Eco-friendly beauty products you must have!

Thursday, April 09, 2009
By Sara Moore
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Cover flaws without piling on heavy makeup with DEX New York Mineral Loose Foundation. This lightweight formula contains Vitamins C and E to moisturize and nourish the skin, advanced anti-aging peptide complex, and a chemical free sunscreen of SPF 15 to protect skin from the sun’s harmful rays. The mineral powders come in 12 shades and lasts all day. DEXnewyork.com, $30.

Look like you just came from the beach with the new Philip B Maui Wowie Beach Mist. This sea salt spray contains Aloe Vera, Algae Extracts and a blend of exotic plant oils such as pure Orchid, Tahitian Gardenia, Kukui and Coconut to nourish hair while adding body. PhilipB.com, $22.

The heat might be on, but skin can still get dry during the spring and summer months. Hydrate your skin with liiv botanicals Moisture Boosting Body Butter by Avon. This non-greasy formula absorbs quickly and calms irritated skin after waxing and shaving. Avon.com, $10.

Get longer, fuller lashes in just 21 days with Adonia Lash Alive. This magical serum contains 19 organic essential oils and botanicals such as Thyme, Ylang Ylang and Lavender to grow lashes naturally. Each bottle lasts 9 months when applied twice a day. AthenaSkincare.com, $129.

Save Your Hair Color-Safe Shampoo and Conditioner will do just that– save your hair! This new product line contains organic aloe to retain moisture and prevent brittleness, Yerba Mate to replenish the scalp and hair, organic avocado oil to transport active ingredients to the hair shaft, and organic coconut oil to add shine to lackluster hair. The shampoo and conditioner also includes UV protection to help reduce fading on color-treated or natural hair. The line is available in three essential oil scents including Rainforest, Oasis Fruit and Regal Blossom. Best of all, when you buy these products, you are helping the environment. The company has taken a pledge of 1 PRODUCT = 1 ACRE OF RAINFOREST SAVED FOR 1 YEAR. Sold at Whole Foods Market, $9.98/8oz shampoo and $12.98/8oz conditioner.

No time for an island vacation, no problem! Get that sun kissed glow with the Josie Maran Bronzing Argan Oil. The light formula is scented with 100% natural citrus essential oils and contains Vitamin E and essential fatty acids to nourish and hydrate skin. Use it day or night on the face or body for an instant pick me up effect. VertLosAngeles.com, $52.

Be gentle to your skin with Patyka Face Cleansing Water. The natural glycerine hydrates while the Verbena flower water softens and tones. Use in the morning to feel refreshed or at night to wipe away oil, dirt and makeup. PatykaUSA.com, $15.

When daily moisturizing just isn’t enough, hydrate your face with Livia Wild Honey & Oats Masque. This is especially perfect for dry mature skin and will help restore elasticity and give skin a vibrant complexion. LiviaSkincare.com, $44.

Eco-friendly hair color? Yes, it really does exist thanks to Advanced Cosmetic Technologies (ACT). The only 100% plant based permanent hair color comes in 13 luminous shades and softens and conditions hair while adding shine. ACT contains no PPD, ammonia or resorcinol, unlike traditional dyes found at drugstores. So go ahead and safely cover greys, add highlights or brighten your natural shade. Sold at Whole Foods Markets, $29.99.


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