Drugstore Beauty Products with a Conscience

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.

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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)

alba botanica facial cleanser drugstore beauty products

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).

Alba Botanica Pineapple Enzyme Facial Cleanser ($8)


Best Moisturizer

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)


Best Sunscreen

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.

Badger Unscented Face Stick ($10)

beauty without cruelty mascara

Best Mascara

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.

Beauty Without Cruelty Full Volume Mascara ($16)

ecco bella flowercolor shimmer dust
Ecco Bella

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.

Ecco Bella FlowerColor Shimmer Dust ($15)

burts bees lip shimmer stick

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.

Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer Stick ($4)

honey bee gardens watercolors nail enamel

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)


Best Soap

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).

South of France Mediterranean Fig Soap ($8)

toms naturally dry antiperspirant

Best Deodorant

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.

Tom’s Naturally Dry Antiperspirant ($6)

renpure coconut cream nourishing shampoo

Best Shampoo

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)

giovanni tea tree triple treat conditioner

Best Conditioner

Three organic essential oils (including cure-all tea tree oil) come together to stimulate your scalp and condition roots.

Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Treat Conditioner ($8)

ors hair mayonaise

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)

pacifica perfume roll on in tuscan blood orange

Best Fragrance

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)