20 Beauty Launches That Are Making Our Earth—and Skin—a Better Place

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With beauty launches popping up all over the board, we’ve been swapping out the products with long, hard-to-read labels with ones that are more friendly for the environment. Ahead, 20 launches that have saved our skin and made the earth a little happier along the way.

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Three Ships Dew Drops Mushroom Hyaluronic Acid + Vitamin C Serum ($35)

Traceable key ingredients and responsible sourcing are what make this product both good for your skin and good for the earth. Tremella mushroom moisturizes the skin and creates a firmer texture, kakadu plum has 1,000 times the amount of vitamin C than oranges and red algae extract maintains the skin’s natural hydration barrier so you can leave dryness in the past.

2 / 20

Kosas Revealer Skin-Improving Foundation SPF 25 ($42)

Coming in hot with 36 shades, Kosas’s newest foundation—it’s modeled after its best-selling concealer—not only smoothes unwanted texture, but hydrates and brightens as well. With its top ingredient source being nature and all of its formulas free of hard-to-read ingredients, we trust Kosas’s products are healthy to use on multiple levels.

3 / 20

Hourglass Phantom Volumizing Glossy Balm ($35)

Hourglass’s new hydrating, shine-inducing gloss hasn’t left my purse since it showed up at my door, and that’s because it’s a one-stop-shop for easy-to-achieve lips that look like they underwent hours of pampering.

4 / 20

Kjar Weis Im-Possible Mascara ($26)

Not only does this new clean mascara lift and lengthen, but it stays put for up to 12 hours too. The first luxury beauty brand to introduce refillable packaging, Kjar Weis is one to follow if you’re looking to reduce your footprint.

5 / 20

Klorane Volumizing Dry Shampoo With Flax ($20)

It provides eight-hour volume, it lifts hair at the roots, it makes strands bouncy and clean, it absorbs excess oil, it does not weigh the hair down, and it’s 20-percent off for Earth Day—it’s Klorane’s new dry shampoo, and it does not disappoint.

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Avene Cicalfate+ Scar Gel ($26)

Help improve the appearance of pesky scars with daily application of this skin-smoother, which taps silicone, hyaluronic acid and Avene’s patented thermal spring water to aid in skin restoration. With every purchase from anything across the brand’s website, you’ll receive a reusable tote for Earth Day.

7 / 20

HUM Boost Sweet Boost ($26)

Packed with immunity-boosting ingredients like vitamin C, elderberry and zinc, these once-a-day chewables add some spark to your supplement routine, and they pack a sickness-defending punch, too. Buying this product also gives back to the environment, as HUM collects one plastic bottle from the ocean with each purchase.

8 / 20

Rene Furterer Forticea Energizing Shampoo ($32)

Energize the scalp with this strand strengthener, which cleanses, maintains vitality and and delivers essential nutrients right where they need it most. Get it now, as the brand is offering 20-percent off for Earth Day.

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Heritage Store Rosewater Cleanser ($12)

If you’re a fan of the iconic Heritage Store Rosewater Toner ($12), then you’ll be a mega-fan of this cleanser. Not only is it made with the brand’s signature Vor-Mag Water, but it’s also made with hydrating squalane and the classic Rose Complex for a burst of freshness.

10 / 20

Pai The Impossible Glow ($39)

If you’re stuck in the cold, bring the beach to you with a drop or two of this glow serum, a skin savior for dry, dull complexions. Rich in vitamin C, sea kelp and hyaluronic acid, this do-it-all product acts like a hydrator and a glow-enhancer in one.

11 / 20

MZ Wallace Mica Cosmetic Bag ($65)

While “normal” life is still on hold, we’re seeing many signs of hope, which means travel is on the close horizon. When you finally book your ticket, don’t forget to bring along your must-haves in this chic and sustainable makeup bag, made from pre-consumer and post-consumer waste, including materials like plastic water bottles.

12 / 20

Furtuna Skin VISIONE DI LUCE Eye Revitalizing Cream ($285)

Ophthalmologist-tested, clean, and safe for the eye area, this cream combats all five shades of discoloration: black, brown, purple, blue and red. It’s also packed with wild-foraged ingredients like wild organic hawthorn and organically farmed lilac stem cells to attack puffiness right at the source.

13 / 20

Herbivore Cloud Jelly Pink Plumping Hydration Serum ($48)

To help skin retain its moisture, apply this vegan plumping serum to the face after you wash and watch your skin transform from dry to plump in seconds. The added scent of natural strawberry and rose makes applying this serum easy on all senses.

14 / 20

Milk Cooling Water Natural Deodorant ($16)

Ideal for summer months, this cooling deodorant refreshes the underarms with powerhouse naturals like eucalyptus and sea water.

15 / 20

One Love Organics Neck & Décolleté Firming Cream ($59)

The brand’s first-ever product made to combat skin concerns from the neck to the chin, this firming cream boasts vitamin E, hyaluronic acid and blue-light protecting actives to firm lax skin.

16 / 20

Youth to The People Superclay Purify + Clear Power Mask ($36)

Winner of best pore-minimizing mask in our 2020 NewBeauty Awards, this BHA-powered mask purifies the skin in just 10 minutes. Despite the fact that its chock-full of all-natural ingredients, it’s also 100-percent vegan, cruelty-free, recyclable and made without parabens, sulfates or added fragrance.

17 / 20

Dr. PAWPAW Overnight Lip Mask ($10)

When your lips have had a tough day, nurse them back to health while you snooze. This lip mask from Dr. PAWPAW is made with all-natural castor oil, aloe vera and sunflower seed oil to bring your pout back to health come morning.

18 / 20

Tower 28 Bronzino Illuminating Cream Bronzer ($20)

A cream bronzer mixed with a glowy serum, this dew-enhancer prides itself on giving the skin a summery glow while also enriching it with essential clean ingredients like green tea extract and super-nourishing mango butter.

19 / 20

Plus Body Wash ($17)

Available in three fresh scents, Plus Body Wash is a single-serve, just-add-water cleanser that deeply cleanses the body without hurting the planet. Its steps for use are simple and genius: just hop in the shower, open the packet, drop the sachet on the floor of the shower and let it dissolve, and wash off the day.

20 / 20

Biossance Squalane + BHA Pore Minimizing Toner ($28)

With just a few drops on a cotton pad, this pore-minimizing toner seeps deep into the skin to drag out impurities. The result: a bright, even complexion sans any signs of texture.

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