25 Eco-Friendly Beauty Products Under $10

Buying only organic, natural, sustainable, eco-friendly products typically costs more money. It’s a sad fact, yes, but a fact nonetheless.

Yet there are plenty of quality beauty buys for less than $10 — from cleansers to lip glosses. Take a look at some of our favorites:

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  • Tarte Clean Slate Deluxe Primer Trio 1 of 26
    Tarte Clean Slate Deluxe Primer Trio
    I always hear how important primer is for a "polished" look, and Tarte's version is infused with naturally derived ingredients with no harmful chemicals (like parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, GMOs, phthalates — the list goes on).
    Buy from Sephora for $9
  • Tarte Vitamin Core Lipstick 2 of 26
    Tarte Vitamin Core Lipstick
    Although this healthier, more eco-friendly lipstick only comes in one color (revive-deep rose), it's infused with ingredients like grape seed extract (to increase elastin production), vitamin A, vitamin C, acai extract (to promote cell regeneration and smooth skin), chamomile extract (to heal dry skin), and antioxidants. And like all Tarte products, you won't find any questionable chemicals.
    Buy from Sephora for $8
  • Deluxe Green Apple Peel (For Sensitive Skin) 3 of 26
    Deluxe Green Apple Peel (For Sensitive Skin)
    This is one of Juice Beauty's most popular products, designed to "brighten, lighten, tighten." The face peel is packed with an organic fruit acid complex and raw cane sugar (to exfoliate), and uses algae, vitamins and antioxidants to hydrate and rejuvenate.
    Buy from Juice Beauty for $5
  • Josie Maran Argan Mini Natural Volume Lip Gloss 4 of 26
    Josie Maran Argan Mini Natural Volume Lip Gloss
    I told you all about Josie Maran's eco-friendly cosmetic line in our 20 Eco-Friendly Beauty Brands (specifically their use of Argan Oil), and this Argan-oil-infused lip gloss gives you safe and natural lip color without the typically high cost.
    Buy from Sephora for $10
  • Yes To Carrots Lip Gloss 5 of 26
    Yes To Carrots Lip Gloss
    Yes To Carrots is one of my favorite eco-friendly brands, and they have loads of lip colors and treatments under $10 — such as an SPF 15 lip butter ($3.49 - $8.99), lip tints ($4.49), color balm ($5.99), and line reducing lip treatment ($9.99)
    Buy from Yes To Carrots Products
  • Burt’s Bees – Doctor Burt’s Res-Q Ointment 6 of 26
    Burt's Bees - Doctor Burt's Res-Q Ointment
    Many Burt's Bees products are under $10, such as this much-loved multi-purpose beauty balm.
    Buy from Drugstore.com for $5.99
  • Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash 7 of 26
    Desert Essence Thoroughly Clean Face Wash
    One of the more popular natural cleansers, this Desert Essence formula contains only animal- and eco-friendly ingredients: Organic Tea Tree Oil (a natural antiseptic), Awapuhi (Hawaiian White Ginger), Swiss Chamomile, mineral-rich Bladderwack, and Goldenseal extract.
    Buy from Drugstore.com for $9.99
  • Yes To Cucumbers – Natural Glow Facial Towelettes 8 of 26
    Yes To Cucumbers - Natural Glow Facial Towelettes
    These biodegradable facial wipes are fabulous — and affordable!
    Buy from Drugstore.com for $5.99
  • Kiss My Face Moisturizer 9 of 26
    Kiss My Face Moisturizer
    Naturally soften your skin with olive oil, aloe vera, natural herbs, and flowers. (Plus it's 100% biodegradable.)
    Buy from Drugstore.com for $4.99
  • Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser 10 of 26
    Neutrogena Naturals Purifying Facial Cleanser
    Perfect for Neutrogena fans, their new formula uses willowbark as a bionutrient-rich cleanser, with no chemical sulfates, parabens, petrochemicals, dyes, or phthalates. (90% naturally derived.)
    Buy from Drugstore.com for $6.99
  • Burt’s Bees Essential Burt’s Bees Kit 11 of 26
    Burt's Bees Essential Burt's Bees Kit
    Get a Burt's Bees sample pack (including lip balm, hand salve, foot cream, deep cleansing cream, and body lotion) for under $10!
    Buy from Drugstore.com for $9.99
  • Burt’s Bees Bath & Body Oil (with Lemon and Vitamin E) 12 of 26
    Burt's Bees Bath & Body Oil (with Lemon and Vitamin E)
    Or you could get this full-size moisturizing body oil, also under $10.
    Buy from Drugstore.com for $7.79
  • Burt’s Bees Lip Shimmer 13 of 26
    Burt's Bees Lip Shimmer
