In just a few days it will be Earth Day, and that means a couple of things. Earth Day is a day for reflection and action- reflecting on what you do in your daily life that harms, or helps the Earth, and then acting on it, whether it be getting a recycling bin in your home, or donating to an organization that helps keep the Earth clean. In this day and age it’s easy to overlook such holidays, and slogans like “reduce, reuse, recycle”, but there is meaning behind all of this. The oceans are becoming more and more polluted by the minute- with massive garbage clumps swirling around in certain areas. Animals are washing up dead onshore with plastic in their stomachs. The Amazon rainforest is facing serious threats due to deforestation. Although there is a limit on how much you, as an individual can do right at this moment, you can make a difference, even if it’s small. Here are a few beauty products and brands to look into that work towards protecting the Earth and all it’s beauty.
Mineral Fusion is a makeup brand that utilizes wind energy, soy ink, and recyclable packaging to bring you eco-friendly products that range from eyeshadow palettes to nail polishes. Each product is 100% vegetarian or vegan, and of course, cruelty-free.
One of my personal favorite brands, Chantecaille, is a luxury skincare line with all of the skincare products you could possibly need. All of their products are natural and sustainable. Chantecaille donates a portion of their revenue from certain products to Earth-saving organizations, including the Coral Reefs Palette, Le Tigre compact, the Save the Forest Palette, and the Sea Turtle Palette.
Tarte is practically a household name at this point, so it may be surprising to know that this popular brand does a lot to benefit the Earth. Their favorite ingredients, maracuja and Amazonian clay, are sustainably harvested. In addition, Tarte is partnered with the Sea Turtle Conservancy to ensure the protection of sea turtles.
This brand, that utilizes the famed argan oil, works to preserve argan forests in Morocco. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from their “Bear Naked” wipes go to the Natural Resources Defense Council’s Polar Bear SOS Initiative.
Alima Pure is a very interesting, and very eco-friendly brand for a number of reasons. First, it’s products are made with all-natural ingredients, meaning you won’t be using anything artificial on your skin. Second, the brand has a partnership with CarbonFund.org, as they strive towards being carbon neutral.
Neal’s Yard Remedies Bee Lovely Collection
This brand carries skincare and bath products such as shower gel, hand lotions, etc… The Neal’s Yard Remedies Bee Lovely Collection utilizes the revenue it receives to save Britain’s Bees. The company donates over $11,000 a year to Save the Bees.
Rahua Enchanted Island Salt Spray
This pink hair mist is the perfect product to bring with you the beach, but also a great way to contribute to the Earth. Purchasing this product helps to support the The Pink Flamingo Project. The project works to protect endangered species in the Galapagos Islands (Darwin’s landing place if you remember 9th grade bio!)
Lush Charity Pot
This luscious body and hand cream donates 100% of its proceeds to small organizations working in the area of environmental conservation
Caudalie Instant Detox Mask
This detox mask doesn’t just make your face glow, but it’ll make your heart glow (with happiness) as well. 1% of all proceeds from this product go to For the Planet, an organization that provides money to different environmental causes.
Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado
This luxurious eye cream is the perfect under eye treatment to add to your every day routine. A portion of the funds go towards supporting Recycle Across America, and organization that creates recycling labels for schools.