Posted on March 02 2016
Switching to all natural and healthy beauty products no longer requires a sacrifice in quality and effectiveness. There are many reasons to make the switch to organic, from-the-earth products because they eliminate toxic chemical ingredients. Despite the upward trend in organic and all-natural buying habits, finding the products that work best can be difficult, especially since they are often a little pricier than other popular non-organic brands.
Why switch to organic? There are not nearly as many regulations about what can or cannot be in beauty products the way that there is in food and drugs, but even though we are not ingesting these ingredients, they still have the potential to be absorbed into the skin. Many people are using popular products with toxic ingredients such as parabens, sulfates, mineral oil and lead (just to name a few), and don’t even realize it!
Are you ready to make a switch to organic beauty? We have made a list of products we have tried and enjoyed that will keep you beautiful and healthier.
According to the Journal of the American College of Toxicology, common shampoo and conditioner ingredients such as Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) and Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) can damage the immune system, cause separation of skin layers, and inflame your skin leaving it dry, rashy and irritated.
We like: OGX Anti-Breakage Keratin Oil Shampoo & Conditioner
Our Review: All of the OGX hair care products are fabulous. This one in particular has a great smell, leaves hair clean, shiny, soft and nourished without the sulfates or chemical scent.
We like: Honest Co.
Our Review: The honest company is a wonderful brand for all things natural and organic. We like their hand soap and shampoo/body wash because it works great and the ingredients are pure and natural. The soap lathers great and has a light, natural and clean scent.
We like: Yes To Carrots
Our Review: YES To Carrots from award winning YES To line gives exceptional hydration for soft and smooth skin. It provides 24 hour moisture yet is lightweight. Both paraben free and cruelty free. At least 95% natural, you will feel good wearing it.
We like: Origins Stay Tuned™ Foundation
We like: Physician’s Formula
Our Review: Organic wear® 100% Natural Origin Work It! Full! Flared! Fit! Mascara - This mascara stays put from gym to office. 100% natural ingredients and 70% organic. Reasonable price. Safe for sensitive eyes and contact lens wearers.
We like: Burt’s Bees
Our Review: The new lipstick not only gives 8 hour moisture but full coverage with 14 fabulous shades to choose from. This not only conditions the lips but is made with 100% natural ingredients. For a lighter coverage the lip balms provide the same moisture with less color.
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