5 Favourite Clean, Non-toxic Beauty Products
I've recently made efforts to change the beauty products I use everyday for clean, non-toxic ones after learning about the amount of chemicals and harmful ingredients that go into most product formulations.
While not everything I use falls under this category and aren't 100% clean (a girl's gotta wear some matte lipstick, eyeliner and bronzer sometimes!), I try to make sure that what I apply to my skin everyday is safe and not harmful for my health. For me it's really just making the choice of the lesser evil.
I'll be honest that it was quite overwhelming after doing more research into what standards are required for product certifications. I was shocked to learn about the lack of chemical policy in North America. It's also frustrating to see companies that greenwash their products and label them as "organic" or "natural" when they really in fact are not! Anyway, enough of my ranting. I thought I would share some clean products that I have discovered, grown to love and feel good using on my skin everyday.
Here are my 5 favourite clean, non-toxic beauty products:
► Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence - I like using this in different ways like as a toner, mist or refresher when I need a boost of hydration. This is full of Hyaluronic Acid which does wonders for skin. I find that it leaves a nice plumping effect to tired skin as well, which is a bonus if you're traveling or sleep-deprived.
► Coola Mineral Sunscreen Face SPF 30 - I've learned that it's super important to wear SPF everyday and I can't live without this sunscreen. It's matte, goes on smooth and doesn't leave any sheen. My skin can be super sensitive or very oily depending on the season and I find that this always feels good on my skin. It's actually also very calming and soothing as it is made with Evening Primrose Oil and Flax Seed Oils.
► ILIA Lipstick Crayon - The shade I use and love is Come Undone - a perfect subtle nude. This is packed with healing oils from Coconut, Sesame and Cranberry Seed. It feels and looks good on!
► Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Lipstick - I love this lipstick for its rich, creamy colour and smooth application that leaves my lips feeling extra moisturized. This is made with 11 edible essential oils. It has a lovely subtle hint of vibrant, citrus fruit flavour which makes your lips extra kissable. Major bonus, am I right?
► Josie Maran Argan Enlightenment Illumining Veil - The product name is a bit of a mouthful, I know. This is simply a cream based highlighter. It's enriched with Argan oil, and creates a lit from within radiant glow. It's my favourite natural highlighter!
If you've tried these products before or have other clean products that you adore, please do leave a comment as I'd love to hear from you.