Wearing of the Green

It’s not so much what’s in your beauty regimen that matters, but what’s not. We’re looking at you parabens, phthalates and sodium lauryl sulfate. That’s why the following editor-tested cosmetics are made of all-natural ingredients that forgo hard-to-pronounce chemicals for organic botanicals found in nature. And because Earth Day is this Sunday after all, the sale of any of these products benefits such causes as polar bear preservation and water conservation. Meaning you’ll not only look out of this world, but you’ll also be changing it.

Friendly Face
Kiehl’s will donate $100,000 of proceeds from its Rare Earth Pore Cleansing Masque ($23) to Recycle Across America.

Making Scents
Powder-fresh No. 6 parfum from Hanae Mori ($95) is made with solar energy and supports Clean Air-Cool Planet.

Wipe Out Extinction
Josie Maran’s biodegradable face wipes ($12) raise funds for the Polar Bear SOS Initiative.

Body Good
Every penny of LUSH’s fair-trade body lotion ($22) goes to charities like Save the Rain, the Wetlands Conservatory and NOLA Green Roots.

Hands On
Ten percent of profits from Kiss My Face’s hand soap ($9) benefits Seeds of Peace, an org that aids children in high-conflict areas.

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