February 22, 2021
Clean up your beauty routine with these clean-ingredient productsThey say you are what you eat, which is probably one reason you follow a plant-forward lifestyle. But, considering that skin is the human body’s largest organ and it’s quite porous (which means it absorbs whatever you put on it), doesn’t it also stand to reason that you are also whatever products you slather on each day? Yes, your skin is literally ingesting your externally applied lotions, serums and cleansers.Unfortunately, many beauty products are teeming with toxic ingredients that are hazardous to your health as well as being harmful to the environment and wildlife. In fact, according to the Environmental Working Group, the average woman applies 168 chemicals to her body each day by using 12 personal care products. Yikes!It’s time to clean up your skincare routine to better align with your other healthy habits, so we’ve rounded up our favorite eco-friendly options with clean ingredients. Every brand featured here is plant-based and vegan and/or cruelty-free — some even use sustainable packaging to further help our planet.
Ida Body CareWhen talking about skincare, many products seem hyper-focused on the face — so what about the skin covering the rest of your body? Treat it to a 4-step system from Ida Body Care. First, you’ll dry brush to tighten and tone, exfoliate and boost circulation. Next, you’ll cleanse your body in 13 natural and essential oils. After you’re squeaky clean, apply the sugar scrub in circular motions and rinse. Finally, lather on the body lotion and enjoy your softest, smoothest skin yet! Oh, and did we mention it’s all citrus-scented with an energizing lemon verbena essential oil? Ida Body Care, $80
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