Healthy Beauty: 6 Products That Are Healthier For You + The Environment

Beauty may have a price, but it shouldn’t be on your health or the environment.

Yet far too many of our beauty products are either bad for us, Mother Earth, or both.

But they don’t have to be.

Here are 6 healthy beauty products that are better for you and the environment (as seen on NBC!)

Aquinelle Toilet Tissue Mist ($4.99 and up)
Wipes have become a bathroom staple, but even the ones that say they’re flushable don’t break down easily, causing a huge environmental problem – the city of NY has already spent $10million cleaning these up! Aquinelle Toilet Tissue Mist is a new eco-friendly alternative, transforming your regular toilet paper with a quick mist. It’s dermatologist tested and hypoallergenic, has aloe and witch hazel to soothe, and comes in 4 aromatherapy inspired scents, elevating your bathroom experience while saving the environment. Plus, it’s less expensive than wipes too.

Boots Botanics All Bright Purifying Face Scrub ($8.49)
Microbeads, the small round beads in many face scrubs, have been a large environmental problem for our waterways, but there are other ways you can exfoliate, like with Boots Botanics All Bright Purifying Face Scrub, which uses Alpha Hydroxy Acids and crushed apricot seeds to gently remove dry, dull skin and for a brighter, smoother complexion that’s better for our environment.

Garnier Clean+ Refreshing Remover Cleansing Towelettes ($5.99)
I bet you didn’t know that you waste up to 2 gallons of water washing your face! Swap your facial cleanser for a Garnier Clean+ Refreshing Remover Cleansing Towelette and you can gently remove dirt, oil, and makeup, without wasting any water all! Plus, it will help to energize and tighten your skin with Peppermint, Jojoba Beads, and Grape Water Extract too, so you can probably skip your toner also!

Touch Back Color Depositing Shampoo + Conditioner ($20)
Coloring your hair often exposes you to loads of chemicals. I’m not saying to stop coloring your hair, but I am suggesting you extend the time between appointments, and now you can with Touch Back’s Color Depositing Shampoo and Conditioner, available at CVS. Designed to be used once a week, the pair deposit color, repair damage, moisturize, and even provide sun protection with its natural botanical ingredients.

Luster Premium White’s Power White Deep Stain Eraser Toothpaste ($6.99)
A lot of us are concerned with sulfates in our skin and hair care, but don’t realize sulfates are in most toothpastes too. For a sulfate-free toothpaste developed by dentists, check out Luster Premium White’s Power White Deep Stain Eraser Toothpaste. It’s a two-in-one daily fluoride and peroxide whitening toothpaste that cleans teeth, freshens breath, and whitens stains in just 5 days, all without sensitivity.

côte nail polish ($16)
A lot of us don’t realize that our nail beds absorb toxins, just like our skin, and a lot of nail polishes contain harmful toxins and carcinogens. Even the polishes that claim to be healthier are often only 3-free – but I’ve found côte, an amazing “five-free” polish – meaning it’s free of the five major toxins. Plus, it’s made in the United States, cruelty-free, vegan, FDA approved, and even independently tested for safety, all without compromising on color (there are 109!), great shine and long lasting wear.

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