Beauty Beat: Eco-Friendly Beauty & Hair Products for Earth Day

Beauty Beat: Eco-Friendly Beauty Products for Earth Day
ESSENCE.COM Apr, 17, 2012

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This serum contains a powerful organic fruit acid complex with willow bark extract to unclog pores, reduce breakouts and lighten scars. For the occasional breakout, apply a bit of this serum and leave it on overnight and watch your blemish disappear.

$29, available at Juice Beauty.

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The Sothys Beauty Garden line of eco-friendly products is designed to revitalize skin with the best of nature. While the entire collection is great, the Helianthus and Walnut Shells Exfoliant was our favorite. It banished rough, cracked hands and left behind soft, moisturized skin.

$32-$54, available at Sothys.

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The Aubrey Organics line contains 100% natural ingredients, no parabens and no petrochemicals. This conditioner is one of our tried-and-true favorites for its superb detangling and hydrating benefits.

$10, available at Aubrey Organics.

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This all-natural line of argan oils offers multi-tasking benefits for both skin and hair. From improving fine lines to moisturizing dry hair, argan oil is the “it” ingredient in beauty. The best thing about the Josie Maran line is 10% percent of the purchase price will be donated to charity.

$40, available at QVC.

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Kinky-Curly Organic Curl Care will make your wash-and-go tresses look better than ever. Make sure you try the best-selling Spiral Spritz, a lavender and grapefruit extract-infused mist that refreshes and conditions deflated curls.

Price varies, available at Target.

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sukiface offers products that are 100% synthetic-free, non-comedogenic, free of petrochemicals and cruelty-free. We especially love the line’s Concentrated Toner for clearing any leftover residue after cleansing. The Exfoliate Foaming Body Cleanser starts off as a paste to slough away dead skin then morphs into a lathering cleanser to reveal fresh, new skin.

Toner, $32.95; Cleanser $34.95, available at suki Skincare

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The Jonathan Green Rootine line is free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten and is 100% vegan. We tried the Nourishing Shampoo and Conditioner which both provided optimal moisture for manageable, healthy hair.

$20, shampoo; $22 conditioner, available at Jonathan Product.

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Made with only natural shea butter and essential oils, this body butter keeps skin soft and supple. Did we mention that the scent is ah-mazing, too?

$14, available at Pooka Pure & Simple.

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This moisturizing conditioner is enriched with certified organic botanicals to create silky-smooth texture. It also contains vegetable protein to soothe dry or damaged hair, control frizz and add shine.

$8, available at Walmart.

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We absolutely love the Yes To products. This is another of our faves which acts as a powerful vitamin layer to help fight the signs of aging. This magical serum can be used under repairing moisturizers during the day or under overnight hydrating cream.

$20, available at Yes to Carrots.

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The ilike Organic Skin Care products contain no parabens, artificial colors, or fragrances. For a revitalizing glow, the Yogurt Power Peel delivers gentle, skin-smoothing exfoliation.

$67.30, available at Skinbotanica.

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This is by far one of our favorite organic products. It has natural shea butter, coconut oil, and silk protein which enhances curls, minimizes frizz and provides moisture and shine.

$10, available at Target.

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