Shortly after our wedding, Pearce and I had a bit of an epiphany and realized that a ton of the products (cleaning, beauty, medicines, etc.) we were using and foods we were eating on a daily basis had a ton of crappy chemicals in them. We quickly made some major changes in our household and have been banning the “bad stuff” little by little ever since. We’ve definitely noticed a change in our overall health because of the simple changes we made. My makeup bag was one of the last things to clean up because I had the hardest time finding affordable, organic, chemical free, products that actually worked. There are tons of natural products available these days but the tricky part is finding the products that do work. For example, I’ve tried about 6 all natural deodorants and haven’t found ONE that works well. The hunt is still on so if you know of one, please share the deets with me! Thanks to posts like this one from other bloggers, I have found a few things that I swear by! Tried and true, honest reviews are the best.
Sidenote: I read an article from BeautyCounter that explained 1 in 3 women will be diagnosed with cancer in her lifetime in part due to exposure to toxic chemicals in her everyday life. Goodness, this breaks my heart.
Here are my four favorite healthy products, currently in my beauty regime! I’ll have to do a makeup edition similar to this post in the future.
- One Love Organics // Healthy Locks – “With a unique blend of highly absorbent Georgia Kaolin Clay, hyularonic acid, and silica rich bamboo extract, Healthy Locks Dry Shampoo Powder softens, strengthens and nourishes hair between shampoos, during travel, or for an anytime pick-me-up.” What?! A non aerosol dry shampoo? You read right! It won’t clog up your pores and smells wonderful. Go toss your current dry shampoo and invest in this stuff. You’ll be so glad you did!
- Burt’s Bees // Facial Cleansing Towelettes – These are the best when traveling, on the go, or in a hurry. They’re also great for removing eye makeup! I love keeping a bag of these nearby when I’m at the pool or the beach in the summer. Ps. These are available for Prime Market on Amazon. If you’re not familiar with the service, it’s pretty much a subscription service to specific products you love. We just started using it around here! So cool. *These are only 99.1% natural but contain no parabens, phthalates or petrolatum.
- One Love Organics // Skin Savor – “The ultimate multi-tasker, Skin Savior removes dirt and makeup without stripping the skin, moisturizes, illuminates and even turns mineral powder into a glowing foundation treatment.” I use skin savor at least twice a day. I use it to clean my face at night and I use it as a primer before applying makeup in the morning. It never leaves your skin feeling greasy or oily. My face is super clear and soft since switching to this product!
- One Love Organics // Gardenia & Tea Serum – “With each decadent mist, Gardenia + Tea Antioxidant Body Serum intensely nourishes, hydrates and promotes firmer, smoother and more supple skin.” This fragrance is absolutely delightful. I use this after the shower or prior to jumping into the pool, the gals at OLO shared with me that it helps prevent damage done by chlorine. Love that!