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You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of a difference you want to make.”Jane Goodall
While researching alternative or additional treatments for my Multiple Sclerosis, I’ve come to realize how important what I put ON my body is too! Spring cleaning isn’t really my idea of fun. But shopping for new beauty and skincare products that are better for me (and the environment)? Now that brings me joy! I created a list of some of my favorite organic, clean, or Earth-friendly self-care and beauty products. Some of them even have great deals or savings for Earth Day on 4/22!
What does ‘Clean Beauty or Skincare’ mean? It’s just a trendy phrase that describes the beauty you want, minus the ingredients you might not. My favorite products are free of ingredients like sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, formaldehydes, formaldehyde-releasing agents, phthalates, mineral oil, retinyl palmitate, oxybenzone, coal tar, and triclocarban. Aka, crap that’s been found to have negative effects on your health and your skin.
Hands down, my favorite lip balm of all time! I’ve been a Moroccan Magic brand ambassador for almost a year now, and I love each one of their flavors. Now, they’re even carried in my favorite big box store, Target! Not only are they based in Boston and run by an amazing woman, but they’re also USDA organic certified and they’ve always been cruelty-free. Stay tuned, because I’ve heard they’re launching even more products soon! You can save 15% on your orders through 4/30/15 on their website with code TARGETMAGIC.
Origins is one of my favorite skincare lines. For Earth Day, you receive a Free Tote Bag + Vitazing SPF 15 Energy Boosting Moisturizer with $45 Origins purchase at Macys. I especially love their “A Perfect World SPF 40 Age Defense Moisturizer With White Tea”, it’s not greasy or heavy but has great SPF protection. Origins mission is to create ‘the highest-quality plant, earth and sea-based ingredients combined with non-toxic-to-skin alternatives and advanced science.’
Java Momma Bath Care
I’ve been a Java Momma Consultant since they opened! Amazing coffee and fantastic self-care skincare products?! YES. I’m in love with their CBD infused coffee, but since we are talking about self-care products, let’s talk about how obsessed I am with their Coffee Infused Coconut Oil for face, body, and hair. It’s a dry skin and dry hair game-changer. Apply it all over, after a warm bath with a soothing scented bath bomb! Plus, they have some adorable Earth Day themed items too (and you can get a free reusable straw set with a purchase over $5 on 4/22 only with code EARTH19).
Skin & Hair Care Masks
A great sheet mask can be a quick pick me up for your spirit and your skin! I love these hydrating and super affordable face sheet masks from Sephora. And did you know that they’re now labeling which products they carry are ‘clean beauty’? How awesome is that?!
If you dye your hair as I do, a great hair mask or two is a must have. This reviving shampoo (perfect after too many days of dry shampooing) and repairing deep conditioning mask set from Briogeo has two of my favorite hair products. They work great when used together, and keep my poor dry locks hydrated and healthy.
“It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, and to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.”Mandy Hale
YOU are worthy of self-care, self-love, and products that are good for you and your health! What are your favorite clean beauty products?