Monday , 27 February 2017
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10 Eco-Beauty Products you Need Right Now

I’m always on the look out for holistic beauty products that are chemical-free and full of natural goodness. I grew up being very unaware of what I was putting on my skin and ended up lathering on many dangerous ingredients (parabens, fragrances, sulphates {aka carcinogens, endocrine disruptors} – you name it). Thankfully, I’ve done my research over the years and now being an ingredient stickler, I must know everything that goes into my products. Since consciousness about ingredient safety is spreading like rapid fire, I’m elated to come across so many amazing eco-friendly products. Here are a few of my recent favorites that I’d say you definitely need right now 😉

1. Dr. Hauschka Deodorant/ $25

Not only do I love every product I’ve ever tried from Dr. Hauschka, they’ve released 2 new all-natural deodorants this year (Rose and Sage). I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed applying deodorant so much. Not only is the smell delicate and lifting to the senses, it’s a deodorant that WORKS! I smell great all day, thanks Dr. H:)

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Quality:

  • Truly natural and/or organic cosmetics, certified to NATRUE and/or BDIH standard
  • Free from synthetic fragrances, dyes and preservative
  • Free from mineral oils, parabens, silicone and PE
  • Free from soluble aluminium salts
  • Vegan
  • Dermatologically tested for sensitive skin
  • Wherever possible, all raw materials come from controlled organic or Demeter cultivation and are recovered under fair conditions

2. Refresh Botanicals BB Cream/ $23.99

I was just recently introduced to this new line and am obsessed. It’s like cucumber heaven in every bottle. Not only do I love to eat cucumbers (because they’re obviously delicious)  but they’re also high in SILICA, making it the ultimate skin food. Did you know your skin eats 70% of what you put on it? Well I prefer an organic, fresh cucumber salad to toxic fast food any day 🙂

Below is their BB Cream which is now the final important step of my daily morning routine. I don’t know how I’ve lived without this beaute:

Refresh-Botanicals-BB-CreamQuality – we speak the same language:

Your transition to healthier skin begins with the realization that you cannot protect and nourish your skin with chemicals. Artificial fragrances, parabens, colour dyes, and by-products derived from petroleum products are not the healthy way to care for timeless skin.

Refresh Botanicalsâ„¢ is formulated to create the skin you want. Healthy skin should be calmed when distressed, conditioned daily and always protected naturally with the botanical life force of plants. – Refresh Botanicals

3. Weleda Evening Primrose Oil / $26

I’ve always been a huge fan of Weleda, after all they’re a natural brand that has stood strong since 1921, never compromising the quality of their products and always being true to what nature has to offer (as opposed to modifying perfection). I remember when I first discovered Weleda it was with their Birch Cellulite Oil (and ya, I totally needed it at the time), it worked like a dream. Ever since then I’ve loved experimenting with all of their products, their oils especially. Most recently they’ve introduced their Evening Primrose line and it has quickly become a new skin care obsession of mine. Evening Primrose is extremely high in essential fatty acids and powerfully restores skin elasticity and firmness. Lather on their Evening Primrose Age Revitalising Body Oil for the softest post-shower skin ever:

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4. Saint Cosmetics Bronzer / $31

Saint Cosmetics is a brand new Canadian line that is organic and completely chemical free. They have launched an expansive collection (over 144!) of lipsticks, lip glosses, eye shadows, blushes, bronzers, concealers, fragrances and more (pretty much everything a gal could ask for!) in a wide assortment of shades and colours. This line of cosmetics is both safe for your skin and for the environment – a huge deal for me and hopefully for everyone. Made from only pure ingredients, all products are free from artificial perfumes and harsh chemicals commonly found in cosmetics (too many to even count). It was only when I tried the line though that I was completely blown away by the high quality of their products and gorgeous pigments. For one, their bronzer is simply perfection. It goes on like a velvety smooth glow, without looking cakey or clogging your pores. After you try it, you’ll wonder what you’ve been using before!

“We appreciate a woman’s natural beauty, which is why we highlight that natural is sexy with our brand. Our natural and organic cosmetics take the environment into consideration and allow a women’s skin to breathe, which leads to glowing and healthy skin,” says founders of Saint Cosmetics.

5. Mastey Volumizing Foam/ $20 CA

I don’t know about you, but when I use traditional hair styling products I just CAN’T WAIT to wash it out of my hair. It just feels gunky and like extra weight, albeit mostly chemical. And if I have to sleep with it, I worry about it rubbing against my face and clogging my pores. What I’m now coming across are amazing brands like Mastey who are offering eco-friendly styling products that add beautiful texture with more natural ingredients that won’t build up or flake. I mean, why did we start compromising anyway? I absolutely adore their volumizing foam for when I want to style and hold my curls, it has argan and olive oil for moisture and shine while being high in antioxidants to protect from hair damage. It also works like a charm!

