Maybe you read about it in Allure, maybe it keeps popping up on your Instagram feed, or maybe you’ve stumbled on to our site. Regardless everywhere you look the words clean beauty keep haunting you. What is clean beauty?
Clean beauty is the new term for skincare products that are 100 percent natural. Clean beauty aims to use natural ingredients to deal with all your skin problems, no matter your skin type. The movement is in response to a number of synthetic chemicals and ingredients that have been linked to cancer and other health problems, according to Allure
Clean beauty refers to products that are free from chemicals such as sulfates, parabens, formaldehydes, phthalates, and mineral oil, that are potentially dangerous, according to Good Housekeeping.
The FDA’s standards for skin care products are almost the same as they were in 1938. That means a lot of ingredients in your everyday skincare might not be safe. That’s why it’s important to use brands that you can trust that use organic and natural ingredients.
Organic is the only government regulated term in the clean beauty market. If a product is USDA-Certified Organic
at least 95 percent of its ingredients are organic. If a product is NSF Organic-Certified
at least 70 percent of its ingredients are organic.
Herbs and plants have been slaying our skin care woes for centuries and now we have proof that products that use ingredients like coconut milk
have antiviral and antibacterial properties, which helps our skin fight off free radicals and maintain youth, according to Bustle
Stores like Jode-Ian, that are family owned and operated and that list their ingredients are a good place to start when navigating the clean beauty market.
Jode-Ian only sells natural skin care products.
For instance, Jode-Ian’s facial spritzer
is made with only rosewater, Aloe Vera and Witch Hazel. These ingredients have been used since the dawn of time to unclog pores, reduces skin irritation and treat a number of skin problems such as acne, dermatitis and eczema. The spritzer is designed for all skin types.
When you cut out unnecessary ingredients your skin is more likely to reap the rewards.
Tata Harper is another source for reliable clean beauty. It’s ingredients come from a farm in Vermont and are made with both health and beauty in mind.
Products like Tata Harper’s Beautifying Face Oil
are designed to help your skin glow.
The oil features ingredients such as argan oil, which is known for its anti-aging properties and can even reduce tumorous skin cells, according to Organic Facts
If you’re looking for a more expansive selection of clean beauty products, Credo Beauty
is dedicated to finding safe and independent beauty products.
The Detox Marke
t has a similar mission and a group of beauty experts who test all of their products before selling them. They even have a subscription box to help you try new products every month.
Regardless of where you find your skin care products, make sure you're using something natural and giving your skin the love it deserves.