Your skin is your largest organ. You've probably heard that before, but what does it mean? Basically, what you put on you goes in you. We care so much about what we eat, why wouldn’t we focus this same energy on the beauty products we use?
If you’re not sure if your makeup and skincare products are non-toxic, they probably aren’t. Most cosmetic companies use ingredients that can build up in our bodies to toxic levels or are so strong they kill all the good bacteria living on and around our skin.
How to start? Luckily, there are now many retailers and companies that exclusively make and sell non-toxic beauty products at various price points. Stores like Credo and Cap Beauty do the work for you. Everything is clean and the staff are always super knowledgeable and helpful. I began my collection of non-toxic beauty products by replacing old products as they ran out. I now am proud to use 100% non-toxic products and my skin has never felt better.
Some of you might be following my takeover last week with clean beauty sight The Moment, but for those of you who missed it, here are my favorite non-toxic beauty products.
Marie Veronique Oil Cleanser: Removes makeup and dirt without stripping your skin. Also feels super silky. Apply to dry face and neck, and rinse with warm water.
Marie Veronique Eye Repair Serum: Protects the delicate skin around your eyes and prevents signs of aging.
Odacite Eye Contour: My other favorite eye serum. Really soothing, especially for tired eyes. Baobab oil is rich in Vitamins A, E and F.
Vintners Daughter Active Botanical Serum: The holy grail of clean beauty products, this company only makes one product and they make it really well. Worth the investment.
Tata Harper Boosted Contouring Serum: Lifting, firming, toning, tightening, basically all the things that matter when you hit 30+.
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask: One of my favorite products. Super effective without being messy. I use this three + times per week.
Osea Advanced Protection Cream: Like La Mer but better, cheaper and non-toxic (no, La Mer not a clean beauty product!). Feels really luxurious on your skin.
Sun Potion Shea Butter: Serious food for your skin. So serious, in fact, that they don't even bother to scent it. Use on everything: cuts, burns, acne, scars, dry skin, wrinkles, hair, the works.
Juice Beauty Stem Cellular CC Cream: A little SPF, a little coverage, a little anti-aging magic, this is my all in one and I use it every day.
Juice Beauty Ultra Natural Mascara: It's hard to find a clean mascara, but I think this one is the best.
Juice Beauty Perfecting Concealer: Made of pure coconut oil and perfect for covering up spots and discolorations.
Vapour Foundation: Because sometimes I go out and want to feel a little extra special.
Kosås Cream Blush: Natural highlighter and cheek color that is super easy to put on.
Kosås Lipstick: The best long lasting colors.
Innersence Beauty Shampoo and Conditioner: Great for taming, cleaning and conditioning my unruly locks.
Abhati Sacred Hair Oil: I use this for shine and as a mask the night before I wash my hair. Plus, it smells amazing!
Reverie Milk: For frizz. Enough said.
Cap Beauty Anointing Oil: A magic potion that makes you smell and feel good.