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    These 15 Beauty Products Are Earth-Friendly And Will Help You Reduce Your Waste

    Reduce your waste and look glam doing it.

    We asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us their favorite eco-friendly beauty products. Here are all the earth-friendly recommendations.

    1. Lush shampoo and conditioner bars.

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    "Lush!!! Their shampoo and conditioner bars have done miracles for my hair. I literally touch my hair during the day and it’s SOOOO soft. They’re also waste-free and SUPER easy to bring around in the aluminum cases. Totally recommend."


    Get the shampoo bars from Lush starting at $10.95, or the conditioner bars from Lush starting at $10.95.

    2. Ethique's soap and hair care.

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    "Ethique has fulfilled all my family’s body washing needs! I have really fine hair and their conditioning bar doesn’t weigh my hair down. My husband has a dry scalp and he loves his shampoo bar! Even my daughter is using the baby bar and we’re switching over to their soap bars. Another plus with the company is NO plastic packaging, everything is biodegradable and earth-friendly!"


    Get body soap and shampoo bars from Ethique starting at $8.99.

    3. Face Halos makeup pads.

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    "Face Halos are the best. They’re microfiber makeup removing cloths. They’re the best I’ve tried."


    Get a pack of 3 from Face Halo for $22.

    4. Naked Truth Beauty cosmetics.

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    "Naked Truth Beauty cosmetics, which are handmade by a women in Washington who sources only ethical, non-toxic, and non-GMO ingredients to create lip and cheek stains. The packaging is also made of cardboard and biodegradable!"

    —Lisa Buckley Teigen, Facebook

    Get it from Naked Truth Beauty starting at $6.

    5. Origins products.

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    "I love Origins because not only do they take back empty Origins containers for recycling when you’ve finished with one of their products, but they also take back empty containers from other beauty products as well."


    Get these products from Origin starting at $14.

    6. Babe Balm from BYBI.

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    "BYBI has a skincare line where their packaging is made with sugarcane, which is biodegradable. And their Babe Balm is amazing. It makes my skin so soft in the morning."


    Get it from BYBI for £18.

    7. Safety razors.

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    "My New Years resolution for 2018 has been to use less plastics. I’ve found so many great products with little to no plastic packaging, whether it be toothpaste or deodorant, but probably my favorite is my safety razor. I have a handle that will last my whole life and only paid $10 for 100 blades! I still get the same type of shave, but knowing I’m not throwing a ton of plastic into landfills because of that thing is LIFE CHANGING. It really fuels my efforts of being mindful about the environment and sea life."


    Get it from Amazon for $28.88.

    8. Elate's bamboo capsule palette.

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    "Elate is a great eco-friendly brand. They have a eco-friendly makeup line where all their products are refillable. The products also are packaged in bamboo, which is biodegradable. I would definitely recommend them because all their eyeshadows are really pigmented despite being all-natural."


    Get it from Elate starting at $22.

    9. LolaBlue body products.

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    "I love LolaBlue! They're a local small business that hand crafts eco-friendly, mostly vegan (the lip balms have beeswax) responsible soaps, perfumes, and lotions. I use the soap, the dirty mama body frosting, and the perfume. It's like Bath and Body Works."


    Get it from LolaBlue starting at $7.50.

    10. Besame's Black Cake mascara.

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    "Besame’s solid mascara is amazing! Unlike regular mascaras, solid mascara doesn’t expire or hold onto bacteria. It also works as eyeliner and brow filler. And every bit of packaging (aside from the reusable mascara brush) is recyclable (comes in a metal tin)!"


    Get it from Sephora for $25.

    11. Natural loofahs.

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    "I love my natural loofah! I’ve had it so far for 8 months and it does not get moldy or smell at all. It dries after the shower, exfoliates my skin well, and I don’t have to replace it as often as those plastic ones that unravel after a few months. Plus, it’s biodegradable!"


    Get it from alexiatrader on Etsy for $2.65.

    12. Aveda's Botanical Kinetics exfoliant.

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    "Aveda is incredible about ensuring they can responsibly source where all of the naturally derived ingredients in their products come from, and everything is packaged with recycled materials. They’re passionate about providing effective products for their customers while simultaneously caring for the environment. I am a HUGE fan of the Botanical Kinetics Exfoliant. It’s a liquid formula that uses a wintergreen-derived salicylic acid to gently exfoliate, so it can be used daily! It’s also a great help to prevent ingrown hairs after waxing or shaving."


    Get this from Aveda for $23.

    13. Chagrin Valley shampoo bars.


    "Chagrin Valley shampoo bars are great! They have a ton of options for any hair type."


    Get it from Chagrin Valley for $8.65.

    14. LimeLife by Alcone products.

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    "LimeLife by Alcone! They’re a smaller natural company, but they care so much about the quality and safety of their products. It's not nearly as pricey as some of the other high-end makeup. It’s the bomb, not to mention it’s cleared up some of the worst stress acne I’ve ever had — as well as my friends eczema and rosacea!"


    Get these products from LimeLife by Alcone starting at $20.

    15. Herbivore bar facial cleanser.

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    "Herbivore makes bar facial cleansers. The pink one is really nice and leaves my face feeling clean and soft and there’s no plastic waste as the soap is wrapped in paper."


    Get it from Herbivore for $12 or Amazon for $15.

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