Gorgeous, Earth Day Beauty Deals

by Sonja on April 22, 2009

Earth Day

photo by jmtimaages (resting…)

Today is Earth Day, a good day to reflect on just how green you’re bein’. Are you doing anything special to celebrate and protect our planet? I’m doing what I do most days. I recycle and compost whenever I can – I even take home paper when I’m out and can’t find a recycling bin. I tote my own bags to the stores – I rarely ever take a bag anymore. Instead of buying something impulsively, I stop myself and ask if it’s something I’m really going to use. And when I do buy something, I think about the impact it will have on the environment. I’m looking more and more to green alternatives – from cleaning products to beauty treats.

If you’re looking to green your beauty routine or help the environment when you make a purchase, now is a very good time for it, as many companies are having special promotions for Earth Day and Month. Drugstore.com and tarte have fantastic reusable totes. Kiehl’s and Aveda are supporting clean water while Origins plants trees. There are also special sales, deals on free shipping, and gifts with purchase. I’ve been taking a look around at all the specials and have rounded up some of my favorites from Aveda,  drugstore.com, Jurlique, Kiehl’s, Origins, Sephora, Target, and tarte.


I’ll start with Kiehl’s, since they’re doing several things for Earth Day to support the Waterkeeper Alliance, an organization that fights for clean water and tackles local, national, and international environmental issues that affect our waterways. First, they’ve they’ve partnered with actor Adrian Grenier, super hotty surfer Kelly Slater, musician Erykah Badu, and students from Parsons the New School for Design to create a Limited-Edition Label Art Series for their Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotion that comes in a special, larger size (16 ounces, $55). They’re donating 100% of the net proceeds to the Waterkeeper Alliance. The lotion is made with fairly-traded, organic, Moroccan argan oil and argan leaf extract; and the bottles are made from 100% post-consumer, recycled packaging. The limited-edition bottles are available now in Kiehl’s free-standing stores and Kiehls.com.

Kiehl's Limited-Edition LotionSecond, Kiehl’s is having an Earth Day Online Auction that runs today through April 24th. They’re auctioning unique, one-of-a-kind items, including Adrian Grenier-autographed Entourage DVD sets and a Kelly Slater-autographed surfboard. 100% of all proceeds generated from this auction will be donated to Waterkeeper Alliance. And last but not least, they’re having a 10/10/10 Online Charity Event. For ten days (Thursday, April 23rd, through May 6th), they’re offering a limited number of their ten best-selling products for $10 each, including things like Kiehl’s Crème de Corps, Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado, and Marvelous Mineral Mascara. 100% of the proceeds of this event, up to $10,000, will be donated to Waterkeeper Alliance. Click here to learn more and sign up for daily alerts about each day’s products.

For more information about the Limited-Edition Label Art Series with the Superbly Restorative Argan Body Lotion, the auction, the 10/10/10 event, and Kiehl’s partnership with the Waterkeeper Alliance, visit kiehlsgivesback.com.


Aveda Light the Way CandleAveda has done many things for Earth Month over the years. This year, they’re helping protect clean water. They’ll donate all proceeds to the Global Greengrants Fund to help protect clean water for children and families around the world when you buy their Earth Month, limited-edition Light the Way candle for $10.


Drugstore.com Gift Eco-ToteDrugstore.com has an especially good deal – get a sample-filled Seventh Generation shopping tote made from recycled materials with lots of eco-treats (a $40 value) with a $30 purchase in their Green & Natural store. This comes with a really nice assortment of samples, including ones from Nature’s Gate, Burt’s Bees, and Zone Perfect. While supplies last. Many green and natural products are also 50% through April 24th.


Jurlique Eye CreamEco-chic Jurlique is offering a special promotion now through this Saturday, April 25th, to encourage customers to recycle. Shoppers who donate three empty Jurlique products at a Jurlique shop get to choose a complimentary, deluxe sample of one of their bestsellers: Purely Age-Defying Eye Cream, Purely Age-Defying Facial Serum or an Herbal Recovery Neck Serum.


OriginsPlant a tree with Origins to help reduce air pollution, clean our water, and lower energy costs. Origins will plant a tree on your behalf through Global ReLeaf when you buy A Perfect World™ Antioxidant moisturizer($36) through May 10th.


SephoraSephora is offering eight eco-samples with any online purchase, including things like Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum, Tarte Clean Slate, and Jurlique Eye Makeup Remover. Use code NATURALBAG. While supplies last. Samples may vary.


TargetThis week Target has lots of green beauty goodies on sale in stores, including Burt’s Bees beeswax lip balm, Yes to Carrots shampoo and conditioner, Alba Hawaiian Aloe and Green Tea Moisturizer, Almay Pure Blends makeup, and an EcoTools cosmetics brush set.  They’ve also got sales and free shipping specials in their Natural & Organics shop online.


tarteGreen, glamorous tarte is celebrating Earth day with the be good to your mother (earth) set ($35), a limited-edition, reusable, eco-friendly, natural cotton tote that comes with three 24.7 natural lip sheers (lovely, long-lasting, moisturizing balms with a touch of color). Love this bag and the lip sheers. Get one for yourself and pick up one as a Mother’s Day present. Available directly from tarte and at Sephora stores and Sephora.com. tarte is also offering free shipping on all orders throughout April at their website.

Do Tell

So what are you up to for Earth Day? Are you making any resolutions to be more green? Do tell.

P.S. Check out our regularly updated Beauty Resources page for some amazing beauty deals from companies like beauty.com, drugstore.com, Origins and Sephora.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

Charlotte April 22, 2009 at 3:53 am

Thank you for all this information. I love Khiels products, i am totally addicted to them.


Sonja April 22, 2009 at 8:14 am

❤ Charlotte, you’re very welcome. Enjoy! Happy Earth Day!


Katherine April 23, 2009 at 6:04 am

This all looks very nice!
A little off-topic question, maybe you could recommend some interesting shops (especially with cosmetics like these) which offer international shipping - to Europe and just worldwide? I want to order something for summer, but there’s usually no shipping outside the US (maybe only Canada). Thanks in advance, if you have any ideas :)


Sonja April 23, 2009 at 10:42 am

❤ Thanks, Katherine. I’m working on an eco-shopping story right now and will be sure to keep an eye out for stores that ship internationally. :)


How I Lost Thirty Pounds in Thirty Days May 3, 2009 at 12:47 pm

Hi, good post. I have been thinking about this topic,so thanks for sharing. I’ll definitely be subscribing to your blog.


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