If you’ve shopped for any beauty product recently, from lipstick to shampoo, you may have noticed new labels that call out certain products as “clean beauty.” But what does “clean beauty” really mean? Is it the same as organic? Natural? And what are the benefits of having a “clean” beauty ritual, anyway?
It’s hard to differentiate what constitutes a “clean” product from a toxic one. Because it’s essentially a free-for-all, companies can use many adjectives to market and greenwash these potentially harmful products—“natural,” “green,” and “eco,” for example, have no clear definitions. Just like the foods you put into your body show on the outside, the products you put on your skin can make their way into your bloodstream. People wouldn’t eat toxic chemicals so why would they want to put them on their body, which eventually will end up in their body? Why not feel good inside and out? When you start paying attention to your health, you cut out gluten or shop organic produce. The next natural step is to consider what chemicals you’re using to wash your face or lengthen your lashes.
I think one of the first steps in creating a clean beauty routine is to get your glow on with skin care supplements that heal your skin from the inside out.
Dr. Barbara Strum Skin Food
Skincare know-it-all Dr. Barbara Sturm worked on Purslane, the star ingredient in her Skin Food capsules, with a team of renowned specialists to harness its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and nutritive properties. The added Glucosamine kick-starts the bodies own production of hyaluronic acid, which turns on your skin’s internal water tap and hydrates it from the inside out.
Four Stigmatic Matcha Latte Mix Each packet features ceremonial grade matcha combined with your favorite dairy free milk plus moringa and maitake mushrooms that are beneficial for gut health. Drinking it may increase energy, decrease fat absorption, and balance blood sugar.
Moon Juice Beauty Dust A beautifying adaptogenic blend of Schisandra, Amla, Ashwagandha, Rehmannia, Goji & Pearl that targets stress and accelerates aging, improves skin clarity, and helps protect from free radicals.
Face Cleanser: Tata Harper Regenerating Cleanser Tata Harper dishes out some of the best natural beauty products we’ve used, and this cream cleanser is no exception. Ever the multitasker, it cleanses, clarifies, and tones the skin for flawless results. The formula—made of 100% natural origin ingredients—rids skin of dirt and impurities while unclogging pores, softening the skin, and buffing away dead cells with a gentle exfoliating action. The smell, a fresh citrusy delight, is also to die for.
This is your daily radiance boost. This citrus-scented facial oil quickly absorbs and helps awaken and replenish. It is lightweight and silky smooth. This blend of oils is designed to help hydrate and improve the appearance of skin radiance. Omega-rich marula oil provides intense hydration, while antioxidant vitamin C helps brighten and even skin tone.
Osea Blemish Balm Formulated for acne-prone skin, this lightweight cream utilizes the healing powers of algae and tea tree oil to calm and soothe skin.
Sunscreen for Face:
Ursa Major Force Field Daily Defense Lotion with SPF 18 This lightweight, ultra hydrating, all-mineral SPF 18 blends in so beautifully it’s truly unbelievable. Unscented and infused with skin-supporting vitamins, it leaves skin radiantly smooth. It provides year-round, broad-spectrum protection and just feels incredible.
Sunscreen for Body:
Suntegrity Natural Mineral Body Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Not only is this SPF 30 sunscreen non-greasy, it has a pretty great (and totally natural) citrus scent.
EcoTan Invisible Tan It delivers a beautiful, believable, golden bronze glow, contains nothing artificial and is free from synthetic ingredients. It’s made with only certified organic and natural ingredients sourced from Mother Nature.
Living Libations Open Sky Eye Serum This firming, toning and revivifying blend will have your eyes sparkling. It is specially formulated to nourish the tender skin around the eyes.
Kosas Chemistry AHA Deodorant A clean, stain-free serum deodorant that features a unique AHA blend for the ultimate odor-fighting formula. Available in Serene Clean (calming, spa like scent) and fragrance-free.
Living Libations Seabuckthorn Oil Silky Seabuckthorn Best Skin Ever, resets skin to its natural state of luminous, sparkling wonder. Seabuckthorn Best Skin Ever is an all-in-one cleanser, exfoliator, and moisturizer that can be used to grace the face, tempt the nose, and make skin sing from head to toes!