Top Clean Beauty Swaps
Thinking of making the switch to cleaner beauty products this year?
Whether you’re new to clean beauty or looking to refresh your clean beauty cabinet, we’ve curated a list of our favorite clean swaps.
On average, women use 12 personal care
products a day, Exposing themselves
to 168 chemical ingredients.
Deodorant is an important product to swap because conventional antiperspirants contain aluminum-potentially linked to breast cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and skin irritation. Deodorant is absorbed right into our lymph nodes that assist in detox. Your body needs to sweat to eliminate toxins, so when you make the switch to natural, you might find that you sweat more until your body gets used to it.
Our favorite deodorants from Agent Nateur are formulated using castor oil, avocado butter, coconut oil, and sandalwood oil. These deodorants are non-gmo, aluminum free and petrochemical free.
*Agent Nateur products are Ecocert organic certified
Formulated using a special combination of prebiotic nutrients including nutritious Acadian sea kelp, ultra-hydrating organic extra-virgin coconut oil, and pure aloe vera, Aleavia products nourish your skin on a cellular level, infusing it with moisture, sloughing off dead skin cells, balancing the pH level and allowing your skin to breathe.
Our founder's favorite is the Orchid body cleanse. Often considered the "perfect plant" for the skin, orchid oil is rich with minerals that exist naturally in the skin such as calcium, copper, iron, magnesium, and zinc.
Body lotion is a simple beauty swap well worth the switch. Since our skin is the largest organ of our body, it is important the products that get absorbed through it are non-toxic. Aleavia prebiotic lotions provide moisture without the toxins! With potent anti-aging antioxidants, skin softening fruit oils, vitamins and Acadian Sea Kelp, this is the perfect formulation to feed the skin for a healthy and radiant complexion. Ideal for sensitive skin issues, allergy prone skin, eczema, rosacea and keratosis.
If you want to splurge, we highly recommend Living Libations Seabuckthorn Lotion. It effortlessly sinks into your skin, leaving behind only a beautiful glow. The jojoba and seabuckthorn boosts elasticity, while the aloe vera hydrates. This lotion can be used head to toe, and smells amazing too!
Grapefruit Lemongrass Prebiotic Lotion
This can be a tough beauty product to swap. Your favorite conventional brands may give you those dark luscious lashes that you love, but these mascaras often contain thimerosal-a mercury based preservative, formaldehyde, and even aluminum powder. I think we can all agree that we wouldn't want any of those toxins near our eyes!
We've had a ton of requests to add a clean mascara to our curated collection and we have tried every clean brand out there! Lily Lolo is our top pick for clean mascara. Their Big Lash Mascara, with an hourglass brush, delivers ultimate volume and length. Not only is the effect better than faux, it's made with natural ingredients, vegan friendly, and suitable for sensitive eyes. They also have a regular black mascara if you aren't into the large brush.
*Gluten Free. Vegan Friendly. Free from harsh chemicals, lead and parabens.
Big Lash Mascara
Black Vegan Mascara
Surfactants in conventional cleansers dissolve our skin's natural enzymes and hydro-lipid barrier. These surfactants result in inflammation and microbial elimination which can lead to melasma, blemishes, redness, dryness and irritated skin.
How can a clean cleanser swap benefit our skin's microbiome? Pure organic oils, such as jojoba, lubricate the skin so that makeup and dirt are gently whisked away and natural oils are left intact. Cleansing with these oils stabilizes our native, friendly skin bacteria and enhances protection from pathogenic bacteria. Jojoba unplugs pores by dissolving oxidized sebum. Plant based cleansers made of plant tissue cells produce lipids that work synergistically with our cells.
Our top favorite oil cleansers from Living Libations leave our skin glowing and blemish free. Switching to oil cleansing has been a game changer for our founder, and we can't wait to hear about your results as well! Bonus, the Best Skin Ever Oil Cleanser doubles as a moisturizer!
For more information on the toxic ingredients in your beauty products and helpful ways to swap to clean beauty, check out these great links!
The Clean Beauty 101 eBook- A Stress-Free Guide to Choosing Natural Personal Care Products- Organically Becca
The Clean Beauty Checklist- In on Around
Low-Tox Swaps- The High Vibes Society
Peace Out Toxins✌️