After Labor Day, the only thing we have to look forward to are endless Pumpkin Spice Lattes, crisp, fall air, and nature changing colors. Good thing these 22 fair trade beauty products you need to survive fall will help combat the chapped lips, dry skin and breakable hair that are also just around the corner.
With each of these beauty products replacing the sweet, fruity body washes and bright, colorful lipsticks of the summer, not only will you be protected from what the changing of the season does to your skin, but you'll also smell and have the color palette of fall (read: pumpkins, honey, cinnamon, etc.) While fall certainly is one of the best seasons ever (OK, maybe that's just IMO) we all know it comes with some disadvantages that we typically look over, favoring the nature and ability to wear scarves.
So, before you completely unpack your winter wardrobe, make sure your hands are moisturized with fair trade, honey lotion and your wardrobe matches the color scheme of the sustainable Lush eyeshadow palette below.
Take a look at these 22 fair trade beauty products that are sure to last and know that no human or animal was harmed in their production. Happy fall!
1. Argon Rose Hip Rollerball
Argan rose hip oil, $15, emtagebeauty.com
No, this is not for your hips (like I may or may not have dismissed its purpose at first glance.) It's actually a rollerball that massages natural, rose oil onto your skin to provide instant hydration and prevent against wrinkles and discoloration. It's infused with vitamins E, C and filled with essential fatty acids. And not only is this product fair trade, but according to Emtage Beauty, benefits a Moroccan's women cooperative.
2. Dry Shampoo
Acure, $9.99, acureorganics.com
If you spent the summer realizing how imperative dry shampoo is to your every-other-day life, like I did, then you're going to want the same convenience in the fall. The problem with dry shampoo is, it's not that great for your hair if used too frequently. It dries your scalp out and with the crisp air already doing that, we don't want more split ends than necessary. Try this sulfate-free and fair trade brand!
3. Lasting Smiles Chapstick
Pure Pomegranate, $3.99, target.com
The absolute worst part about fall (always in a competition with cracked knuckles) are chapped lips. But this pomegranate, coconut and Shea butter chapstick is surely the remedy for your bleeding lips. Plus, if you're not ready to give up summer quite yet, pomegranate is the perfect transition flavor.
4. Camomile Gentle Eye Makeup Remover
Camomile Gentle Eye Makeup Remover, $18, thebodyshop-usa.com
Camomile eye makeup remover is the most brilliant combination I've heard since fried peanut butter and jelly. The fact that no one has recommended this to me shows I need better friends. Turns out, camomile isn't just for your tea, but can also essentially condition your eyelashes while removing layers of mascara from each strand. And contact wearers, pay attention: The Body Shop called this "sensitive for contact lens wearers." All the praise hand emojis.
5. Green Tea Body Sorbet
Fuji Green Tea Body Sorbet, $15, thebodyshop-usa.com
Anything with the word "sorbet" has my undivided attention. This sorbet, however, is not for the tummy, but for your face. It's cool, sorbet texture hydrates your skin and protects it from fall wind damages, infused with fair trade Aloe Vera.
6. Japenese Camellia Cream
Spa of the Word Japanse Camellia Cream, $36, thebodyshop-usa.com
When a lotion is described as a "cream," you know it's good. This camellia cream is actually made with the same leaves used for black, green and white teas. Not only is this product fair trade, but it's also natural and hydrating. Additionally, the camellia cream leaves the skin feeling velvety and is known in Japan to induce a feeling of tranqulity.
7. Moisture Foundation
Moisture Foundation SPF 15, $11, thebodyshop-usa.com
While moisture foundation in the summer could leave your skin looking more oily than dewy, moisture foundation in the fall could save you from the 3 p.m. horrors. You're familiar with the afternoon routine. The moment you go out for a coffee run, only to check your compact and see that your face is a lot more dry than when you arrived five hours ago. And because fall doesn't necessarily mean the sun is any less damaging, this fair trade, tinted moisturizer has SPF 15.
8. Baked-To-Last Blush
Baked-To-Last Blush, $18, thebodyshop-usa.com
This blend of healthy oils and clay leaves the blush lasting on your cheeks longer. Plus, the fair trade oils from Italy (yes, unfortunately slave labor is even present in the beauty of Italy) helps condition your skin.
