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Botanical beauty products
Beauty goes green

The green trend seems to be sprouting up everywhere. However, some companies supported sustainability even before it was chic. Want to feel good about your skin-care regimen? Try these botanical products. ~Anne Ramos

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Why it's good for your skin
Why it's good for the environment
Bergamot Body Wash

THE BODY SHOP

Bergamot Body Wash $12.50, The Body Shop

The spicy bouquet of bergamot will revitalize your mornings. This soap-free wash lifts your spirits and leaves you ready to tackle the day.

The Body Shop aims for carbon neutrality by 2010.

Citrus Verbena Shower Gel

L'OCCITANE

Citrus Verbena Shower Gel $20, L'Occitane

Organic verbena extract has soothing properties; the citrus scent refreshes.

L'Occitane uses eco-friendly packaging and supports fair trade and traditional farming methods.

Tea Tree Oil Toner

KIEHL'S

Tea Tree Oil Toner $15.50, Neiman Marcus

This cooling toner with tea tree oil and sage extracts has antioxidants for oil control, and it's alcohol-free.

Kiehl's uses recycled materials in its packaging, soy-based inks for printing, and teams with one of the leading green power programs in the nation, PaloAltoGreen.

Rosemary Mint Bath Bar

AVEDA

Rosemary Mint Bath Bar $11, Aveda

This bar gives you a rich and creamy, invigorating lather, with certified organic plant essences from rosemary, peppermint, lavender and marjoram.

Aveda is committed to renewable energy, and the company seeks to use sustainable, organic ingredients.

Hawaiian Pineapple Enzyme Facial Scrub

ALBA BOTANICA

Hawaiian Pineapple Enzyme Facial Scrub $13, Longs Drugs

Made with 80 percent certified organic ingredients, this Hawaiian-themed corncob meal and fruit enzyme scrub gently exfoliates, leaving your complexion hydrated and radiant.

Alba's warehouse is 100 percent solar-powered, and its promotional materials are printed on recycled paper.