Online Eco Sourcebook: Beauty

Our comprehensive guide to the best earth-friendly sites for beauty.

All Natural Cosmetics

No artificial colors, preservatives, phthalates, or animal-based products are allowed on this site. There's also a cool ingredient-decoding tool.


The go-to site for hard-to-find eco-European lines like Farfalla, Martina Gebhardt, and Saaf.

The vast naturals section ranges from cheapest of the cheap skincare (like a $2 ayurvedic soap for oily skin) to Physicians Formula organic makeup to Mrs. Meyer's dish soap. And it delivers in record time.

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We love this site's brilliant ingredient glossary and vast selection, from Aubrey Organics to Earth Therapeutics. There's even dye-free, henna-based haircolor.

We were impressed by the huge eco selection when we clicked on the Bath & Body tab on the home page: Kneipp body oils, and a host of indie brands (Indigo Wild, Shea Terra, Thayers, etc.).

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We love this site for its highly specified beauty categories—concealer, bubble bath, deodorant, etc.—with lines like Desert Essence, and Monoi Tiare Tahiti.

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Saffron Rouge

The strict standards here—only organic and biodynamic—make this a truly confidence-inspiring site. The brands, like Jurlique, Weleda, and Suki, are first-rate, too.


A luxe and exhaustive offering divided into natural, organic, and mineral categories, with lines ranging from Ren and Tarte to Bare Escentuals.

Featured in the April 2009 issue

Skin Botanica

We applaud the array of fantastic below-the-radar companies like Stem Organics and Biologika.

Soap & Paper Factory

Beautiful design meets equally gorgeous scents at this New York home and body outlet: Beeswax candles are cradled in reusable Italian glass, and vintagey stationery comes in fresh, all-natural scents like verbena, rosewood, and fig. There's also a stellar assortment of body products, from delicate creams to soaps and scrubs.

Featured in the April 2009 issue

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