I think that for most people the idea of greening their beauty routine is followed by thoughts of all the money they’ve spent on the products they have (and love), the assumed lack of options out there in the eco-beauty market and most of all, what difference does it really make? I know, I’ve been there.
The investment factor is a reasonable one, but if you actually get rid of makeup and skincare products as often as you really should, it would mean that in about a years time you’d probably need to recycle a ton of jars and bottles anyway. This doesn’t have to be an all or nothing proposition. You can ease your way in, one product at a time.
Starting with four products we use often, here are just a few brands out there that are better for you and the environment. Not only is there variety but something to fit every budget . Window shop at some of the sites below (average prices under $15 I call drugstore, over $15 department store):
Department Store: Korres Natural Products, John Masters Organics, Ojon
Drugstore: Burt's Bees, Giovanni Hair Care, California Baby
Department Store: Tarte, Dr. Hauschka, Josie Maran
Drugstore: Juice Organics, Burt’s Bees, Kiss My Face
Department Store: Demeter Vintage Naturals, LUSH
Drugstore: Pacifica, Whole Body at Whole Foods for essential oils
Department Store: L’Occitane, Jurlique, Carol’s Daughter
Drugstore: Alba Botanica, Weleda, Juice Organics
I’ll be back next time to discuss why eco-beauty matters, along with some fabulous resources and a little DIY eco-chic. xo a.