Happy Friday Eco lovers! Fridays are a special time for the C.Marchuska family, as it's not only one more day until the weekend, it's also a time for guest bloggers to shout their praises and opinions about their fav eco friendly and sustainable products. Here's Laura Autumn Floyd bringing you the latest in eco friendly makeup (didn't know it existed did ya? read on!;):
For all of the fashionistas out there who have spruced up their closet by embracing eco-friendly fashions, why not go the extra mile and green up your makeup bag? Below are 4 Eco Friendly Brands that I think are worth looking at.
1. Josie Maran Cosmetics:
The creation of former model Josie Maran, comes a brand that brings you luxury and eco-conscious makeup.
Packaging: Josie Maran Cosmetics are packaged in recyclable glass, aluminum, paper and plastic; several of their products use biodegradeable materials also. “30% of the outer carbon packaging” is made from post consumer waste.
Natural Materials:Maran's “miracle” ingredient is 100% Argan Oil which originates from Morocco and is extracted from the oil of kernels from an Argan tree. Argan Oil is a multipurpose product that you can use on hair, face, nails, body. It's unique because one can only retrieve it from a certain place in Morocco. A cooperative program with the women of southwest Morroco was set up so the sale of the Argan Oil they obtain helps their families and communities.
Availability: Sephora and www.josiemarancosmetics.com
Originally a pharmacy chain pharmacy in Greece, that is now an international brand.
Packaging: Korres’ Eco-conscious policy ensures that all of its packaging is recyclable. The brand works to reduce their carbon footprint by optimizing production so that materials needed are minimal, use steam generated heat rather than electrical, and any herbs or plants they use are guaranteed pesticide free.
Natural Materials: Mineral oil or silicones (they are not biodegradable), as well as other materials that are harmful to the body and to nature, are not incorporated into their products. Ingredients such as olive oil, rosemary, argan oil, thyme, and aloe vera (to name a few) are in abundance.
Availability: Sephora and www.korresusa.com
3. Tarte Cosmetics:
This brand is described as “high powered natural” cosmetics mixed with glamour
Packaging: Customers can participate in their recycling program where anyone can send finished or empty bottles/ pans back and they will give you 15% off your next purchase (this applies to several specific products but not all). Products use post consumer recyclables, biodegradable material, or they are refillable.
Natural Materials: Tarte's star ingredients include a “t5 super fruit complex™ “(acai, goji, maracuja, acerola and pomegranate) and clay from the Amazon River that is “sun baked” and then milled down and put into in several of their powders and concealing products. They also stay way from including harsh chemicals in their ingredients.
Availability: Sephora and www.tartecosmetics.com
This is the brand that not only covers, but treats and protects your skin all while being eco-friendly.
In addition to the absence of harmful chemicals, Jane Iredale products can provide as much as SPF 30 sun protection, and Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide ingredients to aid in anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties. This company is a cruelty-free (no animal testing!) brand, and they have products that are vegan-friendly.
Availability: Find locations in your city http://www.janeiredale.com/wheretobuy.html
Of course there are many other eco-friendly makeup brands besides these four, I just happened to like these brands. Visit my beauty blog at: laflol.tumblr.com