Friday Blog Eco-Friendly Creulty Free Beauty Products

Have you made your New Year’s Resolutions yet?  One resolution we love: adding more eco-friendly, cruelty free beauty into your morning makeup routine.  Replacing some of your old standards with more eco-friendly versions helps the planet and often times keeps your skin feeling happier and healthier.  Luckily for you, choosing planet friendly products can be equally as friendly to your wallet.  To help you out, we’ve rounded up a small collection of great, eco-friendly beauty products to get you started.

Juice Beauty by Alicia Silverstone: This great eco-vegan line is made with all organic ingredients from real fruit juices like passion fruit and champagne grapes sourced from local farmers!  We love that pretty pink lip color.

Burt’s Bees: All of this brand’s products are 99% or 100% natural and most of their packaging is made from recycled materials.  Try out their new Intense Hydration skin care line for soft and sweet smelling cleansers and lotions made with clary sage.

EcoTools: Of course if you’re going to be using more eco-friendly makeup, you should be applying it with eco brushes!  We create our high quality makeup tools with bamboo handles, recycled aluminum ferrules, and super soft cruelty-free taklon bristles.  Plus, our beauty bags are made with recycled PET lining and the hang tags are printed with tree free stone paper!  Shop now for your makeup brushes and cosmetic bags.

Urban Decay: Their products are fun, bold and completely vegan and cruelty free.  Try their great eye shadow sets from the Naked Line.

Physician’s Formula: Their shimmery, pretty powder products are a must for any bronzer and blush lover.  All their products are free of harsh chemicals and parabens, in addition to being certified organic by EcoCert and cruelty free.  Try their heart shaped powders, bronzers, and blushes if you need a little extra happiness boost in the morning.

Of course eco-friendly beauty doesn’t stop when the tubes and compacts are empty.  More and more beauty companies are starting recycling programs: Burts Bees recently launched their Gimme 5 program for making sure chapstick tubes don’t slip through the recycling cracks, Origins has a first of its kind recycling program where they accept containers from any brand for recycling, and MAC Cosmetics’ Back to Mac program gives you a free lipstick when you return six empty ones for recycling.  Don’t forget to check your local recycling program to see what other cosmetic empties you can recycle instead of tossing in the trash.

Happy New Year!  What’s your favorite eco-friendly makeup?  Will you be pledging to add more of it into your beauty routine in the new year?