Power to the Plant: 6 Eco-Chic Beauty Picks

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Power to the Plant: 6 Eco-Chic Beauty Picks
Vintner’s Daughter Active Botanical Serum, $240.

Packed with 22 of the world’s most nutrient-rich botanicals and essential oils, this powerful face serum works overtime to restore skin’s natural balance, texture, and radiance.

Power to the Plant: 6 Eco-Chic Beauty Picks
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask, $77.

A personal favourite of Tata Harper herself, this glow-boosting exfoliating mask is the perfect pick-me-up for dull skin.

Power to the Plant: 6 Eco-Chic Beauty Picks
Ilia Lip Conditioner with SPF in Kokomo, $34.

Infused with moisturizing cocoa and shea butters, and an antioxidant-rich cocktail of avocado, sesame, cranberry, and passionflower, this soft-mauve lip treatment has natural SPF 15 and flatters most skin tones.

Power to the Plant: 6 Eco-Chic Beauty Picks
Wildcraft Cleanser + Makeup Remover, $17.

Formulated in Toronto, this calming blend of honey and chamomile effectively removes makeup.

Power to the Plant: 6 Eco-Chic Beauty Picks
Rahua Voluminous Conditioner, $48.

Delivering a gentle boost of volume and safe for colour-treated hair, “ this is one of the only natural conditioners I have found to work like conventional ones,” says Miller.

Power to the Plant: 6 Eco-Chic Beauty Picks
Artifact Skin Co. Jeju Island Pink Clay Konjac Facial Sponge, $17.

Made in Oakville, Ontario with 100% Konjac plant root and mild French pink clay, this facial sponge cleanses, regenerates, and restores softness.

When holistic nutritionist Tara Miller couldn’t find anywhere to shop for chemical-free beauty products in Ontario’s cottage country, she decided to take matters into her own hands. In 2011, the Toronto-native found an old ice-cream hut neglected on the side of a road in Muskoka, and turned it into her own clean-beauty haven. “I filled it with all my favourite things and called it Health Hut,” said Miller. The untouched opportunity came at an important time in her life too. “That same spring, my Mom was diagnosed with breast cancer which was an even bigger motivator for me to grow my collection, and offer health-supportive alternatives to my family and the local community.”

Health Hut’s Tara Miller

Health Hut has since expanded with a boutique in downtown Toronto, and an online shop that ships across North America. Stocking store shelves with a mix of highly-coveted, under-the-radar, and many local lines, Miller looks for luxe brands and products that stay clear of chemicals listed on David Suzuki’s Dirty Dozen. “Beautiful packaging definitely scores bonus points,” she adds.

In honour of Earth Day, we asked Miller to share her favourite green beauty picks from nourishing lip balms to powerhouse face serums. Click through the gallery above.

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