From Scented Afghan Oils to Purpose-Driven Beauty Products

 - Aug 25, 2011
The cosmetic industry is known to have enormous faults in regulating ingredients and ensuring consumer safety, but if you believe in voting with your dollar, you can choose conscious cosmetic companies and add them to your daily regime. Contrary to popular belief, cosmetic regulations affect men and women alike -- it includes quotidian items like body wash, shaving cream and hand soap.

From eggcentric organic lipgloss to fair trade perfumes, this list of conscious cosmetic companies offer you and your family a safer way to go about your daily routines -- however simple or complicated they may be. If anything, these innovations prove that gone are the days of only "crunchy granola types" and "vegan hippies" using ethical products. Greenwashers, beware.