10 Eco-Friendly Beauty Brands You Should Be Using

Your skin is about to get so much healthier thanks to these beauty brands that use clean, natural ingredients.

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Brand No. 1: Consonant Skincare

This Canadian brand operates under the philosophy that what we apply to our bodies essentially ends up inside our bodies as well. That's the reason it offers 100-percent natural products without sulfates, petroleum, or phthalates. They're also formulated with organic ingredients, including coconut oil, olive oil, and tea tree oil, which all feel good on your skin.

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What to Try: Consonant's hero product is HydrExtreme, a hydrating serum with only two ingredients, cassia angustifolia (a flower) seed extract and vegetable glycerine, both of which are proven to significantly outperform hyaluronic acid in moisturizing skin.

HydrExtreme Hydration Booster by Consonant, $65, costco.com.

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Brand No. 2: Kaia Naturals

Kaia Naturals aims to streamline your daily regimen by offering only two products, biodegradable cleansing cloths and detoxifying charcoal deodorant, both of which are cruelty-free and non-toxic.

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What to Try: The Takesumi Detox Bamboo Charcoal Deodorant is one of the few natural stick deodorants on the market. Think of it as a way to reset sweat glands and expel toxins.

The Takesumi Detox Juicy Bamboo Deodorant, $21, kaianaturals.com.

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Brand No. 3: Uma

Healthy skin is only a few drops away thanks to Uma's luxurious organic face, hair, body, and wellness oils. The family-owned brand formulates its botanical elixirs based on Ayurveda, an ancient medicine system that originated in India. The brand's ingredients are grown on its namesake estate, which also supplies goods to Tom Ford Beauty.

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What to Try: UMA is a magical blend of sandalwood and rose essential oils that delivers rich hydration, minimizes redness, and evens out the tone of your complexion.

Ultimate Brightening Face Oil, $150, umaoils.com.

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Brand No. 4: Rahua

You have the Amazon rainforest to thank for Rahua's amazingly rich and nourishing hair-care items, which are free of synthetics, parabens, and sulfates. Rahua, short for ungurahua, is an oil that seems to have superpowers—it restructures hair at the cortex to keep strands from breaking. The brand's products also help combat common scalp issues, such as dermatitis, eczema, and dandruff.

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What to Try: It takes just 15 minutes for the omega-rich hair mask to rejuvenate and repair dull and dehydrated strands.

Omega 9 Hair Mask, $58, rahua.com.

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Brand No. 5: Province Apothecary

The struggle is real when it comes to dealing with hives, sensitive skin, and conditions like eczema, all of which Province Apothecary founder Julie Clark suffered from. All of the brand's ingredients are sourced locally in Canada, and on top of high-quality organic products, Clark offers consultations, facials, brow treatments, and scent customizations in her Toronto studio.

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What to Try: Castor seed oil, coffee, and rosemary create a knockout brow serum that reinvigorates hair growth for a fuller set of eyebrows.

Full Brow Serum, $36, provinceapothecary.ca.

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