5 non-toxic beauty products to replenish and restore
As the seasons change it’s time to take stock of our skin and tresses and make sure that they’ve gotten all the moisture they need. Whether your climate is just finishing summer, or about to enter into it, these are my 5 must-haves to replenish and restore:
Lip cream – Lipstock was developed out of a love for lip makeup, a respect for holistic wellness by native New Yorker Olga Ferreira. Balanced with Watermelon Seed Oil, a soft blend of emollient-rich Organic Avocado Oil and Organic Shea Butter, with the potent antioxidants of Green Tea and Vitamin E, this balm has a cream texture and a satin finish, that feels neither greasy nor waxy.
Body scrub – I might be slightly addicted to this line of soothing sugar scrubs from Shea Moisture. Exfoliate with fragrant Lavender Buds and nourish with Shea Butter and Wild Orchid Extract or scrub with Olive Butter and anti-oxidant rich Green Tea Extract. No parabens, phthalates, paraffin, gluten, propylene glycol, mineral oil, synthetic fragrance, PABA, synthetic color, DEA or sulfates. Cruelty free, no animal testing, with certified organic ingredients these scrubs leave the skin so soft there’s no need for additional cream.
Rose Water – from Beauty Counter, perfect for a lifting spritz. A quick botanical boost any time, day or night, this formula soothes, promotes hydration and a dewy glow. Beauty Counter’s stringent screening process is unlike any other in the beauty industry— evaluating every ingredient that goes into their products for safety, with everyone’s health in mind.
Hair conditioning – founded by Horst Rechelbacher (creator of Aveda) Intelligent Nutrients is a health and beauty product company that utilizes 100% food-based and organic certified ingredients. The hair detangler, formulated without parabens, phthalates, synethetic fragrances, PEGs, SLS or secrets, is perfect as an added leave-in for dry hair.
Hand and cuticle cream – Éminence Organic Skin Care, a manufacturer of Hungarian skin care since 1958, offers hand-made, cruelty-free products using biodynamic and USDA certified ingredients. This cream, with moisturizing sweet almond oil leaves hands and cuticles feeling soft and smooth but not greasy.