courtesy of Origins
Whenever I need a quick pick-me-up, I get myself a new lip product—glosses and lipsticks make me feel glamorous and ready to take on the world. But for everyday use, I like a good tinted lip balm—and I only choose ones that are good for me and the environment. Seriously, there are some terribly toxic beauty products out there (you can read more about that in Greening My Makeup Bag) and putting something harmful on your lips is particularly dangerous.

Enough about the toxic stuff—the market for green beauty products is growing fast, and there are some terrific options. The latest to enter the eco-friendly fray is Origins, which has introduced its Origins Organics collection of body and hair care products (thumbs up to the Nourishing Face Lotion and Conditioning Hair Oil), along with the Smileage Plus Lip Tint (95% organic). The lip tint has organic coconut, jojoba and sunflower oils, plus cocoa butter to keep lips soft and conditioned, a color palette of subtle shades and a hint of flavor/scent from tangerine and lime essential oils.

Eco-Pink is the shade for me. Get it at Origins.