Fashion is more my thing than beauty, but recently I’ve been trying to embrace a more ethical beauty routine as well.
I think switching over to ethical beauty products is much more difficult than transitioning to ethical fashion, because it is so much trial-and-error to find beauty products that work for you. I mean, just think about how long it took to settle on the products you use religiously!
I wanted to round up some of my favorite ethical beauty products in the hopes of making this transition a bit easier for anyone who happens to be reading here.
I’ve had a great experience with all of these items, and I have really sensitive, eczema-prone skin – so I definitely understand how hard it can be to find good beauty products. If you’ve been thinking of trying any of the below items – they are definitely worth it from my perspective.
Also, I do apologize for the images. I didn’t purchase new products for photos if I still had product left, since it seemed wasteful. So some of the items aren’t as pretty as the others 🙂
Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Ultra-Natural Mascara: I discovered this mascara through Causebox, and it is a winner! It is buildable, doesn’t flake off throughout the day and includes ingredients to nourish your eyelashes. It is formulated without parabens, petroleum, propylene or butylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, pesticides, phthalates, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances. Vegan and cruelty-free.
Little Barn Apothecary Honeysuckle + Grapefruit Body Oil: I’ve never quite jumped on the bandwagon of using oils on my face, but I love this body oil by Little Barn Apothecary. It has a pleasant smell (it reminds me of the beach, for whatever reason), absorbs quickly and leaves you glowing. Organic, vegan and cruelty-free.
Little Barn Apothecary Carrot Seed + Rosehip Eye Serum: I always look tired. Plus, even though I try to drink a lot of water, I usually don’t. Then I look even more tired. This eye serum has helped to brighten my under eyes, even though I haven’t even been using it for that long! I also like that the roller application is low-maintenance. Organic, vegan and cruelty free.
Nourish Organic Argan and Rosewater Face Lotion: I use this lightweight moisturizer on days when my skin needs a break, or when I get eczema on my face (on occasion it pops up near my hairline). Organic, vegan and cruelty-free.
R & Co. Atlantis Shampoo and Conditioner: This shampoo and conditioner duo has done wonders for my dry, color-treated, heat-styled hair. I don’t ever need to use a deep conditioner anymore, which is great because it saves me a lot of time! R & Co. products are formulated without parabens, sulfates, mineral oil and petrolatum. Vegetarian and cruelty-free.
Rodan + Fields Reverse Skin Lightening Treatment: For being only 27 years old, I have struggled for some time with sun damage to my face – and it’s embarrassing. I have seen serious improvements to my skin since beginning this regimen. Not all of my dark spots are gone, but they are significantly lighter. The products, while strong, also have not irritated my skin one bit. If you are looking for more of a clinical-level product, I highly recommend checking out R+F. Cruelty-free.
Schmidt’s Rose + Vanilla Natural Deodorant: Most days, I wear antiperspirant. But, on more relaxed days, when I want to give my body a break from my clinical-strength antiperspirant, I use this natural deodorant. It does help to absorb wetness, and works the best, for me, of any natural deodorant I’ve tried. It also has a pretty, subtle scent. It is formulated without aluminum, sulfates, artificial fragrances and parabens. Vegan and cruelty-free.
Skylar Body Isle Perfume: This is the perfect fragrance (I am also a fan of the Meadow scent!). Isle is clean and fresh, with notes of citrus and spiced sandalwood. Skylar fragrances are made in Los Angeles with sustainably-sourced ingredients. They are hypo-allergenic and natural. Vegan and cruelty-free.
So, there you have it! My favorite ethical beauty products. Do you have any favorites that I should try out?