There’s nothing like a great beauty product to lift your spirits under the draining fluorescent lights of an office. From a bright pop of color for visual excitement to a caffeinated eye cream for a real time pick-me-up, this list of 7 organic beauty essentials has got you covered with all you need to freshen up during that 9-5 office routine. Stash these products in your desk drawer and use as ammo to get you through the work day.
1. Hydrating Mist
Great for all skin types, this hydrating mist will be your new go-to for refreshing tired skin. Coconut water and rose provide ample hydration, while hibiscus helps skin lock in moisture. Spritz whenever your face is feeling the effects of the dry office air.
Herbivore Botanicals `Rose Hibiscus´ Hydrating Mist, $20 USD
2. Caffeine Eye Cream
Literally caffeine for your eyes, because there’s only so much coffee one can drink in a day. This eye cream will perk your tired peepers right up after staring at a computer screen for hours on end.
100% Pure Organic Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream, $15 USD
3. Dry Shampoo
Most dry shampoos leave your hair stiff or chalky feeling, but this One Love Organics powder will feel light and smell clean – feeling like you just washed your hair. The best part? It’s formulated with rice and corn starch instead of the popular talcum powder used in conventional brands (which is under fire for possible carcinogenic qualities).
One Love Organics Healthy Locks Dry Shampoo Powder, $12 USD
4. Hand Cream
Key ingredients shea butter and calendula mean this hand cream is intensely moisturizing, while aloe vera makes for a quick drying time. Lather onto your hands whenever they need a quick boost of hydration.
The Organic Pharmacy Marigold & Comfrey Hand Cream $36 USD
RMS Beauty products are formulated with a coconut oil base, which will nourish skin that’s been in the dry, air-conditioned office all day. With high quality certified organic ingredients, your midday office concealer touch-up will actually be doing your skin some good. Read our interview with RMS founder Rose-Marie Swift here.
RMS Beauty `Un´ Cover-Up, $36 USD
For a bright pick-me-up, look no further than Ilia Beauty’s matte lip crayons. With vivid shades and nourishing ingredients to boot, you’ll get that much-needed confidence boost before your midday meetings. Plus, a pointed tip means this crayon can double as both a lip liner and color, which means one less step before tackling those work to-dos.
Ilia 99 Red Ballons Lipstick Crayon, $24 USD
Take your look from day to night with a precise black cat eye. The brush-tip applicator makes for full control over the thickness of your liner. Swipe on to thicken those wings in your rush to get out of the office and to those post-work drinks.
LashFood Natural Conditioning Liquid Eyeliner in Black, $20.00 USD
What is your favorite refreshing product for the office? Leave a comment below!
Callie is a recent post-grad living in Atlanta with a passion for all things organic, sustainable, eco-friendly, cruelty-free, and ethical. After making the switch to vegan in January 2014, she decided to be a more conscious consumer all around. A long-time makeup enthusiast, Callie created her blog Beyond Beauty (BeyondBeautyBlg.com) to share what she has learned in her search for healthy and ethical products.