Health is at the forefront of almost every conversation these days. Whether it’s the discussion around mental health, the integrity of our personal hygiene products or the quality of our food, we’re much more aware and in tune with our bodies. It seems like everyone is trying some new vegan-isa diet or variation of yoga as of late. And I’m here for it.
But it’s not solely about exercise and what foods you choose to put into your body, but also what you put onto your skin. There was a U.S. Committee hearing to discuss exploring current practices in cosmetic development and safety held recently. But as of now, the U.S. government still can’t review nor confirm that the cosmetics we’re using are completely safe before they go on the market, and there’s no policy for taking them off the market if they are harmful. This includes everything from shampoo to feminine products, makeup and nail polishes. Our skin is our largest organ. It absorbs the chemicals from many of our personal healthcare products—including many chemicals we have little to no knowledge about.
But there’s no need to wait for a law to pass to take care of your skin the natural way. Here’s every organic cosmetics line to try if you haven’t already:
What to try: Broad Spectrum Multi-Tasking Face
This product is free of synthetic fragrance, synthetic dyes, and petrochemicals. It’s a versatile, mineral-based powder that can be used as a concealer and an eye shadow base.
What to try: Honey Blossom Resurfacing Mask
The Honey Blossom Resurfacing Mask minimizes the appearance of pores and leaves skin glowing. This mask also provides deep hydration.
What to try: Honey Potion Renewing Antioxidant Hydration Mask
Potent, natural antioxidants hydrate the skin while gently warming and transforming it for an indulgent experience. This concoction is made with honey, ginger and essential vitamin B to eliminate dullness, purify and renew.
What to try: Moon Fruit Superfruit Night Treatment
This superfruit night treatment is a multitasking night product that feeds skin with super fruits, gently resurfaces with fruit enzymes, and hydrates with a blend of exotic butters and hyaluronic acid.
Brighten Pineapple Enzyme + Gemstone Instant Glow Mask
Micronized Brazilian tourmaline gemstone, pineapple enzyme, rice powder, and rose water illuminate and energize skin, creating an exfoliating mask that brightens and gently cleans. It also has aloe leaf, perfect for unclogging pores and correcting blemishes.
What to try: “Dress You Up” Mauve Lipstick Crayon
This sunflower seed and coconut oil infused lipstick crayon is ultra-nourishing and made with wax of candelilla that smooths when applied and helps to keep the color in place.
What to try: Peppermint Lip Conditioner
Beautycounter believes that “better ingredients makes better beauty.” This product promises to soothe and soften lips with peppermint and rosemary oils.
What to try: Curl Charisma™ Rice Amino + Quinoa Frizz Control Gel
Briogeo Curl Charisma™ allows for tomato fruit ferment to seal moisture while ultra-hydrating shea butter and avocado oil softens hair and enhances the body of curls. Quinoa extract and keratin amino acids strengthen hair and increase elasticity to protect against damage.
Also try: Be Gentle, Be Kind™ Avocado + Quinoa Co-Wash
This product is free of silicones, gluten, artificial fragrances, and artificial dyes. It is also vegan-friendly, cruelty-free, and contains 91 percent naturally-derived ingredients. Non-lathering Be Gentle, Be Kind™ Avocado + Quinoa Co-Wash is hydrating, makes detangling easy and hair manageable. It’s recommended for those with textured, thick, coarse, curly or dry hair, and helps nourish chemically-treated hair, too.
What to try: Headache Magic Oil
Made with 100% pure almond oil and therapeutic grade organic essential oils, this headache oil is suggested for relieving minor headaches and migraines.
What to try: Green Olive & Lavender Scalp Oil
What to try: Amla & Olive Heavy Cream
This blend of castor oil, olive oil and Ayurvedic botanicals moisturizes the driest kinks and coils with rich alma, Brahmi and African aloe. It’s best used for strengthening and nourishing hair.
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