How to Green Your Beauty Routine

Forever on the lookout for natural products that are as healthy for the earth as they are for our skin, here's a non-exhaustive list of top green beauty brands doing good for our complexions and the environment! —Julia Parfenyuk

green skin care

article continues below

nude by nature. This popular Aussie brand is known for its 100 per cent naturally derived and wholly cruelty-free makeup. Recently landed in Canada, these products are made with such active ingredients from Down Under as kakadu plum, lilly pilly and cehami, with synthetics and preservatives completely nixed. Try Nude by Nature's award-winning (not to mention, beautifying and nourishing) radiant loose powder foundation and its pressed matte mineral bronzer this spring/summer—your skin will thank you!

green beauty

zorah biocosmetiques. This high-end Canadian skin-care brand (founded and made in Quebec) uses argan oil as a base for its formulations. Made with organic and fair-trade ingredients, Zorah’s products are not only effective (the company has won multiple beauty awards), they also support women’s co-operatives via the inclusion of raw materials sourced from Morocco, Mali and Brazil.

green beauty

tata harper. A pioneer of natural luxury skin-care, Tata Harper has redefined the green-beauty game. The brand's formulas are packed with pure, active ingredients that deliver actual, visible results (the rejuvenating serum is so worth the price tag) to all skin types, from super dry to hyper sensitive, with zero added artificial fragrances, colours, synthetic chemicals, toxins or fillers in sight. (You'll feel good about its recyclable and eco-friendly packaging, to boot).

green beauty

subtle green. Another Canadian brand on this list, Subtle Green harnesses the power of effective botanicals to create its organic skin-care range. Products are handmade in small batches and, get this: every formula can be specifically tailored to each customer’s unique request or skin concern. Made with carefully selected natural and food-grade ingredients, the addition of invigorating essentials oils makes these concoctions smell heavenly, too. Our favourite find thus far: the amazingly rich and moisturizing intense hydration cream (it helped our skin survive this dry, cold winter unscathed)!

green beauty

burt's bees. The recent launch of this well-known earth-friendly skin-care brand's makeup range certainly created a buzz. Featuring a full line of natural cosmetics that work because of how they’re made, not in spite of it, we're in special love with Burt's Bees' nourishing mascara, which lengthens and defines lashes thanks to jojoba oil and naturally moisturizing glycerin (no parabens, phthalates, SLS, petrolatum or synthetic fragrances here).

Read Related Topics

© Vancouver Courier


NOTE: To post a comment you must have an account with at least one of the following services: Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, Google+ You may then login using your account credentials for that service. If you do not already have an account you may register a new profile with Disqus by first clicking the "Post as" button and then the link: "Don't have one? Register a new profile".

The Vancouver Courier welcomes your opinions and comments. We do not allow personal attacks, offensive language or unsubstantiated allegations. We reserve the right to edit comments for length, style, legality and taste and reproduce them in print, electronic or otherwise. For further information, please contact the editor or publisher, or see our Terms and Conditions.

comments powered by Disqus

Popular Vancouver Courier

Sign Up For Our e-Newsletter!

Popular Health