Do you ever wonder what is in the skincare and beauty products you use on a daily basis? Most of our beauty products are chocked full of harmful chemicals. These harmful chemicals eventually make their way into your body through your skin. It is so important to know exactly what goes into our body. Whether it be food, liquids or cosmetics, we all need to be aware. Sadly, the majority of the skincare products out there are harmful for our bodies. It’s taken me years to finally realize that I needed to make a drastic change to start living a healthier life, starting with my skin. Now that we are starting a brand new year, there’s no better time than the present!
I’ve been getting quite a few messages on Instagram about my daily skincare regimen. In this post I am going to share a few of my favorite beauty/skincare products that are safer alternatives that I swear by. Don’t get me wrong, I still use other beauty and cosmetic products that probably aren’t the best for my body but the products I am listing in this post are brands I use in the morning and evening every single day. This year’s focus is to implement healthier practices however I can. I mean, I’m not getting any younger!
Healthier beauty and skincare is something we ALL need to be paying attention to. There are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market today. Many don’t have any safety data. This is particularly true of those used in the skin care and beauty industry. If that isn’t enough to make you question your skincare regimen, listen to this. The United States has not passed a major federal law to regulate the safety of ingredients used in personal care products since 1938.
Raw Sugar has been one of my go-to skincare products for years now. I have actually been using their products before I was even blogging so it’s amazing to have been able to partner with them in 2017 to spread awareness on healthier skincare. Now that it is a new year I am continuing to spread the word on a few of the products I highly recommend from them.
What I love about these products is that they are crafted in Southern California with ethical, sustainable, cruelty free ingredients. That means, no sulfates or parabens. Rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals with the soothing properties of vanilla bean, this body wash will leave skin super clean and far better ready to receive all those delicious butters and moisturizers you love. Even better, they donate a bar of soap to a family in need with every single purchase.
By now, most of y’all have heard me rave about BeautyCounter. They have become a personal favorite of mine for the past 6 months. Why, you ask? BeautyCounter cosmetics are the SAFEST beauty products on the planet. Seriously, though. Their mission – To get safer products into the hands of everyone.
These products are perfect to use during the colder months when our skin is dry and itchy. Notice the prices too. They are extremely affordable which means you have no excuse to check them out! I could go on all day about the best products but listed out my top 4 products that I can’t live a day without.
Day and Night Cream – Lock in moisture throughout the day with our lightweight yet hydrating face cream. Easily absorbed and never greasy. Unscented formula contains a mix of organic coconut oil, safflower oil, and aloe to provide nourishing hydration, plus antioxidant-rich acai to protect against dry skin. The hydrating night cream nourishes skin while you sleep. Organic coconut oil and aloe hydrate while geranium and green tea protect against dryness.
Facial Oil – The BEST for dry skin! Just mix in a drop or two with your moisturizer and you are good to go! Blend of seven natural oils moisturizes, smooths, and helps even skin tone. Softening meadowfoam seed oil restores balance, while wild chamomile calms and soothes skin. Perfect for all skin types and those concerned with skin clarity, calming, and balancing.
Facial Mask – This nutrient-rich kaolin clay mask purifies and balances, absorbing excess oil and drawing out impurities. Activated charcoal minimizes the appearance of pores, giving skin a smooth, refined appearance while salicylic acid stimulates exfoliation. Perfect for all skin types and those concerned with congestion and oily skin.
Lip Conditioner – A personal favorite I use everyday and my lips are so smooth and hydrated! Soothes and softens lips with peppermint and rosemary oils.
Tula (Use code DTKASHLEY20 for 20% off your order)
I first heard of Tula right before I launched my blog. I had been following quite a few gals that would always post about Tula and it got my curious about the brand which lead me to ordering a few of their best selling products. Talk about obsessed. That was about 4 years ago and I have been an avid follower of their brand ever since.
There are a few reasons why I absolutely love this brand. All of Tula’s products are made with clean, clinically-proven, high-quality ingredients that nourish your skin the same way a healthy diet nourishes your body. They formulate with powerful probiotics, healthy superfoods, and targeted safe ingredients like AHAs, retinol (aka Vitamin A), and Vitamin C to visibly improve the look and overall condition of the skin.
Use code DTKASHLEY20 for 20% off your order!
Read my full blog post on Tula HERE.
You’re probably wonder why there’s the lone ranger GlamGlow product in this batch of really healthy skincare products. I use masks on a daily basis at this point and have been such a huge fan of GlamGlow since I first heard of them. This mask in particular is my all time favorite right now. It is a limited edition glitter peel-off-mask filled with lots of glitter and stars.
Anyway, on to the stats! Their products are free of parabens, sulfates, and Phthalates. Just after 3 uses over 7 days 98% reported their skin looked renewed, 97% saw an improvement in skin clarity, and 97% felt the mask gently cleared their skin. That’s pretty dang good if you ask me.
