11 Green Beauty Products to Celebrate Earth Day

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BY KASSIDY MCDONALD

"Going green” means making conscious choices that can help save the environment. In the beauty industry, this means changing products and practices that may cause excess waste, like plastic packaging and harmful ingredients. It's the responsibility of salon owners and stylists alike to make a change in their everyday routines and to help spread the knowledge to clients. Here, 11 products that can help you make steps toward becoming an eco-friendly salon.

aveda shampure bar

Aveda Limited-edition Shampure Nurturing Shampoo Bar
An alternative to traditional shampoo, this silicone-free, cruelty-free and vegan shampoo bar features zero plastic packaging and part of the profits made will be donated to charity: water. aveda.com

 

redken leave in

Redken Acidic Perfecting Leave in Treatment
A new product that’s ideal for strengthening damaged hair and preventing breakage is also part of all of Redken’s relaunched haircare products that are Cradle To Cradle-certified and made from at least 93 percent recyclable plastic. redken.com

 

r+co

R+Co Super Garden Shampoo and Conditioner Set
This CBD- infused product set is 100 percent vegan and Leaping-Bunny certified, the most trusted certification for cruelty-free products. Like all R+Co products, this set uses post-consumer recycled packaging to help combat virgin plastic consumption. randco.com

 

olaplex no 8

Opalex No.8 Bond Intense Moisture Mask
Perfect for all hair types, this reparative mask adds shine and smoothness to any hair type. The mask is vegan, paraben-free and cruelty-free. olaplex.com

 

Yarok Trio

Yarok Daily Care Trio
This trio features a shampoo, conditioner and leave-in conditioner that are 100 percent vegan and free of alcohol, paraben, sulfates, chemicals and gluten. Purchasing this nourishing trio also helps the Amazon Rainforest (3 percent of profits are donated to charity). yarokhair.com

 

wet brush go green

Wet Brush Go Green Tea Tree Treatment Comb
Infused with either tea tree oil, charcoal or coconut oil, this comb is designed to moisturize, repair and restore while detangling hair. The combs are also made of 100 percent plant-based plastic. wetbrush.com

 

Organic Hair Oil

Breedlove Beauty Co. Organic Hair and Scalp Treatment Oil
A blend of argan and jojoba oils is the hero of this organic hair treatment serum, which works to revitalize the scalp, reduce dandruff and promote faster hair growth. breedlovebeautyco.com

 

biossance dry skin

Biossance Moisturizing Dry Skin Basics Set
All products in this nontoxic, vegan, cruelty-, and paraben- and synthetic fragrance-free set come in sustainable packaging. Choose from an eye cream, resurfacing serum, repair cream and an oil. biossance.com

 

kiehls

Kiehl’s Creme De Corps Body Lotion
This fragrance-free cocoa butter body lotion is created for all skin types and is formulated to improve the skin’s overall texture. It comes in the brand’s new sustainable refillable packages, which save on average 80 percent more plastic than a typical single-use product. kiehls.com

 

youth to the people

Youth To The People Superfood Cleanser Refill 16 Oz.
This refillable cleanser prevents pore buildup to keep skin looking fresh and young. It’s 100 percent vegan and features recyclable packaging. youthtothepeople.com

 

nailberry

Nailberry L’Oxygéné Nail Polish Range
Opt for this nontoxic luxury nail polish range featuring breathable, oxygenated formulas. All polishes are vegan and cruelty- and gluten-free. nailberry.co.uk