Women use an average of 12 beauty and skincare products a day…

Be Beautiful, but Be Smart First

 

Each with dozens of potentially toxic, harmful ingredients that can disrupt our hormones and potentially create other major health issues. 

Most of us understand that what we put in our mouths directly effects our health (duh), but did you know that what you put on your skin can have a huge impact on your health as well?

Our skin is our largest organ and readily absorbs almost everything you slather on it…nasty chemicals and all. 

Gross, but true!

Here’s how I see it- if you’ve been putting in the work to rock out a healthy diet to feel and look your best, but haven’t begun to clean up your beauty and skincare routine, you may be stunting your progress. 

Because this stuff matters, my friend. A lot. 

Did you know that the United States has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products since 1938?

There are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market today. Most of them haven’t been tested for safety. This is particularly true for those used in the beauty and skincare industry. 

Scary, isn’t it?

But rather than create fear, I want to empower you. Because we have a choice here and our daily choices can make a huge impact in our health and the health of our loved ones. 

Beautcounter, a safe skincare company that I absolutely adore, has a beautiful video illustrating  some of these points and how they’re creating a movement for change that is impossible not to get behind!

 

Wow. Pretty amazing right!?

Taking steps forward to make healthy swaps in our beauty and skincare routine isn’t always easy, so I thought I’d throw together a list of a few of my favorite products to help you get started! By changing out just a few products at a time, you’ll create a beauty and skincare routine that supports your desire to be your best and live healthfully in no time.

Here are 5 of my favorite products to help you get started (click on the photos to snag them for yourself!)…

 

Lip Sheer

Beautycounter Lip Sheers | Alo Wellness

Lip Sheer by Beautycounter is my favorite because it is literally silky-smooth and super light-weight. All of the shades have been color tested to make sure that each hue matches all skin tones.

 

Dew Skin and Tint Skin

Dew and Tint Skin | Alo Wellness

Dew Skin is a tinted moisturizer with built in SPF 20 that helps to nourish and hydrate the skin. The natural plant ingredients help brighten skin spots and promote firmer, smoother looking skin. I use this daily and it is so luxurious!

Tint Skin is a lightweight, creamy foundation that seamlessly covers imperfections and helps to even out skin tone. Apply with different Beautycounter brushes to achieve the exact coverage you’re looking for.

 

Nourishing Cream Cleanser

Nourishing Cream Cleanser | Alo Wellness

The Nourishing Cream Cleanser is a perfect “safe” swap for your typical makeup remover and cleanser. It’s lightweight yet extremely moisturizing and helps to hydrate and tone skin.

 

Lavender + Eucalyptus Body Butter

Lavender + Eucalyptus Body Butter - Primally Pure | Alo Wellness

When I was pregnant, I would lather my belly in this buttery goodness everyday, all day. With complete confidence that it was good for me and my baby. This body butter is perfect for deep moisturizing, especially during winter months or with a preggo belly! 

 

Primally Pure Deodorant

Primally Pure Deodorant | Alo Wellness

Primally Pure’s deodorant is unbeatable. I have tried every natural, non-toxic deodorant out there and this is the first and only to work well without all the toxic ingredients junk. The lavender scent is my favorite.

 

Kids Bath Collection

Kids Line | Alo Wellness

What a fun and safe set of goodness for your little one! The Kids Bath Collection contains Kids Body Wash, Nice Do Shampoo, and Not a Knot Conditioner…how cute are they!? Keeping our kids away from toxic ingredients is one of the best things we can do for their little health.

 

To see more makeup or skincare lines from Beautycounter, click here! And to see more safe skincare options from Primally Pure, click here! These are my very favorite safe skincare companies and I love being able to share these options with you! 

XO,
Justine

 


 

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