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I have been dying to try out beauty counter!
I’ve been wanting to find a sugar-based product. I like that Raw Sugar is all natural, and they donate soaps to families in need.
I don’t use a lot of makeup and my skin routine is just using a cleanser 2-3 times a day but this is a great list to know. I never knew that something that is supposed to be good for you could be bad, Will try and choose these products.
I have a friend who sells Beauty Counter products and I have been dying to try some of their stuff. Sounds like you got some great stuff.
Tula and beauty counter are two of my faves! So good!
I have heard of Glamglow! I would love to give those products a try!
This is a great list. I only recently heard of Raw Sugar. I am guilty of not having the best routine when it comes to my skin. Something I definitely want to change for 2018
these sound like great products. As I get older I find I am taking better care of myself. So must check these out.
Using skin care products can be a benifit to our akin and the order in which to use them is incredibly important when developing a skincare routine that is best!
I lean towards all natural and cruelty free products that contain little to no chemicals. I think these products are all worth checking out if you’re looking for something better for your skin.
I switched to natural products a few years back and honestly my skin has looked and felt amazing since. Using less nasty chemicals is definitely the way forward!
This is such a great post! Since becoming a mom I’ve done a lot of research into skincare products, and it is scary what is out there. I’m very careful about the products I use on my children, and I need to start paying more attention to what I use on myself. I’m going to give some of these brands a try for sure.
I really have been thinking about trying GlamGlow recently, I’ve heard such great things about their products! Also — your photos here are amazing!!
TULA is a wonderful brand and I love the Glamglow face masks.
Tula is one of my new faves! I love that they really pay attention to the ingredients that they include in their products!
I am starting to change all of my beauty products over to the natural side and I love what you shared. I have heard about both BeautyCounter and Tula!
I have been looking for a good skin care line. I don’t want to spend a ton of money but I do want to get an effective product. I haven’t heard of all of these, so I will be doing some more investigation!
I love Tula products! Thanks for sharing all of these clean skin care lines, I’ll definitely be checking out the other three!
I have never heard of these brands. Where have I been? I will have to check them out.
I am always looking for new skin care options. Especially now that I am getting older. UGH! I will need to try this line. It looks great.
I didn’t know that about BeautyCounter – so cool! I haven’t tried their products but have seen it all over the place. I also haven’t tried Tula yet either – shocking right? But I looooove me some glamglow!
I have a number of BeautyCounter products for both me and my baby! They are really great products.
I’m always looking for new products for my skin. I will have to check these out. I have never heard of this brand before.
Love this story! You know I’ve been more aware lately of the ingredients in my products and beside your stunning photos I will def check out these skincare lines.
These all sound amazing! I love Tula and Glam Glow products, but haven’t tried the others yet.
Since I have changed my diet in the past couple of months, it only makes sense that I also fix my beauty products too. I love TULA!
I want to try out the raw sugar products. Been hearing a few great things about them and I need a new body butter.
I need to take a look at the products I use. I know they are full of chemicals. Love your photos too. I’ll keep my eye out for these brands.
Oh, I’d love to try the raw sugar line. I’ve heard some great things about it, and think my skin could really use some pampering!
Great post of some great skin products. I will be changing over to some of these natural products. Thanks for the awesome list and great advice.
YAS YAS YAS. All around yes! All these brands sound awesome!
I have been wanting to try out Tula, I have heard some amazing things about it.
YES YES YES! BeautyCounter products are incredible! I am down with all of their ingredients and their facial oils IS ON POINT! That is probably my favorite product by them! Maybe of all time! haha
I am a huge fan of eco friendly/ chemical free skin care products! I’m always looking for new products and I LOVE beauty counter! Ive never tried Tula before but I’m excited to try, and I love your photos as usual, thanks girl! xoxo
These are some great product suggestions. I am always looking for new products to add to my current skin care regimen since I’m trying to take better care of my skin.
I love glam glow! I use their products all the time they are FAB
I have heard a lot about Tula, but I have never used their products before. I’ll definitely have to give them a try someday, though.
I would love to try out those Beauty Counter products. They really seem like they would be awesome.
They are THE.BEST!! I can’t recommend them enough. Let me know if you ever have any questions about them! 😉
These products look awesome and you look so cozy in your photos! I love products that come highly recommended but can easily be found and replenished when you run out!
I’ve been thinking about trying this line for awhile. Thanks for the post!
It is so important to know what is in the products that we use thanks so much for sharing Ashley!
This is such a great roundup post. Super helpful!! Thanks so much for sharing all the details for each brand.
love Tula’s skincare line! Their eye cream has been in my routine for years!
I love this brand so much! Thanks to you it is one of my favorites and I use it all the time!
I have been thinking about this a lot lately! I want to start putting things on my skin that I know are safe!
These all sound amazing!
I love Tula! I need to check out these other brands too!!