Top 5 Clean Beauty Swaps

If you are only going to swap out a few of your conventional products for cleaner/safer versions then start with these.

Deodorant

If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with breast cancer, then it may have been advised to refrain from using any conventional antiperspirants and deodorants. Many of these products contain endocrine disruptors and potential carcinogens and other toxins that may be unlisted, and all of these can be hidden within the word “fragrance” on the list of ingredients.

The underarms are one of the most detoxifying areas on our bodies and the skin in this area is also very thin and is prone to more absorption which is why it is important to use natural deodorants that are free from these harmful toxins.

Sun Protection

Sunblock that contains chemicals can irritate the skin and cause inflammation which also happens to be one of the primary causes of aging. Mineral sunblock, however, works to calm the skin and will last until you wash it off or sweat it off. While it may have taken a bit longer in the past to rub it into the skin, several clean cosmetics companies have begun to formulate the sunblock so that the formulas are much more blendable than before and easier to apply.

Mascara

Mascara is often made with coal tar and may contain other preservatives and plasticisers. If you want a cleaner mascara made with powerful botanical ingredients instead, then you should check out some toxin-free mascaras that work just as well as the conventional mascara.

Lipstick

Conventional lipsticks contain dyes, petroleum, plasticisers, and optical brighteners that can disrupt the endocrine system and be harmful. This is why you should use a luxe, ultra-hydrating lipstick with intense pigments that is considered long wear but is natural and free from the toxins you may find in conventional lipsticks. Check out the great natural lipsticks in store- you won’t know the difference.

Self-Tanner

No matter what your skin tone self-tanner is an effective way to look smoother and more svelte and can help the skin look less tired, wrinkled, and splotchy. However, conventional formulas contain many toxins that are not safe for the skin, and they are even heavily fragranced to mask the distinct smell of DHA. To avoid self-tanners with parabens and phthalates, check out the great self-tanners we stock in store.