Lots of people talk about throwing out their entire bin of products and starting afresh with a completely organic/eco-friendly line-up. While I support the cause, I think it’s much smarter to slowly phase eco-friendly products into your routine, rather than a quick purge and replenish.
To pursue a more green approach to your beauty routine, instead of loading up on vegan lipsticks and eyeshadows that you only use once in a while, invest in green versions of what you use every single day, like concealers and cleansers. Here are some easy-to-use starter products to green your beauty routine when you’re just starting out:
Almond meal, kaolin clay and an essential oil cocktail of lavender, rose and chamomile? Yes please! There’s a reason Lush’s Angels on Bare Skin ($16) is one of my top ten daily cleansers of all time, and it’s because the ingredient lineup is as simple as it is powerful. Almond meal exfoliates and kaolin pulls out impurities, while lavender clarifies and rose oil hydrates and soothes, which is particularly great in the summer, to help readjust your skin when it acts up.