Celebrate organic beauty products on Earth Day!
We at beautyschool.com are so excited about Earth Day today! It seems this year is one of the first years that so many individuals and businesses are really taking the state of the environment seriously. To celebrate, we’d like to give a shout-out to some of the companies in the beauty industry that are making great strides toward a better Earth.
Aveda – Aveda has been well-known for its organic and eco-friendly products for years, and they keep finding new ways to help the planet. Buy one of their organic Bulgarian lavender candles at Aveda.com, and know that 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Global Greengrants Fund for global clean water projects. Aveda is also making strides in their beauty schools, using eco-friendly education practices and teaching green philosophies to their students.
Cargo – Check out their PlantLove lipstick. This is the whole green package – literally! The lipstick tube is made of corn. The outer package is made of flower paper with real seeds embedded – you can actually plant them and grow flowers! And the lipstick itself is made without mineral oils or petroleums, so it’s environmentally safe.
Sephora.com – They have an entire section of their online beauty product website devoted to organic and natural beauty brands. Check it out for easy online ordering.
When choosing eco-friendly beauty products, you may want to educate yourself on some of the terminology, because not all eco-statements are created equal. Here is some of the labeling used and what it actually means:
“100% Organic” – products made with entirely certified organic ingredients and methods. May also display USDA organic seal.
“Organic” – products with at least 95% organic ingredients can use this word in labeling. May also display USDA organic seal.
“Made with Organic Ingredients” – products with at least 70% organic ingredients. Cannot display USDA organic seal.
***In 2004, the USDA no longer monitored “organic” labelling on non-agricultural products, which includes cosmetics and hygienic products.
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