By Amanda Garrigus
It’s no secret that what we put on our skin is absorbed into our bodies. But still, many of us would choose effective products over those that protect our health, and the environment. Guilty as charged! What’s the point if it doesn’t get the job done? Am I right? The good news is, a new day has dawned and brought with it a whole host of non-toxic options that’ll satisfy both you, and mother nature. See some of our top picks below.
Beautycounter Rejuvenating Radiance Serum
Beautycounter founder, Gregg Renfrew, is one of those impossibly stylish women who is also a brilliant force of nature and a beacon of light. Upon discovering just how unregulated the beauty industry is in the United Sates, and just how many toxic chemicals make it into our everyday products, she decided, in typical girl boss fashion, to step forward and take a stand against the establishment. Beautycounter was born out of her desire to create a line of skincare and makeup products without any of the hundreds of harmful ingredients found in many drugstores, and even high-end brands. But how does one choose from the dozens of great items in her line of cool girl approved products? You could just buy everything, or, you could start with her bestselling, super high performing Rejuvenating Radiance Serum. Sounds great, right? It will even your skin tone and reduce the appearance of wrinkles, all thanks to some very good for you vitamin C, and a few other powerful, completely safe ingredients.
Vintner’s Daughter Active Treatment Essence
For years, cult beauty brand, Vintner’s Daughter, sold only one product, their Active Botanical Serum. Beauty industry heavyweights, and discerning customers, quickly dubbed it, “the face oil to end all face oils.” Now, five years of research, development, and soul searching later, and its founder, Napa Valley native April Gargiulo, has introduced another covetable product to her highly curated repertoire. She named the new entree Active Treatment Essence, and, like its predecessor, this new beauty oil is packed with internationally and locally sourced, nutrient rich botanical ingredients, including pre- and probiotics, plant stem cells and marine microalgae.
Kora Organics Noni Glow Face Balm
When on the hunt for skincare products that give a gorgeous glow, it’s always a good idea to ask your most radiant friend to spill their secrets. If radiant and glowy friends are in short supply, look no further than supermodel Miranda Kerr. The former Victoria’s Secret angel, turned successful entrepreneur, created Kora Organics, a line of non-toxic, highly effective products, to nurture your skin and promote mind-body wellness. Topping the list of stellar face-savers is her Noni Glow Face Balm. Its key ingredients, noni and calendula extracts, with supporting players, coconut and rosehip oil, nourish your skin to restore radiance. In addition to the traditional post-cleanse application, fans of the product, including Kerr herself, use the balm to create a dewy finish over makeup and even as a hydrating lip balm. So many reasons to love.
All Good Tinted Sunscreen
Sun protection is a cornerstone of skin health, but choosing a sunscreen that’s free of harmful chemicals, and lightweight on the skin, is almost as hard as creating a perfect cat eye with a liquid eyeliner. Oh. That’s not hard for you? Well, anyway, you get the point. Enter All Good’s reef friendly, tinted sunscreen with SPF 30. With decidedly earthy ingredients, including green tea, calendula, and buriti oil to sooth skin and restore elasticity, you’ll be ready to frolic in the sun without worrying about those UV rays wreaking havoc on your delicate dermis.
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