IT'S EASY BEING GREEN! SIMPLE SWAPS FOR A HEALTHIER YOU.
It can be alarming to know how many toxins can enter our body from a product, particularly if they are the ones we use daily on our skin, going through bottle after bottle. But going green has never been easier–there are so many options to choose from! This spring, swap out these five daily essentials for a more non-toxic, healthy, and plant-based YOU.
1. FACE MOISTURIZER
If you've got dry skin, try Odacité's Beautiful Day Moisturizer with MSM and DMAE. It will fast become your go-to, sitting beautifully under foundation and keeping your skin nourished all day.
If you prefer a cream to a lotion, try French Girl's coveted Crème Fraîche, a gorgeous little pot with aloe and witch hazel that instantly calms and hydrates and is particularly fantastic for sensitive skin.
Protect your skin from the sun with Ursa Major's lightweight and effective Force Field Daily Defense Lotion with SPF 18. Smooth it on over your face serum and your skin is perfectly prepped for the day.
There's a little something for everyone in the foundation department. If you've never tried a non-toxic formula, 100% Pure's Fruit-Pigmented Healthy Foundation is the place to start.
Not a liquid foundation fan? Alima Pure's Satin Matte Foundation Powder comes in every shade under the sun!
And for a little extra coverage, Au Naturale's Zero Gravity Foundation is a cream-to-powder formula that sits like a heavenly mousse on the skin.
3. BODY LOTION
When entering the green beauty world, one realizes oils are queen. Have you tried substituting your daily lotion with a body oil? We absolutely adore One Love Organics Vitamin C Body Oil. It smells like piña coladas and–when applied to wet skin after a bath or shower–keeps skin hydrated all day.
For those searching for a traditional lotion, Pai's Comfrey and Calendula Calming Body Cream has you covered. With a soft scent and conventional pump, this one is perfect for sensitive or reactive skin.
For the minimalist, try the apply-anywhere-and-everywhere Leaves of Trees Lotion in Orange Blossom. It's a handbag staple, with its argan oil base and Insta-worthy tube.
If you're switching from a traditional twist-up deodorant, chances are you'll want to stick with the stick. Our first pick? The cult-favorite Meow Meow Tweet in Original and Baking Soda-Free formulas that feature cute illustrations on the packaging, lighting up any vanity!
Kaia Naturals also features a Takesumi Detox Deodorant Stick in three wonderful scents: Juicy Bamboo, Lime Mint, and Cold-Pressed Rose.
And lastly, for those with a sensitive nose, Blissoma's Scentless Stick is the way to go. Ultra-effective and moisturizing, this one keeps racking up the five-star reviews!
Looking for a traditional fragrance? My Daughter Fragrances perfume in Bloom 23º is a fan-favorite with rich notes of white florals.
Josh Rosebrook's Ethereal is our new crush, soft and transporting, with a traditional spray pump and thoroughly untraditional scent.
L'Absolu Vanille by Tsi-La Organics boasts an easy-to-use rollerball formula and lights up any room with sweet vanilla cut through with soft woody notes.
Not sure what scent to try? Take our quiz to find your signature fragrance!