If you’re like us, you care about what you put in your body. You shop organically, read labels, and make conscious choices when you shop. But have you ever stopped to consider what you’re putting on your body?
Today, we’re going to talk about clean beauty, a concept that’s just as important as the organic produce in your shopping cart. Natural ingredients, simple routines, and an eco-conscious mindset are changing the way the beauty industry operates.
What is Clean Beauty and Why Does it Matter?
Clean beauty is all about naturally derived products and avoiding harmful chemicals. Our skin is our largest organ, and it absorbs a significant portion of what we put on it. So knowing what’s in that serum or cream is as important as knowing what’s in your breakfast cereal.
Clean beauty is not just a trend. It’s a choice that has a profound impact on our health and the environment. Many conventional beauty products contain ingredients that, with long-term use, could be harmful to our health. They may also negatively impact the environment, from how they’re produced to how they’re disposed of.
Choosing clean beauty means choosing products that nourish your skin with natural and organic ingredients rather than synthetic ones. It means supporting brands that prioritize sustainable practices and ethical sourcing. It’s a way to look beautiful and feel good about your choices, not just for yourself but for the planet too.
So where do you start introducing this into your own beauty routine? It doesn’t mean throwing out your entire makeup kit and skincare regimen! It can be as easy as introducing a few basic concepts the next time you shop for skincare.
Tip #1 Understand the Ingredients in Your Products
The first step to a cleaner beauty routine is understanding what’s in your products. Just as you read food labels, doing the same with your skincare and makeup is equally as important.
Ingredients are listed in order of concentration, so the first few ingredients make up most of the product. Look for products with natural and organic ingredients at the top of the list.
Be wary of terms like “fragrance” or “parfume,” which can hide synthetic chemicals. Also, avoid products with parabens, sulfates, and phthalates, which can be harmful with long-term use.
Many online resources help you understand ingredient lists and identify potentially harmful substances.
Check out the Environmental Working Group’s Guide to Safe Cosmetics for more information.
Tip #2: Choose Brands that Prioritize Clean Beauty
The next step in your clean beauty journey is to choose brands that share your commitment to clean, safe, and sustainable products. These brands prioritize naturally derived ingredients, ethical sourcing, and environmentally friendly practices.
When choosing a brand, do some research. Check their website for information about their ingredient sourcing and manufacturing processes. Look for certifications like USDA Organic, Ecocert, or COSMOS, which indicate that a product meets high standards for organic and natural ingredients.
Remember, your purchases have power. By supporting clean beauty brands — like Clean Beauty and Wellness — you’re making a healthier choice for yourself and promoting a more sustainable and ethical beauty industry.
Tip #3: Simplify Your Beauty Routine
Simplicity is key when it comes to clean beauty. A minimalist approach not only reduces the number of potentially harmful ingredients you’re exposed to, but it also lessens environmental impact.
Start by assessing your current beauty routine. Do you need ten different products for your face alone? Often, less is more. Look for multi-purpose products that can do the job of two or three others.
For instance, our CBD Sunshine Serum reduces the appearance of age spots and hydrates, and brightens skin. Our CBD’Luxe Eye Cream reduces the appearance of dark circles while also targeting fine lines and wrinkles.
Lastly, remember that beauty comes from within. A healthy diet, plenty of water, and good sleep often do more for your skin than any product can. Embrace a holistic approach to beauty that starts with a healthy lifestyle and is complemented by a clean, simple beauty routine.
Clean Beauty isn’t Just Another Trend. It’s Here to Stay.
The clean beauty movement is a lifestyle that benefits your skin and the environment. By understanding your products, choosing clean beauty brands, and simplifying your routine, you’re taking steps toward a healthier, more sustainable beauty regimen.
Every small change makes a difference to your body and helps change the beauty industry for the better.
Ready to start your clean beauty journey? Check out our Clean Beauty and Wellness Shop for a curated selection of natural, organic, and ethically sourced products.
It’s time to embrace clean beauty and feel good about your choices for your skin and the planet.