    These pretty lip colors are chock-full of natural ingredients — like shea butter, antioxidant-rich Fruit Oils, Vitamin E, Beeswax, and an invigorating peppermint flavor.
    Buy from Drugstore.com for $4.99
  • method Marine Naturals Refreshing Body Wash (Mint) 14 of 26
    method Marine Naturals Refreshing Body Wash (Mint)
    Did you know that method — one of my all-time favorite natural household cleansers — also makes body wash?! Besides being chemical-free, this body wash formula is biodegradable and it comes in a recyclable bottle.
    Buy from Drugstore.com for $6.49
  • Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Threat Shampoo 15 of 26
    Giovanni Tea Tree Triple Threat Shampoo
    Natural shampoo typically doesn't work well in my hair, but Giovanni (packed with organic botanicals and natural ingredients) is a huge exception.
    Buy from Drugstore.com for $8.49
  • Jurlique Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer 16 of 26
    Jurlique Moisturizing Hand Sanitizer
    Every new mom has some hand sanitizer lying around, and here's a natural alternative that eliminates the harsh, drying chemicals without skimping on effectiveness. Jurlique uses Australian Bush Mint (a known antimicrobial) to fight germs.
    Buy from Jurlique for $6.50
  • Yes To Carrots Leave-in Conditioner 17 of 26
    Yes To Carrots Leave-in Conditioner
    Most of the Yes To Carrots (and Yes To Tomatoes/Yes To Cucumbers/Yes To Blueberries) line is under $10, including their new leave-in conditioner for natural nourishment.
    Buy from Walmart or Target for $8.97
  • Kiss My Face Miss Treated Shampoo 18 of 26
    Kiss My Face Miss Treated Shampoo
    An affordable natural shampoo (that works) with natural and organic herbs and extracts, along with pure essential oils.
    Buy from Kiss My Face for $7.95
  • Kiss My Face Sheer Organic Shimmer 19 of 26
    Kiss My Face Sheer Organic Shimmer
    A pretty shimmer with natural mineral color, vitamins A & E (to repair and protect), and yummy organic flavor — with no animal ingredients, artificial colors, or questionable chemicals.
    Buy from Drugstore.com for $4.99
  • Pangea Organics Scrub 20 of 26
    Pangea Organics Scrub
    Packed with Adzuki Bean (to exfoliate, clarify, and cleanse) and Cranberry Seed (to brighten). It's also vegan and gluten-free.
    Buy from Pangea Organics for $10
  • Pangea Organics Discovery Cleanser 21 of 26
    Pangea Organics Discovery Cleanser
    This award-winning cleanser uses organic calendula (an anti-inflammatory that purifies and soothes), organic blood orange (to degrease and cleanse while infusing nutrients), and organic rice bran extract (to gently exfoliate).
    Buy from Pangea Organics for $8
  • Fresh Eyes Lash-Loving Duo 22 of 26
    Fresh Eyes Lash-Loving Duo
    Fresh is a favorite of mine, and I especially love this affordable mini duo containing soy face cleanser and their Supernova mascara.
    Buy from Sephora for $10
  • Organix Liquid Glass Serum, Shea Butter 23 of 26
    Organix Liquid Glass Serum, Shea Butter
    For those who'd like a more eco-friendly version of Frizz-Ease. (Hint: a little goes a long way.)
    Buy from Drugstore.com for $6.99
  • Ecotools Powder Brush 24 of 26
    Ecotools Powder Brush
    Ecotools has a variety of super-soft bamboo makeup brushes (and brush sets) under $10, but I'm most partial to this multi-purpose powder brush. (And considering Alicia Silverstone is behind the brand, you already know how eco-friendly their products must be.)
    Buy from Amazon (also at Target) for $7.99
  • Jason Natural Cosmetics Pure Beauty Oil (5,000 IU Vitamin E Oil) 25 of 26
    Jason Natural Cosmetics Pure Beauty Oil (5,000 IU Vitamin E Oil)
    This much-loved beauty staple helps to nourish, moisturize and regenerate skin with its antioxidant mix of almond, avocado, apricot, and wheat germ oils.
    Buy from Drugstore.com for $8.45
  • BONUS: Scotch Naturals Soy Polish remover 26 of 26
    BONUS: Scotch Naturals Soy Polish remover
    This one technically isn't under $10, but I had to include it for a mere $1.99 more. Rather than the typical chemical-filled nail polish removers that can cause dizzy spells, Scotch Naturals makes a formula that removes both water-based and solvent-based nail polish safely and naturally. (You can also buy Scotch Naturals nail polishes for $14.99 each.)
    Buy from Scotch Naturals for $11.99

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