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Pamper yourself with this planet-friendly loot

by Renée Loux, Women's Health Magazine Eco-Guru

Vegan Lip and Cheek Shimmers

perfect organics lip by you.

Their certified organic ingredients give you a smooth, glossy pucker. $18.99, perfectorganics.com

 

Burt's Bees Radiance Daily Cleanser

BurtsBeesjpg by you.

Contains 99 percent natural ingredients that help nourish, moisturize, and exfoliate the skin. $9.99 for 6 oz, burtsbees.com

 

BareMinerals Matte SPF 15 Foundation

BareEscSephora by you.

This chemical- and preservative-free formula absorbs excess oil, minimizes pores, and protects skin from pollutants. $28 for 0.3 oz, bareescentuals.com

 

SpaRitual Nail Lacquers

SpaRitual by you.

Choose from a rainbow of high-gloss, chip-proof shades crafted from vegan ingredients and housed in bottles made with 50 percent recycled glass. $10, sparitual.com

 

Korres Moisture Eye Cream Anti-Dark Circles

korres by you.

 

Armed with antioxidants such as sunflower oil and shea butter (and made with 95 percent natural ingredients), this cream hydrates skin and soothes eye puffiness. $36 for 0.5 oz, sephora.com

GRN Exfoliator

GRNexfoliator by you.Bamboo and certified-organic plant extracts detoxify skin and gently slough away dead skin cells for a clean, clear complexion. $28 for 1.5 oz, exhalespa.comfor stores

 

Juice Beauty Green Apple SPF 20 Antioxidant Body Moisturizer

GA_SPF20_BM_wb_1207 by you.

A creamy blend made with 100 percent organic juices, essential fatty acids, and powerful antioxidants keeps skin smooth, glowing, and young-looking. $29 for 10 oz, juicebeauty.com

 

 

What does "green" really mean?

To earn earth-friendly status, a beauty product should be plant-based or derived from renewable resources and be manufactured with minimal energy. Plus, it should come in a package made of recycled materials and break down into nontoxic components when washed down the drain. Problem is, lots of "green" goodies lining store shelves fail to meet these standards. To be absolutely positive you're getting a ture green product, look for these logos and labels:

 

LEGIT LOGOS

 

 

USDAorganic by you.

USDA ORGANIC

These products contain at least 95 percent organic ingredients that are grown without the use of chemical pesticides, fertilizers or genetically modified ingredients.

 

 

Natural-Products-Assoc-Seal by you.

 

NATURAL PRODUCTS ASSOCIATION CERTIFIED

Products contain at least 95 percent natural or naturally derived ingredients that come from renewable resources such as plants. Products are not tested on animals and are packaged using recycled materials.

 

Ecocert by you.

ECOCERT

This internationally recognized certification indicates that 100 percent of ingredients are of natural origin. Product meet environmental standards from formulation through processing.

 

 

LABELS TO LOOK FOR    

 

Paraben-free

Parabens are preservatives that protect products from bacterial and microbial funk. They require many resources to manufacture, and some can be toxic to the environment and cause skin allergies in certain individuals.

 

Petroleum-free

The extraction, processing, and disposal of petroleum-based ingredients such as mineral oil tax the environment. They're also common causes of allergies and contact dermatitis.

 

No Sodium Lauryl Sulfate

SLS produces the lather in sudsy products like shampoo. But the manufacturing process can create environmental pollutants.

 

Natural Fragrances

It means the product contains no chemical perfumes - key for people with sensitive skin.

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