The world of green beauty has come a long way since the days of choosing between responsible ingredients and powerful products. It’s now much easier to find natural products that are just as effective (and luxurious) as your old reliables. In celebration of Earth Day, we’ve rounded up our top local picks that will render your beauty routine more eco-friendly.
The combination of argan oil and pomegranate seed oil in Evan Healy’s Light Moisture Replenishing Fluid nourishes and repairs the skin without any irritation. Suitable for normal, oily, or sensitive skin, apply this after the shower for a cooling hit of hydration ($37, Pharmaca).
Natural makeup products don’t need to compromise on color. Atomic Cosmetics Lipsticks, created by Capitol Hill’s Dr. Jennifer Dietrich, offer the perfect pop of brilliance and go the distance without drying out the lips. There is a huge range of shades on offer from hot pink to an adventurous cobalt blue ($20 each, Dr. Jen’s House of Beauty).
Honestly, what doesn’t coconut oil cure? It works as an excellent massage oil, it targets dry and flaky skin, and helps soothe any irritation. Rich in virgin coconut oil, Herbivore Coco Rose Body Polish gently exfoliates the skin and leaves skin feeling soft and nourished with a subtle scent of coconut and rose petals ($28, Glasswing).
The constant changing of temperatures can wreak havoc on your hands and leave skin feeling dry, tight, and sometimes cracked. Formulated with sweet almond oil, shea butter, and beeswax, Seattle Sundries' Vanilla and Almond Hand Lotion Bar will target these problems head on. The natural ingredients melt instantly with the heat from your skin without leaving a sticky or greasy residue ($7.50, Seattle Sundries).
Locally made Wild Moxie Insect Repellent Natural Hydrating Body Mist protects against pesky insects while keeping you cool under the summer sun. Launching May 4, the Everett-based skin care company’s repellent range contains three different blends of essential oils, Lemon Dream, Nootka, and Catnip Blend, and is free of parabens, phthalates, and other questionable ingredients ($9, Wild Moxie).