You were quick to embrace eco-conscious cleaning products and organic apples. But what about your face soap? Here, the very best organic and natural beauty products—all available at your humble drugstore.
Drugstore Beauty Products with a Conscience
Best Makeup Remover
Made with only three organic ingredients (sweet almond, olive and jojoba oils), S.W. Basics removes stubborn eye makeup without irritation. Pro tip: Swipe any excess oil down arms and legs to create a dewy sheen.
S.W. Basics Makeup Remover ($14)
Best Facial Cleanser
This sweet-smelling facial cleanser is gentle enough for all skin types but still super-effective, thanks to tropical fruit enzymes and emollients (buh-bye, impurities).
No harsh chemicals, no parabens, no phthalates, no cruelty, no nonsense. Only rich, creamy, anti-aging moisture—using the likes of vitamin E and green tea—delivered straight to your face.
JASON C-Effects Crème ($18)
This fuss-free, bare-bones organic sunblock is the answer to family beach day. The convenient stick can even be dabbed onto your hair part for greaseless scalp protection, too.
This vegan, not-animal-tested formula creates full, thick lashes thanks to a double-depth brush. Consciousness bonus: BWC uses sustainable palm oil, which is harvested in an ethical way that won’t cause deforestation or harm orangutan populations.
Best Eye Shadow
Gluten-free, preservative-free, vegan and oh-so-pretty, this little powder is both powerful and versatile. Swipe over eyelids to illuminate your peepers, or dust over cheekbones for a subtle glow.
Best Lip Color
A sheer, subtle lip color with an environmental sidebar: Give your empty tube back to Burt's “Recycle on Us” program, and they'll melt it down and reuse it.
Best Nail Polish
No formaldehyde (yay) and no nasty fumes mean no room for a toxic mani in your life.
HoneyBee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel ($11)
Organic shea and coconut oils create a rich, creamy lather in a delish scent. We love the pretty packaging (also made from recycled paper products).
It takes something pretty special to get us to ditch our industrial-strength antiperspirant (hello, sweaty summer). But Tom’s won us over: Not only is the brand clear about ingredients’ purpose and source (see here), this stick works.
Free of all the bad stuff (parabens and sulfates) and yet still safe for color-treated hair. Plus, it smells wonderful.
Renpure Coconut Cream Nourishing Shampoo ($10)
Three organic essential oils (including cure-all tea tree oil) come together to stimulate your scalp and condition roots.
Best Deep Treatment
A conditioning mask so natural (olive oil, eggs, herbs and wheat germ), you could actually DIY the whole thing. Or just buy this tub.
ORS Hair Mayonnaise ($10)
Everything you want (natural spicy citrus and sweet berry notes), nothing you don’t (gross stuff like benzene and nitro-musks). Signature scent: found.
Pacifica Perfume Roll-On in Tuscan Blood Orange ($12)