Give me an excuse to green up anything in my life, and I’m in. I obsessively research before buying anything new and am constantly trying to cut down on chemicals in my home. BUT I wasn’t too great about greening up my skin care routine until recently.
I don’t have bad skin, but I definitely don’t have great skin. I was always breaking out and was scared of over moisturizing, so I just didn’t bother. I stuck with what I knew, because I didn’t want to mess with the system. After getting pregnant, I decided that now is as good a time as any to figure out how to make my beauty routine less toxic.
Skin: After researching way too much, I decided to try Suki Skin Care. I started with the Creamy Foaming Cleanser, to my surprise it was gentle, the smell was refreshing and it left my skin feeling fantastic and super clean(but not tight). I love Suki because it’s eco friendly, uses fair trade and organic ingredients, is cruelty-free, vegan and has clinical trials and science to back it up. After a successful introduction, I decided to try a moisturizer. I chose the Balancing Day Lotion after experimenting at home with a bunch of trial packets. It’s lightweight and I haven’t had a single breakout! It kind of reminds me of Kiehl’s Rosa Arctica Moisturizer, but way less expensive and way lower on the EWG scale. I am converted.
You can find Suki Skin Care at most Whole Foods.
Face: I am actually too lazy to put on mineral makeup. I love Bare Essentials foundation, but I just find a tinted moisturizer so much easier. It’s a two bird, one stone kinda thing. I love the Tarte Amazonian Clay BB Tinted Moisturizer. I was very hesitant at first, I have tried every effing BB cream out there and hated them all, they all seemed so heavy, this is lightweight, but still provides a good amount of coverage for a tinted moisturizer. It’s not the most eco friendly and chemical free option out there, but I like it and it’s better than anything I had been using.
I also am loving Physicians Formula Organic Wear Mascara. It makes me feel great having something more organic around my eyeballs. It haven’t noticed any difference from the conventional mascaras and you can find it at Target. Boom.