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    Eco Beauty Breakthroughs

    Taking care of yourself and the environment never looked better. Thelatest eco friendly beauty launches are changing the age-old stigma that green beauty products are ineffective and just plain ugly. From makeup to skincare and beauty tools – these new products make going green glamorous without sacrificing quality or performance. 

    Physicians Formula Organic Wear 100% Natural Origin Mascara
    The first 100% Natural Origin mascara that doesn’t compromise on performance – yes, you can go green and get glam eyes. Rice Proteins and Tapioca Starch build lash volume, length and definition naturally. The mascara is completely free of parabens, synthetic preservatives and chemicals as well as ingredients such as petroleum by products, synthetic pigments and fibers found in traditional mascaras. Best of all, the tube and brush are completely recyclable and the brush can even be washed. Celebs like Blake Lively and Christina Applegate rely on this product to get beautiful eyes…naturally.
    Price: $9.95 and available in 2 shades at mass market retailers nationwide. Click here for website.
    Prescriptives U-Pick
    Prescriptives, a pioneer in customization, is taking its personalized color collection and making it a little more eco-friendly.  Presenting U-Pick, a new collection of eye and cheek colors in classic and modern shades that fit into a sleek, refillable compact for the ultimate eco conscious shopper who doesn’t want to compromise luxury and glamour.  You pick the palette size, you pick the eye colors, you pick the cheek colors and Prescriptives fills them into a portable palette that is reusable, easy on the budget and the environment.
    Prices: $3-$18, available at, Nordstoms and Macy’s. Click here for website.
    Priori CoffeeBerry Day Complex
    This 98.5% all-natural formula is fortified with CoffeeBerry Extract, nature’s most potent antioxidants to fight free radicals and the causes of skin aging. Mycotoxin-free whole coffee cherry extract (ie- CoffeeBerry), not only benefits the skin, but also the earth by eliminating the corrosive effects of the traditional coffee harvest. This gentle, light-weight, cream is designed specifically for reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and sun-damaged skin.
    Price: $80, Available at
    theBalm Read my Lips Lipstick
    Like your favorite daily paper, Read My Lips tubes are 100% recyclable and the lipsticks are infused with a delicious vanilla- mint scent that will have you hooked. Their creamy formula is infused with hydrating ingredients like vitamins A and E, leaving behind a press-worthy pout.
    Price: $17, available at
    Eco Tools Bamboo 5-Piece Brush Set
    This earth-friendly brush set includes five high quality brushes that feature bamboo handles, metal bindings made from recycled aluminum cans and bristles from animal-free taklon. This set includes soft cruelty-free blush, eye shading, concealer, eyeliner and lash & brow groomer brushes. The cosmetics case is made from natural cotton and hemp.
    Price: $12.99 available at Target. Click here for website.