Just because you know it’s a good idea to go green in your home doesn’t mean we all do it. Regular, non-organic cleaning and beauty products go on sale and we justify it. “Why not this one time?”
Here’s a convincing reason to say no to the deal and pick a more natural alternative instead: A recent study done by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found that scented grooming products (like perfumes, cosmetics, and soaps) can cause as much pollution as car fuel.
But beauty brands are getting smarter, using cleaner formulations, and many even offer recyclable packaging. Here, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite new natural beauty products launching for spring 2018. Going green is easy when the result leads to shinier hair, brighter skin, and bolder eyebrows.
Kora Organics Eye Oil
Miranda Kerr’s latest creation is the Noni Radian Eye Oil, which looks as beautiful on your #shelfie as it does on your skin. The gold-hued dry oil is applied via a rose quartz rollerball top that feels soothing while sending good vibrations your way. The fast-to-absorb formula contains certified organic noni, tomato fruit, marine bamboo extracts, as well as coffee oils to depuff the eye area and blur fine lines. $38, sephora.com.
Sumbody Turmeric Ginger Salt Scrub
Only 10 ingredients—Pacific sea Salt, safflower oil, pistachio oil, shea butter, cocoa butter, turmeric, ginger, vanilla Bean, licorice, and Sum essential oil blend—make up this delicious scrub. (And you know it’s natural when you can easily pronounce all of them.) Rely on this exfoliating body treatment to remove dead skin cells leaving behind hydrated, smooth skin. Try it before using some much-needed self-tanner after a long winter. $20, sumbody.com
Tata Harper Clarifying Cleanser
The latest product to hail from Tata Harper’s certified organic Vermont-based farm is the Clarifying Cleanser. This gel formula feels cooling against skin and works to combat blemishes and balance oily skin. The formula is made up of acne-fighting hero salicylic acid, prickly pear which minimizes pores and juniper berry to mattify excess oil. $68, neimanmarcus.com.
Josie Maran The Good Brow
Keep chemicals away from your sensitive eyes by snagging Josie Maran’s The Good Brow. The dual-ended, cruelty-free brow pencil and highlighter is infused with organic argan and coconut oils. It’s offered in two shades (Light/Medium and Medium/Deep) and can be used to fill in and contour brows. That said, the formula is natural enough (being vegan and fragrance-free) so you can also use it on your cheekbones, to shade your nose, or even on lips. $24, sephora.com.
Ere Perez Chamomile Eye Palette in Lovely
As much as you love your rainbow-bright palettes, you always end up using the same neutral shades. These six hues are both natural yet trend-forward thanks to a medley of mauves. The best part of the matte and shimmery lineup is that it’s infused with calming chamomile and nourishing vitamin E. $34, credobeauty.com.
Coola Organic Scalp and Hair Mist SPF 30
Make your scalp part of your skincare routine by both hydrating it and protecting from the sun with this innovative Coola Organic Scalp and Hair Mist SPF 30. It offers 70 percent organic plant-based ingredients (like monoi oil and gotu kola extract), ProVitamin B, and SPF to protect your hair color and scalp from burning. $28, sephora.com.
Sundays Studio Nail Polish in No. 28
NYC’s hottest new vegan nail salon, Sundays Studio, offers its 10-free, non-toxic, and cruelty-free polishes via e-commerce for you to try at home. As testers, we can promise the incredible formula lasts a full week—even if you wash a lot of dishes. This lavender gray shade is on-trend for Spring 2018 as ultra violet is the Pantone color of the year. $18, sundaysproduct.com.
BYBI Beauty Detox Dust
If you travel often, try a fuss-free power mask that won’t count as a liquid in your TSA bag. The BYBI Beauty Detox Dust falls in that category and is easy to use. Simply combine it with water to transform it into a paste that can be applied for 10-15 minutes as a detoxifying, skin-calming saver. It contains buzzy ingredients like activated charcoal and kaolin clay to purify everything in its path. Pro tip: instead of water, combine it with organic yogurt and a bit of honey for extra nourishment. $29, credobeauty.com.
Rahua Leave-in Treatment
What was previously called the Rahua Finishing Treatment was recently rebranded and formulated to become the new Leave-in Treatment. It contains the natural brand’s symbiotic omega 9 rahua oil, which when activated with the heat of a blow dryer or hot tool becomes a frizz fighter. It can also be used as an anti-humidity air-dry cream. $45, sephora.com.
Honeybee Gardens Complexion Perfecting Blush
We’ve found your all-natural alternative to NARS famous Orgasm bush. This Honeybee Gardens blush in Euphoria has the same pink-peach glow, but is packed with holistic ingredients such as antioxidant-rich marajuca seed oil, as well as soothing aloe and cucumber fruit extract. Tip: a little goes a long way so tap any excess off your brush before dusting the fine powder on your cheeks. And if this is not your ideal shade, there are four additional options created for both warm and cool undertones. $14, honeybeegardens.com
Kaja Weis Tenderness Lipgloss
Time to relegate matte liquid lipsticks to the back of your drawer as ‘90s-inspired glosses will be trending for spring. That said, the newer versions are more modern than their throwback counterparts. Don’t expect sticky, tacky gloss but instead buildable, comfortable textures like this Kaja Weis version. It has a cool, rosy-nude sheen with a semi-sheer finish that will flatter most complexions. It’s also made from organic ingredients such as castor seed, sunflower seed, and rosehip seed oils. $38, credobeauty.com