As is the case with food, I don’t adhere to a strict organic beauty lifestyle. I believe in moderately indulging. But since discovering organic beauty community on Instagram (who else follows The Organic Bunny?), I’ve been inspired to incorporate organic products into my makeup and skincare routine. Even though some of my favorite beauty products wouldn’t qualify as organic, I’d like to make more of an effort to minimize the amount of toxic ingredients I’m subjecting to my skin. Recent gifts from Yes to Carrots, Vita Liberata, and BITE Beauty have made this process easier and fun. Read on to find out why you should swap your exfoliator, body butter, body makeup, face mask, and lipstick for these healthier goodies.
I can’t help but cringe when I remember the days I used St. Ives face scrub regularly (I know I’m not the only one!), luckily I found the light when I receive a sample of Acure in my SimplyStylist swag bag last fall and have been hooked ever since. Formulated with organic sea kelp and lemon peel, the scrub is so gentle it’s hard to believe how soft, smooth, and radiant my face looks afterwards. It also contains argan stem cells and chlorella growth factor to stimulate new cell growth and repair, which means that unlike harsh scrubs, this one won’t strip your skin of essential oils. Best of all, the scrub is less than $10.
Ok, so these lipsticks are only 99% organic or natural, but they’re the closest thing I’ve used to “clean” lipstick. I wear lipstick everyday (a lot of it) and I inevitably ingest it whenever I eat, drink or talk. So, even though I love Tom Ford lipsticks, I much prefer the edible alternative of BITE. Not only are they incredibly pigmented, they’re also creamy, moisturizing, and don’t contain parabens, sulfates, or phtalates. Instead, they’re made with 12 edible oils and have yummy citrus scent. The color also lasts for hours even after I’ve had something to eat. And now I don’t have to turn into a hypochondriac if I accidentally ingest a bit of lipstick.
*Gifted product from Influenster; all reviews my own.
???Meet gazpacho, beetroot, and pepper – my new lipstick squad courtesy of @bitebeauty and @influenster ???. These lipsticks are made with natural and organic ingredients so they are extra hydrating and creamy. As much as I love my other lipsticks like Tom Ford, I’m ready to give them up for this non-toxic alternative. ?? #organic #theamusebouche #bitebeauty #lipstick #greenbeauty #love #bblogger #sponsored #fblogger #beautyblogger #nontoxic #naturalbeauty #pretty #squad #organicbeauty #healthy #style #fotd
I’m obsessed with this organic body makeup by Vita Liberata. As someone who has keratosis pilaris and doesn’t tan easily, body makeup is a staple for me. I’ve used Sally Hansen leg makeup in the past but Body Blur is a thousand times better. Not only does it provide more coverage, but it also less messy and doesn’t rub off so easily. And even Gigi Hadid uses it for her photoshoots. ‘Nuf said.
*Gifted product from Vita Liberata; all reviews my own.
You may remember my recap of this body butter from my January Birchbox post. This sample I received was almond which has a divine scent and is formulated with organic aloe, shea butter, and raspberry. So many body lotions contain harsh chemicals that counteract any hydrating properties so an organic alternative is especially crucial.
I’ve always loved the Yes To line so when I received a mask, cleanser, and eye balm from the new Yes To Coconuts line I was enamored. Upon application of this hydrating mask formulated with coconut and avocado oils, you’ll be dreaming of eating chocolate coconut macaroons on a Hawaiian beach. This mask adds instant hydration to tired skin, leaving my face smooth and moisturized for the whole day. For those with oily skin like me, rest assured the line is perfectly safe to use – it hasn’t clogged my pores or made me breakout.
*Gifted product from Yes To Carrots; all reviews my own.
These coconut based beauty goodies are making me crave actual coconuts…with chocolate ?. Thanks for the samples @yestocarrots ?. One of my beauty resolutions was to use more paraben-free skincare products and this cleanser, mask, and eye balm are the perfect addition to my beauty routine ????. #yestobeautyres #cleanbeauty #yestocarrots #yestococonuts #bblogger #beauty #beautyblogger #beautycare #organic #naturalbeauty #greenbeauty #crueltyfreebeauty #fbloggers #parabenfree #chemicalfree #behappy #behealthy #naturalskincare #greenliving #instabeauty #sundaymorning
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