January 10, 2013

2013 Goal: Use More Natural Beauty Products

My third and final goal for 2013 is to use more natural beauty products. What do I mean by natural? I mean products without parabens, sulfates, synthetic materials, petrochemicals, phthalates, GMOs, formaldehyde, triclosan, DPD, the list goes on and on.

Last year I read, No More Dirty Looks by Siobhan O'Connor and Alexandra Spunt, and became MUCH more aware of the chemicals in the products I was using on my skin and in my hair. It is unbelievable how many untested chemicals are floating around in the products we put ourselves in contact with everyday (hair care included!).

I often go back to the book, No Dirty Looks, to reread sections and refresh my memory. After reading the book on my Kindle I actually bought it a second time in the paperback version so I flip through it easier (nerd alert!). Another resource I use often is the Skin Deep Cosmetics Database where you can search through over 78,000 products to see how your favorite ones score in terms of safety.

After becoming more educated about the vast amount of untested chemicals I was putting myself in contact with everyday, I began to make small changes in my daily routine and was incredibly happy with the results. This year, my goal is to do more. After a little more experimenting, I am planning to dedicate a entire post or series comparing my former daily routine to my new, natural and organic routine. Here are some green products I would love to try this year:

1. Harmonic Pureluxe Shampoo // 2. Harmonic Pureluxe Conditioner // 3. josie maran argan lip gloss // 4. W3LL People Narcissist Stick Foundation // 5. Tammy Fender Intensive Repair Balm // 6. butter london 3 free in cranberry // 7. S.W. Basics Cleanser // 8. kahina Brightening Serum // 9. Dr. Hauschka Volume Mascara // 10. alima pure luminous shimmer eyeshadow // 11. WEN Cleansing Conditioner // 12. rms living luminizer // 13. Dr. Bronner's Organic Lavender Shave Gel // 14. amala Rejuvenating Eye Cream // 15. Josie Maran Argan Oil // 16. Acrue Day Cream // 17. Marie Veronique Organic Anti-Aging Mist // 18. Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Organic Lip Balm // 19. Jason Soothing Aloe Vera Body Wash // 20. Prtty Peaushun Skin Tight Body Lotion // 21. Origins Totally Pure Deodorant // 22. Christopher Drummond Eyeliner // 23. Olivella Cleansing Tissues & Makeup Removing Towelettes // 24. 100% Pure Juicy Pink Grapefruit Lipgloss // 25. organic avenue* Love Beauty Cleanse with Tata Harper Skin Treatment

Do you have any green beauty products you swear by? Do tell!



  1. I love the recommendations on beauty products!

    Also, Kim sent me! :)

  2. Kim sent me also and I'm excited to find your blog. I'm a marylander and my in-laws live on Kent Island...right across the Bay! We're headed to St. Michaels this weekend.

    I love your product recommendations.

  3. What great recommendations! I'm all about using natural products. Thanks for such a great compilation!

  4. good Recommendations! I wish natural products weren't so expensive!

  5. Sent by Oh Sweet Joy!

    This has given me "food for thought". Thanks for the ideas.

  6. Love this goal...I need to do it more too! Oh, Sweet joy sent me!

  7. I use bareminerals and I love it!!

  8. I LOVE wen shampoo. It took a little getting used to but now I absolutely love it.

    Kim from ohsweetjoy sent me!

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