I educate and empower all of my clients to be mindful about what goes into their bodies, but sometimes they are surprised to hear that it is just as critical to use that same level of care when considering what they put onto their bodies. Sure, food is important—extremely important! But it is only one piece of the puzzle that is your health.
The skincare industry is one of multi-billions—and the unfortunate reality is that most products on the market contain toxins that are continuously linked to short and long-term health complications. Skin is the largest organ, and what goes on it goes in it, too. With very little regulation by the FDA, selecting quality, non-toxic skincare products can be challenging to navigate— but is nonetheless increasingly important.
Here are the products I personally use and would recommend to anyone looking to clean up their skincare regimen:
Designed with the delicate microbiome in mind, this product gently cleanses the day away while preserving beneficial bacteria. With ingredients including prebiotics, probiotics, and a dreamy blend of fruit and flower extracts, this is my favorite non-toxic product for cleaning and nourishing the skin.
This multifaceted mist is excellent for setting makeup, toning, maintaining hydration, environmental protection, and more. It has a lightweight feel and a calming aroma that keeps me reaching for it any time I need a quick refresh.
Not only does this serum make my skin look and feel plump and hydrated, but it has the added benefit of 11 sources of antioxidants and 72 potent botanical ingredients that skin absorbs like a sponge. This is a must-have in my nightly routine.
I noticed a difference in my skin quickly when I started using this serum. This is the perfect blend for overall skincare, as it hydrates, reduces wrinkles, soothes irritation, and beyond. High-weight hyaluronic molecules and the ever-medicinal purslane extract nourish skin at the cellular level.
I LOVE this eye cream due to its powerful (but natural) active ingredients of Omega lipids, Gold Root, and Sugar Beet. Together, this combination de-puffs, brightens, and soothes the ever-sensitive eye area.
Created from start to finish on a lush Vermont farm, this night cream makes my skin feel buttery smooth and seriously hydrates to the core. With clean ingredients that include antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and vitamin F, I love this cream so much that I use it AM and PM.
This little organic elixir indeed does it all. It contains nine nutrient-dense oils, including a botanically derived retinol alternative that improves texture while leaving skin silky soft. I use this on my face, hands, and neck daily and love the glow it leaves on my skin.
Not only do these lightweight sun drops provide protection against both UVA and UVB rays, but they also double as an anti-aging powerhouse that continue to work on my skin, dealing with the after-effects of sun exposure. With clean ingredients, including Cassia Extract, Vitamin E, and Beta-Glucan, I apply a few drops whenever I spend time in the sun.
This overnight peel is inspired by professional chemical peels—but simply formulated with potent fruit extracts and glycolic and hyaluronic acid. It packs an intense, powerful exfoliation that leaves my skin feeling brand new.
This organic brightening mask is the perfect fix after a late night out or even just a mid- week boost. It transforms even the most tired-looking skin, refining pores and smoothing texture with BHA from white willow bark and pomegranate enzymes.
Most deodorants on the market are guilty offenders when it comes to harmful ingredients, and many of the natural brands don’t always do their job to the fullest… That is why I love the all-natural Agent Nateur—it is an organic, aluminum-free deodorant that prevents odor and leaves even the most sensitive of skin feeling fresh, hydrated, and clean.
12. Prima Skin Therapy Ultra-Rich Body Butter
As much as I love living in sunny Southern California, its dry climate can leave my skin feeling uncomfortably dry and rough. This rich and luxurious body butter is infused with CBD, organic oils and butters, and a luxurious blend of essential oils. It is perfect for all- over moisturization any time my skin needs quenching.
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Not only is your largest organ highly absorbent, but the creams, serums, and toners you apply to your skin can also easily be inhaled, entering straight into your precious bloodstream. This is why switching to a non-toxic skincare regimen is vital for your overall health. Transitioning anything in life can be overwhelming, but remember, just like with diet—it doesn’t need to happen overnight. You can replace products one at a time to eventually have a squeaky-clean routine that will make you both look and feel radiant. If you are interested in more recommendations on how to make the transition to a more natural, toxin-free lifestyle, I invite you to schedule a private zoom video session with me!