Earth Day: The Best Eco Beauty Buys
The moisturizer inside Lush's Charity Pot is free of animal by-products and full of fair-trade ingredients including vanilla and cocoa butter. Plus, all year long, 100 percent of profits benefit grassroots charities such as Land Is Life, which protects indigenous communities.
Buy It! Lush Charity Pot, $25.95; lushusa.com
HYDRATING EYE CREAM
“I believe I was an elephant in a past life,” says actress Nikki Reed, which is why she featured the tusked mammal on the colorful cap she co-designed for Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado. One hundred percent of the net profits (up to $50,000) benefit Recycle Across America. Reed likes to keep hers in the fridge: “The cold temperature helps my eyes wake up in the morning.”
Buy It! Kiehl's Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, $48; kiehls.com
SMOOTHING LIP TREATMENT
Ojas' Lip Conditioner SPF 15 is an all-in-one for your pucker: It's got avocado and jojoba oils to nourish, collagen boosters to plump and sunscreen to protect. To top it off, 25 percent of sales will be donated to the conservation-focused Sierra Club.
Buy It! Ojas Lip Conditioner SPF 15, $48; ojasskin.com
NOURISHING FACE OIL
For every purchase made online using the promo code “CLEANTHEWORLD,” Schmidt's will donate 15 percent of sales to Clean the World. Our favorite scent? Its non-sticky and aluminum-free deodorant stick in Bergamot + Lime, which is made with natural ingredients like arrowroot and shea butter.
Buy It! Schmidt's Deodorant Stick in Bermot + Lime, $8.99; schmidtsdeodorant.com
Cocovit's Coconut Charcoal Face Mask is chock-full of organic, antioxidant-rich ingredients, including coconut oil and turmeric, to draw out toxins, shrink pores and reduce redness. And while you enjoy an at-home spa, the brand will donate 25 percent of proceeds to clean water charity Wello Water.
Buy It! Cocovit Coconut Charcoal Mask, $38; cocovit.co
ORGANIC EYE SHADOW
Rose-Marie Swift, the green beauty guru behind RMS Beauty, is donating 15 percent of proceeds from sales to environmental nonprofit Earth Justice, and as a bonus, all sales over $150 will also include her Eye Polish in Inspire (a sheer, metallic blue shadow made with organic, raw ingredients like coconut oil and beeswax).
Buy It! RMS Beauty Eye Polish in Inspire, $28; rmsbeauty.com
While you're brightening your complexion with Jeffrey James Botanicals' The Light, a vitamin C- and hyaluronic acid-heavy serum that moistures and plumps skin, the organic skincare brand will donate 10 percent of all sales to the Kitchen Community.
Buy It! Jeffrey James Botanicals The Light, $48; jeffreyjamesbotanicals.com
Drench your locks in Avalon Organics' Nourishing Lavender Shampoo, which is made with aloe and vitamin E to cleanse, smooth and hydrate strands, and, in honor of the green day, the brand, along with Alba Botanica and Jason, will donate $25,000 of sales to fund girls' education with CARE.
Buy It! Avalon Organics Nourishing Lavender Shampoo, $19.99; avalonorganics.com