When it comes to beauty, we’re all about enhancing our best assets; we want products that will make us look and feel great. Not long ago, “green” or “eco” beauty products had a somewhat niche appeal — but, nowadays, it seems it’s hard to find one woman out there who hasn’t swapped at least one aspect of her routine for its more natural counterpart. The concept of going green is having a moment, and more of the bigger brands are committing to using sustainable ingredients and eco-friendly practices and not skimping on the quality. It’s never been easier to go green and look good at the same time and below are five products that will help you do just that – all of the below brands are proudly cruelty-free, eco-friendly and deserve a place in your beauty bag.
The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Cream Textured Body Scrub, €19
Fans of the body shop’s famous Body Butters will surely love their exfoliating counterpart. Smelling just as delicious as the Body Butters (and coming in a variety of different scents) and packed with fair trade ingredients this all-over body perfector is a delight and lasts ages. You’ll smell good enough to eat after just one use.
Jane Iredale Active Light Concealer, €33
The company seeks to provide products from the highest quality formulas at affordable prices, all while creating products that tick off that environmentally sound box . The company gives back by encouraging women to be confident, courageous and socially conscious. In particular, this moisturising skin perfector Jane Iredale Active Light concealer hides dark circles and redness while it treats skin with anti-ageing white tea and soothing cucumber. It sets quickly and conceals without looking heavy.
Physician’s Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin CC Curl + Care Mascara, €14.90
Physician’s Formula not only make great products, but they are also all economically sound, and nothing is tested on animals. This organic mascara is 100% natural, gluten-free and recyclable, gives your lashes some major oomph. The curved brush curls, while the creamy formula conditions to leave your eyelashes strong and thicker.
Urban Decay Vegan Eyeshadow, €18
Urban Decay also does not do any testing on animals, and they have a dedicated vegan range, which keeps getting bigger. Their eyeshadows are some of the best I’ve used, available in multiple colours and textures with excellent staying powder.
Origins KissZing Lip Crayon, €19.50