My love for natural beauty is growing stronger and stronger. I love how the products make my face feel and I know that they contain good ingredients.
I started out on this natural beauty journey shortly after I got my certificate in Holistic Health Coaching. I realized how much we are concerned about what we put into our bodies (which is sooooo important) and not enough attention to what we put on it.
This is why I started reading more and more about beauty products and how they affect your skin, body systems, and hormones. Although I’m not completely clean on my beauty products, I’m trying hard to replace my favorites a little at a time.
Parabens are first on my list to eliminate. I feel that Parabens are the worst out of all ingredients. They interrupt your endocrine system which is responsible for glands in your body. They can also disrupt hormones like estrogen. The FDA does not have strict regulations on the makeup industry either (FDA cosmetic regulations).
Related: Effects of Parabens
Now that you know a little about how I came to love natural beauty products, I’ll be sharing my favorite stores to shop green and natural beauty products. You might be familiar with some of these and some of them may be new to you. Either way I hope you find this useful and I encourage you to embark on your own natural beauty journey.
My Favorite Stores to Shop Natural Beauty Products
This shop is what started my obsession. I stumbled upon this brand when I started researching green beauty brands. I fell in love instantly. They are natural and 100% cruelty-free, 100% free of artificial colors, artificial fragrances, synthetic chemical preservatives and all other toxins.
The hardest part about using clean beauty products is that many don’t offer a variety of pallets that you would normally find in regular makeup. I love PÜR Cosmetics because they have a variety of pallets and their products are made without Parabens. They are also 100% Cruelty Free and have a lot of products that are Vegan and Gluten-Free.
I absolutely love the story behind Integrity Botanicals (read it) and how they came to be. They were shocked to find out that 89% of all cosmetics sold in the U.S. contain an ingredient that has not been evaluated for safety! Crazy right! So they created Integrity Botanicals and only sell the crème de la crème of natural beauty products.
They research the ingredients themselves and also cross reference with EWG Skin Deep database. Which is an awesome resource for finding out how toxic your beauty products are. You can check out that database here.
I also love that they don’t only sell beauty products. They sell a wide variety of skin, hair, and wellness products and even products for men. Check out all they have to offer and get 3 free samples with any order.
**All their products are always free of: artificial fragrances, artificial colors (except for nail polish), parabens, petrochemicals, phthalates, PEG’s, hydroquinone, oxybenzone, sulfates, Triclosan, phenoxyethanol and dimethicone.
This shop holds amazing brands like Jane Iredale, Tata Harper, RMS Beauty, Kjaer Weis, May Lindstrom and many more. It’s meant to be a one stop shop for all your beauty needs, and it is just that.
They have a store in Phoenix, AZ so if you’re local go check them out!
I love love love this store! They carry 65 brands and so many that I love. Every product sold is free of toxins, parabens and other dangerous chemicals found in normal beauty products.
If you don’t know what brands to try out the also have an awesome sample section where you can just buy samples. 🙂
This little shop is full of goodies at amazing prices. You can also get 25% off with code PURENATURAL. They have hair, skin, bath, and men products along with so many essential oils and kits.
My newest fave. I envy anyone living in Atlanta! I would love to visit this store. They have so many amazing products and trusted brands that I love.
My newest purchase from them were:
- Captain Blakenship Sunshine Body Cream – This stuff makes my skin so soft. Their sea salt spray is amazing so I knew I had to try their body cream.
- 100% Pure Cocoa Pigmented Bronzer – I got this in the color Cocoa Glow and use as a contour. It gives a beautiful glow without looking over done.
- 100% Pure Green Tea Fiber Brow Builder – I have been using this non-stop since I bought it.
- ILIA Moondance Radiant Translucent Powder with SPF – The SPF 20 is such a plus to this powder. I’ve been trying to use more SPF products to protect my skin from sun damage. This powder really makes your skin glow.
I loved all these items so much that I wanted to do a giveaway for you. I’ll be giving away a $50 Fig & Flower gift card. So don’t forget to enter the giveaway below.
I hope this list inspires to set out on your own natural beauty journey and to really think of what you put on your skin. Your skin is an organ and the largest one your body has. That’s why it’s so important that we take care of it just as we would the rest of our body. 🙂
Have a fabulous weekend darlings!