Clean Up Your Act With Our Earth Day Beauty Picks
It’s time to spring clean your vanity drawers and makeup bags to rid them of parabens, silicones, synthetic dyes and fragrances. Opt instead for products with simple, good-for-the-skin ingredients. This Earth Day, we celebrate some of our favorite green beauty brands—those committed to offering the finest sustainable beauty that’s cruelty free and naturally effective.
Youth to the People products are superfood for the skin. Loaded with powerful antioxidants and phytonutrients (plant-based substances with healing benefits), all of YTTP’s products are made with real ingredients for real results.
Slap on this superfood mask and reset your complexion in just 15 minutes. Detoxify with nutrient-rich microalgae, which speeds up cell turnover to reveal smooth, buttery soft skin. For dryer spots, apply a thicker, more hydrating layer and say goodbye to your dull complexion.
ARCONA knows that color, fragrance and consistency don’t change the skin—live, active ingredients do. The brand, which is known for its spa-based origins, is dedicated to pure, scientifically tested results that will balance and renew the skin.
Using the anti-aging powers of resveratrol—an antioxidant found in the skin of red grapes—this facial oil protects the complexion from environmental stressors, increases hyaluronic acid production and firms the skin. We’ll cheers to that.
All Farmaesthetics skincare products are 100% natural and utilize time-honored recipes for skin health by using certified organic herbs, flowers, oils and grains. Founder and formulator, Brenda Brock, created the brand as an ode to her grandmother, who lived in sync with the seasons on her family’s Texas farm.
Made with organic rose petals, this hand-harvested blend of bath salts will envelop you in gorgeous, natural fragrance as you soak your troubles away. A generous handful in a warm bath is the recipe for a beautifying and relaxing unwind.
Husband-and-wife team Julia and Alex created Herbivore Botanicals in their Seattle kitchen before their plant-based products gained popularity around the country. With exotic, food-grade ingredients ranging from French pink clay to Brazilian gemstones, the brand’s luxurious line is optimized for skin’s health and vitality.
Moon Fruit feeds the skin with super nutrients and exfoliating fruit enzymes to reveal brighter, more hydrated skin by morning. Apply by massaging the nighttime treatment completely into clean skin before heading to bed.
When founder Indie Lee conquered a life-threatening brain tumor, she decided to commit her life to creating eco-friendly products that would prevent environmental toxins from ever affecting someone’s health the way they impacted hers.
The 100% olive-derived Squalane facial oil leaves the skin plumped, nourished and non-greasy while reducing hyperpigmentation spots and improving overall texture. Another Indie Lee must-have is the blemish stick, which combines witch hazel and other acne-fighting ingredients to stop zits in their tracks. Use the clear solution (which is designed to be worn during the day) in tandem with the blemish lotion, which spot-treats breakouts overnight.
Omorovicza founders Margaret and Stephen have created luxury skincare with the skin-revitalizing benefits of Hungarian thermal baths. Along with natural ingredients sourced from around the world, the secret to this high-performance range is their patented Healing Concentrate, which assists in the absorption of powerful minerals.
Enriched with microalgae, the Omorovicza refining facial polisher smooths texture and brightens tone while natural lava stone sloughs away dulling dead skin. Your complexion is left softened, luminous and deeply cleansed.
Rose-Marie Swift believes that short-term beauty results are not worth the negative consequences of harmful cosmetic ingredients. That’s why she created a brand that delivers in-the-moment coverage, color and hydration without having to pay for it later.
The Magic Luminizer is made with coconut oil and illuminates the skin with an iridescent champagne glow. The texture is easy to blend into all your highlight zones: the tops of the cheekbones, the bridge of the nose, the brow bone and the inner corner of the eyes.
Jena Covello’s struggle with endometriosis and adenomyosis led her to pursue a holistic path and create Agent Nateur, the organic brand with ingredients pure enough to eat. With chic packaging and measurable results, Jena creates the clean formula by hand in France and Los Angeles.
The Holi(stick) deodorant will keep you fresh all day with the subtle scent of honey, lavender and eucalyptus. The food-grade ingredients list is gentle enough for even the most sensitive skin and proves that less is certainly more in this case.
Soap Chérie uses only the finest natural and organic ingredients to make their delightful collection of good-for-you bath and body treats. All of their handmade lotions, bath bombs and body scrubs contain essential vitamins and minerals to encourage your skin’s well-being.
This powerful blend of herbs will detox your skin, reduce inflammation and balance tone. Draw an herbal tea bath by adding two tablespoons of the product to a bowl of steaming water. Cover your head with a towel and rest your face a few inches above the bowl for 5–7 minutes, creating a steam tent from which you will purge your pores of toxins.
Photography and story by Erica Lopez