Get The Scoop On The Eco-Friendly Beauty Buys Featured In Today’s “Acceso Total” Segment
It’s easy being green when you’ve got the right selection of beauty products! Today, to celebrate Earth Day, I stopped by Telemundo’s “Acceso Total NY” to showcase some of the best eco-friendly beauty products on the market — from Amazonian clay-infused eyeshadows and argan oil-powered cheek and lip tints to bamboo makeup brushes, aluminum-free deodorants, sulfate-free shampoos and conditioners, all-natural makeup removing wipes infused with coconut water, and vegan body lotions and body oils.
Take a look at the products shown on TV!
COLOR YOURSELF HAPPY WITH THESE ECO-FRIENDLY MAKEUP AND COSMETICS TOOLS
Tarte Poppy Picnic Amazonian Clay Eye & Cheek Palette, $38 at TarteCosmetics.com
The six sun-kissed, cheerful, understated eyeshadows in this limited-edition palette, along with the golden peachy pink blush hue at its center, are all formulated with Amazonian clay, which works to maintain the skin’s optimal moisture level, absorbing any excess grease and oil when necessary, hydrating as needed, and helping to nourish and soften the skin — and, as we all know, makeup looks that much better when your complexion is healthy and dewy!
Tarte Cosmetics LipSurgence Lip Creme, $24 each at TarteCosmetics.com
Summer is all about easy, on-the-go, no-fuss makeup and Tarte makes this goal attainable with its jumbo-pencil shaped LipSurgence Lip Cremes, which deposit a perfect dose of moisturizing, high-shine, semi-sheer color on lips. Available in four shades, the Tarte LipSurgence Lip Creme is formulated with maracuja oil, which is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin C to smooth and brighten the skin; jojoba seed oil, a natural emollient that leaves the pout supple and kissable; shea butter, a skin-softening agent that helps to retain elasticity; and vitamin E, which protects skin against free radical damage.
Josie Maran Argan Infinity Lip and Cheek Creamy Oil, $18 at Sephora.com
This tinted, nourishing, argan oil-infused cream melts when dabbed onto skin, developing an oil-like moisture while depositing a veil of sheer, believable, perky color that livens up the complexion. Each creamy oil can be applied onto lips or cheeks, making it a multi-purpose wonder.
Soho Naturals Powder Brush, $9.99, and Soho Naturals 3-Piece Smoky Eye Brush Set, $9.99. Available at select drugstores. Visit SohoBeauty.com for retailers.
In addition to eco-friendly cosmetics, you can invest in green beauty tools like these handy brushes from Soho Naturals, which feature handles made of bamboo (a renewable and sustainable resource) and cruelty-free nylon bristles, and which are nestled inside packaging made from recycled materials. The powder brush features a domed but round head designed for use on larger areas of the face like the forehead, cheeks, and jaw. The three-piece eyeshadow brush set, meanwhile, features all the tools necessary to create a killer smoky eye: a wide and flat all-over eyeshadow brush, a dense crease brush, and a slim brush with an angled tip for use along the lash line.
MAKE YOUR SKINCARE ROUTINE NICE AND GREEN!
Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Bamboo Charcoal, $15, and Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge with Complexion Clearing Clay, $15. Available at Sephora.com
Both of these dome-shaped sponges are made out of the roots of an Asian potato known as konjac which has the unique property of absorbing impurities and debris rather efficiently. When damp, these fibers soften and develop the squishy quality we associate with sponges, while retaining enough coarseness so as to gently exfoliate the skin. The black sponge is infused with bamboo charcoal, a natural detoxifying and antibacterial agent that helps to extract dirt, oil, and bacteria from deep within pores, thereby helping to prevent breakouts, give skin a more luminous finish, and minimize the appearance of pores. The light green sponge, meanwhile, is infused with natural green clay, which helps to soothe inflamed skin, remove dead skin cells, eliminate acne breakouts, and prevent future outbreaks.
Pacifica Coco Pure Makeup Removing Wipes, $7. Available at Target.com and Target stores
The ultra-portable towelettes effectively remove makeup and debris while leaving skin refreshed and nourished thanks to such natural ingredients as coconut oil, coconut water, aloe, and jojoba oil. Each colorful pouch contains 30 pre-moistened towelettes that are recommended for all skin types.
Tata Harper Elixir Vitae, $365 at TataHarperSkincare.com and BergdorfGoodman.com
This anti-aging elixir helps to prevent volume loss, so that skin doesn’t sag or droop, while also diminishing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles by improving the skin’s density. This luxurious, silky serum contains: sweet iris stem cells, which improve the skin’s firmness and make wrinkles less noticeable; narcissus bulb extract, which has been linked to enhanced skin elasticity; grape-derived polyphenols that protect against DNA and collagen degradation; and spring snowflake bulb extract, which inhibits the muscle contractions that lead to the formation of wrinkles and expression lines. With this serum, you can literally relax your face!
