The Body Shop Reusable Tote and Seaweed Collection
On the environmental side, The Body Shop is committing to becoming carbon neutral by 2010. On the social responsibility side, they partner with community trade organizations worldwide. Through these partnerships, The Body Shop ensures fair prices for labor and materials and gives back to their partners through funding for educational programs, income, and opportunity among other things. Their organic cotton Bag for Life is made by Teddy Exports, their community trade partner in India. The seaweed collection is made from all natural ingredients grown without pesticides or other harmful chemicals. The seaweed is sourced from a community trade co-op in Ireland. Available at thebodyshop-usa.com.
Tarte's Be Good to Your Mother (Earth)
Tarte products are made with all natural ingredients and essential oils. The be good to your mother (Earth) gift includes lip sheers encased in post-consumer recycled aluminum and are paired with a reusable natural cotton tote. With recycled aluminum, greenhouse gas emissions from aluminum production are reduced by 95%. Carrying a reusable tote will save over 200 species of sea life, which otherwise die from plastic bag waste. Available at sephora.com.
Kiehl's and Waterkeeper Alliance
Kiehl's has released a limited-edition version of their Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotion with four specially designed artist labels from celebrities like musician Erykah Badu and actor Adrian Grenier. All net proceeds from these sales benefit Waterkeeper Alliance, a program dedicated to protecting and preserving community waterways. Available at kiehls.com.
Paul Mitchell Tea Tree Collection
Proceeds from the Paul Mitchell Tea Tree hair and body collection fund tree planting through the brand's partnership with American Forests. The new trees offset the carbon emissions that are created through product manufacturing and distribution. More info at paulmitchell.com.
Smashbox Mother Earth Palette
Each time a Smashbox Mother Earth Palette is purchased, a tree is planted through Trees for the Future, a non-profit dedicated to forest preservation and reforestation around the world. The eye shadows and blush are made from certified organic ingredients and sit in a palette made from recycled materials and soy ink. Available at sephora.com.
Josie Maran Earth Day Kit
Josie Maran is committed to keeping beauty natural, luxurious and healthy. Like all her products, the Earth Day Kit contains makeup created with non-toxic ingredients like shea butter, avocado, flax and coconut. The packaging is recyclable and biodegradable and the compacts are made from corn plastic. Available at sephora.com.
Jergens Naturals Daily Moisturizers
Jergens' Naturals line of moisturizers contain over 90% of natural, vegetable-derived ingredients and are packaged in recyclable containers. Available at walgreens.com.
California Baby Natural Antibacterial Hand Wash
California Baby creates products that clean the all-natural way. Their antibacterial Moisturizing Handwash uses pure essential oils and witch hazel to clean and soothe hands safely and gently. Available at californiababy.com.
Origins "A Perfect World" Antioxidant Moisturizer with White Tea
Origins has taken their mission of protecting the Earth and its resources to a higher level with the Origins Earth Initiative, in which it will aid reforestation projects throughout the world. For each purchase of the "A Perfect World" Antioxidant Moisturizer with White Tea, a tree will be planted as part of their ongoing tree-planting initiative. To purchase product and learn more about the Origins Earth Initiative, visit origins.com.
Lisa Hoffman Spa Bath 24 Hour Collection
The Lisa Hoffman Spa Bath and Spa Shower Collections are for the Earth-friendly traveler who enjoys a luxurious bath experience at the same time. Hoffman uses ingredients extracted from plants and flowers (without harming them) found in rainforests all over the world. Likewise, a portion of proceeds are donated to The Rainforect Foundation. Available at lisahoffmanskincare.com.
David Babaii for WildAid Hair Products
These paraben- and sulfate-free haircare products are on a mission to create consumer awareness for endangered wildlife through WildAid, a non-profit striving to protect endangered and threatened animals. David Babaii donates a percentage of its revenue from these products to wildaid.org. Available at db4wildaid.com.
Paul Mitchell "Cut Hair, Not Trees"
For Earth Week 2009, Paul Mitchell has kicked off "Cut Hair, Not Trees." From April 20 through 24, Paul Mitchell schools will cut your hair for $10 to $15. There are over 100 locations where you can get this recession-friendly cut, and all hair clippings will be donated to Matter of Trust, which makes human hair mats to clean up oil spills. Visit PaulMitchellTheSchool.com to find a Paul Mitchell school near you.
The LUSH Seed the Nation Contest
LUSH creates products housed in 100% post consumer recycled material, which saves tons (literally 52 tons!) of virgin plastic production. Now through June 21st, you can enter the Seed the Nation contest when you spill about your comittment to creating a greener community. Head to lushusa.com to learn more contest details, prizes awarded and how to make a "seed bomb."
Originating as a student project, product designer Hideaki Matsui took the global social issue of landmines and created soap, clean and simple. The metaphor or the landmine-shaped soap wearing away symbolizes the campaign behind the soap sales — just as the soap dissolves, so will the landmines. Funds are donated to the Cambodia Landmine Museum. To learn more and purchase product, go to cleanupsoap.com.
Aveda Light the Way Candle
During Earth Month, Aveda is donating 100% of its proceeds from its limited-edition lavender soy candle, Light the Way, to the Global Greengrants Fund for clean water projects wordwide. To purchase product and learn more about Aveda's Clean Water campaign, visit aveda.com.