Truth? I’ve never been one to spend lots of money on fancy skincare lotions, potions and creams. I don’t believe what we do externally makes that much difference – our skin is a reflection of our inner health and even our emotional well-being (hello stress breakouts).
Even so, it’s important to have a skincare regimen that will nourish your skin and most importantly, not irritate it. What do we watch out for? Well of course we avoid parabens and fragrance. Similar to shampoo (and any foaming product) we avoid Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate in face washes. Aside from toxicity concerns, SLS and SLethS strip the skin of it’s natural oils and can be quite irritating.
Bonus tip: use a natural oil like olive oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil or sweet almond oil on a cotton pad to remove your makeup at night! Works like a charm.
Here are my picks for all-natural skincare:
Yes Acure does it again with their skincare. All-natural, affordable and effective, their cleansers are a solid choice. Downside? They don’t ship to Canada. You can order them off Amazon, Lucky Vitamin or Vitacost but you may pay duties.
Green Beaver is a Canadian company and I enjoy their cleanser and moisturizer. Also affordably priced, they’re gentle enough for sensitive skin. I did try their blemish mousse and found it irritated my skin after a few days so now I only use it occasionally.
Dr. Bronner’s Liquid Soaps
If you want to go super basic, Dr. Bronner’s liquid soaps are gentle and couldn’t be simpler. Also an affordable choice.
Pangea Organics is more expensive but it’s a lovely brand. They used to have decent-sized trial kits for about 30$ but I’m not seeing that on their site anymore… but it’s something to look for.
Natural luxury skincare has exploded in the last several years. The following are brands that are well loved by natural beauty bloggers but I haven’t tried them.
- Dr. Alkalitis
- Dr. Hauschka
- John Masters
- La Bella Figura
- May Lindstrom
- Pai Skincare
- SW Basics
- Tata Harper
Have you tried natural skincare? Are you willing to shell out the big bucks for luxury options?
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