Trending-Earth Day: Editor’s Picks to ‘Green’ Up Your Beauty Routine

Trending-Earth Day: Editor’s Picks to ‘Green’ Up Your Beauty Routine

America’s carbon footprint is a hot issue thrust even further into the spotlight with the 2016 presidential election, as the nation’s purchasing behaviors are strongly influenced by environmental concerns.

According to a new survey from the leading digital savings destination RetailMeNot, one in three (33%) Americans believe that environmentally friendly products are worth investing in. Being green might also entice consumers into stores since more than one in five (23%) prefer to shop at retailers who carry environmentally friendly products.

We picked “green” products that are either made without chemicals or preservatives, are made from recyclable packaging (or can be recycled after use), and/or donate proceeds to an eco-friendly initiative for our Earth Day Editor’s Picks.


$20 – $39 each

goop skin care
Help keep the earth clean with this high performance age-defining line that merges luxury formulas with certified organic ingredients right from the ground. Created by Gwyneth Paltrow, the line nourishes skin with powerful ingredients infused into high-tech formulas that deliver immediate and ongoing results. Formulated with glow-inducing, age-defying MERISTEM plant cells that are sustainably sourced from poet’s daffodil and sweet iris and blended with a revolutionary antioxidant juice complex, they help brighten skin tone and target fine lines and wrinkles. The mindfully designed collection launched this month with a range of six age-defying skincare solutions, including:
· Enriching Face Oil ($110)
· Exfoliating Instant Facial ($125)
· Luminous Melting Cleanser ($90)
· Revitalizing Day Moisturizer ($100)
· Replenishing Night Cream ($140)
· Perfecting Eye Cream ($90)
Available exclusively at

Caudalie Vinosource Moisturizers $39
1% For the Planet: Every Caudalie product purchased contributes to the protection of the environment under the “1% For the Planet” movement; 1% of Caudalie’s word wide turnover goes toward ecological associations. This pink ombre-colored collection has a moisturizer for every skin concern. All formulas are powered by at least 92% natural ingredients including organic grape water, which soothes and hydrates, Vinolevure®, patented to retain moisture and reinforce immune defense, and grape seed polyphenols, rich in antioxidants to defend skin against free radicals. The collection includes:
· Moisturizing Sorbet – A lightweight gel-cream with a water-like consistency that strengthens, moisturizes and soothes skin

Caudalie Vinosource Sorbet w out ingredients
· Moisturizing Mattifying Fluid – Offers a blotting effect, reducing excess sebum and preventing its production while restoring skin’s moisture level

Caudalie Mattifying Fluid w out ingredients

· Intense Moisture Rescue Cream – A rich, restorative facial cream, perfect for use at night

Caudalie Vinosource Intense Moisture Recovery Cream w out ingredients
Price: $39 (40ml) each; Available in April at Sephora/, Caudalie boutiques/ and Bluemercury

Urban Decay Good Karma Brushes  $20 – $39 each

We’ve all done our fair share of deeds that put us deep into karmic debt. Lucky for us all, Urban Decay offers permanent good karma credit with a variety of high performance, artist-quality, cruelty free, vegan and eco-friendly makeup brushes. Each brush comes encased in a magnetic box fashioned out of recycled egg cartons, the super-soft synthetic brush hair (doesn’t hold on to stinky bacteria the way porous animal hair does) is made from recycled PET bottles, and the sleek gunmetal brush handles are recycled aluminum. Finally, a brush line with actual names rather than numbers tells you which brush to use for what/where. Whether you are a makeup novice or junkie, there is a Good Karma Brush (12 in all) to suit any and every beauty need.
Available at Macy’s, ULTA, and

JĀSÖN® Gentle Basics Facial Collection
Meticulously formulated with a minimal number of essential ingredients, the Gentle Basics collection embodies the beauty of simplicity. Hypoallergenic formulas care for ultra-sensitive, dry skin; key hydrating ingredient borage oil is rich in essential Omega-3 fatty acid, y-linolenic acid (GLA). Free of harsh chemicals and skin ingredients (parabens, phthalates, petrolatum, sodium lauryl or laureth sulfates), and fragrance and gluten free, they are ideal for anyone looking to clean-up their daily regimen. The collection includes:

· Facial Cleanser ($11.99)

JASON Gentle Basics Facial Cleanser

· Day Lotion ($16.99)

JASON Gentle Basics Day Lotion

· Cleansing Towelettes ($6.99)

Jason Gentle Basics Facial CLeansing Towelettes

· Night Cream ($16.99)

Available in April at Target, select Walmart stores, natural food stores and

Avalon Organics Brilliant Balance Purifying Towelettes $6.99

Avalon Organics Intense Defense Towelettes 2
All Avalon Organics products are certified to the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard for Personal Care Products Made with Organic Ingredients. They are biodegradable and free from GMOs, parabens, harsh preservatives, synthetic colors or fragrances, phthalates, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate and animal testing.

These sustainably-sourced, hypo-allergenic biodegradable cloths are infused with pure botanical cleansers to clean away dirt and makeup for skin that is fresh, balanaced and free of residue. Energizing Licorice Root helps even complexion and boost radiance, while a gentle blend of Prebiotics, Lavender and Cucumber maintain balance and support skin health.
Price: $6.99 (30 count), Available in April at natural food stores, Whole Foods Market and

Avalon Organics Intense Defense Antioxidant Oil $18.99

Intense Defense Antioxidant Oil
Avalon Organics’ Intense Defense products balance antioxidant-rich Vitamin C, White Tea, and Lemon Bioflavonoids to defend skin and support its natural renewal cycle. This facial oil features a vitamin and essential oil-rich blend of Apricot, Raspberry and Argan Oils to replenish skin’s natural lipid barrier, allowing it to better retain moisture and protect itself from environmental aggressors.

Price: $18.99, Available in April at natural food stores, Whole Foods Market and

Avalon Organics Intense Defense Sheer Moisture SPF 10 $18.99

Avalon Intense Defense sheer defense spf 10 This feather-light day lotion is formulated with multiple forms of Vitamin C and light mineral sunscreens to help protect against UV exposure and neutralize free radicals while naturally stimulating collagen and elastin production.
Price: $18.99, Available in April at natural food stores, Whole Foods Market and

Avalon Organics Intense Defense Detoxifying Towelettes $6.99

Avalon lIntense Defense towelettes
These detoxifying towelettes are sustainably-sourced, biodegradable cloths saturated with pure botanical cleansers to wipe away dirt and makeup while leaving skin fresh, balanced and free of residue. A complete blend of antioxidant-rich Vitamin C, White Tea and Lemon Bioflavonoids defend skin and support its natural renewal cycle.
Available in April at natural food stores, Whole Foods Market and

Avalon Organics Wrinkle Therapy Cleansing Oil $12.99

Wrinkle Therapy Cleansing Oil
This unique cleanser loosens makeup and grime, then rinses away for soft, clean and conditioned skin. A wrinkle fighting ensemble of Co-Enzyme Q10, Rosehip Oil and Hyaluronic Acid energizes and replenishes skin to counteract the visible signs of aging.
Price: $12.99, Available in April at natural food stores, Whole Foods Market and


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