When it comes to fashion, one of the most important things in a persons morning routine can be their makeup. It helps us look more alive when we have stayed up too late doing homework and makes us look more like the celebrities that we see on social media. But what is your makeup doing to the environment and the world? Here are a few brands that are not only eco-friendly but also do something for the world itself.
- Lush Cosmetics - http://www.lushusa.com/
Lush is a company that has made its name around the world for selling products that are ethical and good for you. The products they sell come in minimal packaging and what packaging that does happen is recyclable, even their packing peanuts are biodegradable and they tell you how to use them in your soil. 80% of their products are vegan and 100% are vegetarian. They use only fresh and organic produce in their products to ensure no chemicals make it into their products. All of the ingredients they buy are fair trade and cruelty-free. For 30 years they have been fighting against animal testing, even before the EU required no animal testing. All of their products are handmade by actual people giving many a job that has high working standards. Even the furniture that fills their nearly 200 North American stores is reclaimed wood furniture. They also have a product called the Charity Pot which is a lotion that has supported over 850 grassroots charities in the last 9 years.
2. Tarte Cosmetics - http://tartecosmetics.com/
Today tarte is a leader in healthy, eco-chic beauty, offering cruelty-free cosmetics infused with skinvigorating™ ingredients like superfruit and plant extracts, vitamins, minerals, essential oils and other naturally-derived ingredients. But it's not just about what's in their powerful formulas; it's what's not in them that really sets them apart. All of their products are formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, triclosan, synthetic fragrances and gluten, just to name a few. Ingredients are absolutely important to them, but so are formulas that perform. Even without all of these ingredients, their products still come in long-wear, waterproof and SPF. Tarte also supports cooperatives in the Rainforest, contributes donations to women's health organizations and helps develop eco-friendly and healthy programs. A lot of their products are also vegetarian and vegan.
3. Credo Beauty - http://credobeauty.com/
From the artisan workshops in San Francisco to the farms of New Zealand, Credo Beauty has curated an unparalleled lineup of artisan cosmetic brands that are natural and cruelty-free. Credo proves that beautiful and results-driven products can also be safe and sustainable. The company is committed to transparency, ethics and giving back and donates a portion of proceeds to The Lipstick Angels who bring joy to seriously ill patients in hospitals.