Naturals for Earth Day
Natural skin-care products from Decleor Paris are made with essential oils from Madagascar. The 85-percent natural Flower Nectar Hydra Floral Moisturizing Cream hydrates with aromatic mint, orange-blossom water, and wild pansy. Hydra Floral Anti-Pollution Moisturizing Gel Cream for the eyes is infused with extracts of ivy, cornflower, and sweet clover. Cream, $58, and eye gel, $43, at Nordstrom; nordstrom.com, decleor.com.
Colorado-based Pangea Organics products contain no petroleum-based ingredients, sulfates, detergents, synthetic preservatives, or artificial colors/fragrances. Eye cream with Turkish rose and white tea, $55, and facial cream with French chamomile and orange blossom (in a recycled, seed-impregnated plantable box). $36, at Trade Secret, Whole Foods Market, Anthropologie stores, and Tulani Rose, Detroit; 313-832-2477.
Depth shave creams with aloe vera smell good — Bay Coconut, Sea Berry, Ocean Blossom, Mangrove Citrus — and just a thin layer is needed. And Depth’s Drench Hydrating Shampoo with marine botanicals imparts shine and softness without the heavy goo of many mane moisturizers. Shave cream, $6.99/tube, and shampoo, $9.99, at Whole Foods Market and depthbody.com.
Eco-tools body scrub with exfoliating walnut shells is made from 98-percent natural ingredients including sunflower-seed oil, walnut-shell powder, and shea butter. One percent of sales go to environmental organizations. $5.99 at Rite-Aid stores.
Desert Essence Organics moisturizing hand washes contain organic oils and shea butter. The vegan, wheat- and gluten-free soaps come in four scents: coconut, grapefruit, lavender, and vanilla chai. Biodegradable and manufactured using wind power. $8.99 at Vitamin Shoppe, Whole Foods Market, Better Health locations, and desertessence.com.
The vegan, paraben-free Industrial Strength Hand Healer from Jack Black soothes dry hands with nourishing rice-bran oil. $15/3-ounce tube at Saks Fifth Avenue, Nordstrom, Neiman Marcus, Sephora, and Von Maur, getjackblack.com.