Who said beauty has to be harmful to the planet? These eco-friendly makeup brands and skincare line don’t think so.
Earth Conscious Makeup Brands You’re Going To Love
Living a life as close to nature as possible is important to us, but how exactly does one do that in today’s day and age? We can always do it with a quick DIY but with the advances in technology, we’ve made over the past several years, reconnecting with the Earth can seem like a far-fetched idea better left in the pages of Walden. However, all is not lost especially with these eco-friendly makeup brands that have paved the way to beautiful skin and effective products.
Tarte[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/BTAhjNVlvpe/?taken-by=tartecosmetics hidecaption=true width=625]
I love Tarte and I’m sure you know why in fact it’s a makeup must have. Tarte is a company that promises natural ingredients in powerful, efficient formula that are wearable and is skin-loving. Not only does it do away it phthalates, parabens, gluten, synthetic fragrances, etc. but they also use plant and fruit extracts in their products. They also source packaging that components that are sustainable and reusable to reduce waste. Personally, they are on my watchlist for up and coming makeup brands that are seriously making it big in the industry, coming up with products that work year after year.
Farmacy Skincare[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/BSSJ4zYFQdA/?taken-by=farmacybeauty hidecaption=true width=625]
The brand name itself already scream eco-consciousness. Think of it as a Farm to Market initiative only cosmetics. Their plant derivative is grown on a Farm that employs locals and young adults in the community providing employment opportunities in the local economy. They cultivate their own plants and manufacture products that deliver effective skincare using natural ingredients
Korres[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/BSlPRbdA0zK/?taken-by=korresusa hidecaption=true width=625]
This greek company has been on our radar for a while now, not only do they get rave reviews for the efficiency of their product but they also do it using natural ingredients. The founder of Korres is a pharmacist specializing in homeopathic remedies and that’s where Korres was born. Even though you can easily create your own rose water toner, Korres’ rose water line is one of the best there is.
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Aveda is a company founded on the power of plant extracts and the ancient art of Ayurveda, which has inspired the founder to create a haircare line that promotes balance and wellness. Conscious of the impact of chemicals on plants and on ingredients, Aveda uses and promotes organic ingredients. Even their extraction process leaves no toxic residue to the environment but efficiently delivering potent ingredients.
Vapour[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/BRmlGG1gRGt/?taken-by=vapourbeauty hidecaption=true width=625]
Eco-friendly makeup brands such as Vapour makes me feel guilty about using products using synthetic chemicals because seriously, people at Vapour seem to blur the lines between art and eco-consciousness, even using solar and wind power in their laboratory to manufacture their products. Their packaging is made of recyclable aluminum and even their packaging boxes are recycled paper printed with soy ink. They’ve also received 2 Best of Beauty Awards from ALLURE magazine.
Axiology[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/BQoxrK7BPfB/?taken-by=axiology_beauty hidecaption=true width=625]
Axiology is one of those makeup brands that focus on one product at a time, right now they offer organic lipsticks but with all the earth-friendly behind the scene process, who would complain? Using natural and organic ingredients for all their lip products, they’ve extended the same ethos to their social community by supporting Orangutan Foundation International and PETA. Even their packaging is sourced from India supporting a woman who collects paper from around the city and recycles them as box packaging.
Nude Skincare[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/BBP_08orxSA/?taken-by=nudeskincare hidecaption=true width=625]
Based on nutritional science, the formula that has sustained the growth of Nude Skincare is centered on a cocktail of omega oils, minerals, probiotics, and antioxidants, giving skin the nutrition it needs from the outside. Respecting the skin’s integrity and natural biology is what sets this from other makeup brands
Kiss My Face[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/BQoqt1Lgw7m/?taken-by=kissmyfaceusa hidecaption=true width=625]
This company has been around for a while, 30 years ago by vegan founders. You can say they are pioneers in the natural cosmetics path and are still going strong with soaps made out of pure olive and lip products derived from aloe vera plants, you know they also serve natural-based products to consumers.
Tata Harper[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/BSBvAoiFKv3/?taken-by=tataharper hidecaption=true width=625]
Boasting of products that are hand produced and manufactured in their open lab in small batches that do not sit on shelves for long periods of time is a promise that the Tata Harper company makes. From the farm where they cultivate the product to the bottles they ship to retailers, this eco-friendly makeup brand does not shy away from being bold at innovation and inventiveness with 100% natural ingredients and 100% non-toxic substances.
Origins[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/BSTTdFcAQtX/?taken-by=origins hidecaption=true width=625]
Origins is makeup brand we all know and love, using all-natural plant ingredients in their formulas has kept their company focused on providing only naturally sourced ingredients. I’ve tried using their Origins GinZing moisturizer and I have to say I am quite impressed with how well it performed, considering that I have very dry skin.
Josie Maran, a former model have been exposed to makeup for a good part of her life and her awareness about the chemicals put in some of the makeup brands have spurred her own passion into creating a makeup line based on the benefits of Argan Oil. Have you tried her products yet? Because they are seriously skin luxury definitely one of my favorite eco-friendly makeup brands.
Ilia Beauty[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/BS_q-RMlzWJ/?taken-by=iliabeauty hidecaption=true width=625]
Ilia Beauty has set itself apart from some of the organic makeup brands by challenging the perception that natural-based products are boring. Using on trend pigments incorporated in her organic bio-active formula, she has created swatches of colors for eyes and lips that are everything but boring.
Burt’s Bees[instagram url=https://www.instagram.com/p/BRZDYHNB9R4/?taken-by=burtsbeesus hidecaption=true width=625]
Starting out literally in the kitchen, Burt’s Bees was founded on the benefits of honey and bee by-products and homeopathic remedies. From craft fairs to major retailers, Burt’s Bees have definitely made it big especially for an eco-friendly makeup brand.
Getting to know a lot of these eco-friendly makeup brands has definitely changed my perception of what natural and organic based makeup and skincare are like. Plus the social responsibility incorporated into a lot of these companies’ ethos is something anyone should advocate for.
Take a look at Kate Arnell’s list of eco-friendly makeup brands in this video:
What are you favorite earth-friendly makeup brands? Let us know in the comments below; and if you enjoyed this article find out how you can create your own eco-friendly DIY beauty regimen in the next article.
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*Editor’s Note – This post was originally published in April 2016 and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
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