You are what you eat and you are what you put on your body, so why not make it the best.
Ever had one of those moments when you’re sipping your organic tulsi rose tea or green juice and well, it tastes and feels so good for your body, that you wish your skincare products could be as healthy and pure for you too?
What would make this scenario 110% better? If you could bottle those good-for-you nutrients and vitamins, ensure they were of the highest quality and have them at your disposal everyday, right? I’m talking good-for-your-body, highest of quality, non-toxic, up-leveling bodycare and skincare products; products that actually leave your skin radiating pure light and sunshine. Now, let’s not forget, glow starts from within by eating healthy and properly hydrating. However, it is possible to up-level our skincare ingredients and turn-up the outer glow factor. Moreover, when we have all variables in check: diet, lifestyle, confidence + some amazing skincare products, radiant health is achievable. In this post, we’ll dive into the healthiest of skincare…high quality products to jumpstart and up-level outer glow!
What Makes a Product Clean?
First and foremost, the products you choose should be free of toxic, man-made chemicals like sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate. My rule of thumb is, if you can’t pronounce it or can’t identify it, then it doesn’t belong on your body. Simple, right? The same goes for our food. Basically, anything you wouldn’t eat or put in your water shouldn’t go on our body. A wonderful website I like to consult with for clean, non-toxic skincare, body care and household products is the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetic Database.
The Recipe For Glow
One can eat as healthy and organic as possible, but if you’re still exposing yourself to toxic skincare, body care and household products, well…let’s just say…there is room for improvement. In fact, the average woman absorbs 5 lbs of chemicals each year simply due to using toxic beauty care products. This is an ugly picture to paint. Not to mention the mineral and vitamin deficiencies caused by alcohol, smoking, prescription drugs, our environment, emotional baggage and malnutrition. So the recipe for glow and ultimately beautiful skin is to little by little, unload these toxins–emotional, physical and spiritual–then bring it home with amazing skincare and beauty products! These are the fun, up-leveling products I share with you today. Aren’t you lucky…wink, wink;)
The Healthiest of Skincare…(i.e. Up-Leveling Products)
Vintner’s Daughter Serum
This luxurious oil is in fact, the crème de la crème of beauty, scent and up-leveling ingredients. The best part, it is free of chemical fillers and the active ingredients are sourced from the finest in the world. Nutrient-rich, organic, wild crafted and non-toxic…yes, yes, yes and yes! After personally using this transforming serum, my acne scars disappeared and my complexion became balanced. Specifically, I feel this oil is so healing and restoring, due to its anti-inflammatory properties. Not to mention, the scent alone makes me want to cover my entire body in this product…it is pure lust! And it doesn’t surprise me that both men and women report amazing changes and results in texture, natural radiance and glow with just this product alone. You really must read the reviews and sample for yourself. Splurge or not, you are worth it! Find it here.
100% Pure Eye Cream
One of my favorite eye creams, not only because all of the ingredients are pure, but also because this product works. Cruelty free, gluten free and natural, this baby is a stand-out. With ingredients like aloe vera, green tea, green coffee and vitamin E, watch as your eyes reduce in puffiness, dark circles and wrinkles disappear. If you don’t believe me, read the massive amount of reviews. Even better, try it out for yourself. Find the eye cream here. While you’re at it, check out 100% Pure’s amazing makeup and body care products. I absolutely love to recommend the Kelp & Mint Volumizing Shampoo, as it makes my hair bouncy and shiny without buildup.
Heritage Store Rose Water
This product is everything! Not only luxurious and multipurpose, it is so healing for the skin. It can be used to set makeup and as a toner after cleansing. In fact, my absolute favorite way to use this product is to spray it on immediately after I have used my facial vaporizer for about 15 minutes. The rosewater scent it so relaxing and with the addition of vitamin E oil, the combination makes my skin baby-bottom smooth. Pair this with a little dab of fresh aloe (picked straight from the garden) and watch your blemishes fade. What’s the secret? Rosewater not only balances the pH of your skin, but just like aloe it has the natural ability to heal acne scars, fight the signs of ageing and neutralize eczema. Cleopatra was known to use this divine floral water and I think we’re well worth it too. Find it here.
Eminence Bright Skin Moisturizer SPF 30
Hands down one of my favorite SPF moisturizers and this is a tough category to stand out in. I couldn’t believe that an SPF as thick, creamy and luxurious as this one, didn’t clog my pores or make me break out. I am very picky about the sunscreens I put on my face, especially since most contain harmful synthetic ingredients, but after learning that Eminence is certified organic and biodynamic (literally the highest of quality) it just felt right to support my body and anti-aging with this up-leveling product. Featuring ingredients that reduce the appearance of dark spots, such as licorice root and bearberry extract, this moisturizer doesn’t just protect the skin from sun damage…it reverses it too. Everything about this company and its products is a winner in my book. Find this moisturizer here.
Kos Paris Orange Blossom Argan Oil
Body + Hair
Yet another luxurious oil with a soft, elegant orange blossom scent (one of my personal favorites), which has the ability to transport the imagination…a chic French parfumerie, high end spa treatment or Hawaiian oasis…the aroma of this oil is dreamy. Moreover, the gorgeous bottle holds a high quality, organic argan oil meant this time for body and hair. Rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids, this multi-purpose, extra moisturizing oil is perfect for the skin after showering or you can use it as a pre-shampoo hair mask. You will love this product! Find it here.
Wishing you radiant, clean beauty!
P.S. Let me know in the comments if you already use one of these products or if there is a must-have, non-toxic beauty product that you simply cannot live without.