5 new green beauty products

Looking for some must-have beauty items that are as kind to your skin as they are to the planet? Here are five new green beauty products you’re sure to love

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lancome juicy tube

1. Lancôme Juicy Tubes 100% Natural Origin

Lancôme is celebrating the 10th anniversary of its famous lip gloss with a clutch of five shades in an all-natural formula. Shea butter and honey keep lips hydrated, a touch of shimmer does the plumping-illusion trick, and Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama supplied the graphic whimsy. Shown here, Dot Apricot. ($22, 10 mL)

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john masters organics

2. John Masters Organics Bearberry Oily Skin Balancing & Toning Mist

This toner for oily/combination skin also contains antioxidant green tea and peach to nourish and tighten skin. Use it as a facial mist when you're about to wilt in the summer heat. ($28, 59 mL, johnmasters.ca)

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sula organic balm

3. Sula organic Shea Butter Balm

Pop this natural skin softener, made in small batches in Toronto, into your bag for a variety of uses on the go (hands, elbows, lips). You can even use it to tame fly-away hair. Shown in Rosa Damascena. ($8, 20 g, sulabeauty.com)

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edun harmony

4. Edun for Sephora "Harmony" Palette

Edun, the eco-fashion label of Ali Hewson and Bono, has segued into makeup: This warm neutral palette comprises six eyeshadows and one blush. They contain baobab oil and are free of parabens, talc and allergens. The wood case tucks into an organic cotton pouch, and three dollars from every sale goes to the Wildlife Conservation Society to fund organic cotton farming in Uganda. ($47, sephora.com)

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eco-nature care body wash

5. Eco-Nature Care Natural Hair + Body Wash

This all-in-one pick from Eco-Nature Care is biodegradable, as well as paraben- and sulfate-free. Available in three fresh scents, the hair and body wash is formulated with pure essential oils like citrus, oranges and mixed berries (which is handy if you want to cut down on "his" and "hers" products in your shower). And when you've poured the last drop, the aluminum container is 100 percent recyclable. ($11 USD, econaturecare.com)

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