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5 Eco-friendly Skin Care Products

By Jak Burke,

With Earth Day approaching on April 22nd and the recent findings posted by the EWG about toxic ingredients in beauty products – we thought it would be useful to offer our parents some earth-friendly alternatives.

1# Derma E’s Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask

This charcoal scrub cleans without drying out your skin. The company manufacturers using wind-power to counter its nonrenewable energy sources. The product comes direct out of California. $19.50, www.dermae.com

2# Aesop’s Fabulous Face Cleanser

This high-end product line cares for your skin using ingredients that have an aromatherapeutic value. This cleanser is olive-derived with bergamot and chamomile. Most importantly the company uses Certified Sustainable Palm Oil in all products that contain that derivatives. $31-$47, www.aesop.com

#3 Dr. Hauschka’s Soothing Cleansing Milk

A gentle cleanser containing jojoba oil and bentonite clay which calms as it cleanses. The company consciously sources ingredients and sustainable manufacturing processes. $39, www.dr.hauschka.com

#4 Sukin’s Hydrating Mist Toner

A refreshing and calming toner that contains rosewater and chamomile. The company is 100% carbon neutral. Sukin has replaced sodium lauryl sulfate with palm-oil-free alternatives. $11:55 approx, www.lookfabulous.co.uk

#5 Lush’s Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub

Main ingredients are sea salt and coconut oil, avocado butter and lime. Packaging is 100% post-consumer recycled. The soap line no longer contains palm oil extracts. $21.95-$36.95, www.lush.com

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