9. Super Volume Mascara
Super Volume Mascara, $18, thebodyshop-usa.com
This non-clumping mascara is not only fair trade, but also sensitive for contact wearers. When the crisp winds cause our eyes to water, our mascara won't smudge and our contacts won't burn like someone placed Legos into our eyeballs.
10. Brow and Lash Gel
Brow & Lash Gel, $15, thebodyshop-usa.com
It may seem weird to combine the two, but I'm all about efficiency (note: ensure your brows are clean before attaching this to your lashes. Eyes are sensitive.) This particular gel is conditioning and defines the placement of your brows and lashes for the entire day. Additionally, the elderflower water soothes the skin around your eyebrows.
11. Colour Crush Nail Polish
Colour Crush Nail Polish, $8, thebodyshop-usa.com
Needing new nail colors to match the orange trees and your new blanket scarf? The Body Shop has 24 fair trade polishes, enriched with marula oil, which makes it quick-drying and leaves a glossy finish.
12. Brazilian Nut Define & No-Frizz
Brazilian Nut Define & No-Frizz, $12, thebodyshop-usa.com
There's no telling what the fall air will do to your hair. Be prepared for anything with this conditioning cream, great for curls.
13. Autumn Leaf Bath Bomb
Autumn Leaf Bath Bomb, $6.95, lushusa.com
There's really no better way to get into the fall spirit.
14. Dreamwash Shower Smoothie
Dreamwash Shower Smoothie, $23.95, lushusa.com
If sorbet wasn't enough, this shower smoothie will leaving you feeling healthy and hydrated after a shower. This product is great for irritated skin. With Aloe Vera, lavender, rose tea, chamomile, this will hydrate your skin broken down by changing seasons.
15. Caca Marron
Caca Marron, $27.95, lushusa.com
Every fall, I fight the urge to dye my hair a darker color. But I envy the girls who decide to go for a complete style and/or color change with the new season. This henna hair dye is for people just like me — wanting a change this season, but has commitment issues. This particular shade promises a "chestnut shine with sultry hints of red."
16. Vanishing Cream
Vanishing Cream, $44.95, lushusa.com
This cream is perfect for oily, dry, or combination skin. If your skin is one of these, it's compensating for itself. This light, lavender moisturizer tightens pores and promotes an even skin tone. It's secret ingredient: fair trade witch's hazel.
17. Golden Eyeliner
Fantasy, $19.95, lushusa.com
There is absolutely no better way to step up your makeup game this fall than with gold eyeliner. Blend into nature with the blink of an eye, while still captivating every human you pass. This liquid liner promises no smudge (even when your eyes water in the wind!) and a quick-drying base.
18. Shea Body Scrub
Bergamot & Shea Body Scrub, fairnaturally.com
After a long day adaptive to the new fall outdoors, sometimes you just need a good, hydrating scrub. Fair trade cane sugar mixed with fair trade Shea butter exfoliates the skin, leaving it feeling smooth and nourished.
Fairly Traded Honey, $9.95, lushusa.com
I don't have to tell you that honey has more purposes than in the kitchen. This specific honey-formula is a shampoo that moisturizes hair and leaves it beyond shiny. Not to mention, people will literally smell fall with every hair flip.
20. Facial Mask Brush
It wasn't until recently I realized makeup tools could also be fair trade. Each bristle of this brush is synthetic, meaning 100 percent cruelty-free. Finally, it's slanted tip makes it the perfect contouring tool.
21. Miles of Smiles
Miles of Smiles, $9.95, lushusa.com
Your life will never be the same once you start brushing with tooth tablets. The process is like combining a mint and brushing your teeth. First, take one of these fair trade tablets and bite it. Then, take a went toothbrush and begin bushing. Before you know it, you won't be able to tell a difference.
22. It Started with a Kiss
It Started with a Kiss, $9.95, lushusa.com
Just like your wardrobe, your pout needs a whole new wardrobe, complete with new, fall colors. This red tint conditions your lips and has a cinnamon flavor you'll be reapplying all day (even though it won't be necessary!)
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