I have to admit, that I hate throwing the word “green” in front of nouns, but it’s tougher than you might think to come up with a better descriptor. And since I’ve been staring at my computer for a full ten minutes, trying to decide between natural, chemical-free, eco-friendly, I’m just going to move on. But maybe we can agree that that a green product should strive to be organic, use few chemicals and abstain from animal testing and generally strive to be environmentally friendly. I’ve put together a list of natural beauty products that have some real mojo. My favorite tip for ultra soft skin comes from my yoga teachers – one day a week, take an oil bath. And my absolute favorite lipstick is organic and sustainable. We got a lot of great recommendations on Twitter and Facebook, but let me know if your favorite has been left off the list! –Amy Azzarito
Image above: 1. Burts Bees, Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream $3.49 (This was a lifesaver when we were on the book tour!) | 2. Farmaesthetic Fine Herbal Cleanser $36 (Made in Rhode Island, this is one of my favorite natural brands) | 3. lip balm flights $15 | 4. Cream $12/$32| 5. kure bazaar $16 (Made in France, 85% of the ingredients | 6. Tammy Fender beautifying hair serum $65 | 7. detachable long handle boar bristle brush $18.62 | 8. Berry Fruit Bar Cleanser by Arcona $42 | 9. arnica muscle gel $24 ( a must for sore muscles) | 10. Ilia, Arabian Knights $24 | 11. lip balm – pitta $4.99 (A lip balm geared toward your Ayurvedic dosha!)
See all the beauty finds after the jump!
Image above: 1. Earth Tu Face Skin Stick $34 | 2. Suki Renewal Bio-Resurfacing Facial Peel $82.95 | 3. maracuja blush & glow $16 | 4. grapefruit mint soap $9 | 5. vegan lip balm $4 | 6. best skin ever – seabuckthorn $30 | 7. emerginC scientific organics kombucha cleanser $34 | 8. honest lotion $9.95 | 9. Discover Kit by Odacité $29
Image above: 1. los poblanos lavender honey soap $12 | 2. healthy skin foundation $32 | 3. activated charcoal cleanser $32 | 4. fig + yarrow pink love salts $32 | 5. plumping lip balm $12 | 6. trust 317 plumping lip gloss $22 | 7. fruit pigmented mascara $18 | 8. big sur trail crew soap $35 | 9. sweet almond oil $31.50 | 10. cream concealer $20