5 Eco-friendly Skin Care Products

Ecofriendly Skincare Products

By Jak Burke,

With Earth Day approaching on April 22nd and the recent findings posted by the EWG about toxic ingredients in beauty products – we thought it would be useful to offer our parents some earth-friendly alternatives.

1# Derma E’s Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask

This charcoal scrub cleans without drying out your skin. The company manufacturers using wind-power to counter its nonrenewable energy sources. The product comes direct out of California. $19.50, www.dermae.com

2# Aesop’s Fabulous Face Cleanser

This high-end product line cares for your skin using ingredients that have an aromatherapeutic value. This cleanser is olive-derived with bergamot and chamomile. Most importantly the company uses Certified Sustainable Palm Oil in all products that contain that derivatives. $31-$47, www.aesop.com

#3 Dr. Hauschka’s Soothing Cleansing Milk

A gentle cleanser containing jojoba oil and bentonite clay which calms as it cleanses. The company consciously sources ingredients and sustainable manufacturing processes. $39, www.dr.hauschka.com

#4 Sukin’s Hydrating Mist Toner

A refreshing and calming toner that contains rosewater and chamomile. The company is 100% carbon neutral. Sukin has replaced sodium lauryl sulfate with palm-oil-free alternatives. $11:55 approx, www.lookfabulous.co.uk

#5 Lush’s Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub

Main ingredients are sea salt and coconut oil, avocado butter and lime. Packaging is 100% post-consumer recycled. The soap line no longer contains palm oil extracts. $21.95-$36.95, www.lush.com

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