We can’t speak for everyone, but we know that when we started getting serious about our health, we began by cutting out refined sugars, opting for organic foods, and taking the steps instead of the elevator. That’s a great start, but with our skin being our largest organ, we knew we needed to revisit the products we were putting onto our bodies, too.
Historically, swapping out a conventional lipstick or moisturizer for natural alternatives also meant sacrificing quality. But thanks to some incredible brands paving the way, you can now trade up for chic, budget friendly, and high performing natural products that deliver better results than their harsh, often toxic conventional counterparts.
As you look to make the switch, we recommend first changing up the items you use most frequently. Here’s a list of five products we've traded out:
1. Natural Sunscreen from Farmacy, $36 for 1.7 fl oz.
A non-greasy, high performing sunscreen that doubles as your daily facial moisturizer. This sunscreen leaves your skin prepped for makeup without leaving behind a white cast.
2. Aluminum Free Deodorant from Native, $12 per 2.65 oz. stick
Most natural deodorants we had previously tried were light on performance, but that couldn’t be further from the truth with Native. Its simple formulation (which contains arrowroot powder) will leave your pits dry and smelling great for up to 24 hours.
3. Clear Skin Routine from BioClarity, $30 for 4.2 fl oz.
This twice daily regimen fights acne and soothes skin without harsh chemicals. The secret is their Chlorophyll-derived proprietary ingredient, Floralux. Floralux is nutrient-rich, full of antioxidants, and reduces redness. Plus, the price is right.
4. Squalane and Peptide Eye Gel from Biossance, $54 for 0.51 oz.
Plumps skin, minimizes wrinkles, and reduces puffiness around the eyes. It has also received EWG’s highest standards of product purity (which is a big deal)!
5. Shower Essentials from Curie, starting at $18 for 8 oz.
Featuring between 30% and 300% fewer ingredients than its premium competitors, Curie hangs its hat on fewer, better ingredients. Its products are naturally derived and meet the EU’s stringent guidelines for acceptable product formulation.