Updated: Aug 15, 2018
The hype about clean beauty is so real right now.
Not only is there awakening happening in our culture over healthy foods and habits, there is also a large amount of attention towards clean beauty products.
Duh! It only makes sense that we should care about what goes on our largest organ! Our skin needs that love and attention.
Cosmetic regulations have not been discussed by our government since the late 1930’s. For the first time in more than 70 years, a safety act is being discussed to regulate what constitutes a safe beauty product! How exciting!
Giving the Food & Drug administration this power will provide us all with safer, cleaner, greener products.
Natural and organic brands are popping up all over the shelves and its important to still do your research and figure out what each product contains. Being more mindful will help your skin in the long run. I use the the Environmental Working Group (EWG) Healthy Living app everytime I check out a new product. One quick scan of the barcode or search of the product name will give you exactly what is in the product and also the overall rating of how clean it is based on the products listed.
Below are some of my favorite clean beauty products (click the links below to buy!):
Rahua Shampoo & Conditioner: I love this shampoo and conditioner!!! You feel like a new person when you use it. It smells like Palo Santo and is so so clean. I wash my hair 2-3 times per week and look forward to using these products every time.
Dr. Bronner's Soap : I use this soap as body wash. I love the peppermint scent. Did you know peppermint improves memory and raises alertness? Extra clean & beneficial! Not to mention, there are 18 other uses for this soap written all over the bottle.
AER Deodorant: Deodorant was one of the more challenging changes for me. It is also, in my opinion, the most important product to switch over. There have been many studies linking deodorant to breast cancer. I plan on doing a separate post about switching to nontoxic deodorant, but for now this is the product I recommend! There are 3 different scents to choose from. Yes it is a bit pricey, but you only need a small amount once a day.
Cocokind Skin Butter: My skin gets soooo dry and this is the cure. I am in love with Cocokind because of their dedication to using clean products and not to mention it is a company run by women! Another awesome benefit of this product and all the others from this company is that they strive to make it affordable.
Cocokind Cleansing Oil: Before I started this journey, I was very nervous about using oil on my skin because I am very acne prone. That is no longer the case. This cleansing oil makes my skin feel nourished and balanced. It removes dirt, make up, and just about everything else from your face without leaving it dry and irritated.
Cocokind Chia Facial Oil: Again, another product I was nervous about because it didn't seem like a good idea to add oil to my face. Boy was I wrong! I apply this allllll over my face and it hydrates my face without feeling heavy and overpowering.
Cocokind Mymatcha Stick: I highlighted this product in my gift guide and I will keep recommending it. It is amazing! I use it under my eyes to hydrate (the under eye area is by far the most neglected area of our bodies and yet needs the most love!) and also on my lips. Truly amazing.
Cocokind Chlorophyll Mask: This mask is so versatile. It comes as a powder and allows you the freedom to adjust it to what your face needs. You can add a little water for a thicker mask, a lot of water for a thinner mask, some of the cleansing oil above for a hydrating mask, etc. Check it out!