In 2017 I started paying close attention to what products my family and I were using and started switching out the dirty ones for the ones that were cleaner, meaning little to no chemicals. This is something that I find really important and will continue to do throughout 2018. Here are some of my favorites regarding moisturizers and shower necessities that I’m starting 2018 out with.
Moisturizer is so important and making sure you use one with safe ingredients is huge too. Many lotions on the shelves are filled with harmful chemicals that have been found to give animals cancer, humans breast cancer, damage fertility treatment and so much more. Check out this site for a list of we’ll known toxic ingredients found in body and food products.
I also try to get lotion without water as an ingredient because water in lotions can actually dry out your skin. CRAZY, right? Yup…I thought so too but look it up, it’s legit. Turns out that most of the water evaporates before it gets absorbed by your body and it takes some of the natural oil that your body produces away from your skin. Same goes for any cosmetic products you’re using.
Nourish Organic Lotion is my first grab for my body after my warm shower. Instead of water they use Aloe Vera which has healing properties and works wonders for hydration. It smells amazing and soaks up rapidly for time-crunched moments #momlife .
I also use body oil when I have more time but I haven’t found a brand that I’m obsessed with yet so stay tuned!
I’ve been obsessed with Acure’s Organic Day Cream! Mainly because the scent is heavenly and reminds me of warmer days. The fact that it doesn’t make me breakout, absorbs quickly, is only two ingredients and is a ZERO on the dirty scale are all close seconds.
I put face serum on morning and night. Like most, I was scared it was going to make me breakout but much to my surprise it didn’t and my face feels so much more hydrated. I currently use Acure’s Seriously Glowing Skin Serum but really want to try their Tightening Serum next!! Let me know if you’ve tried the tightening Serum and what you think of it if you have!!!
I’ve been using Nourish Organic Cleanser since the summer of 2017 and it’s nothing short of amazing. It’s 100% natural, organic, no harsh chemicals and the company is based out of Beaver Falls, PA which is close to home. LOVE!
Burt’s Bees Fabulously Fresh Peppermint and Rosemary body wash feels luxurious. It leaves my body tingling and fresh feeling and doesn’t have any ingredients that are labeled dangerous! Scrub a dub dub!!
I’m digging Burt’s Pomegranate Very Volumizing Shampoo. It’s the first shampoo that I have used that has claimed to give you volume and actually has. As for conditioner, I don’t use it. I read once that it wasn’t good for your hair and when I first started looking for cleaner hair care items all the conditioners were full of chemicals! I have come across a couple that isn’t but I’ve gotten used to not using it now and figured it helps save money so I still don’t use it.
I wish I had something fabulous to share with y’all in this category but the sad truth is I haven’t found one that I love yet. So if you’re reading this, I’m begging you, please share with me your favorite clean deodorant!! Don’t be gross, I don’t mean literally, that’s poor hygiene but tell me all your favorite brands!!!
As you can see, I don’t stick to one brand. This is mainly because even though one of the brand’s products have little to no chemicals it doesn’t mean all of them are that way.
It’s so hard to remember all the dirty ingredients that companies use that are harmful to us, so along with the site listed above, I also love using the Think Dirty App, which you can read more about here. It’s perfect for whipping out at the store and scanning away so they do all the work for you before you end up buying something that does more harm than good.
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💜 – Amanda