I care just as much what I put on my skin as in my body. Check out this post to learn more about WHY! I’ve tried a whole lot of more natural products and have found some real gems among many that just simply didn’t work Here’s what I love:
I have tried SO many natural deodorants. From completely ineffective to itchy pits, I’ve seen them all. The one that WORKS is Native. The scents are all awesome, but coconut vanilla is my favorite. They also have scents that are more neutral and masculine if you don’t want your pits smelling like vacation. Use code HEALTH10 for 10% off!
All I need is Sweat Cosmetics. For active beauty – it is super-effective, clean, and designed for those who sweat! They have a classic jar but also some cool sticks that have a twist brush included and are super easy to take on-the-go. Bonus: it is based in Denver and started by a group of smart and badass women.
I keep it really simple – coconut oil! I just take some from my kitchen jar and keep it in the bathroom. It’s simple (one ingredient!), it works, and it’s cheap! Beautycounter also has a brand-new makeup remover. I’ve not tried it yet, but it looks like it leaves your skin much less greasy than coconut oil does!
Sunscreen is one of the biggest offenders for containing harmful chemicals. My pick? Beautycounter. They have lotion and a facial and body stick. All of them work, and all of them are rated 1 (the safest rating) by the EWG’s Skin Deep database.
Honestly, I haven’t shopped around much for mascara. I stick with Beautycounter because I trust the brand and it works really well without getting all clumpy or dry.
I have super dry skin and one of the first ingredients on any body lotion is water. Alcohol is also a common ingredient. Both are drying, so I don’t quite get why they are in lotion that is intended to moisturize. I go for the thick, rich creams, and straight up oil. Kopari’s products are coconut-oil based and are SO nourishing without being greasy.
Beautycounter’s charcoal cleansing bar is the tits. Honestly, it leaves your skin feeling amazing and it lasts forever. The last one I bought was opened in May. It’s October and I don’t even think it is half gone.
For an exfoliating scrub, I like Acure’s brightening facial scrub. It’s super gritty and makes your skin feel soft and amazing.
For a night cream, I use Farmacy’s Sleep Tight. If you have really oily skin, this might be too rich for you, but it’s perfect for my dry skin. A little goes a long way and I swear I wake up with brighter-looking skin.
What are your faves? I’d love to try them, and would love to hear what you think of any of these!