This spring, show some love for your skin and our planet by opting for natural and eco-friendly products.
When you’re in your 20s, not much goes into your beauty regiment. Technically, all you have to do is find the right hair and makeup products that work for you. As you get older, however, the decisions you’ve made up until then start to add up. Using products that are harmful or packed with chemicals in your youth will ultimately have a negative effect on your skin. Luckily, a lot of companies are aware of this and have opted out of using harmful chemicals in their products. Makeup manufacturers the likes of Alterna, REN, and Bare Minerals have all taken a natural approach to beauty, and we’re reaping the benefits. Click through our gallery above for ten of the best natural beauty products.
Lush Mint Julips Lip Scrub
Although everyone seems to want brighter, pinker lips, few people actually follow the golden rule of healthy, soft lips: scrubbing. While making your own scrub at home may be one way to go, the wonderful people at Lush have created a delicious lip scrub that contains hints of chocolate and mint. The sugar-based scrub is easy to use and removes dead skin, leaving your lips extremely pink and delicious. The mint extract adds a little plumpness to your lips that is sure to get them noticed.
Alterna Bamboo Abundant Volume Shampoo
Most people don’t realize that hair products can contain so many chemicals that they will do more harm than good to your hair in the long run. This product is one of the most natural and is free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, gluten, sodium chloride, and pretty much anything else that could be bad for your hair. The secret behind this amazing line is the bamboo and caviar extracts used in all of the products.
Jason Natural Cosmetics Cocoa Butter Intensive Moisturizing Crème
This moisturizing cream may become your new BFF thanks to its natural contents. It’s filled with cocoa butter, avocado oil, jojoba, and vitamins A and E, and will soak right into your skin. The mixture of powerful natural ingredients results in long-lasting hydration that you can feel all day long. It’s perfect if you’re pregnant or have very dry skin.
Silk Oil of Morocco Moroccan Glow bronzer
Silk Oil of Morocco is a natural, Argan-oil based line that uses minerals in its makeup products. This bronzer’s fine texture makes it easy to blend, and the gorgeous color gives the illusion of naturally sun-kissed skin.
L’Occitane Pure Shea Butter
This certified organic and fair-trade Shea butter is one of the best beauty balms you could use. Intensely hydrating and enriched with vitamins and minerals, this product is ideal for dehydrated skin or hair. Simply apply a small amount and massage into your skin or the ends of your hair, and let it work its magic.
Korres Pomegranate Cleansing & Make Up Removing Wipes
Korres draws inspiration from Greece, using many natural ingredients that are found in Greek beauty rituals, including yogurt and fruits. These wipes are great for cleansing and toning and are incredibly refreshing. The pomegranate extract works to tighten pores, leaving you with visibly beautiful skin.
Ren Radiance Perfecting Serum
Finding natural products can be tough, but, thankfully, companies like Ren make our lives a lot easier. Ren is an incredible skincare line created without any sulfates, parabens, or phthalates. The secret behind it is the natural active ingredients it contains, which help encourage skin cell renewal and leave you with radiant, even-toned skin.
Human+Kind All-in-One Family Remedy Cream
Human+Kind is one of those brands that won’t just make you look good; it will make you feel good too. Sans perfumes, parabens, artificial coloring, and chemicals, this product seeps deep into your skin and helps fight serious skin problems like rosacea, eczema, and even psoriasis. Using natural ingredients, this wondercream can also help sooth itchy skin, acne, and cold sores. It really is a miracle in a bottle.
Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Serum
Acne is one of the biggest issues women face in humid climates. Look to Juice Beauty, one of the most effective and natural beauty brands on the market, to treat acne. The Blemish Clearing Serum uses organic fruit extracts, salicylic acid, organic aloe vera, and vitamin C to literally melt away acne and reveal gorgeous skin.
bareMinerals Ready Eyeshadow 4.0
You may look great with makeup, but many of the chemicals contained could cause serious signs of ageing in the long run. Most of the synthetic ingredients contain drying agents that suck moisture out of your skin. bareMinerals have created a formula packed with antioxidants, vitamins, caffeine, and cucumber, which actually helps reduce puffiness and improve circulation. It also comes free of parabens, sulfates, and any synthetic dyes or fragrances.