The best eco-friendly beauty products for summer
Look gorgeous and be kind to the environment with these eco-beauty picks that are perfect for warm summer weather
Attitude is a Canadian eco line whose natural ingredients, according to the company, “don’t contain any potentially carcinogenic synthetic compounds.” The line of personal care products includes an aluminum-free vegan deodorant, shown here in Source, a refreshing citrus fragrance.
(Attitude Deodorant, $7, 48 g)
Method pure naked moisturizing body wash
The light scent of this creamy body wash (shown in Surfside), with naturally derived moisturizing ingredients including aloe vera, smells like sunset after a day on the beach. The bottle is made from 100 percent recycled plastic.
(Method pure naked moisturizing body wash, $5, 532 mL)
Lacoupe orgnx coconut & macadamia oil shampoo
Tame frizz with this sulfate-free shampoo (a conditioner is also available) boosted with hair-nourishing oils. Orgnx partners with Trees for the Future-with each purchase of their products, LaCoupe donates a portion of the proceeds to help TFTF plant moringa trees in Africa.
(Lacoupe orgnx coconut & macadamia oil shampoo, $10, 300 mL)
Lippy girl vegocentric organic vegan Lipstick
Get on the pastel-palette trend with this creamy vegan lipstick. It’s gluten- and chemical-free, and has as key ingredients certified organic castor seed oil, jojoba seed oil, carnauba wax and shea butter. Shown here in “P-Bomb.”
(Lippy girl vegocentric organic vegan Lipstick, $23, 5 g)
Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip Shines
Along with offering sheer shiny colour, this beeswax gloss has a sweet apricot scent, and shea and cocoa butters.
(Burt’s Bees 100% Natural Lip Shines, each $10, 14 g)
Yves Rocher Culture Bio velvety facial moisturizer
Culture Bio is a collection of skincare products that are certified organic by Ecocert. For every product that is sold, a tree is planted by Plant for the Planet, which raises awareness about climate change. This a.m./p.m. moisturizer for normal to combination skin contains aloe vera organically grown in Mexico.
(Yves Rocher Culture Bio velvety facial moisturizer, $29, 50 mL)
Ella’s Botanicals Lemon Zing Shower Gel
This all-natural sulfate-free body wash from made-in-Canada Ella’s gets its foaming action with corn and coconut glucosides. The lemon-eucalyptus scent is subtle and refreshing.
(Ella’s Botanicals Lemon Zing Shower Gel, $18, 250 mL)
Éminence Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant
An organic oil-absorbing rice powder with lactic and salicylic acids, this activates when combined with water (place a dime-size amount in palm, then add a few drops of water to make a paste). Along with buffing skin, “antioxidant-rich strawberries and rhubarb cleanse and tighten pores.” Éminence partners with Trees for the Future, which plants trees in developing countries. One is planted for every product purchased.
(Éminence Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant, $48, 120 g)
Origins Plantscription SPF 25 Anti-aging Cream
This oil-free cream with broad-spectrum sun protection combines a raspberry plant stem cell and African anogeissus tree bark extract-a “natural wound healer”-to fight wrinkles and give skin resilience.
(Origins Plantscription SPF 25 Anti-aging Cream, $69, 50 mL)