April 15, 2010 at 4:36 pm , by Mandy Hendrix
My beauty routine could use a little green overhaul. So, in honor of Earth Day next week (April 22nd) I decided to clean up my act. Here are my top picks for a green makeover.
I’m surprisingly picky about hand soap (I’ve found natural formulas can be awkwardly sudsy or non-lathering) but I love this just-right formula from Pure & Natural Liquid Hand Soap, $4.50. The rosemary and mint scent is great, too.
Lately I’ve become a face mist junkie. It adds moisture into my eternally dry skin and makes my thick moisturizers spread like butter. Kiehl’s Acai Damage Protecting Toning Mist, $27, also adds antioxidant protection. Bonus points for it’s Cradle to Cradle certification, meaning that it’s made with the least amount of waste from start to finish.
The transitional weather of spring really does a number on my lips and I’m forever bouncing between a lip balm and lip scrub. Because I end up nearly eating the granules, I wanted to find something ingestible. Lush’s Buble Gum Lip Scrub, $9, is vegan!
I love the way a bath pouf really makes a soap nice and bubbly, but am forever replacing them. EcoTools EcoPouf, $2, uses recycled plastic and is cheap enough to toss (into the recycling bin) when it gets grimy.
Aveda’s Light The Way candle, $12, is my new favorite house accessory. I not only get to enjoy the French-y lavender and clary sage scent (all organic) but once it’s done, I can use the glass vessel to drink from. These reclaimed holders started as a wine cooler bottles. So cool!