6 Products Every Eco-Friendly Skin Care Addict Needs
When it comes to being eco-friendly, the beauty industry gets a bad rap. But, low and behold, some of our favorite beauty brands have made it their mission to put an ethical foot forward, finding new ways to test their products, recycling ingredients that were once thought to be waste into anti-aging skin care serums, and more. One brand in particular is taking their eco-friendly practices to the next level. From providing over thousands of people worldwide with jobs to focusing on helping communities thrive with their Community Trade program to never testing on animals, we can’t help but feel that The Body Shop is making the world a better place one beauty product at a time.
At Skincare.com, our eco-friendly hearts can’t get enough of The Body Shop’s lineup of products that are formulated with the brand’s Community Trade ingredients. The program not only creates fair-trade working relationships amongst farmers and suppliers—thereby enriching communities worldwide—it also helps to provide the skin care brand give back to our planet, ocean, people, and animals. Whether you’re a die-hard eco-friendly skin care addict or are new to “green” beauty, we’ve got you covered with these products, below.
Formulated with the brand’s Community Trade aloe vera, jojoba particles, and camu camu berries, the Vitamin C Daily Glow Cleansing Polish can help fortify the skin’s natural defense against environmental skin aggressors like free radicals and pollution. Created with dull complexions in mind, the daily vitamin C cleanser gently exfoliates the skin’s surface, helping to boost and restore a youthful-looking glow with each cleanse.
If you haven’t jumped on the toner bandwagon, now’s the time. Toner is the first step in skin hydration, as it can help balance your skin’s natural pH level and prepare it to receive moisture from your favorite creams, lotions, and facial oils. The Body Shop’s Pomegranate Invigorating Toner can do just that and more. Formulated to address premature signs of skin aging— fine lines, wrinkles, dull skin, and so on— this Invigorating Toner helps to eliminate any leftover makeup and impurities lingering on the skin after washing and promotes a more clarified-looking complexion. To use, apply a small amount to a cotton pad and wipe across your skin’s surface. Allow your skin to absorb its goodness before going forward with moisturizer.
In any skin care routine, moisturizer is a key step that should never be skipped. Formulated with Shiso extract and the brand’s Community Trade aloe vera, The Body Shop’s Moisture White Moisturizing Milk is a gentle moisturizer that can blanket the complexion in hydration. Made for all skin types, this facial moisturizer is lightweight and gentle.
At Skincare.com, we love a good face mask— but, what we love even more is a good face mask that we can throw in our carry-on bags. The Body Shop’s Vitamin E Sink in Moisture Mask is a single use mask— it comes in a travel-sized packet that is perfect for an in-flight facial—and is formulated with antioxidant-rich, skin-soothing oils, that can help to nourish normal-to-dry skin types.
If there’s one brand that knows body scrubs, it’s The Body Shop. From coconut to rose to argan oil to peach, The Body Shop’s lineup of body scrubs are jam-packed with skin-benefiting ingredients that can hydrate while they slough off dead skin cell buildup on the surface of the skin. Though hard to pick just one, our current fave is the Fuji Green Tea Body Scrub. Formulated with the brand’s Community Trade honey and green tea from Japan, the Fuji Green Tea Body Scrub can help to rid the skin’s surface of buildup while providing soothing hydration. Use one to two times a week for radiant-looking skin.
While we love a good cosmetic that doubles as skin care, what we may love even more is when these products are eco-friendly! Case in point? The Body Shop’s line of skin care-infused cosmetics. From BB creams to eye shadows to lip stains and skin care inspired highlighters, the brand’s lineup of makeup products is perfect for the eco-friendly beauty addict, as these cosmetics are never tested on animals, innovative, highly-pigmented, and good for your skin!