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6. Pai Facial Cleanser/ $50 for 100ml

Since 2007, an organic British brand called Pai Skincare, has been offering quality natural solutions for sensitive skin. Ingredients are carefully selected with proven remedial and skin soothing properties and their products are kept free from irritating chemicals and alcohol. Since their launch, they’ve also been attracting big celebrity names like Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Lana Del Ray – who swear by it’s naturally soothing properties. Personally, I agree that their line is fantastic and I especially look forward to washing my face with this incredible Camellia and Rose Gentle Hydrating Cleanser every morning. It has a dual cleansing action that removes all dirt, makeup, and impurities, while leaving the skin completely soft and supple. It also comes with this exfoliating muslin cloth that lifts away dead skin cells to leave a smooth, even complexion. This is a much smoother and effective way to exfoliate than many of the aggressive tools and products out there. I give this line an A++!

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7. Honey Bee Gardens Non-Toxic Nail Polish/ $12.99 each

I don’t know if you know, but regular nail polish (even the “big 3 free brands) ” are super toxic. You can just smell the ungodly chemical fumes released every time you open a bottle, and up to almost an hour after you’ve given yourself a manicure. After being tired of wearing these noxious substances, I decided to seek out cleaner brands and after what I found, I wish I did this much sooner! Recently I came across Honey Bee Gardens WaterColors Nail Enamel and am in LOVE. Not only are they COMPLETELY odorless (like zero nasty fumes after putting my nose right in the bottle), but their colors are fabulous!!! You compromise on nothing, seriously. It’s all water-based, yet turns water-resistant after 15 minutes – I’m amazed. It also tends to last longer than regular polish since it’s scratch resistant as well. Wait for my upcoming non-toxic french manicure on Instagram – this line is fab!!! 

8. Sibu Beauty Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil / $34.95 CA for 30ml

I’ve mentioned how much I love Sibu Beauty before, and NOW I’ve experienced their pure Sea Buckthorn Seed Oil. It’s 100% THERAPEUTIC GRADE sea buckthorn seed oil that is the most Premium, Wildcrafted Sea Buckthorn straight from the Tibetan Himalayas. The moment you put it onto your skin do you begin to experience it’s high-quality benefits. It can be used as part of your beauty regimen to lighten skin tone, even out texture, diminish blemishes and age spots so you can remain youthful. But it’s also great to have on hand for cuts, scrapes, minor burns or any damaged skin area to help accelerate the healing process and prevent scarring – this comes from 1300 years of traditional use. I put it on my face daily, and sometimes wish I can just jump in the whole thing.

High in the Tibetan Himalayas (12,000 feet above sea level) grows a tiny but resilient fruit that resists the harsh weather conditions and high altitudes. The sea buckthorn berry fortifies itself against the elements by producing an array of powerful nutrients. With over 190 bioactive compounds, sea buckthorn is an unsurpassed source of Omegas 3, 6, and 9. And it’s a rich source of the elusive essential fatty acid, Omega-7, a fatty acid vital to collagen production and healthy skin, hair and nails.

sibu-beauty-face-oil 9. LOVEFRESH Vanilla Bean Hand Lotion / $22 CA

Vanilla bean is possibly one of my most favorite scents in the world – but only when it’s completely pure! This hand lotion by LOVEFRESH is absolute heaven. Not only have I used it throughout the dry winter months, but it keeps me going throughout the year too (I’m a frequent hand washer). Their whole line consists of natural luxury products, which I have been falling in love with one by one (have you tried their rose deodorant?! …OMG).

LOVEFRESH was founded by Stacey Davis on the premise that you could have beautiful, glowing skin using all-natural products, that would be as luxurious as they would be healthy for the body. What began as a ‘kitchen chemistry’ experiment in Davis’ Toronto home soon evolved into the creation of a complete line of all natural, non-toxic and highly effective body care products—offering an ‘easy luxury’ experience.

Every LOVEFRESH recipe is formulated with the best ingredients from local and global sources, including layered notes of beautiful, fresh-smelling scents. Davis is directly involved from recipe development and through every point of execution to the final package, ensuring that quality and integrity are always paramount.

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10. Natracare Cleansing Cloths/ $7.66 CA per pack

Finally, if you’re an avid “cleansing cloth user” – this product is for you! Natracare has developed Certified Organic Make-Up Removal Wipes that are free from formaldehyde releasing preservatives, synthetics, chemicals, parabens, and sulfates that are commonly found in conventional make-up removers. And currently, it’s the purest of it’s kind following the strictest of guidelines being the first in the world to receive the COSMOS organic standard. Now I’m not normally one to opt for a cleansing cloth instead of good old soap and water, however, after using one of THESE it’s like a cleanser and toner in one. My skin feels tight, smooth, incredibly clean, and fabulous!

After 25 years of ensuring women’s feminine wellness, including organic feminine hygiene products and baby wipes, Natracare is excited to provide women with their most essential beauty product – a cleansing make-up removal wipe that is effective and healthier for their skin. Natracare spent two years formulating a unique product, free from all types of ingredients women have ever been concerned about putting on their skin.

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About Everything Beautiful

Everything-Beautiful is a holistic beauty, wellness, travel, and lifestyle destination designed for those looking to take charge of their lives naturally! Founded by Erica Grenci, a health and wellness expert and graduating Naturopathic Doctor in 2016, it has been her platform for sharing creative inspiration throughout the health-conscious community.

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