Photographed by Jennifer Biswas

Photographed by Jennifer Biswas

 

   When it comes to eco-friendly beauty products, most people tend to look past them. I mean who really takes into account whether the new cream they are about to buy is safe or earth friendly?

As we give into all the nail polish, lotions, face wipes and lipsticks, it’s important to remember that not only are we putting toxins into our skin, but we also end up releasing them into the environment. This is why I set out to find the most budget friendly, cruelty-free, mother earth loving products out there. .

So, in honor of Earth day here are some brands that are great for the planet and good for you too!

 

1. Yes To Face Wipes, $2.99-5.99
 These natural and biodegradable wipes are absolutely amazing!  Not only are they available for every skin type but they are good for multipurpose use, and you can use them anytime. 
*Paraben free, cruelty free, biodegradable

 

2. Mwah Lip Balms, $3.99
All natural and fruity scented, Muah comes in 3 different flavors. These lips balms come in bright packaging and look like cute little popsicles. It’s fun to apply and goes on sheer. Also keeps your lips hydrated and looking pretty.
*Paraben free, cruelty-free, no harsh chemicals,  solar factory made

 

3. Toms Toothpaste, $4.99
A much better natural alternative to the regular toothpaste.  Toms is completely Floride free and has effective natural ingredients. The toothpaste comes in a variety of flavors that don’t taste bad either.
*Cruelty-free, recyclable, no artificial flavors or preservatives

 

4. Azalea Tampons, available at Whole Foods
This find is so much better for your body than regular tampons. Azalea is chlorine-free and made with 100% organic cotton. They are gentle on the skin and super absorbent. 
* No plastic, no pesticides, no perfumes

 

5. Acure Brightening Facial Scrub, $9.99
I love this scrub! On the first try, it transformed my dull, tired skin to glowy and radiant. This scrub helps to exfoliate the skin gently removing dirt and oil. Some of the ingredients are stem cells, sea kelp, and lemon peel. 
* Vegan, cruelty-free, paraben free, Silicone free, 100% biodegradable