Navigating the world of clean beauty can be a bit like traveling to a foreign country. Let us be your ambassador to the land of safe and effective products made without toxins or chemicals.
Here are 5 of our favorite Clean Beauty swaps to get you started.
The gateway drug of the clean beauty world, deod is one of the easiest switches you can make, and perhaps one of the most effective. Conventional deodorants and anti-perspirants are often loaded with harmful ingredients like parabens and aluminum that are easily absorbed by the thin skin under our arms. Get those nasties out of your pits and go for products that harness the power of natural ingredients. We love Vapour’s AER Next Level Deodorant for its potent plant and mineral complex that effectively combats odor and bacteria at the source.
The delicate and highly absorbable lashline is another area where we just can’t with conventional beauty products. Our best-selling True Glue mascara is organic, vegan and completely free of petroleum, formaldehyde and other toxic chemicals commonly found in other mascaras. Even better, this clean beauty dream contains nourishing aloe vera and vitamin E oil to actually promote thicker, longer lashes. We’ll take two coats, please!
Switching out your traditional cleanser for one with safe ingredients limits your exposure to skin-irritating sodium lauryl sulfate, an additive found in many soaps to make them bubble or foam. One of our favorite clean cleansers is Osea’s Ocean Cleanser. This multitasking gel-cleanser effectively removes dirt and excess oil while maintaining a hydrated, nourished complexion.
Most conventional body moisturizers contain filler ingredients that are both unhealthy to your body and do zero to actually moisturize your skin. Skip lotions and creams that use mineral oil, petroleum and the ever elusive ingredient “fragrance”, and choose options with moisturizers taken right from nature like shea butter, coconut oil, or aloe vera. One of our favorites is from Basd, which contains all three of the naturally nourishing ingredients we just named. Totally plant based and totally luxurious, this is one easy swap to make.
A good moisturizer is the backbone of any skincare routine, so why take chances with conventional products packed with chemicals? Give your skin what it wants and needs with facial moisturizers developed from organic, plant-based ingredients. Check out the award-winning Skin Dew Coconut Water Cream by One Love. Made from 100% natural origin ingredients, we are obsessed with this liquid miracle worker.