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Our body is a temple and just as important as watching what we put into it, is what we put onto it. Almost 60% of what we apply to our skin gets absorbed, so making sure our everyday skincare favorites are absent any harmful ingredients is important for our health as well as the well-being of our planet.
Many popular products not only generate plastic waste through packaging, but contain chemicals and other ingredients known to be toxic to humans and the environment. Some of the worst are: Aluminum (deodorants), Parabens (moisturizers and deodorants), DEA, MEA, and TEA (found in products from sunscreens to eye make up), Phthalates (fragrance), Siloxanes (moisturizers and creams), and Triclosan (soaps, mouthwash, shaving creams, toothpastes).
Here are some basics that prioritize quality, human health, and Mother Earth. Just click on the photo to go to the Amazon link and mahalo for the commission!
Not only is this brand cruelty free, non-toxic, and vegan but they are verified 100% plastic-free and climate neutral. This certified B-Corp company also donates 20% of their profits and 2% of their yearly revenue. Also checkout their shampoo bars, face wash and body wash bars!
Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant Cream
BeNat Earth-friendly Deodorant
This Propylene Gylocol-Free, Phthalate-Free, Alcohol-Free, Aluminum-Free, and Paraben-Free deodorant comes in compostable zero-waste packaging and four different scents!
Body and Face Lotions
Moon Valley Organics Lotion Bar
Most of the time when we think lotion we think cream, however, many sustainably focused skin care companies are changing our minds with the bar! This all natural and plastic free moisturizer is great quality and great for the planet.
Pretty Frank Natural Lotion Bar
This company is focused on non-toxic, non-petroleum, cruetly free products. Hand made in Texas, this natural lotion bar soothes your skin sustainably.
Farmstead Apothecary 100% Natural Anti-Aging Cream
Cruelty-free, vegan, and gluten free this lotion is made for all skin types and fights wrinkles with all natural ingredients.
Facial Cleansers and Body Wash
Ethique 5 Piece Face Sampler Natural Beauty Bar Set
Not sold on beauty in bar form? This 5 piece sampler lets you try the range of Ethique’s facial beauty products. It includes 2 cleanser bars, exfoliator, lotion and serum.
Aspen Kay Naturals Dead Sea Mud and Charcoal Face and Body Soap
This soap is made with organic oils and ingredients to ensure a squeaky natural clean for all skin types.
Crate 61 Vegan All Natural Soap For Dry Skin
This soap kit is for face and body, packaged with recyclable materials, cold pressed and hand made to combat dry skin all naturally.