Eco-friendly products are the hype nowadays. Everyone wants to be conscious about the products they are purchasing and what goes on behind the scenes when that product was made. Everywhere you go, you see the terms “sustainable” or “eco-friendly” on most of the labels. Being eco-friendly is becoming more mainstream each and every single day.
If you are a beginner at finding eco-friendly products, it can be overwhelming. Therefore, it can be difficult to discover what is worth your money and purpose in buying the product and what is considered to be “green washing.” I am going to share four eco-friendly beauty products I am currently using. I will give you a little background information about the company and the price points they have on their products.
UpCircle Beauty Facial Scrub
If you have been following along with my blog from the beginning, you know that I have done a couple of reviews on their moisturizer and facial scrub from UpCircle. Their belief is that you should have to pay a lot of money in order to be sustainable and ethical. I really like this scrub because it is made out of used coffee grounds collected from local coffee shops in London. The scrub does a great job exfoliating the dead skin cells while leaving your face feeling fresh in the end. They do not use artificial fragrances in their products which took some time for me to get used to because the scents are quite different. Overall, I would recommend this facial scrub to everyone. You can purchase the scrub from the UpCircle website or ULTA for $20.
Melixir Vegan Lip Butter
I’m going to be honest with you…I am a long time fan of Burt’s Bees chapstick. However, within the past few months, I found that their chapstick was feeling too watery and not nourishing my lips quite well. I bought Melixir Vegan Lip Butter as an Amazon purchase last February. As I continued to dig deeper into the brand, I found that they wanted to go against the grain in the beauty industry and refuse to test their products on animals. I also found that the company wanted to create a skincare brand that allowed consumers to be mindful in what they consume in their bodies every day. The Vegan Lip Butter is creamy, soft, and very nourishing on my lips. You can purchase this product from their website for $12.
Kevin Murphy Angel Wash Shampoo and Conditioner Set
I discovered these products at a local salon in Chesapeake, VA. Based in Australia. Stylist Kevin Murphy wanted to create products that are natural and sustainable. All their packaging is either recyclable or biodegradable. The products are also concentrated which means you use less of the product while still getting that cleaning experience. As of right now, I really like how my hair looks after shampooing and conditioning. My hair is shinier and softer after each use. I will be doing a review on these products in the future to let you know what I truly think of the products. The shampoo and conditioner set is going to be the most experienced product I am presenting (Shampoo is $35; conditioner $36). You can purchase these products from the Kevin Murphy Hair website or find the nearest Kevin Murphy retailer near you.
Earth Harbor LA SAL Mineralizing Soap Bar
Earth Harbor is a little different from the rest because it specifically focuses on oceanic life. This brand created products that are non-toxic and synthetic free. Now that body bars are becoming popular again, I wanted to find something that did a great job cleansing without stripping the oils from your body. The bar is actually fragrance-free which I also like because I am not a huge fan of fragrances as I get older. Although it contains minerals, the bar is not as textured as you think. Overall, I am pleased with this product and will continue using it in the future. You can purchase Earth Harbor’s Mineralizing Soap Bar for $12 from their website.
I hope sharing these four brands will get you started if you are thinking about making the switch. My advice to you is to find small businesses, research their core values of the brand, and support them by purchasing directly from them. I believe this is where you are going to have more bang for your buck if you are looking to be more conscious when purchasing products.
If there are any eco-friendly products that you use, let me know. I would love to check them out and give them some business.