Eco-friendly products that score high in ONE of our shade category criteria. Typically, healthier and greener than most mainstream products.
Eco-friendly products that score high in TWO or more of our shade category criteria. Companies in this group show a genuine commitment to sustainably bringing their products to market.
Eco-friendly products that score high in THREE or more of our shade category criteria. These companies demonstrate an even greater commitment to moving towards green, earth-friendly product manufacturing practices.
Eco-friendly products that score high in FOUR or more of our shade category criteria. These companies have demonstrated a consistent focus on consumer health, sustainable practices in manufacturing and shipment, and produce highly sustainable products.
Exceptional eco-friendly products that meet all our evaluation criteria and epitomize earth-friendly design, materials, manufacturing and performance. A smart, eco-responsible choice, indeed!
Our Evaluation Process
SourcingWhere do the materials come from?
Are any of them toxic to humans or the planet? How?
ManufacturingIs the process for making the product safe for humans and the environment?
Does the manufacturer have sustainable practices in place?
Shipping & PackagingHow far does the product have to travel to get to the consumer?
What kind of materials are used to package the product?
Health & PerformanceDoes the product perform as required or designed?
Do any of the product ingredients pose a health risk to people or the environment?
LifecycleWas the product designed for recyclability?
Can the product or its parts be reused as something else?
What To Think About When Reading A Label
The fewer ingredients listed and mixing together the better. If you understand what they are, the safer the product probably is.
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