Beauty

How to Define Clean and Natural Beauty (+ our favorite products!)

By February 23, 2021No Comments

With the onset of winter, I’ve been spending so much time inside, and it got me thinking more and more about how to feel healthy and look my best. Winter is so challenging––the lack of sunshine easily drains my face and energy. Some days, it seems that no matter what I put on my skin, I look so pale and pasty!

So, to help lift my spirits and create a healthy glow for my face, I started looking into new serums, moisturizers, and beauty devices. I decided to buy the Joanna Vargas Magic Glow Wand that is supposed to help with facial toning, detoxification, and skin rejuvenation. I also consulted the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) Skin Deep® Cosmetics Database.

If you’ve never looked at Skin Deep, it provides a wealth of information on almost all beauty products in existence: which ones contain harsh chemicals that are equally bad for your body and the environment. It’s a great place to research new beauty treatments and products, and I’ve used it to check everything from household cleaners to skincare.

There are so many buzzwords in the beauty world about what makes a product “clean,” “green,” or “organic.” And with limited involvement from the FDA, there’s plenty of confusion about what each term means. Does it describe ethical sourcing, eco-friendly packaging, or raw renewable materials? Skin Deep simplifies the research process by looking at ingredients based on potential consequences like cancer, developmental and reproductive toxicity, and allergies, then rating their safeness. The safest products are given the EWG VERIFIED™ seal of approval. These are my 22 of my favorite clean beauty products!

Cleansers

Serums, masks, and treatments

Moisturizers

Suncare

See more of our favorite beauty picks on our Favorite Finds page!

Featured photo courtesy of Copina Co.