In addition to oohing and aahing over stunning tabletops created by some of LA’s top designers — and enjoying champagne, canapés and ice cream — I had the opportunity to model a beautiful couture wedding gown designed by Jinza Bridal.
As I was having my makeup done, the artist asked me for my “secret” to clear and glowing skin and, specifically, what products I used. This is a question that I am often asked, so today I want to give you a run down of my favorite non-toxic skin care products.
Non-Toxic Skin Care Products – The MBB Pick
A healthy body is made by what you put in it AND what you put on it. Products that are made with artificial fragrances, colors and harsh chemicals not only irritate the skin, they can also wreak havoc on hormone balance and weaken the immune system. Read the ingredients label on your products and if they’re not up to snuff you might consider swapping them for some of the brands below.*
The Honest Company: body wash, shampoo, hand soap and body oil
I started using Honest products last year and have been really pleased with them so far. The company strives to reduce use of chemicals, as well as minimize their environmental footprint.
Toms Of Maine: deodorant and toothpaste
I was hesitant about using a natural deodorant, especially in my line of work, but I’ve found success in the Tom’s brand. Plus the company has a strong sense of social responsibility, donating 10% of profits to charity, as well as their one-for-one program.
Leven Rose Beauty: organic, cold-pressed jojoba oil
I love this stuff and use it everyday! It works as makeup remover, moisturizer and hair conditioner. Again, this is an environmentally friendly company and doesn’t test on animals (well, other than themselves!)
RMS Beauty: concealer and mascara
RMS products are made without chemicals, synthetic preservatives, synthetic vitamins, and genetically altered ingredients (GMO). As I rarely wear foundation I like to use the Un Cover Up for a light coating when I go out. It moisturizes and evens out skin tone without hiding your beautiful, natural face! Natural mascaras keep my lashes feeling so much healthier and stronger.
Paula’s Choice: face wash and exfoliants
These products, which are made without fragrances, dyes or ingredients that can harm skin health, are a staple in my cleansing routine. They are relatively affordable, easy to order online, made in the USA (with locally sourced ingredients) and never tested on animals.
Paula Begoun is also the queen of myth-busters when it comes to cosmetics and skin care – with tips like why organic isn’t necessarily better, and why you should put down that expensive jar of eye-cream.
I interviewed Paula last year on creating a bridal skin care routine, you can read it here.
Now I’d Love To Hear From You!
Are you ready to make the swap towards non-toxic skin care products? Perhaps you already have! In the comments below share your favorite “healthy” beauty product and why you love it.
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*Please note that I am not an affiliate, nor do I receive any compensation for these product recommendations. These opinions are 100% my own.