck with the limited-edition Tarte Down to Earth Kit, which includes four must-have products that come in an eco-chic quilted bag. Sold separately, all of this loot would cost you $90, which makes this kit a keeper. For every kit sold, Tarte will donate 20% to winetowater.org.

Tarte Down to Earth Kit, $49, tarte.com





Safe ShowerSafe Shower



Start your day off right by showering with one of The Body Shop Shower Gels for Earth Lovers. These soap-free sudsers cleanse your skin with fruit extracts, making this body wash perfect for sensitive skin types (they also don't contain sulfates, parabens, or colorants).

The Body Shop Shower Gels for Earth Lovers, $10, thebodyshop.com
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Lotion In MotionLotion In Motion




These lotion pellets are as tiny as an M&M, but pack a serious punch when it comes to soothing dry skin. They are made of organic and unrefined ingredients, like hand-filtered beeswax, and free of chemicals, alcohols, artificial fragrances, over-processed oils and butters. Use them on-the-go!

Journey's Mother Travel Mini Pellets, $8, journeysmother.com






Polish Off and ProtectPolish Off and Protect


We are blown away by this nail polish remover that has absolutely no scent. No, seriously! Made with natural and organic ingredients, G2 Organics Odorless Nail Polish Remover takes off lacquer lickety-split and won't leave your nails feeling dry, thanks to the aloe vera and vitamin E it contains. Plus, it comes in a glass bottle that's 100% recyclable.

G2 Organics Odorless Nail Polish Remover, $15.95, g2organics.com
Related: 5 Unconventional Ways To Use Nail Polish







Lacquer UpLacquer Up





We love the new earth-tone and colorful shades from the Zoya Nail Polish Spring Collection. But what we love even more is that they're formulated without any harsh ingredients, like formaldehyde, toluene, dibutyl phthalate, or camphor. Bonus: They're also vegan friendly, cruelty- and toxin- free and the color lasts 10 days!

Zoya Nail Polish Spring Collection, $8 each, zoya.com







Suncare with a ConscienceSuncare with a Conscience



Sometimes sunscreens trigger unwanted acne, but not this one. It's not only made with certified organic ingredients, like coconut oil, shea butter, and vanilla, but it's paraben-, pthalate-, and synthetic fragrance-free. It's also non-comeodogenic and non-greasy, so it won't break you out. Another plus: The packaging is 100% biodegradable and each formula is vegan.

Block Island Organics Mineral Sunscreen with SPF 30+, $34, blockislandorganics.com
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Suds Up to Help Save the EarthSuds Up to Help Save the Earth


Garnier Fructis Pure Clean 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner helps save your strands and the planet. How? it contains zero silicones, parabens, or dyes, so it won't weigh your hair down-plus, the formula is 92% biodegradable, meaning it leaves behind less residuals that are harmful to the environment. What's more, the bottle it's in is made of PET, the most recyclable material available and contains 50% post consumer recycled plastic.

Garnier Fructis Pure Clean 2 in 1 Shampoo & Conditioner, $3.99, at drugstores nationwide






Strand and Energy SaverStrand and Energy Saver




The Rusk Go Green Hair Dryer consumes 26 percent less energy while delivering powerful air pressure so your hair dries that much faster. Another added benefit: because it works so quickly, it reduces heat damage on your tresses. Oh, and it's made with 100% recycled materials and printed with soy ink!

The Rusk Go Green Hair Dryer, $29.95, amazon.com








A Do-Good DealA Do-Good Deal

In honor of Earth Day, Kiehl's has announced a Limited-Edition Label Art series with Mark Ruffalo, Spike, Satchel and Jackson Lee, Florence Welch and Rosario Dawson that will top the lids of their Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask. 100% of Kiehl's net profits will benefit Recycle Across America, a non-profit organization making recycling more simple and effective with the introduction of national standardized labels for recycling bins at select schools in the United States.

Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask, $23 each, kiehls.com.









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