Green Beauty

Products that keep the earth as beautiful as you.

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SKIN CARE: A beautiful face starts with natural skincare, but home remedy washes and creams can only go so far. Dr. Hauschka's line of skin care solutions have options for mature, hypersensitive and acne-prone skin, and all products are made with biodynamically grown, organic products. You can call them up for a skin consultation, and they offer multiple product lines for each season, skin-type and gender.

For "experienced" skin, alpha hydroxy acid creams help to brighten and refine for a younger, smoother-looking complexion. Nonie of Beverly Hills' AHA! line comes in a variety of strengths, packed with vitamins and is suitable for vegetarians and vegans.

CONCEALER: Creamy, effective concealer can make all the difference when making up your look. The MyChelle Minerals Concealer comes in an ample cream stick and three different shades to blend easily into other makeup. MyChelle products are vegetarian and mostly vegan friendly, and they are all free of toxic chemicals such as parabens, propylene glycol, phthalates and artificial fragrances and colors.

POWDER: We all know vitamins and minerals should go in our body, but our skin loves them too! Larenim's loose mineral powder foundation comes in a wide variety of shades to match any skin tone, plus it protects the skin and adds a soft glow due to its light-refractive qualities. For a more portable option, ZuZu Luxe Dual Powder is packaged in a familiar compact form and is made of 10 eco-friendly ingredients.

Mascara: Mascara is like the frosting on a cupcake, so you can't take chances when choosing one. For daily use, Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Mascara is clump-free and smooth, even with double applications, and it's free of harsh chemicals and synthetic ingredients. For waterproof wearers, Tarte's Lights, Camera, Splashes! 4-in-1 natural waterproof mascara holds up to sweat and tears, uses recognizable ingredients like beeswax and comes in an adorable nautical themed tube.

LIPS: Whatever goes on your lips, ultimately goes in your mouth, so you should only use lip glosses and lipsticks that you could technically eat. The 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Glosses are made with antioxidant rich fruit and vegetables and come in tubes, pots, sticks and pencils in shades from cocoa berry to peach bellini. For more elaborate lip tricks, Eco Nvey carries a line of organic lip exfoliators, plumpers and lip treatments that are guiltless pleasures.

EYES: Gorgeous evening eyes aren't relegated to chemical-laden cosmetics. For a lovely selection of powder palettes, check out Tarte's mineral-enriched eyeshadows in bright, smoky and bold shades. For liquid liner fans, ZuZu Luxe offers six lovely shades of vitamin and herbal-enriched eyeliners that are perfect for sensitive eyes and water resistant.

NAILS: Did you know that nail polish is actually a modified version of car paint? Keep those heavy chemicals away from your skin with natural polishes like Peacekeepers and Zoya. Peacekeepers donates a portion of their proceeds to a variety of worthy causes, while Zoya boasts all the contemporary blacks, greens and blues that have been hot on this season's runways.

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