Amanda’s 5 green picks

I knew that going green wasn’t going to happen overnight. Before being able to make drastic changes in your lifestyle, you need to be better informed in order to make educated decisions. Given the age we live in, I assumed that all the information I needed about going green would be a click or two away.

To my surprise, it wasn’t.

This past weekend I spoke to three different cosmeticians in the hopes of becoming more informed. But it got a little confusing. Everyone has a different definition of what “being green” means. Some think it means organic, others believe products shouldn’t be tested on animals. Personally, when I think of going green, I think about the environment. I think about myself, plants, animals, and my future children. Not to be overdramatic, but it is scary to stop, and really take the time to think about what we take into our bodies, whether that be food, or makeup.

I found green companies to be few and far between. And it seems that Canadian ones are practically non-existent.

Here are some green products that caught my eye:

#1 Organic Wear 100% Natural Orgin Face Sculpting Trio

Though I normally comment on the effectiveness of a product, I will make an exception and let the numbers speak for themselves.

  • 100% Free of Harsh Chemicals.
  • 100% Free of Synthetic Preservatives.
  • 100% Free of Parabens.100% Free of GMO’s.
  • 100% Free of Synthetic Colors.
  • 100% Free of Synthetic Fragrances.
  • 100% Cruelty Free.
  • 100% of its total ingredients are of a natural origin
  • 15% of its total ingredients are produced from organic farming
  • 93% less plastic than traditional powder packaging

Kinda makes you wonder why all makeup isn’t like this…

#2 Kibio Gelée Démaquillante Yeux

This makeup remover is 99.5 % from natural origins and 94.2% of its ingredients is from organic farming. This Kibio product is grease-free and says that it will not itch or irritate your eyes when using it. The best thing about this beauty product is that it’s certified organic. Yes, you read correctly.

#3 Dr. Hauschka Lipstick

Dr. Hauschka’s products are not only made with ingredients that were hand picked, but they are also bio-dynamic. Which means that not only are the ingredients farmed without the use of pesticides, but they’re actually planted and picked in a way that follows their own natural rhythm as well as that of the soil. That’s one step further than even organic!

#4 Lotus Pressed bio-mineral Eye Shadow

Lotus cosmetics are USDA Certified, meaning that they are organic and 100% pure bio-mineral products. All ingredients are organically produced. And like most mineral makeup, they tend to be free of talcs and various other fillers that irritate skin and eyes.

 

 

 

#5 Kiehl’s Superbly Smoothing Argan Hair Pak

This hair treatment doesn’t contain any silicone or paraben. Instead, it contains the following ingredients:

Argan Kernel Oil: Argan oil is an antioxidant –rich oil that is high in essential fatty acids and is absorbed easily to soften the hair. It’s supposed to make hair shiny, soft and more manageable.

Sesame Seed Oil: a refined moisturizing oil derived from sesame seeds. It is high in essential fatty acids and is absorbed easily to soften the skin and hair.

Cocoa Seed Butter: This is a healthy fat expressed from the roasted seeds of the cocoa plant, best known for its softening and lubricating properties.

Safflower Seed Oil: Known to be moisturizing.

So there you go! These are some eco-friendly companies that I recently found out about. There are surely some other ones, and perhaps some even better ones. Going green can have its challenges, so why not share your experience, and help spread the word? Share some of your green moments on Green Beauty Junkie.

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