6 Affordable Eco-Friendly Cosmetics You Can Find at the Drugstore

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  1. Yuka Yoneda says:

    Thanks for this post Lina. I was actually going to ask Jasmin for some advice on this as I’ve been needing to replace the container of Bare Minerals that I’ve been using for about 2 years now and was wondering if that brand is considered to be truly natural. Would Fresh Minerals be a better choice? Here is the Bare Minerals site: http://www.bareescentuals.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-BareEscentuals-Site/default/Home-Show?brandId=BM

  2. Jasmin Malik Chua says:

    @Yuka For just a little bit more moola, I recommend Afterglow Cosmetics, which uses 100 percent natural ingredients.

  3. phila says:

    I’ve been aware for a long time that if a major manufacturer suddenly comes up with a “natural” line, it’s probably greenwashing and NOT 100% on the level. Stick with the companies that have been green from the start.

  4. Jasmin Malik Chua says:

    @phila All companies were put on earth to turn a profit; personally, it doesn’t matter what their motivation is, I’m happy if the big names take any steps to clean up their ingredients. Even a token gesture is better than zero progress. For many people, the drugstore is the first and last word in cosmetics, which was the main impetus for the post, and better alternatives, even if not perfect, are an improvement on the status quo. While I’ll continue to lobby for a safer overall industry sans greenwashing, I’ll take whatever I can get.

  5. Charleston Naturally says:

    I really like the fact that these companies are taking the time to make a bigger effort to become green(er). More expensive brands are more reliable for relying solely on natural or organic products and packaging. So if you’re looking for companies that have been green from their inception, you can look to Dr. Hauschka, Suki, ilike or Pevonia skin care lines. Dr. Hauschka also has a new makeup line that is wonderful.

  6. hillbillygal says:

    Maybelline and Cover Girl test on animals. For me that’s the most toxic act a company can commit.

  7. SuS says:

    Unfortunately Maybelline, Cover Girl and Sally Hansen still conduct barbaric animal testing. Not to say the others don’t, but these are three brands to definitely avoid.

  8. KAF says:

    So glad you mentioned animal testing, SuS! Burt’s Bees and Physician’s Formula are both on the Caring Consumer cruelty-free list: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/caring-consumer.aspx

  9. ecoenthusiast (@ecoenthusiast) says:

    I was going to say the same thing as SuS. I don’t use those products because of animal testing. Physicians Formula does not test on animals and I have the organic wear makeup. I tend to use m.a.c. makeup although it costs a little more, but they have vegan products, and they have a recycling program.

  10. Jasmin Malik Chua says:

    Hi all, according to the corporate websites, Maybelline, CoverGirl (P&G), and Sally Hansen (Coty) no longer test on animals. You’re not obliged to believe them, of course, but we did do our due diligence. We’ll also be publishing a story of cosmetics companies that are truly green—they cost a bit more, but I believe they’re worth the extra money for those reasons you’ve listed.

  11. ninaphobic (@ninsnur) says:

    maybelline, cover girl, and sally hansen are major offender to the animal world. they still conducted animal testing up till now. surprised they made the list. eco-friendly but not cruelty free?? i’ll pass!

  12. Brulee says:

    On the good side Faith in Nature (brilliant results with skincare, reasonably priced), Logona, Jason Organics, Lavera (organic and do a really good sensitive range),Balm Balm don’t use animals for tests,worth complaining to companies that do test so they know they have a market for ethical products?

  13. brulee says:

    Yes they are(Maybelline, Avon,L’Oreal, sally hansen,Cover Girl) big testers,if you notice they don’t have the BUAV leaping bunny or an announcement on the product , sometimes companies don’t tell the entire truth and Avon were recently criticised for stating on their website that they didn’t test when they do,probably restarted animal tests to be able to market in China?

    Even L’Occitane have started again and remember that L’Oreal own many other brands like Lancome and Body Shop. Proctor & Gamble and Colgate Palmolive are very big animal testershttp://vidacompassion.org/main/list/company.htmlhttp://vidacompassion.org/main/list/company.htmlhttp://vidacompassion.org/main/list/company.html

  14. sirena says:

    mac no esta en la lista de las empresas q no prueban en animales y por favor no tiene nada de vegana… en todos estos meses q llevo investigando sobre productos libres de crueldad he llegado a concluir q no me llevaré por lo q dicen la gente en cualquier sitio, yo cuando quiero salir de dudas entro a la pagina de PETA y busco el nombre d la marca para comprar segura de que no estoy contribuyendo con la malvada crueldad… y asi estoy más en paz con DIOS, conmigo y con los animales. gracias

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