It's not easy being green. (Just ask Kermit the Frog.) And it's certainly not always easy to go green when it comes to skincare products. Everyone wants their creams and lotions to do it all but have only natural ingredients while they're at it.
Here's a few of our eco-friendly faves:
I've met Karen Clark and Alain Ménard, the founders of this Canadian brand and let me assure you, they are passionate about eco-friendly products. This line does it all – the brand has gluten-free, eco-friendly and organic (EcoCert) certified products for all of your needs be it shampoo and conditioner, or organic sunscreen. If you've got skin sensitivities, a gluten allergy or a baby to bathe, I highly recommend this line.
This brand is my go-to for new moms. The products are made 98 percent plant ingredients and are free of sulfate, petroleum, parabens, phthalates, and phosphates. Plus, they're vegan, come in recyclable packaging and the ingredients are biodegradable.Kiehl's In celebration of Earth Day, Kiehl's is collaborating with Canadian singer Alanis Morissette in support of Evergreen. A hundred percent of the sales from their special edition Ultra Facial Oil-Free Gel Cream ($56) will go to Evergreen (who will use it to facilitate sustainable green projects across the country). Plus, it's one of my favourite face creams because it's free of parabens, silicones, dyes, fragrance and it's super moisturizing.
Kiss My Face This pure olive oil bar soap is how the whole line called Kiss My Face came about. The founders, Canadian Bob MacLeod and Steve Byckiewicz were selling this soap out of their car because they really believed in natural products. What began with a simple bar of soap developed into multiple lineups of products including oral care, hair care and a kids line. Created without animal ingredients and free of parabens, pthalates, SLS, gluten and artificial fragrances, there's something from the brand for every type of green consumer.
If you're looking for anti-aging, exfoliating and anti-acne treatments made with antioxidants and botanicals, look no further than Derma E. These vegan products are free of mineral oil, parabens, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfates, petrolatum, artificial colors and are manufactured with wind energy to boot.
What are your favourite green skincare products?
Stay tuned for more eco-friendly beauty and fashion picks this week and our Earth Day giveaway on Monday!