Origins Original Skin Renewal Serum with Willowherb, $39. Available at Origins.com
The newest skincare launch from plant-tastic skincare brans Origins aims to relieve skin that’s in the midst of a “quarter-life crisis,” helping to restore luminosity to dull and tired-looking complexions, minimizing the appearance of enlarged pores, smoothing the skin’s surface, and blurring imperfections ranging from redness to dark spots. This lightweight serum contains Persian silk tree extract to de-stress congested and parched skin; chestnut seed extract to improve the skin’s texture and eliminate any roughness; willowherb to give the complexion a glow-y finish; algae extract to shrink pores; and light-diffusing pearls that create a favorable optical illusion. Not only can you reinvigorate your skin with this purchase, but you can also help the Earth. How so? When you purchase this serum (or any other Origins goodie!) online and use the code “EARTHDAY” at checkout, Origins will plant a tree in your name and include a re-usable eco-friendly tote with your skincare purchase.
Kiehl’s Limited Edition Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, $47. Available at Kiehls.com
This Earth Day, the crowd-pleasing Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment— formulated with avocado oil, shea butter, vitamins A and E, and beta-carotene — is available in two limited-edition jars featuring labels designed by either Elizabeth Olson or Maggie Q and bearing the corresponding actress’s name. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of these limited-edition eye creams, up to $50,000, will be donated to Recycle Across America, a non-profit organization that advocates for environmental change.
Jurlique Nutri-Define Superior Retexturizing Facial Serum, $120; Jurlique Nutri-Define Multi-Correcting Day Cream, $98; and Jurlique Nutri-Define Rejuvenating Overnight Cream, $110. Available at Jurlique.com
The new Jurlique Nutri-Define collection is aimed at improving skin elasticity, minimizing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, vanquishing dehydration, and improving luminosity. The serum contains ginseng root extract and licorice extract to reinforce the skin and make the contours of the face more defined, shea butter to nourish and soften the skin, sunflower seed oil, and rosemary leaf oil. The Jurlique Nutri-Define Multi-Correcting Day Cream, meanwhile, maintains the skin’s optimal moisture balance via such humectants as shea butter, while helping to even the skin tone and eradicate dark spots via vitamin C-rich horseradish extract. Last but not least, the Nutri-Define Overnight Cream restores moisture to the skin’s innermost layers with nourishing natural ingredients cupuaçu butter and olive oil and also strengthens and fortifies the skin thanks to the artichoke leaf extract in the formula.
BATH & BODY TIME!
L’Occitane Almond Shower Oil Refill Duo, $62.50 (normally $87.50). Available at USA.LOccitane.com
French beauty brand L’Occitane is always harnessing the power of nature in its product formulations — whether it’s through the shea butter it acquires from a collective of harvesters in Burkina Faso or the immortelle flowers it harvests via an organic flower planting program in Corsica. But, moreover, L’Occitane has shown in its commitment to eco-friendly practices by offering customers the option to buy refill pouches of their favorite products. Each refill pouch contains twice the product found in a traditional full-sized bottle, but uses up to 80% less plastic. Not only are these refill pouches great investments, then, but they eliminate the need to toss out empty bottles and pollute the Earth. Now, through April 26th, L’Occitane is offering customers the chance to buy a full-sized Almond Shower Oil and a refill pouch for just $82 — a purchase that would normally run for $87.50!
Pacifica Tuscan Blood Orange Dry Roll-On Rich Body Oil, $18. Available at Ulta stores and Ulta.com
I’m officially anointing this a summer beach bag must! This deliciously tangy, blood orange-scented body oil comes in a portable tube with a handy roller-ball tip so that you can glide it onto your limbs and massage lightly for quick absorption. The all-natural body oil is formulated with sunflower seed oil, jojoba seed oil, gardenia extract, coconut oil, chamomile oil, marigold oil, safflower seed oil, and calendula extract — all of which work together to replenish, nourish, fortify, soothe, hydrate and protect the skin.
Indie Lee Lemongrass Calendula Body Lotion, $22. Available at IndieLee.com and Space NK
The melt-onto-skin consistency of this lightweight lotion makes it ideal for hot and humid spring and summer days, as does the perky lemony scent. This non-greasy lotion contains lemongrass extract, which is said to cleanse and brighten the skin; shea butter, a fatty acid-rich moisturizer, skin softener, and collagen booster; and calendula oil, a soothing botanical with revered anti-inflammatory properties.
Lavanila The Healthy Deodorant, $14. Available at Sephora.com
This award-winning deodorant contains no parabens, no aluminums, no alcohols, and no synthetic dyes or fragrances. Instead, this all-natural deodorant relies on corn starch to absorb any underarm moisture, an odor-fighting beta-glucan system derived from sugarcane extract, lemon peel oil to eradicate any odor-causing bacteria and keep pits smelling fresh, aloe juice to soothe the gentle skin under the arms, Japanese honeysuckle to work as an antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant-rich goji berry extract. Not only does this deodorant keep odor and moisture at bay, but it smells like creamy vanilla with a hint of zesty grapefruit.
MAKE YOUR HAIRCARE REGIMEN A NATURAL PROCESS!
Pureology Curl Complete Shampoo, $28, and Conditioner, $29. Visit Pureology.com for salons.
Pureology has always been at the forefront of the sulfate-free, paraben-free, botanical-infused movement and its Curl Complete collection is no exception! Designed for women with wavy to curly manes, these haircare products contain cold-presses coconut oil derived from hand-collected, organically-certified, fairly-traded coconuts from the Samoan Islands. Thanks to the high concentration of fatty acids and Vitamin E found in coconut oil, these products help to hydrate and soothe both the scalp and hair fibers, smoothing the cuticle, locking in moisture, and fighting off frizz.