With our skin being the largest organ of our body as well as one of the main organs of elimination and detoxification, our skin really is a crucial aspect of our health. Not only will our skin release toxins but it also absorbs just about everything we put on our skin as well. This is why I educate all of my patients on the importance of natural beauty skin care products. My first rule is less is more, this applies not only to the number of products you put on your skin but also the number of ingredients in each product. My second rule is your best products will be the ones you make yourself. This is because you will have control over every ingredient you include as well as you can customize each product to fit your skincare needs. So what if you don’t have time to make all your cosmetics and skin care products from scratch? Are there certain brands I can count on that are clean and good for my skin? The answer is yes, but knowing what to look for is key.
What you DO want in your skincare products:
- Coconut Oil
- Tea Tree Oil
- Apple Cider Vinegr
- Raw Honey
- Sea Salt
- Aloe Vera
- Argan Oil
- JoJoba Oil
- Shea Butter
What you DON’T want in your skincare products:
Phenoxyethanol– consider a hormonal disruptor
Aluminum – possible link to breast cancer (PRETTY MUCH ALL TYPICAL WOMEN DEODRANTS CONTAIN THIS!)
Formaldehyde– known carcinogen linked to Leukemia, pancreatic cancer and skin cancer.
Tetrasodium EDTA– increases pentration of other chemicals into the body.
Toluene– an adhesive found in glues, paints, dyes, eww why is this in our cosmetics?!
Phenoxyethanol – found in most aftershave products.
- Whish– this high performance natural and organic skincare line really delivers a punch. From all organic face masks to aluminum-free deodrants that actually work, this brand really shows you natural is better! This great product is one of my favorites considering it is made less than 10 miles away from my office here in Scottsdale, Arizona.
- Lotus Bio- Minerals -This natural cosmetic line was designed to bring you pure, natural and healthy beauty products. Not only are all products safe for customers they are also environmentally friendly.
- Herbivore Botancials– Julia and Alex are the amazing husband and wife co- founders of Herbivore Botancials, which they started in their kitchen in Seattle. They believe in bringing high quality, non- toxic natural beauty products to your front door.
- M+A Naturals – Created by a dear friend of mine, this amazing line is also one of my favorite natural beauty brands. M+ A Naturals creates all natural skin care products as well as home care products like detergents and dry sheet spray. Their products are amazing and I do love they are made right here in sunny Arizona. (are you catching on to a theme, I love local!)