Most people look at a New Year's resolution as depriving ourselves of something we enjoy on a regular basis (no chocolate, no take-out, or even worse, no wine!). Rather than thinking of a resolution as giving up something, what if we thought about our resolutions as trading a habit or product for something that is better for us and helps us to be a better version of yourself. This way, our resolution becomes a new way of life rather than a short stint. To help make these tiny, but potent changes possible, we are kicking off our series today with "5 Clean Beauty Swaps".
Since about 60 percent of what we put on our skin makes its way into our bodies, it’s smart to pick products with ingredients that aren’t potentially harmful. In the largely unregulated cosmetics industry—there hasn’t been federal legislation regarding beauty and personal care products since 1938, and the United States only bans or restricts 11 ingredients while the European Union has restrictions on 1,328.
Feel hopeless, don't, thankfully, tons of natural beauty lines are introducing products that are just as good if not better then your staple lip color and actually good for you. Check out these 5 Clean Beauty Swaps below.
BONUS ADVICE: Rather than swapping all of these products at once, wait until you run out and replace it with a clean beauty swap. This way this transition feels easy breezy.
100% Pure Agave Fiber. An excellent exfoliator, agave washcloths are quick drying and mold resistant, unlike your plastic loofah.
Nourish your skin while evening out your skin tone. This award winning Beauty Balm cream is silicone free and packed with nourishing and anti-aging ingredients as well as mineral pigments to help blur imperfections and even skin tone.
Finally, a natural deodorant that truly works, made with ultra-moisturizing coconut oil and shea butter (also an antibacterial). BONUS: It comes in a reusable glass jar.
Vegan and gluten free. This mascara adds major volume and length to lashes to produce a dramatic effect. Plus, no artificial ingredients!
Natural lipstick that is good enough to eat. It’s free from harsh chemicals, so it nourishes and protects your lips while still giving you a potent color.
Thanks for sharing this! I will definitely have to check ’em all out!
Heather January 04, 2017