Spring is a great time to clean out your beauty drawer. As you transition from winter tones to summer hues, use Earth Day, April 22, as your inspiration to overhaul your make-up case with new green products. Look for recyclable packaging, cruelty-free products, natural ingredients, and items created without harmful chemicals. Here's a list of this spring's hottest eco-friendly products.
Burt's Bees Brightening Facial Cleanser
Burt's Bees' Brightening Daily Facial Cleanser contains daisy extract to even out your skin tone and cane sugar for gentle exfoliation.
Kiehl's Earth Day Rare Earth Cleansing Masque
Kiehl's has teamed up with celebrities Ashley Judd and Anthony Mackie on two limited edition skin care labels. 100 percent of the profits from each Earth Day Rare Earth Cleansing Masque sold will be donated to Recycle Across America.
Lavanilla The Healthy Deodorant
Lavanilla's The Healthy Deodorant is free of harsh chemicals like aluminum and parabens. It's also naturally scented to keep you fresh and smelling fabulous.
Lush Sparkle Toothy Tabs
Not only do Lush's Toothy Tabs use all-natural ingredients, they're fun to use. Just chew them up and brush away--making them great for travel, no worrying about burst tubes! Plus, they have the added bonus of calcium-rich seaweed powder to keep your teeth healthy and strong. They're vegan and never tested on animals.
Physician’s Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin CC Curl + Care Mascara
In addition to being completely natural, Physician’s Formula Organic Wear CC Curl + Care Mascara is designed to condition your eyelashes, leaving them stronger and thicker. The formula is gluten free and packaging is recyclable.
Scotch Naturals Nail Lacquers
Brighten up your nails this spring with Scotch Naturals Nail Lacquers. With over 40 colors, you'll find your match with this eco-friendly polish that is free of toxins and parabens, biodegradeable, and vegan. The company also offers a soy polish remover.
Tarte Power Pigment
For bold color and shine, look no further than Tarte's Power Pigment lip crayons. Available in several shades, these lip colors are vegan-friendly and cruelty free.
Aveda Light the Way
Aveda's 2014 Earth Month candle--Light the Way--blends organic ginger and ginger lily from India. The entire purchase price supports Global Greengrants Fund water-related projects around the world. The glass is made from 100 percent reclaimed beverage bottles and the carton is made from 90 percent post-consumer recycled content.