Thankfully, natural and healthy makeup and skincare brands are becoming more popular. Chain stores like Sephora and Ulta are now carrying nontoxic, organic and healthy brands which makes it much easier to purchase clean beauty items.
Today I have brought you a roundup of healthy beauty items that can serve as alternatives to your current beauty favorites! Most of the products we put on our skin are leaden with chemicals and toxins that do more harm than good in the long run. Check out this blog post I wrote about toxins in conventional foundations to see how your foundation stacks up! Using natural cosmetics keeps us healthy and happy while providing identical coverage, wear time and texture. I have tested all of these items and can vouch for their quality and comparability! All of these products can be found at Sephora or Ulta, so make sure to take advantage of rewards points and sales!
Healthy Beauty Swaps
Swap NARS Soft Matte Complete Concealer with the Juice Beauty Phytopigments Concealer. Both have a creamy texture and offer high coverage. (Pro Tip: because the Juice Beauty concealer doesn’t have parabens, be sure to warm it up with your finger before applying it!). Find Juice Beauty at Ulta!
Swap the Philosophy Purity Cleanser with the Checks and Balances from Origins. They both are gentle on the skin, but the Origins has no parabens or other toxic ingredients! The Origins is slightly more expensive, but lasts a long time. Find Origins at Sephora!
Swap the St. Tropez Tanning Mousse for the NKD Skin Tanning Lotion. While the St. Tropez is a Mousse and the NKD is a Lotion, they offer a similar color and lasting time. I like the NKD skin one more because you don’t need to wash it off (and its a fraction of the price)! Find NKD skin at Ulta!
Swap the GlamGlow FlashMud Mask for the Tata Harper Clarifying Mask. Both aim at retexturing your skin and preventing blemishes, but the Tata Harper is free of nasty chemicals that will do more harm than good in the long run.
What healthy beauty swaps have you made? Let me know below!