I try to use natural products as much as possible, especially the ones I am putting directly on or in my body. It’s easy to think we are protected by laws of what can or can’t be included in products in order to protect our health … but we’re not. Companies are pretty much left to their own convictions of what they can put in the products they sell. They also can be very deceiving in their marketing and packaging to make you think their product is safer than it really its!
When in doubt, you can use this site (click here) to type in any product you are curious about. It will give you a grade and tell you why it receives that grade based on what’s the product contains. In the meantime, here are my favorite natural beauty products I use every day!
Charcoal has recently become all the rage in beauty products and for good reason. It detoxifies and absorbs impurities in your skin leaving your face smoother and brighter. This is my go-to face wash, and the reviews alone will have you sold! (Disclaimer: I am NOT a Beautycounter consultant; I just truly love this product!)
SHOP THE CHARCOAL CLEANSING BAR HEREBeing a blogger, I’ve had the privilege of trying out some of the greatest skincare products out there including some of the the top exfoliators and polishers. One of my absolute favorite ones that I was sent retailed for $140. Yes, you read that right. Since I couldn’t justify replacing that tube once it ran dry, I set out to create my own exfoliator. This little concoction that you already have in your kitchen is JUST as good and for like 3% of the price haha!
I’ve used this homemade face polisher/exfoliator 2-3 times a week for the past several years, and the difference in my skin (and therefor how well my makeup goes on) is incredible! Just pour some baking soda in your hand and mix in some Apple Cider Vinegar and gently scrub your face in small circles. The mixture does a tremendous job of removing dead skin cells and also helps balance the PH levels in your skin which helps to brighten and even out skin tones. Apple Cider Vinegar also is a natural way to help clear acne!
I’m about to blow your mind. We all know how expensive face masks are, but this one is only $8 and lasts forever. It’s also one of the highest (and most rated) products on Amazon ever – and rightfully so. I’ve been using this 1-2 times a week for a little over a year now, and never want to go back to my old face mask ways! It’s dry clay, so you mix it with apple cider vinegar (or water if you prefer) and apply it to your face. It cleans out your pores beautifully and helps with acne as well! Just check out the reviews on Amazon if you need more proof!
SHOP THE MASK HEREThis face lotion has been so great for my skin and is hands down the product that has changed the quality and texture of my skin more than anything else. I can’t recommend this enough! Again, I want to mention that I am not a Beautycounter distributor; I just truly love their products!
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Here is another Beauty Counter product I love (as does my husband!). This lip moisturizer WORKS, smells great, and protects and heals my lips better than anything else I’ve tried. ((Disclaimer: I am NOT a Beautycounter consultant; I just truly love this product!))
SHOP THIS LIP MOISTURIZER HEREPure Argan Oil is a great moisturizer for even the most sensitive of skin and also has some powerful anti-aging properties. I use this every night around my eyes and also as a deep conditioning treatment for my hair!
SHOP THIS ARGAN OIL HEREMy struggle to find a natural deodorant that actually worked was a long one; however, I finally stumbled upon Native a couple years back and have been sold ever since! It keeps me dry and smelling good, and like many of these other products, the reviews speak for themselves! My favorite scent is their popular Coconut Vanilla!