Searching for better skincare products? Worried about the chemicals you’re using every day?
There are several ingredients you really don’t want on or in your body, especially a delicate place like your face. (Read about five toxic skincare ingredients to avoid here.) Since skin is the body’s largest organ, it soaks up anything placed on it. Skincare products don’t always stay skin deep. Some products, like lipstick, can be ingested while others, such as sprays, can be inhaled into the lungs.
By choosing natural and organic skincare products instead you can help your skin become clear and bright—without the risk of toxic chemical ingredients. Here are some of our favorite natural skincare brands and why.
Andalou Naturals was the first beauty brand to achieve Non-GMO Project Verified status. They create Non-GMO, good-for-all formulas with high standards.
Their ingredient standards include non-GMO project verified and gluten-free verified, certified organic, nature-derived, vegan, vegetarian, sustainably sourced and fair trade ingredients. Lastly, they are always cruelty-free.
They also use a proprietary ingredient CannaCell®, which is superpowered antioxidants that are sourced from hemp stem cells. There’s been a lot of buzz surrounding hemp lately, and that’s because hemp has been found to have many uses, including in skincare. Its antioxidants help defend against free radicals and counteract premature aging due to oxidative damage, pollution, and UV sun exposure.
Andalou Naturals uses 100% pure hemp seed oil to fortify their products with a nourishing complex of proteins, nutrients, and minerals and is rich in vitamins E, C, B1, B2, B3, B6. Hemp seed oil is also rich in Omega-3 and Omega-6 linoleic fatty acids for increased oxygenation and hydration.
Those are just a few reasons why we love this brand!
Nourish Organic creates healthy, high-performing, plant-based products that are concern-free and eco-friendly. Their belief is that what you put on your body is every bit as important as what you put in it. They are “organic pioneers,” creating healthy, environmentally responsible, accessible, and effective personal care products that nurture natural beauty.
Whenever possible, they source ingredients from local organic farmers and producers. They also pledge to never use synthetic parabens, phthalates, petrochemicals, artificial fragrances or preservatives, silicones, propylene glycol, mineral oils, sulfates, synthetic dyes, triclosan, EDTA, or aluminum.
There are many more reasons why we love this brand. They are also super earth-conscious and do their best to support the environment and save energy whenever possible. They recycle all of their cardboard and reuse and repurpose materials when and where appropriate. All packaging, surplus pallets, and drums that are not reused are recycled to other companies. All wins in our book!
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Beauty By Earth is all about providing premium organic and all-natural skincare products of the highest quality–at an affordable price point.
They absolutely do not use parabens and you won’t see Sodium Lauryl Sulfate/Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Synthetic Fragrances, or Triclosan in their ingredient lists. Instead, you’ll find natural ingredients such as: Beeswax, Witch Hazel, Aloe Vera, Coconut Oil, Argan Oil, Algae Extract, Calendula (flowers, extract), Chamomile (flowers, essential oil), Glycerin, Jojoba Oil, and Lavender (flowers, essential oil).
Their products are safer for many reasons. They are USDA organic, gluten-free, vegan, cruelty-free, recycle, made in USA, and non-GMO ingredients. Yay, natural skincare for everyone!
Those are just three of our favorite organic and natural skincare brands! To see more of the brands we carry check out our face care product page here.