Image by Jenny Tarbell

Image by Jenny Tarbell

words by DANIELLE RANSOM • Shop The StoryBeauty

We often go organic and clean for the produce we put inside our bodies, so why not do the same with those we use on the outside.

As we continue to become more conscious about what we put into and on our bodies, many beauty brands are hopping on the ‘green and clean’ bandwagon. However, many products we see on shelves contain harmful ingredients (like parabens, phthalates, man-made chemicals, and synthetic fragrance), all with the potential to cause hormonal imbalances and a multitude of other health problems. That’s not to mention the harm these products, and the waste they produce, can have on the environment.

So instead of tirelessly reading labels and doing endless research to find the ‘green’ product that ticks all the boxes - here are five beauty brands that talk-the-talk and walk-the-walk.



number one: Tata Harper

Tata Harper takes special care to ensure their ingredients are certified organic so as no harmful toxins make it into their products. Inspired by the best that Mother Nature has to offer, all of Tata Harper’s products are 100 percent natural, and free of nasty fillers.



number two: goop beauty

It’s no secret that Gwyneth Paltrow lives a fairly holistic lifestyle, thus it is not surprising she dropped her own skincare line. Goop teamed up with Juice Beauty to curate a top-of-the-line collection of product that rivals even the most luxurious labels out there. Each product is packed with essential oils, natural butters, and enriching antioxidants that leave your skin smooth and hydrated.



number three: Youth To The People

Science and nature collide in the best way possible with this vegan collection. Each plant-based product has everything you could want in a beauty line: zero harsh ingredients (like parabens), research-backed formulas, and antioxidant-rich actives that deliver results you see and feel.



number four: Herbivore botanicals

Everything about this skincare line is completely sustainable, from their recyclable packing to their food-grade ingredients. Herbivore handpicks each ingredient that goes into their products and have crafted highly-concentrated products to work for every skin type. You won’t ever have to second guess yourself with this brand. It has all the essentials your skin needs to stay healthy.



number five: African Botanics

Africa has blessed us with skin saviors such as shea butter and marula oil (multitasking superheroes that can revive even the most stressed skin). African Botanics is all about helping your skin age with grace, rather than delivering fast results. Their products contain omega-rich oils and African botanicals, like Desert Brush that protect and repair the skin from sun damage.