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Dr. Hauschka, Lush and more eco-friendly skincare products

Sometimes it’s the little choices you make that can both have a meaningful impact on the environment and be realistic endeavors you can work into your day-to-day life.

Ahead of Earth Day this month, on April 22, we look at five products we love from environmentally-minded brands.

derma e's Purifying 2-in-1 Charcoal Mask

This great charcoal mask cleans deeply without leaving
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This great charcoal mask cleans deeply without leaving your skin feeling dry. derma e operates out of a small-batch facility in Southern California. For more than eight years, the company has been manufacturing with wind power to offset its nonrenewable energy use. $19.50, dermae.com

Dr. Hauschka's Soothing Cleansing Milk

It can sometimes be difficult to find
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It can sometimes be difficult to find a gentle cleanser that removes makeup too, but this offering from Dr. Hauschka does the job. With jojoba oil and bentonite clay, the cleanser calms the skin as well. Dr. Hauschka's mission is to "support the healing of humanity and the earth," and it does so through thoughtful ingredient- sourcing and manufacturing practices. $39, dr.hauschka.com

Lush's Ocean Salt Face and Body Scrub

With sea salt, coconut oil, avocado butter and
Photo Credit: Lush

With sea salt, coconut oil, avocado butter and lime, this heavy-duty, self-preserving scrub is so natural you could eat it (though we don't recommend you do). Lush's packaging is 100% post-consumer recycled, and its soap line no longer contains palm oil extracts. $21.95- $36.95, lush.com

Sukin's Hydrating Mist Toner

This refreshing and calming toner with rosewater and
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This refreshing and calming toner with rosewater and chamomile comes from a brand that is 100% carbon neutral. Sukin has also replaced ingredients such as sodium lauryl sulfate with palm oil-free alternatives. $11.55, lookfabulous.co.uk

Aesop's Fabulous Face Cleanser

This high-quality line offers products that take care
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This high-quality line offers products that take care of your skin and your mind with intoxicating natural scents that have aromatherapeutic value. We love this low-foaming, olive oil-derived cleanser with bergamot and chamomile. The company is also dedicated to sustainability, using Certified Sustainable Palm Oil in products that contain its derivatives. $31-$47, aesop.com

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