This is the second “installment” of what I hope will be as complete a list of natural and organic cosmetics companies. I spent quite some time looking for a reference like this, but never found one.

Like I said before, I am not a licensed cosmetologist, nor do I play one on TV…

I just have made a commitment to create a more minimalistic and “green” lifestyle this year, and I hope to use this blog as a platform to share what I learn along this journey.

  
1.  Dr Hauschka

  • Best for…Liquid Concealer…Lipstick
  • Founded…Dr. Rudolf Hauschka, a German doctor established this company in 1935.
  • Ingredients…anthyllis, calendula, apricot, sweet almond, carrot, borage, St. John’s wort, shea nuts, red clover, birch, quince
  • Mission Statement…to support the healing of humanity and the Earth
  • Price Range…$25 for Liquid Concealer…$17 for Lipstick

  
2.  Ecco Bella

  • Best for…eyeshadow
  • Founded…in 1992 by social entrepreneuer Sally Malanga
  • Mission Statement..Discover Intelligent Beauty
  • Philanthropy…works with Friends of Animals, and American Forests programs
  • Price Range…eyeshadow for $14.95

  

3.  Elate Cosmetics

  • Best for…eyeshadow and bronzer
  • Philanthropy…Vegan, Cruelty-Free, Gluten-Free.
  • Price Range…eyeshadow for $16…bronzer for $28
  • Elixery Cosmetics House
  • Best for…lipstick
  • Mission Statement…We’re more than just pretty
  • Price…lipstick for $22

  

4.  Ere Perez 

  • Best for…makeup brushes
  • Founded…founded in 2004 by Mexican-born, Australian dwelling natural therapist Ere Perez
  • Ingredients…vitamin and organic oils, plant extracts, minerals
  • Mission Statement…Naturally Beautiful
  • Price…kabuki brush for $34.95

  
5.  Gabriel Cosmetics

  • Best for…foundation
  • Founded…founded by Gabriel De Santino in 1992 as a botanical skincare company drawing on Gabriel’s personal influences and childhood experiences of homeopathic skincare and cosmetics
  • Ingredients…”sea-derived ingredients,” plant oils, extracts, and botanicals
  • Mission Statement…sustainable individual natural beauty and healthy living
  • Price…foundation for $29.40

  
6.  Herbivore Botanicals

  • Best for…lips
  • Founded…”by Julia Wills and Alexander Kummerow in 2011 in their Seattle kitchen”
  • Ingredients…natural ingredients, plant-based food-grade cold-pressed oils, steam-pressed therapeautic-grade essential oils, GMO free soy wax
  • Mission Statement…we believe that daily bathing and skincare rituals should be enjoyable—a way to carve out some much-needed downtime in your hectic routine
  • Philanthropy…recyclable and reusable packaging
  • Price Range…lip tint for $24

  
7.  Hynt Beauty

  • Best for…lipstick and mascara
  • Founded…co-founded by Meryl Marshall after recovering from breast cancer
  • Ingredients…free of everything unwanted and anything else questioned or known to be harmful to the skin or our environment…free of parabens, nano particles, artificial preservatives
  • Mission Statement…”we are committed to educating our clientele on how best to protect, treat, and maintain the healthy natural balance of their skin and body so that they can feel confident confident and comfortable in their everyday beauty and lifestyle choices.
  • Price…lipstick for $29…mascara for $24

  
  
8.  Ilia Beauty

  • Best for…tinted lip conditioner and foundation
  • Founded…launched its first collection of six tinted lip conditioners in Vancouver, Canada in 2011
  • Ingredients…natural and organic, cruelty-free, certified bioactive organic ingredients sourced from organic farmers around the world and manufactured in an organic certified lab that hold certification with Gluten-Free, USDA Organic, and Leaping Bunny
  • Mission Statement…dedicated to creating the purest products possible
  • Philanthropy…recycled aluminum packaging
  • Price Range…$26 for tinted lip conditioners…$44 for foundation

  
9.  Jane Iredale

  • Best for…BB Creams and Powders
  • Founded…founded in 1994
  • Ingredients…See complete glossary here
  • Mission Statement…Beauty with Brilliance
  • Mission Statement…We pledge to provide a product line that has the utmost integrity and the ability to enhance the lives of women through its effectiveness, simplicity and beauty. We believe that our activities should be governed by the requirements of our customers and our concern for the environment.
  • Philanthropy…annual contributors to The Red Cross, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, Berkshire Humane Society, The Literacy Network
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