The ingredients we apply on the body every day are either helping us heal or making us ill.
And this is why I take my skincare seriously. I do my best to feed my body right, so it’d be silly of me to apply toxins on my skin everyday, don’t ya think? I’ve tried tons of “clean” products that claimed to be safe, yet after doing a little research on the ingredients, I came to realize that certain brands aren’t as clean as they claim to be. Shocker!
Another issue I encounter on my hunt for clean beauty products is that some of those that are actually made with clean ingredients don’t perform as good as those made with toxic components. So it was a constant dilemma on whether to choose safety over performance and vice versa. Luckily, after endless disappointments I found a couple of prince charming in the clean beauty industry that are truly made with safe ingredients and are high-performing.
If you’d like to learn more facts and deets about why clean beauty matter and how it affects your internal health, click HERE.
These are my daily must-haves to help me look and feel polished and beautiful every day. I hope you love them as well. And if you have any questions, drop me a comment below. It’s always lovely chatting with you.
I start my day with…
this Foaming cleanser. I gently removes makeup and impurities while keeping my skin moisturized. One of the reasons I love this cleanser is because it’s gentle on my skin and leaves it hydrated all day long. It’s free of harsh chemicals that can potentially irritate skin. It’s also fragrance free, which is a chemical I try to avoid in all my skincare and cosmetics because it’s a well known endocrine disruptor. So the less I can expose my body to fragrances, the better.
Then I apply 1-2 pumps of this…
All Bright C Serum. It instantly wakes up my skin and makes me look radiant instantly. Don’t believe me? Shoot me a message and I’ll send you a free sample. It’s made with tumeric and camu camu – two powerful antioxidants to protect your skin from environmental stressors that can lead to dull and aging-skin. It also helps reduce and prevents the appearance of dark spots. It’s also fragrance-free and made with clean ingredients that won’t harm your beautiful hormones or increase the risk of developing cancer.
Followed by 1-2 pumps of…
this antioxidant soft cream. You’ve probably heard of retinol. It’s a well-known ingredient used in anti-aging products. The problem with this component is that it create skin sensitivity and it can potentially affect endocrine balance. I like to prevent wrinkles but not at the expense of my well-being. And this is why I love this facial moisturizer. Instead of retinol, it’s made with retinatural complex – a plant-based alternative. It’s made with two power: Bakuchiol and Swiss Alpine to keep your skin hydrated all day long, treat and prevent fine lines and wrinkles and make skin feel and look more firm. It gives me peace of mind to know that what I’m putting on my skin isn’t interfering with everything I’m already doing to take care of my health.
And I protect my skin with…
Countersun sunscreen. If you use sunscreen, pretty please make sure it’s free of fragrance, oxybenzone and avobenzone. These three are MAJOR hormone disruptors and carcinogens. What I love about this products is that it blends easily, doesn’t leave me looking like a ghost. It isn’t greasy and it’s light enough to apply foundation or whatever makeup you’d like to apply afterwards. Oh! Another reason I LOVE this products is because it protects from aging sun rays AND it also blocks bluelight – emited by cellphones, laptops and other type of screens that age skin and can lead to dark spots.
Feel free to shoot me an email, if you’d like to try any of my must-haves. I’m always happy to share clean beauty with all of you!
“Ok, cool Jen! Thanks for sharing your skincare and stuff, but…what about the other products people use on their bodies? You know…toothpaste, lotion, shampoo, etc.”
I gotchu! Here are all the brands I love and trust to use all over my body.
I’ve been using these two brands for a while now and I love how these two brands make my hair feel and look. I’m constantly getting complimented on how much hair I have and how strong it looks. These two brands are free of harsh and harmful chemicals, so I hope it gives you the same Rapunzel results. And as a side note, I take this supplement on a daily basis to help my skin, hair and nails look healthy.
Considering that toothpaste and mouthwash going into your mouth at least twice a day, it’s probably a good idea to think about the ingredients in these personal care products. The safer, non-toxic versions have come a long way in the last few years, and there are plenty of options out there that are high-performing and free of well-known harmful chemicals such as: parabens, fluoride, sulfates, triclosan, or other nasty ingredients. Here are some of the brands I use:
Finding the right natural deodorant can require a lot of trial and error. And finding the right one depends on how sensitive your skin is and how heavy you sweat. Fortunately, there are plenty of clean options that you can find online or at your local health food store. These two have worked wonders for me and usually leave me smelling decent even after a good workout. Plus they’re made with clean ingredients that don’t block sweat glands and are free of endocrine disruptors and carcinogens.
Did you know that everything we put on the skin gets into our bloodstream? This is the main reason why I choose cosmetics that are made with truly clean ingredients. Because, think about it…Foundation lipstick, mascara and whatever cosmetic you choose to to apply on your beautiful skin, usually sits on your face for hours.
It’s unfortunate, but the reality is that most brands use well-known hormone disruptors, carcinogens, irritants and allergens in their formulas and not every ingredient is required to be displayed…
Whattttt?! – Yup, I know…The good news it that the clean beauty industry is getting momentum because we are starting to demand safer products. So here are some of my daily must-haves that help me feel and beautiful and polished every day.