By Alli McGinnis
When it comes to beauty, it’s safe to say, if you wouldn’t put it IN your body, you shouldn’t put it ON your body.
Holistic health is all about keeping your whole body healthy inside and out, so it’s a perfect time to rethink your beauty routine, and choose products without harmful ingredients that could be hazardous to your health. (October is also National Breast Cancer Awareness month, another good reminder to take care of yourself!)
I have tried and tested dozens of natural beauty products and let me tell you…not all are created equal. Thankfully, the world is becoming more aware of harmful ingredients, so the demand for more natural products is rising, and there are more options to choose from.
I have rounded up my top 8 favorite natural beauty products. Let’s detox your daily beauty regimen with safe and effective products that really work. I promise you won’t miss a thing — and your skin will thank you later.
One Love Organics Vitamin C Serum: I love this brand so much that it was hard for me to only pick three of my favorites, but I have so many favorite natural products and I wanted to focus on my top 8. This vitamin C serum is incredible. I am on my third bottle, and if I go a day without it my skin cries. My skin is more luminous and smooth since I started using it. I only wish they made it in a bigger bottle.
One Love Organics Vitamin B Cleansing Oil: I’m not going to lie, the scent sold me on this product. It smells like you are in tropical paradise. The pineapple enzyme exfoliates and hydrates the skin. It took me years to start using a cleansing oil, and I will now never go back. This is the way to take off your makeup ladies.
One Love Organics Vitamin E Eye Balm: Don’t tell One Love I said this, but the eye cream is HUGE. It is worth every penny. A little goes a very long way, therefore it never seems to run out. The rich balm melts in-between your fingertips as you apply it, and the magic formula softens the fine lines around your eyes.
Erin’s Faces Organic Silk Cream: A friend of mine designed this moisturizer, and it is heaven in a jar. I love layering a light layer over my serum at night to lock in moisture. The cream is so light and fluffy and feels like cashmere on your skin.
Tarte Lights, Camera, Lashes Mascara: No matter how many mascaras I try, I keep coming back to this one. It moisturizes my lashes while volumizing and lengthening. Best part is that it’s gentle and doesn’t flake into my eyes.
Yes To Carrots Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15: Yes, you can even find natural products in the drugstore. This moisturizer is my daily go-to year round. It’s not too heavy and not too light. My skin feels hydrated, and I love that it has some SPF coverage.
Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask: This is the lip treatment of lip treatments. Nothing seems to EVER hydrate my lips enough when winter weather rolls around. Use this morning, noon, and night for baby soft, chap-free lips. It’s a must have in my book.
Alli McGinnis is a Pilates instructor, beauty junky, and veganish foodie. Alli's goal is to create a space where women can come and be inspired to feel confident in their own skin. On her blog, Inside Out Beautiful, she writes about everything from beauty and fashion tips to fitness and living a healthy lifestyle from the" Inside Out." She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and seven month old son Declan.