A greener beauty routine…Getting rid of toxic beauty products

After riding my home of toxic cleaning products, I began thinking about what I use on my skin and hair. When I started reading the ingredients in my shampoo and lotion, I was really surprised to find so many chemicals with names that I could not pronounce. I was determined to find better natural organic options.

I discovered the website www.cosmeticsdatabase.com it was a big help in determining which ingredients in my shampoo, deodorant and lotions were okay and which were toxic.

I have a pretty low maintenance hair routine…I generally do not use any styling products. My normal routine is to just wash & blow dry. Occasionally, I’ll use a flat iron or large barrel curling iron.

I’m currently using:
Intelligent Nutrients Harmonic Shampoo
Intelligent Nutrients Harmonic Conditioner

Occasionally, I will use Coconut Oil on my hair for a deep conditioning treatment before I shampoo.

My daily skin care routine is:

Rinse face with water
Apply Mychelle Sun Shield or Melvita Bioexcellence Extraordinary Fluid (this is a nice light weight lotion)
Tap on a little Pangea Organics Turkish Rose Eye Cream below my eyes
Finish Burt’s Bees Lip Balm with Pomegranate Oil
Apply make up if wearing any that day

Remove my make up with Caudalie Cleansing Water
Wash my Face with Melvita Cleansing Foam or Melvita Cleansing Milk (I alternate between these two cleansers)
Tone with Caudalie Cleansing Water (if I feel like I need to)
Moisturize with Weleda Skin Food
Apply a little lip balm I like to use Pangea Organics Lip Balm at night

I exfoliate with Melvita Facial Scrub

When I am spending a lot of time in the sun, I use Supergoop Sunscreen (I like MyChelle for my face & Supergoop for my body)

During the winter, I use body moisturizer after bathing. I like Melvita Moisturizing Body Milk and I also like to use Argan Oil (I also use Argan Oil on my hair).

I like Dr. Bronner’s Peppermint Soap in both the bar & liquid formats for an everyday soap.

I use a Sonicare toothbrush with Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste.

I stopped using antiperspirant and only use deodorant after reading many articles about the dangers of antiperspirants. I like Melvita’s Roll-on Deodorant

Have you found any organic or natural personal or hair care products that you like?

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