NATURAL BEAUTY PRODUCTS
Treat Yourself To Natural and Organic Beauty Products
Have you read the back of your shampoo bottle lately? Do you know what that stuff even is? Years ago the American Congress let us down. In the late 70’s they decided that it was okay for corporations to sell us food-like substances and call it food. They decided it was okay to sell us soap-like substances and call it soap.
Every day, millions of Americans get up and bathe themselves in chemicals, not soap. Women cake their faces in chemicals, clean their children with chemicals, and then eat some chemicals just for good measure. We live in a chemical world, but you don’t have to be chemical girl.
So what’s a girl to do? Get educated. Read labels, and shop for products that have no chemicals; they do exist.
Switching to a chemical-free toiletry regime overnight would be impossible, so you must take small steps and bit by bit, lessen the amount of chemicals you use on a daily basis. And as an added bonus, most of these companies also refuse to test on animals and also often use organic ingredients and sustainable business practices.
An industry leader in natural body, skin and hair care, Aubrey Organics eschews synthetic ingredients in favor of natural ones, combining plant and herb extracts to make effective and safe toiletries. Based in San Diego, Aubrey was also the first personal care manufacturer to go organic, and never uses petrochemicals in their products.
Aveeno first gained fame as the makers of a natural oatmeal bath that is still used today in hospitals around the country. Their lotions, shower gels, shampoos and even baby care all share the ethos of natural ingredients and use the power of science to unlock their full potential.
Offering the world’s first certified organic makeup and skincare products, MiEssence is leading the way natural beauty products, using nut oils, flower extracts and herbal infusions to deliver powerful anti-aging serums, moisturizing lotions and more.
Known for their peppermint-flavored beeswax chapstick, Burt’s Bees also offers hair products, healing remedies and makeup, including a concealer cream that uses rosemary extract to fight acne while you wear it.
One of the few natural makeup companies to create shades for women of color, Monave offers natural skincare and mineral makeup in many different shades. All of their products are made with natural plant products.
Shilo Urban is a freelance writer who has just relocated to Los Angeles after her previous homes of Seattle, New Zealand, Paris, Maine, and Austin. She is an active member of the West Coast electronic music community and lives to promote the art that she loves and the people who create it.