Switching to organic, naturally derived beauty products has been trendy lately.
It makes sense. Replacing your beauty products for those free of chemicals lowers your exposure to potential health risks while seriously improving the look of your skin & hair.
I was overwhelmed when I first learned about chemicals used in cosmetics & personal care products. My initial reaction was to throw out all my non-organic beauty products, but instead, I took a more realistic approach: I used coconut oil to remove my eye makeup. I started with one simple swap & slowly continue to incorporate clean, chemical-free products into my beauty regimen.
If you’re interested in swapping some of your old beauty products for those that are free of toxins & synthetic ingredients, here are 5 clean beauty products I love right now to ease your transition.
Éminence Stone Crop Hydrating Gel
The beauty tips my esthetician shares have revolutionized how I take care of my face. One of her recommendations is to use a gel moisturizer that allows the skin to breathe while still hydrating the cells.
Designed for all skin types, the Stone Crop Hydrating Gel by Eminence is amazing. The cactus juice is deeply moisturizing that works to even skin tone & leaves a smooth matte finish. I’ve spent my entire life looking for a face moisturizer that delivers such great results.
When I wake-up I rinse my face with cold water & apply the gel to my face & neck, avoiding the eye area. I mix the gel with a few drops of water in my palm before I apply or else it’s too viscous. It provides the perfect amount of moisture before applying foundation without feeling too heavy.
Herbivore Botanicals Coconut Milk Bath Soak
This coconut soak brings me to the beaches of a tropical island. After a bath your skin smells of warm vanilla & coconuts – it’s so nice.
I love that it’s made with natural, food-grade ingredients. The coconut milk powder softens & hydrates the skin while the vanilla essential oil helps relax the body & mind.
Herbivore Botanicals is definitely a company I can stand behind. Their products use active, therapeutic ingredients that combine essential vitamins, minerals & botanicals to restore skin to its optimum health. It really is food for your skin.
Carina Organics Shampoo + Conditioner
I was apprehensive to switch to organic, plant-based shampoo & conditioner.
I had this false idea that there’s no way it could clean my hair. Our hair goes through a lot in a day – from dust, smoke & roadside debris… I didn’t think a natural shampoo could keep up.
But l can’t hate on something I haven’t tried.
I went to terra20 & picked up the Carina Organics Sweet Pea daily moisturizing shampoo & daily light conditioner. They’re free of harmful chemicals & synthetic ingredients, using the cleanest ingredients possible for your body & the environment. I also love that the products are Canadian made.
I buy the shampoo & conditioner regularly now. I wash my hair every 3-4 days & it stays feeling clean & light. It adds such nice body & volume without weighing it down; I have fine hair so it can easily fall flat & feel heavy if the ingredients are too harsh.
Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge
The Boscia Konjac Cleansing Sponge changed my life.
It’s made with 100% preservative-free konjac root sourced from the pristine Jeju Island in Korea, one of the least polluted environments on earth. The water of Jeju Island is filtered through volcanic rock, nourishing the soil, making it nutrient-dense & ideal for growing high-quality ingredients.
“It’s naturally alkaline & balances the acidity of the skin’s impurities & oils while being enriched with protein, carbohydrate, iron, phosphorus, copper, zinc, vitamin A, vitamin E, vitamin D, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, vitamin C & folic acid. Gentle enough for the most sensitive skin types, this naturally deep-cleansing, pH balanced sponge can be used throughout the face, neck & even the very delicate undereye area.”
The gentle exfoliating sponge cleans so well, removing all impurities & delivering softer, brighter skin.
It’s not as overwhelming when you focus on making one small healthy change every day, rather than drastically changing your lifestyle. Over time you’ll cultivate healthy habits that can go a long way towards improving your health.