Eco-Tools Makeup Brushes for Your Eco-Friendly Makeup
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Now that you've slowly updated your makeup stock to include eco-friendly and lead-free makeup, why not also update your brushes with ones made from sustainable and recycled materials by Eco-Tools. We've railed against the untested and toxic chemicals found in common makeup, but the brushes used to apply the gunk are rarely discussed. The brushes by Eco-Tools are available in drugstores across the US and are priced to not break the bank. A great gift idea for the teenager or fashionista in your life.
More images after the jump.Brushes are available for individual purchase, as well as in 5-piece packs, which are perfect for green gifts this holiday season. The brushes are made with bamboo handles, the metallic binding on the brush (the ferrule) is made from recycled aluminum cans and the bristles are made with animal-free taklon. You can also get other bamboo bath and body products like loofah brushes and facial buffs. Need a new poof for your shower? They also offer recycled plastic bath sponges, as well as bamboo fabric bath sponges.
In 2009, EcoTools plans to expand their line with recycled aluminum cases for the brushes and soy bean oil sponges. They also plan to add nail care items to the line like bamboo sticks and recycled steel sapphire nail files, as well as brow grooming tools and bath & body gels. EcoTools is a member of 1% for the Planet. Brush kits retail for around $15.99. You can find EcoTools Bamboo brushes in drugstores like Walgreens, Ulta, Duane Reade, Rite Aid, Target, Kmart, and online at EcoTools.
===Update to article re: packaging.
This is from Eco-Tools: Packaging is made with 100% cotton backing, and Acid-free PVC made without chlorine and other harmful chemicals that are in regular PVC. The packages are printed with plant-based ink. The packages are meant to be reusable and a great place to store brushes in. With the zip-top closure and the cotton backing, the packages will keep your brushes safe and protected while you are traveling or on-the-go!
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