Earth Day Beauty Essentials

Today is Earth Day and we're celebrating by taking a look at some of our fave eco-friendly beauty treats. Using products with natural ingredients is not only good for you, it's good for our planet, too, so jot down these green beauty products for your get-ready routine.

Nicole Marie Melton Apr, 18, 2013

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Smooth on this soothing, naturally scented lotion made with organic aloe, rice protein, acai, essential oils and Vitamin E.  Its non-greasy formula leaves your skin silky and hydrated.

$10, available at Nourish Organic

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This creamy conditioner is packed with natural extracts including lavender essential oil, wheat protein, aloe, babassu oil, vitamin E, and jojoba oil. The formula contatins 70% organic ingredients and is completely free of parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate.

$10.50, available at Avalon Organics

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As the temperatures rise, this daily hydrating mist featuring the relaxing scent of rose will restore and balance skin with natural antioxidant protection. As an added treat, in celebration of Earth Day, you can receive a chic eco tote with a $60 purchase on

$22, available at Jurlique

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Mineral Fusion Blush is 100% Vegetarian, Gluten-free, Paraben-free, Free of artificial colors, fragrances and talc, never-tested on animals & hypo-allergenic. Choose from six, complexion-flattering shades for a healthy, natural glow.

$21.99, available at Mineral Fusion

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The Body Shop’s Nutriganics range is a certified organic alternative skin care collection that delivers revitalized-looking skin. The line includes a Foaming Facial Wash, Softening Cleansing Gel, Refreshing Toner, Smoothing Serum, Smoothing Day Cream, Smoothing Night Cream, Drops of Youth, Smoothing Eye Cream and a Smoothing Mask.

$10-$35 per item, availble at The Body Shop

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Remove dry, dead skin cells with this skin-smoothing treatment made to exfoliate, nourish and hydrate skin. Dedicated to protecting the resources used in their beautiful Hawaiian collections, Malie Organics donates 1% of all sales from the Koke’e Collection to the Koke’e Resource Conservation Program.

$29, available at Malie

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The new Boots Botanics brand features more than 50 new natural skincare and cosmetics products. All of the Boots Organics products are free of parabens, mineral oils, paraffin waxes, and sulfates.

$6-$17, availbale at Target

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Known for its 100% all-natural deodorants, Lavanila will dedicate the entire month of April to working with The Nature Conservancy on their Plant a Billion Trees campaign. Lavanila will also offer 30% off all online purchases to everyone once 1,000 new trees have been planted.

$10-$18 each, available at Lavanila

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Own is an anti-aging line offering effective formulations that are all eco-friendly.  The rejuvenating line boasts of five products for a complete and easy skincare routine—Rejuvenating Cleanser, Lifting Eye Cream, Firming Silk Concentrate, Dual Protecting Day Lotion SPF 30 and Refining Moisturizing Night Cream.

$12-$25 per item, available at Ulta.

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LaLicious, the all natural luxury bath and body line, is participating in a charity promotion in honor of Earth Day. During the month of April, 20% of all Sugar Reef sales will be donated to Save Our Shores, a marine conservation group that promotes ocean awareness, advocacy, and citizen action.

$18-$34 per item, available at LaLicious

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Naturally derived and free from chemical peptides and harmful ingredients, such as PEGs, parabens, phthalates, silicone or mineral oil, Restorsea utilizes naturally occurring ingredients to deliver real results. The Rejuvenating Day Cream increases moisturization and elasticity and reduces inflammation for smooth, even-toned skin.

$150, available at Restorsea

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Everyday Minerals products are completely vegan, eco-friendly, gluten-free and cruelty-free. What's more, 10% of all Everyday Minerals sales go towards the acquisition and conservation of Austin Hill Country for Wilderness Preservation. This Love Bird Lipstick is a product you can be proud to wear and look good in, too.

$6.99, available at Everyday Minerals

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This all natural skin serum acts as a powerful vitamin layer to help fight the signs of aging. Use under repairing moisturizers during the day or under overnight hydrating cream.

$20, available at Yes to Carrots.

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Suki offers products that are 100% synthetic-free, non-comedogenic, free of petrochemicals and cruelty-free.  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.

$32.95, available at Suki

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Enjoy an exclusive beauty blend of white tea, olive, aloe, argan, flaxseed, and blackberry to moisturize, nourish and soothe skin. Apply on clean skin before your moisturizer to reap the rewards of these plant-based ingredients.

$18.99. available at Nature's Gate

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Vapour Organic Beauty is prestige collection that is 100% natural and chemical free with a minimum of 70% certified organic ingredients. Swipe on a few coats of Siren Lipstick for moisturizing lip color with a long-wearing shine.

$22, available at Vapour Organic Beauty

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Aubrey Organics has launched its latest line of skincare items made from the purest natural and organic ingredients from fair trade sources. The SPF 15 Defense Moisturizer is a lightweight formula that offers broad spectrum sun protection and can be worn year-round.

$22.50, available in May at Aubrey Organics

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For a gentle, effective, and deep cleansing, this all-natural cleanser is suitable for all skin types and helps remove environmental pollutants, excess oil and make-up without drying the skin.

$34, available at EmerginC

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This easy-to-use and 100% natural mask visibly improves the appearance of the skin by eliminating dull and blemished skin cells, reducing the appearance of pores and leaving behind a bright, dewy glow.

$55, available at Tata Harper Skincare

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By purchasing one of these limited-edition Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Creams, not only will your skin feel silky smooth, but you'll be contributing to a worthy cause, too. 100% of the net proceeds of this series will benefit Recycle Across America and through this program, Kiehl’s will be donating $50,000 to the organization.

$46.50, available in Kiehl's store locations


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