College students constantly talk about being healthy, but in the beauty world, the term can take on several different forms. Whether it’s using facial masks every week or choosing cruelty-free beauty products, there are so many opportunities to be more considerate of the earth around us as you perfect your beauty routine. To help get you started, we’ve created a line-up of some of the best organic beauty lines that will have you feeling good about yourself inside and out.
Based in Vermont, Tata Harper is known for its organic products and features “100 percent natural and non-toxic skincare, cosmetics and aromatherapy” as advertised on their website. Some of their best sellers include their Regenerating Cleanser ($42) and their Resurfacing Mask ($58), which was rated as a beauty product essential in Elle and a best beauty buy in InStyle. These products can be purchased at your local Sephora or online at Tate Harper Skincare.
Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics focuses on a healthier way of creating makeup. The brand specializes in cosmetics for the eyes, lips, cheeks and face, as well as skin products. Jane Iredale is a great makeup line for the eco-friendly user. Pricing varies depending on the product, but the brand can be compared to a higher-end version of BareMinerals. Their popular Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain is an affordable product that can be purchased on their website for $25 as well as on Amazon Prime.
Nu Evolution is another widely acclaimed organic line. Co-founders Nadine Cormier and Sandra Anderson Diaz of Nu Evolution believe that “women might suffer in stilettos but your health should never suffer for flawless looking skin or highlighted eyes,” as stated on their website. One of Nu’s featured products is a Black Mascara available on their website for $28. Nu Evolution is great for a makeup buyer who’s into the traditional look but wants to buy cruelty-free.
Herbivore Botanicals was created by founders Julia Wills and Alex Kummerow in their Seattle kitchen, with the goal of producing “non-toxic and highly-effective” beauty products. Slightly on the more expensive end of the spectrum for organic beauty, Herbivore has products ranging from $16 to sets up to $138. They also have lines strictly dedicated to men and for travel, which are nice additions to the rest of their traditional collection. Their products can be found at their online website as well as at your local Urban Outfitters.
If some of these products seem like a stretch for a college budget, there are always natural ways to keep your skin beautiful and healthy throughout the year. Drinking water and consuming healthy foods while limiting sugar and coffee will contribute to an overall good feeling. However, if you’re purchasing makeup and beauty products, supporting lines that keep our planet healthy and safe is always the best way to go.
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