DAY 1: 4 Top Personal Care Products + Brands
Although these brands are much safer than conventional brands, I am not stating that they are all perfect. Often, switching to a clean lifestyle involves making better choices, instead of requiring perfection in each area.
#1: Dr. Bronners
This brand is known for their castile soaps, and offer straight to the point, transparent ingredient lists. If you search them up on EWG.org, you will find that their products score low on the toxicity scale, and all fall between an A and B for safety (lowest concern, and low concern).
Top Picks from Dr Bronners:
Pure Castile Liquid Soap in Rose: This body wash smells amazing, and lathers well. Due to it’s high concentration, you only need a little, and this bottle lasts me around 2 months.
All-One Toothpaste – This toothpaste includes minimal ingredients, yet is highly effective! Both cinnamon and peppermint are great flavors, and offer the same freshness as any conventional brand.
Organic Hair Crème – This hair creme doubles as a leave-in conditioner, and styling cream. This will bring out any natural curl you may have, and keep your hair silky, and shiny!
#2: 100% Pure
100% Pure is a well-known, and leading brand in the clean cosmetics industry. They are known for incredibly pure makeup ingredients that actually work! With this brand, you never have to sacrifice quality for health. You can find all of their products here!
Top Picks from 100% Pure:
Fruit Pigmented 2nd Skin Concealer: This concealer goes on smooth, and stays put all day! With high coverage, and no caking or creasing, this has been my go-to concealer for the past couple of years!
Vitamin C Serum: This serum leaves your face feeling moisturized, without any residue or sticky film. I love how it helps to firm and strengthen my skin, while giving me a bright, and even glow!
Fruit Pigmented Cocoa Butter Matte Lipstick: This lipstick offers 24 high pigment colors to choose from, and truly stays all day! The trick to all day wear is to apply the lipstick, then blot with tissue to remove excess, and leave the color. My favorite colors are “agave” and “mirage.”
Native was founded in only 2015, and has already made a huge name for themselves in the natural deodorant industry. So what sets them apart? Their staying power, and amazing scents! The biggest complaint for those switching over to natural deodorants has always been the fact that most are just simply ineffective. Native fights wetness by using baking soda as a key ingredient, and their scents somehow stay strong all day long!
*Due to FDA recommendations, Native uses the term “fragrance” to refer to the blend of oils used to make up their scents. However, they also offer unscented products.
Most of Native’s products score very low on the EWG scale, and are a great alternative to traditional deodorant/antiperspirant.
Top Pick from Native:
Native Deodorant – Natural Deodorant for Women and Men – 3 Pack Seasonal: I love this pack, because you can trial a few different scents before deciding on your favorite. And yes, Native is for both men, and women! However, the “Coconut Vanilla” scent is my personal favorite.
Alaffia is one of the most minimalistic companies I have ever discovered, and I’m absolutely obsessed with their products! Their labels are incredibly short, and they offer a wide variety of products, and scents to choose from. After reading their clean ingredients, and comparing their large sizes, and affordable prices, I was immediately sold! Narrowing down my top picks is going to be difficult!
Top Picks from Alaffia:
EveryDay Shea Body Wash, Passion Fruit: This body wash lathers easily, smells great, and comes in a huge bottle (32 oz). I love how thick this formula is, and the fact that it lasts be 2+ months. It’s truly a deal, and is one I keep coming back to.
Everyday Coconut Shampoo: This shampoo is much like the texture of the body wash, but is extra hydrating for your hair! When using this shampoo, I’ve noticed I can go longer without washing my hair (up to 3 days), while it remains shiny, and healthy.
Everyday Shea Authentic Shea Butter: When addressing clean personal care items, I’ve always thought switching to a clean lotion is one of, if not the most important swap you can make. Why? While other products seep into your skin due to skin being so absorbent, lotion is specifically formulated for this purpose! So if you’re looking for a clean swap, Alaffia’s Shea Butter will not disappoint!