This is such an odd post for me to write because anyone who knows me knows I’m ULTRA low-maintenance when it comes to my beauty “routine.” I put it in quotes because, really, it’s not much of a routine. I tend to stick with what I know and take the easy way out. Luckily, I’ve always had very easy-to-manage hair and skin, so I never had to invest too much energy and typically just picked up whatever product had the prettiest bottle.
So, why do I care now? Because these past six months have been transformative when it comes to how I treat my body. If I’m trying to give it the best of the best on the inside (good food, ample rest, supplements, etc.) I want to make some effort to treat the outside right. The fewer the chemicals, the better.Also, I read this article and realized my choices were harming the environment too.
It hasn’t been a complete and sudden overhaul of products, but I’ve made small changes when and where I see fit. For example, when I finished a bottle of shampoo, instead of buying a new bottle of the same brand, I did some research and made the change then. I also take cost into consideration because, at this time in my life, there’s no way in hell I’m going to spend $40 on shampoo when I could buy at least four jars of nut butter for the same amount. I listed the prices next to each product because, compared to many “lists,” I consider these to be affordable.
But truthfully, this is all an investment in my longterm health. I’m a wellness junkie and read an embarrassing amount of Well + Good articles, yet I still make sure to not blindly buy into something. LIKE ALL THINGS IN LIFE, do your research, find your why and decide what works for you and your lifestyle. (P.S. If you’re curious what I look for in products, I suggest reading the linked articles. Those sum it up nicely.)
With that said, if you’re in the market for some new products, here are a few I recommend. I purchased most of these at Whole Foods, but Target has great options too (and online, of course).
FYI: None of these are affiliate or sponsored links. Just products I use daily!
Acure Organics Clarifying Shampoo– $7.59
Everyday Shea Shampoo– $14
Aubrey Organics Swimmer’s Conditioner– $10
Not pictured: Acure Organic’s Clarifying Conditioner– $10
Nubian Heritage Body Wash-$13
Acure Organics Body Wash– $7
Acure Organics Body Lotion– $8
Not pictured: Burt’s Bees Fragrance Free Shea Butter Lotion– $9
Pacifica Essential Makeup Removing Wipes– $7
This product is the only one on the list that rings a little more expensive than the rest. I tried the brand Kiss My Face and had a bad experience (aka I smelled and it just didn’t work), so my cousin recommended this brand. I’m only one week in but I LOVE IT. It smells like a spa.
Agent Nateur– $19
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A different post for a Friday, but something I wanted to share! Hope you all have a great weekend. Check back Monday for a fun post :)
Do you use any natural beauty products? If so, what are your favorite brands? Acure Organics is (obviously) one of mine!
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