As every eco-vixen knows, cruelty-free and organic beauty products are a lot easier to find now than they were ten years ago. In fact, they're practically mainstream. Now that you have so many choices, it's just a matter of finding the products that make you look and feel beautiful. Here are some of our favorites.
1. Pai Cleansers & Toners
Actually, we love just about everything made by Pai, the upscale, organic and cruelty-free skincare line that celebrities like Natalie Portman swear by. But while you may be able to find amazing moisturizers and lip balms at a lower price, it's hard to beat Pai's Camelia & Rose Hydrating Cleanser, or their Kukui & Jojoba Skin Brightening Exfoliator, for deep and gentle cleansing that will leave your skin radiant.
2. Revolution Organics Beauty Balm
Get your va-va-voom on the go with Revolution Organics' amazing Freedom Glow Beauty Balm, which adds natural color to your lips, cheeks, eyelids and *ahem* decolletage. A single product that will take you from day to night, this balm is free of chemicals, mineral oil and petroleum, and loaded with organic olive oil, jojoba, beeswax and aloe vera to moisturize while it adds color. A must for every busy bombshell.
3. Josie Maran Mascara
Throw out your old tube immediately, and switch straight over to Josie Maran's GOGO Instant Volume Argan-Infused Mascara. Not only will it infuse your lashes with moisture and volume without damaging your delicate eyes, but every tube of mascara you buy means a donation to a City of Hope cancer survivor. Share the love, share the beauty -- and never use a chemical-laden mascara again!
4. Dr. Bronner's Soap
Hey, let's face it: Sometimes a higher price tag doesn't actually mean added value. Beneath its fantastically verbose label, Dr. Bronner's Magic Soap is a pure Castile cleanser made from organic and fair-trade ingredients. You can buy it at just about any health-minded store for a price that will fit any budget, and use it on everything from your head to your toes. Accept no substitute, and have fun reading that label in the shower!
5. John Masters Haircare
John Masters Organics is a full line of eco-conscious and totally luxurious products for your entire body -- but we absolutely love their hair care. You'll love it all, but this curly girl especially adores the Lavender & Avocado Intensive Conditioner, Citrus & Neroli Detangler, Sea Mist Sea Salt Spray with Lavender, and of course the Sweet Orange & Silk Protein Styling Gel.
Photo by Vesna Pukich Tiricovska on Flickr.