Eco-Friendly Makeup Options

Consider these eco-friendly makeup options for a zero-waste lifestyle.


| May 2013


Learn how to generate less trash and live a healthier and more sustainable life in The Zero-Waste Lifestyle (Ten Speed Press, 2012). Author Amy Korst offers hundreds of ideas for throwing away less in all aspects of your life. In this excerpt taken from chapter seven, “The Zero-Waste Bathroom,” find out which companies offer eco-friendly makeup.

You can purchase this book from the Mother Earth Living store: The Zero-Waste Lifestyle.

With seemingly bajillions of makeup products on the market, how do you sort through the myriad tubs, pots, and potions to find cosmetics that look great and are great for the environment? Luckily we live in a world where the green movement is growing, so there are more eco-friendly makeup options than ever on the shelves. I can’t possibly cover them all, but here are a few companies that I’m excited about right now.



Lush.com

Zero-waste contributor April loves her Lush products. “Everything comes unpackaged,” she says, noting that you can place products in tins, then bring the tins back for refilling or recycling. “The shampoo is so natural and good for you that I don’t always need conditioner.” The company has retail stores around the country or a website where you can order their many products. Lush “loves it naked,” meaning a number of their products are sold naked, or completely free from packaging. This includes products like shampoo bars, bath bombs, and massage bars. “If you go solid all the time, you can save over thirty plastic bottles a year from entering our landfills!,” Lush’s website proclaims. The company takes waste seriously, aiming for “the simplest forms of packaging to do the job and use postconsumer or postindustrial recycled materials that are 100 percent recyclable, compostable, and biodegradable whenever possible.”

darry
6/30/2014 2:04:10 PM

I think most women want to be beautiful primarily and then think about the products being eco-friendly. It would be a real challenge to make them understand the importance of this last aspect. When I find the http://www.newcreationproducts.com/ I hope the product will also be and environmental one. This would really be the perfect choice.









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