I recently read an article that featured celebrity makeup artist and natural beauty expert, Katey Denno. In it, she confessed that there are over 10,000 toxic ingredients in most everyday cosmetics, hair product, and skin creams. She continued to say, “Unless they’re saying ‘non-toxic,’ or ‘safe’ or ‘clean,’ 80 percent of the time they’re containing at least one of these,” Denno said.
With virtually no regulation of the terms non-toxic, green, or all natural, your “natural” or “organic” beauty products could still contain toxic ingredients. What should you do? Read the product’s ingredients.
But just in case you don’t have the time, here are 9 tried and true Summer products that I love and trust:
PACIFICA ULTRA CC CREAM RADIANT FOUNDATION
Instantly illuminate and perfect your skin with specially adapted color correcting minerals. Broad spectrum SPF 17 to protect your skin from the sun. Contains a blend of multi-action natural beneficial ingredients including coconut water to provide anti-aging benefits and a subtle Jasmine fragrance. 100% recyclable airless container. Find it here.
LUSH KARMA KOMBA SHAMPOO BAR
Get great hair by washing with the best hippy shampoo bar. This gently cleansing puck scents locks with a signature Karma perfume, full of orange, pine and patchouli oils to keep your scalp soothed and toned. For those with knotty hair, the oils in Karma also help smooth, allowing you to brush it without pulling your hair out. Find it here.
PACIFICA STELLAR GAZE LENGTH & STRENGTH MINERAL MASCARA
You will fall in love with this long lasting, nourishing, natural mineral mascara. Infused with coconut oil and vitamin B to hydrate each lash as it lengthens, strengthens and adds volume. 100% vegan. Cruelty-free. Formulated without FD & C color, parabens, talc and mineral oil. Find it here.
Ditch the disposable; safety razors have been around for a long time. The unfortunate truth behind the introduction of our “modern” cartridge razors is that it came from companies who recognized that there was no money in a product that was going to be re-used forever. After all, a product that needs to be replaced on a consistent basis also means a consistent income from repeat sales. The important thing to take out of this little history lesson is that the disposable razor (which later turned into cartridge razors) was not an actual improvement but only made to look like one. Find it here.
D’FlUFF SHAVING SOAP
This fresh and fruity shaving soap will have you dreaming of summer picnics every time you take a whiff. Whipped fresh strawberries and egg whites blended with moisturizing rosehip oil, cocoa butter, and coconut oil into a light, marshmallowy soap that softens skin while you shave. Find it here.
SHEA MOISTURE COCONUT & HIBISCUS HAIR CONDITIONER
Made for thick and curly hair, this conditioner restores moisture, detangles and smoothes dry hair cuticle. Helps tame frizz as it defines and enhances natural curls.
Made with natural and certified organic ingredients like coconut oil that hydrates and protects hair while reducing breakage. Silk Protein smoothes hair for a soft, silky feel and Neem Oil controls frizz while adding brilliant shine. Find it here.
Cocoa Pigmented Bronzer
This natural bronzer will give you a warm, beautiful-kissed glow instantly from pigments of cocoa, coffee, tomato, and berries. It’s luminescent, light reflective pigments will give you a subtle Summer shimmer. Concentrated with anti-aging vitamins, antioxidants, and skin nourishing ingredients, use it all over your face and body whenever you desire sun-kissed look. Find it here.
PACIFICA INDIAN COCONUT NECTAR SPRAY PERFUME
A warm blend of sultry fresh coconut, delicate creamy vanilla. Because you should smell like vacation all Summer long. Pacifica’s Indian Coconut Nectar is a sensuous and delicious blend inspired by travels to faraway destinations. This warm, sultry blend of coconut and delicate creamy vanilla is pure ambrosia. Fun, fresh and fantastic, this perfume is made with natural, pure grain alcohol (corn-sourced and gluten-free) and Pacifica’s signature perfume blends with essential and natural oils. Find it here.
NATURE’S GATE GLOW LOTION
In the world of self-tanning products, it’s hard to find one that holds up to the natural standard. Nature’s Gate Glow Lotion is a top choice. You can customize your desired glow since the lotion provides a light sunless tan. All while hydrating and softening skin with a classic blend of Vitamin E, Rosehip and Algae extract. Get ready for a sun-kissed Summer glow. Vegan, Non-GMO, Paraben Free, Gluten Free, Soy Free, Mineral Oil Free, Petrolatum Free, Butylene Glycol Free, Cruelty-Free. Find it here.