If the ingredients aren’t something you would ingest orally, why put them on your skin? Does this mean you must throw all your skin care away and start over? No! This doesn’t mean immediately switching all of your products. Instead, try upgrading to a cleaner product each time you run out of an old one.
Here are some of my favorite clean skincare products and facials I have tried:
ORDINARY SQUALANE SERUM
Ordinary Squalane Serum is an amazing organic cruelty-free oil and moisturizer as it is 100% plant-derived squalane, a natural hydrator for our skin. Squalane is found naturally in our skin, but this plant-derived squalane comes from sugar cane, creating a formula that aids skin hydration without clogging pores. It is also major allergen free! You can also use this oil on your hair to add shine, prevent breakage, and protect from heat.
It’s hard to find a clean and volumizing mascara these days, but I can personally attest that Ilia mascara is a great option that contains nourishing ingredients. Ilia is ophthalmologist-tested, making it great for those with sensitive eyes and those wearing contacts. It enhances and volumizes lashes without flaking, smudging, or irritating. It’s also super easy to wash off with makeup remover.
Araza is a great natural option for foundation, blush, and more. This foundation stands out because it blocks blue light, contains natural SPF (25), and is anti-pollution. It is also made of 95 percent organic skin superfoods, a coconut postbiotic to aid the skin’s microbiome, polyphenols for skin rejuvenation, and organic oils. It is made from natural clay, which is healing, protective, and packed with minerals. It gives you light to medium coverage with a luminous dew-kissed finish.
EARTH HARBOR CELESTINE HYDRA-PLUMPING PEPTIDE SERUM
I love Earth Harbor’s vegan, cruelty-free products. I especially love the Celestine hydra-plumping peptide serum for hydration and anti-aging. The seaweed peptides moisturize, build collagen and elastin, and fight free radicals in our environment. The serum also contains hyaluronic acid for hydration and skin elasticity, Vitamin B3 for skin repair, pomegranate antioxidants, aloe leaf juice to fight age spots, in addition to Vitamin C, Vitamin B5, Vitamin E, blue yarrow, essential fatty acids, polyphenols, minerals, and more.
To purchase locally, they have the Earth Harbor line at New Day Healing and Wellness in Memphis, TN. shine, prevent breakage, and protect from heat.
CLEAR LIFT FACIAL AND SCARLET MICRONEEDLING at A Beautiful You Medical Spa
I’ve personally seen the amazing regenerative effects. The ClearLift™ is laser skin resurfacing and one of the newest anti-aging treatments. It is a very clean treatment that does not use acids, chemicals, or painful abrasion. It is the perfect lunchtime facial because it is non-invasive, painless, and only takes 30 minutes. You will see visible results without the redness and recovery time that accompanies most laser treatments.
The Scarlet RF is a microneedling treatment with short-pulse radiofrequency (RF) used to decrease the appearance of aging, increase skin firmness, and decrease skin sagging. This FDA-approved treatment stimulates collagen production while repairing and tightening skin. It’s perfect for those struggling with forehead wrinkles, sagging skin, smile lines, and more.
*This is not medical advice. Please consult with your dermatologist or physician before using any products or doing any treatments.
As a Certified Functional Nutrition Counselor at Sundara Wellness, Audrey is coaching others on their journey towards freedom from stimulants as well as others struggling with ADHD, autism, autoimmune, hormonal imbalances, and debilitating chronic health conditions due to poor gut health. Visit Audreystimpson.com or @audreystimpson on Instagram.
By Audrey Stimpson, MPS, CNFC