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WHILE GOING GREEN in the home has become mainstream, the same doesn’t seem to be true when it comes to beauty. But there’s never been a better time to explore the options. Over the past few years, there’s been a green-beauty explosion, meaning you can now cleanse, condition, exfoliate, moisturize and even manicure with products that are free of questionable preservatives (parabens) and other additives (too many to mention) but that are just as effective as traditional beauty products (which can be full of ingredients we now know are not so pretty). Use Earth Day as an excuse to vary from your usual routine and experiment with some of the eco-beauty potions shown here. You’ll help save not only your skin but also the environment. And if you’re wondering how your existing favorites rate, check www.cosmeticsdatabase.com.


1/ FACIAL TONER
Dr. Hauschka Facial Toner, $35, www.drhauschka.com

2/ SHAMPOO
Kevin Murphy Angel Wash, $25, www.kevinmurphy.com.au

3/ FOOT SERUM
She Essential Beauty Peppermint Foot Serum, $30, www.sheessentialbeauty.com

4/ LIP GLOSS
Korres Lip Butter, $9, www.korresusa.com

5/ LIP SCRUB
Lush Lip Scrubs, $9 each, www.lushusa.com

6/ FACE CREAM
Pangea Organics Egyptian Fennel Face Cream With Rosemary and Mint, $36, www.pangeaorganics.com

7/ BODY WASH
Pattern Eucalyptus Body Wash, $20, www.patternbodywash.com

8/ BODY LOTION
McBride Beauty Instant Rescue Balm, $25, www.mcbridebeauty.com

9/ EYESHADOW
Nvey Eco Organic Creative Eye Color System, $61, www.econveybeauty.com

10/ FACIAL EXFOLIANT
Malin + Goetz Jojoba Face Scrub, $38, www.malinandgoetz.com

11/ LIP BALM
Coola Liplux SPF 30 Original Formula and Liplux SPF 15 Peppermint Vanilla, $12 each, www.coolasuncare.com