Whether you’re worried about saving the planet or saving your face, green beauty products are the way to go. After all, If you can’t pronounce it, you probably don’t want it on your skin. (Phthalates, anyone?) These green beauty buys will keep you looking pretty.


1. Bare Escentuals 100% Natural Lip Gloss

Non-sticky, easy-to-apply gloss in twelve colors ranging from Iced Coffee (a warm, mocha brown) to Sugar Cookie (barely-there pink.) Quoth one user on Sephora.com: “Really hydrates the lips and smells like a glazed donut!” $15 for .14 oz.


2. Beauty Without Cruelty Waterproof Mascara

Glamorous vegans rejoice: No need to get raccoon eyes merely to spare the rabbits. This mascara contains no animal ingredients and goes on smoothly – no clumps. $14.95 for .27 oz.


3. Cargo Blu-Ray Polishing Cloths

Exfoliating cloths to remove makeup and smooth your skin. Reduces the look of fine lines and helps moisturizer penetrate and bronzers go on more easily. Cloths are reusable and surprisingly effective: Word on the interwebs is that you want to use a gentle hand while you’re figuring out how much polishing your skin will take. $15 for 20 cloths.


4. Dr. Bronner’s Organic Body Soap

The great granddaddy of natural and organic beauty products. Dr. B famously claims that all you need are his soaps and enough sleep, and you can forgo all other beauty products. Even if that’s a little too granola for you, you can start your beauty routine and know you’re getting squeaky clean while being kind to critters and the planet. Comes in a variety of different scents; lavender is our favorite and the one pictured. $14.99 for 24 oz.


5. Yu – Be Moisturizing Skin Cream to Go

Free of dyes and fragrances, these pocket-sized tubes will moisten the roughest dry skin. Some people we know even use it on their face, although personally we prefer a moisturizer with sunscreen for that. Will definitely smooth out those cracked heels though. $15 for 1.25 oz.