Non-Toxic Skin Care
This truly is one of my favorite topics because I love skin care and I obviously am for conscientious about toxins in my daily life and how to best avoid them. Luckily, there are so many great options now days for non-toxic skin care. I have personally noticed a huge difference. It makes so much sense given that our skin is our biggest organ so taking care of it like you would with what you ingest is so important!
Our skin is our largest organ, so it makes sense that skin plays a vital role in our overall health. We hear about avoiding toxins in our food and the importance of eating organic all the time, but avoiding toxins in our skincare is just as important! Everything that touches our skin is absorbed into our bloodstream, which includes all of those unpronounceable ingredients in our skincare routines. I have made it my goal to be more conscious of what goes into the products that I use on my skin. I encourage you to do the same by reading labels and not purchasing products that contain harmful ingredients. I use the app Think Dirty to help me determine which brands are clean! I have done some of the work for you by listing my favorite non-toxic skincare brands in a variety of price ranges.
Weleda: This company strives to use only plant-based ingredients and sustainable packaging. I love these products because they are inexpensive and effective. Their website is also beneficial and lets you shop by skin concern. I always keep the original ultra rich cream in my handbag – nothing else moisturizes my hands like this lotion.
January Labs: This company boasts a less is more approach to skincare. January Lab is transparent about its ingredients and producer purer products. They have very affordable products and some more expensive serums and masks! My favorite is the pure & gentle cleansing gel.
Thirsty Naturals: Thirsty Naturals is a natural and plant-based line who’s goal is to make non-toxic products accessible to today’s youth. This brand is super affordable, and they even make deodorant and dry shampoo! Linked here!
Jusu: Jusu has created conscious, clean, and effective beauty products that are meant to nourish the skin. I love their eucalyptus mint body lotion, and you can’t beat the price for this 250ml bottle! They also have a baby skincare line that is very affordable.
Tula: Tula is a clean skincare brand that was built on the belief that the same ingredients that are good for your body are good for your skin. Tula uses probiotics and superfoods as the foundation of all of their products. You can use code: HEALTHYWITHNEDI for 15% off.
Korres: Natural skincare line with medicinal herbs that originated from Greece. I also love that Korres is strictly cruelty free and never tests products on animals. The Korres Wild Rose vitamin C serum is incredible and reduces the appearance of dark spots.
Drunk Elephant: A non-toxic, fragrance-free skin care line that only uses clean ingredients that will directly benefit your skin’s health. Their Baby Facial treatment is a favorite product of mine; it’s a facial in a bottle and much less expensive than going to a spa. I also love their C-Firma Day Serum, it is packed with powerful antioxidants and fruit enzymes that work together to firm and brighten the appearance of skin while improving the signs of photo-aging.
Mad Hippie: An all-natural skincare line that is loaded with antioxidants. They sell a 6-pack starter kit (on sale for $128!) that is perfect for someone transitioning to a cleaner skincare routine. I really like their sunscreen!
Province Apothecary: This company’s founder struggled with eczema all her life, and created Province Apothecary because she could not find a product that cured her rash. Province Apothecary is a holistic skincare line that uses natural and organic ingredients. I use their Invigorating and Balancing Toner that smells like roses.
Bamford: This company uses the power of active botanicals to create natural products. They have a skincare and body care line. I love their botanic bath salts and rose bath oil. More oils here.
Living Nature: Living nature produces certified natural skincare and their ingredients and plant-based and very potent. They list the ingredients on their website so you can learn more about them if you wish. I appreciate their transparency and the quality of their products. I use the Makeup Remover religiously!
Tracie Martyn: This line was founded by celebrity facial Tracie Martin and holistic nutritionist Marius Morariu. The company has been a leading figure in the clean beauty revolution, and all of their products are non-toxic and natural. I use the Shakti Face and Body Resculpting Cream and the Amla Purifying Cleanser.
Barbara Strum: The Dr. Strum line is science-based and nutrition-packed. Her products are incredibly effective and but simple. Some of my favorite products are her Glow Drops and Calming serum. The products are expensive, but they work. Try her Discovery Kit to get the whole line!
Biologique Recherche: These products have a high concentrations of botanical, marine and biological extracts. I have been using BR for a few months now and my skin feels smoother, brighter and less prone to break outs. The products which I love can be found on Aida Bicaj’s website and they include Lait VIP O2, P50 PIGM 400, Masque Vivant, Creme Biofixine, and Crème Contour des Yeux Biosensible.
Tata Harper: Tata Harper’s products are 100% natural and made with only the best, most effective ingredients. The products are made from ingredients sourced from Tata’s own farm to assure that they are fresh and of the best quality. I keep the Tata “Very Flashy” lip balm in all my purses. It’s super hydrating and love the hint of color. I recommend trying the 6 Step Skincare Starter Kit.