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Green Skin Care: Good For You, Good For The Environment

Earth Day should be every day. Did you know that one of the major causes of premature aging  is related to your environment? Pollution harms your body and your skin. So if you want to have beautiful skin (and enjoy being outside), helping the environment is the absolute best way to do it! These skin care lines use natural ingredients and biodegradable packaging, so they’re good for your skin and good for the environment:

L’Occitane en Provence

Known for their use of sustainable and organic ingredients, L’Occitane goes a step further by having reusable and refillable packaging. Many of their best products, from hair care to skin care, are available in Eco-Refills. Eco-Refills range in price from $22-$44 and can be purchased from a L’Occitane boutique or online at http://usa.loccitane.com.


This designer skin care and cosmetic company provides products that are vegan-certified and free of harsh, cancer-causing chemicals. If you’re looking for organic and healthy beauty products, Arbonne delivers the goods and then some. Arbonne’s Green Commitment states the company’s promise to strive to always be environmentally friendly and to work toward a greener future. You can order from a representative or online at https://www.arbonne.com/


Headquartered in Greece, Korres uses all-natural ingredients and stays away from harsh chemicals. Production and packaging relies on 100 percent renewable energy with 99 percent of the packaging being recyclable. Korres even works to protect the biggest oak tree forest in Northwestern Greece! Shop online at http://www.korresusa.com/

Yes To Carrots

This product line can be found in local pharmacies and grocery stores. With recyclable packaging and 95 percent natural ingredients, you can feel good knowing that you’re using products that are good for you and good for the environment. The company’s Yes To Seed fund helps to plant gardens all over the globe! Purchase Yes To Carrot products at your local drug store or online at http://www.yestocarrots.com/.

Josie Maran Cosmetics

Founded by supermodel and actress Josie Maran, the company believes in eco-friendly, all-natural and chemical-free beauty. Try her Argan Oil products ($32-$96) for soft, gorgeous skin! The line is truly “luxury with a conscience.” Shop online at http://www.josiemarancosmetics.com/


For those of us who need to watch our wallet, Aveeno is the perfect option to find affordable, eco-friendly skin care! With a commitment to only using the best natural ingredients and recyclable packaging, Aveeno provides the collegiette with plenty of healthy and earth-friendly skin and hair products to choose from. Purchase from your local store or order online at http://www.aveeno.com/.

Which eco-friendly brands do you use? Tell us about them in the comments!

Roxanna Coldiron is a recent graduate of Hiram College with a B.A in Communication and is a current master's student at The New School in NYC. She likes to be busy, so she often works several jobs at once and takes an overload of interesting classes. Time management is her specialty! Her goal in life is to tell stories through a variety of media platforms. Follow her on Twitter @roxanna_media!