Need help choosing from the abundance of natural beauty products out there? Want to try a new line or specific product? Let the beauty editors who receive and try out hundreds of products each year give you a start. Use the “best of” 2011 lists below narrow down choices for yourself or others and inspire you to try new, healthier products.
Gorgeously Green’s end-of-year list focuses on makeup. The Gorgeously Green website, by the way, comes from eco-beauty maven Sophie Ulliano, an author and television personality who has appeared as a guest on Oprah, Good Morning America and other shows.
Better Nutrition’s list is wide-ranging, including men’s products, supplements and even tea. It was compiled by three Better Nutrition editors.
Allure’s “Natural Wonders” list is part of its well-known and coveted “Best of Beauty” annual awards.
Brands that appear in more than one of the lists include:
- Juice Beauty
- John Masters, and
Some of the companies featured in these lists have fulfilled the Compact for Safe Cosmetics pledge to make safer products and were designated as “Champions” by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. They include: Alima Cosmetics, Aubrey Organics, Avalon Organics, Dr. Bronner’s Magic Soaps, Intelligent Nutrients, Iredale Mineral Cosmetics, Juice Beauty, Living Nature, RMS, Vapour Organic, W. S. Badger Company and Yes to Carrots
Remember, when you want to check out a product’s ingredients, you can use the Campaign’s “Skin Deep” website.
And if you want to check out whether prodcuts are cruelty free, you can use PETA’s and the Leaping Bunny sites.
Do you know of other Best of Natural Beauty lists for 2011? Feel free to share them in comments!