8-Eco-Friendly Cosmetic Brands That Work!

Do you shy away from eco-friendly cosmetics because you think they won’t perform well? Years ago you might have been right. But times have changed. Natural and organic products are no longer just for hippies. Several eco-friendly and organic brands have made it easy to go green by creating some truly wonderful cosmetics that really work – so you can look beautiful without compromising your health or the environment.

Here are some of my favorites:

8 eco-friendly cosmetic brands that perform beautifully

Alison Raffaele

As a makeup artist, Alison knows a thing or two about cosmetics. Hers was actually the first makeup artist-developed brand to create professional-quality, environmentally responsible products that are good for your skin!

Josie Maran

With experience as a supermodel, actress, activist, and eco-entrepreneur, Josie developed cosmetics with an argon oil base that are sophisticated and luxurious as well as pure, gentle, non-toxic, and eco-friendly – from the packaging to the pigments.

Jane Iredale

Are you a mineral makeup lover?  Believe it or not, Jane Iredale was the first woman to supply the aesthetics and medical industries with a full mineral-based makeup line that’s good for your skin. Free of talc, mineral oil, chemical dyes, and preservatives, so it won’t irritate the skin either.


With roots in the oldest homeopathic pharmacy in ancient Greece, pharmacist George Korres remains passionate about using natural, herbal ingredients in an effective and safe way. As he creates powerful products that pamper the skin, he still manages to help organic farmers, support local communities, and protect natural resources.


Isn’t it nice when glamour is good for you? Tarte’s high performance naturals fit the bill. Whether you wear their natural looking cheek stains or apply eyeshadow from one of their gorgeous palates, you can rest assured that their products are free of parabens, phthalates, or synthetic fragrances.  And you’d never guess that their chic and beautiful packaging is made from post-recycled material.

Nvey Eco

Ever get makeup in your mouth? Well, this Australian import is actually safe for consumption – although it’s not meant for it. As the first and only cosmetic brand to be certified by the Organic Food Chain, it boasts products made of natural beeswax, rose absolute, jojoba oil, chamomile and vitamins (including  A, E and C) for their soothing, restorative properties.

Alima Pure

You know that shiny, iridescent effect you get from some mineral makeup? This is usually due to bismuth oxychloride, a naturally occurring mineral used as a makeup colorant. But it can also cause skin irritation, like bumps and/or itching.  Thankfully, Alima Pure uses only the finest minerals and they choose to leave out the bismuth oxychloride.  Their minerals are specially processed to be light and silky so they stay on your skin.  And they’re non-comodegenic so they won’t clog your pores.

Scotch Naturals

Did you know that while you’re painting your nails, you could be exposing yourself to toxins? I was happy to find Scotch Naturals, who produce non-toxic, chemical-free nail polish with water-based formulas that last. Their polish is vegan, cruelty-free, gluten free, fragrance free, toxin free, paraben free, hypoallergenic, and biodegradable.  To sum it up, they’re pretty safe. They even have a line called Hopscotch Kids for the wee ones.

Whether you’ve already made a commitment to using environmentally friendly organic products or you’re just getting introduced to them, I hope this helps you sift through the clutter to find fabulous products that work!

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