Monday, April 19, 2021

World Wisdom: Eco-Friendly Beauty and Wellness Brands


One of the best parts of celebrating Earth Day, on April 22, is raising awareness of the ways everyone can help the planet. To help, RetailMeNot has compiled a list of products from clean, eco-friendly beauty and wellness brands that you can use to keep our Earth healthy while still looking and feeling amazing.

From cleansers to perfume, these items are vegan, cruelty-free and contain no harmful chemicals, making them perfect for anyone who wants to upgrade their beauty routine while helping save the world.

Daily Dose Miracle Moisture Leave-In Conditioner - $17.99 at Amazon

This detangling leave in conditioner detangles, makes hair manageable, eliminates frizz + fly-aways while adding moisture and shine. Daily Dose donates 2% of revenue to charity:water, an organization that helps create water systems for developing communities who are lacking clean and safe drinking water. From now until the end of the month of April get 25% off your purchase when you use code “EARTH25” at checkout.

Herbivore Pink Cloud Rosewater + Squalane Makeup Removing Face Wash – $24 at Sephora

This multitasking face wash cleanses the skin while removing all of your makeup. It’s suitable for all skin types and specifically helps with minimizing and cleansing pores, dryness and redness. The formula includes natural ingredients that give the same results as acids and oils, like tremella mushroom, soothing rose hydrosol and squalene.

Tata Harper Water-Lock Moisturizer with Skin-Smoothing Peptides – $68 at Sephora

I love everything Tata Harper creates, and her Water-Lock Moisturizer is by far one of the best! It’s a lightweight, silicone-free refillable moisturizer with natural peptides and hyaluronic acid for skin-smoothing, balanced hydration. When you put it on, you instantly feel refreshed and glow-y!

Bouclème Curl Defining Gel – $23.80 at Amazon

The founder of Bouclème, Michele Scott-Lynch, has a mission to encourage women to embrace their curls and creates the right products to care for them. They have a full line of products for curly hair, and the Bouclème Curl Defining Gel is amazing! It’s silicone-free and smooths and defines curls without flaking or stickiness.

alpyn beauty Wild Huckleberry 8-Acid Polishing Peel Mask – $56 at Sephora

Usually acid peels are full of harmful ingredients, but not this one! The alpyn beauty Polishing Peel is powered by eight natural acids, bamboo powder and vitamin C to visibly resurface skin, refine pores, even texture and brighten your skin. I love that it works so quickly!

Grapefruit Facial Cleanser – $5 at Brandless

With a fresh citrus scent, Brandless’ gentle, emollient-rich facial wash cleanses and conditions your skin without stripping it of natural oils. It contains no microbeads, sulfates, phthalates or dyes. As a brand, Brandless has banned 400+ questionable ingredients from all of their beauty and personal care products and have green-lighted safe ingredients like gentle rosewater and soothing aloe vera. Perfect to treating your skin without any harmful chemicals!

Biome-Balance Face Solution Serum – $24 at Bea’s Bayou Skincare

Perfect for replacing your daily serum, use the Biome-Balance Face Solution Serum to target issues for skin prone to inflammation, eczema, dryness and scarring. It has calendula, which is known to plump skin, fight bacteria and calm redness. This product works great with other products from the line, like Bea’s Bayou RePhresh Toning and Get Glowing Mists for the ultimate trifecta for the face!

Amrutini Overnight Oasis Luminosity Dewdrops  $135 at Love, Indus

If you’re looking to plump, illuminate and hydrate your skin while you sleep, this elixir is for you. It works to restore your skins natural skin radiance with a fusion of precious botanicals sourced from the Indian subcontinent with the precision of New York’s technology. These include golden Muga silk (known for its exquisite luster), Hyaluronic Acid and transformative technological processes like biotransformation. It’s been described as “a magical precious potion!”

Honest Beauty Calm & Go Face Mist – $17.99 at Amazon

Honest is known for their clean beauty, and I especially love their face mist. The formula instantly calms irritated skin and is made with shea butter that soothes and nourishes the skin. Honest’s mist is vegan, cruelty-free and ideal for sensitive skin!

Kjaer Weis Invisible Touch Liquid Foundation – $48 at Dermstore

Available in 24 colors, this organic, long-wear foundation from Kjaer Weis offers a skin-like finish with buildable coverage. The formula is vegan, cruelty, gluten, silicone and paraban-free. Kjaer Weis also offers a Translucent Powder to set the foundation.

My Mommy Wisdom Blemish Healing Gel – $15 at Amazon

The dual “mommy and me” self-care line was created by Chelsea Lewis to channel her background of growing up with healthcare professional parents and combining traditional and holistic medicine. Her blemish-healing gel combines all-natural ingredients like turmeric powder, aloe and lavender essential oil to help dry out acne and offer cooling relief to irritated skin. I recommend checking out all her products for the hair, skin and body!

Miracle 3-n-1 Clay Wash – $25 at Strands of Faith

Strands of Faith is a beauty and lifestyle brand devoted to creating hair products for multicultural women that hydrate, revitalize and moisturize the strands for long-lasting results. The line of products for dry, textured hair has generated quite a buzz in the clean beauty industry!

That’s partly because they are all free of sulfates, silicones, parabens, mineral oil, phthalates and paraffins. Their Miracle 3-n-1 Clay Wash is a fan-favorite because it’s packed with nutrients and minerals from three clays—Rhassoul, Bentonite and Kaolin—to thoroughly cleanse, detangle and detox your hair.

Olaplex No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo – $28 at Sephora

Olaplex is well known for creating sustainable and eco-friendly products, and their No. 4 Bond Maintenance Shampoo is a real star. It’s a highly moisturizing, reparative shampoo that leaves hair easy to manage, shiny and healthier with each use. If you regularly dye your hair, you should be using this formula!

Dewy Day Glow Face Oil – $63.53 at MÉRV Skincare

Entrepreneur Melissa Bayanzadeh started experimenting with plant-based formulations for her skin and founded MÉRV, a socially and environmentally conscious skin-care line that reflects her respect for the planet. Every single product, including their Dewy Day Glow Face Oil, is handcrafted and formulated with the highest-quality natural ingredients to give you a healthy, glowing skin.

Lancôme Idôle L’Intense Eau de Parfum – $123 at Ulta

Not only does the Lancôme parfum come in a super-beautiful bottle, but it smells truly wonderful! The scent is a radiant and sensual rose, fresh jasmines, warm musk and a sweet vanilla. This modern and vibrant floral perfume is true to the signature scent of Idôle Le Parfum, with a unique and sensual twist.

Body Hero Exfoliating Bar – $14 at Glossier

Ready for super-smooth skin? Glossier’s exfoliating bar is made from finely milled, biodegradable Bamboo Powder to scrub away all dead and dry skin, leaving your skin feeling instantly softer and smoother. It’s formulated with Sunflower Seed Oil and Aloe Leaf Juice that help lock in your skins moisture. Plus, the smell is great!

Masktini Night Ranger, Overnight Renewal Mask – $65 at Amazon

Masktini’s Night Ranger is a silky, sleep therapy mask that combines groundbreaking science in a rich formula to nourish, plump and soothe skin. The formula is made with natural lime pearl acids, hyaluronic acids and papaya enzymes that work together to restore your skin’s smoothest texture, soothe inflammation and to plump away fine lines. It also includes retinol to encourage healthy cellular renewal. Honestly, it makes you feel like you just had a facial when you wake up!

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