Shop Green

Quick Tips
  • Look for packaging that advertises that they are chemically safe/green in their marketing. Often the packaging will say “paraben, fragrance, Talc, SLS and peto chemical free.” “Free of all synthetic fragrance, dyes, parabens, petrochemicals.”
  • Research companies in advance. Check out their website. Read their mission statements and philosophy. Companies who wax on about their mission are usually the real deal or at least trying. Dr. Bronners’s soaps are a good example of this.
  • Checking online first for chemically safe companies at www.safecosmetics.org or check brands and ingredients on the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep database at www.cosmeticdatabase.com. I can’t live without these resources.

 

Read Labels & Watch Out For

Makeup/Skin Care

  • Fragrance—may contain hundreds of chemicals that are neurotoxins.
  • Petrochemicals—especially mineral oil — may contain PAH (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), which may be carcinogenic. This category also includes all paraffin waxes and oils.
  • Phthalates—mimic hormones, meaning they can act as “hormone disruptors.
  • Parabens—are also a hormone disruptor since they are estrogenic.
  • Talc—contains a chemical that is similar to asbestos.
  • Triclosan—is often contaminated with dioxins, which are highly carcinogenic.
  • Hydroquinone—is a neurotoxin and allergenic.

Hair Care

  • Sodium Laureth sulfate/sodium lauryl ether sulfate—these compounds are especially toxic when combined with other chemicals.
  • Coal Tar—is a known carcinogen and found in FD&C blue 1 and FD&C green 3 dyes.

Nail Care

  • Touluene—is a human reproductive and developmental toxin.
  • Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP) Same as phthalates
  • Formaldehyde/Formaldehyde Resin—is a known carcinogen
  • Camphor—Research shows that camphor causes seizures and can be toxic to children.

 

Online Stores

SpiritBeautyLounge.com

Beautorium.com

SaffronRouge.com

FutureNatural.com

OrganiCosmeticsOnline.com

LoveTrueNatural.com

BeWellStayWell.com

AllNaturalCosmetics.com

Drugstore.com

 

Drugstores & Superstores*

CVS

Africa’s Best
Alba
Avado
Avalon
Aveda
Burt’s Bees
Desert Essence
EO
EOS
Jason’s Naturals
New Leaf
North American Hemp Co.
Physicians Formula Organic Wear
Shadow Lake
Yes To

 

Duane Reade

Apt 5 Organics
Dr. Organics
Revolution Organics

 

Sephora

Bare Escentials
Bite Beauty
Josie Maran
Jurlique
Korres
LaVanilla
Nude Skin Care
Pacifica
Tarte

 

Target

Avalon Organics
Alba Botanica
Burt’s Bees
California Baby
Eos
Giovanni LA Naturals
Nature’s Gate
Organic Grooming for Men
Physician's Formula
Organic Wear

 

Ulta

100% Pure
Ahava
Badger
Bare Escentuals
Burt’s Bees
Butter London
California Baby
Carol’s Daughter
Derma e
EcoTools
EOS
Juice Beauty
Korres
Pacifica
Yes To

 

Wholefoods

Aubrey Organics
Dr. Hauschka
Gabriel Organics
Mineral Fusion
PeaceKeeper
Pacifica
Weleda
Zuzu Luxe
Earth science
Collective Wellbeing
Derma e
Evan Healy
Nature’s Gate
EO
Alba Botanica
Hugo Naturals
Avalon Organics
Alaffia
Dr. Bronner’s
Aubrey Organics
Desert Essence
Jason Naturals
Meyers
Pacifica
South of France
Tina
Theraneem
Kiss My Face
Griffin Remedy
One With Nature
Kirks Castile
Farmers Market
Grandpa's
Burt's Bees
Sappo Hill
John Masters Organics
Sibu
Nourish
365 Organics
All Terrain
Clean Well
Everyone Soap
ShiKai
Plantlife
Surya Brasil
Giovanni
Polished Organics
Masada
Batherapy
himala rise
Seaweed Bath Co
Aura Cacia
Weleda
Badger
Michelle
Acute
Olive
Parissa
California Baby
Vita Care
Dr. Hauschka
Annemarie Borlind
Primitive
Andalou Naturals
Puremedy
active age defense
AHA alpha hydro acids
Skin by Ann Webb
L'uvalla
Juice Beauty
Bull Dog Natural Skin Care
Heritage Store
Ultra Aesthetics
DeVita natural skin care
Frownies

 

Walgreens

Burt's Bees
Jason’s Naturals
Kiss My Face
MyChelle
Nature's Gate
Physician's Formula
Organic Wear
Yes To

 

Walmart

Alba
Avalon Organics
Burt’s Bees
Eos
Noah’s Naturals
Physicians Formula
Organic Wear
Yes To

 

*This is not an endorsement of any brand. Some brands are cleaner than others.