7 Essential Clean Beauty Products for a Nontoxic Routine

Cleaning up your beauty routine is as easy as swapping out some of your staples for natural options and can have huge long-term benefits for your health.

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As a company founded by a cancer survivor, clean, non-toxic beauty is incredibly important to us. And we’ve discovered some easy ways to clean up your beauty routine so you can shine, without fear of toxic chemicals.

If you're overwhelmed at the process of choosing all new products, start small by reading the ingredients list of your favorites as you finish the tube. If you're finding toxic ingredients and chemicals you're not comfortable with, swap it out for something cleaner.

When looking to clean up your beauty routine, look to these essentials first. To help you get started, we've included suggestions for our favorite clean beauty products!

Clean Beauty Products Everyone Should Have on Their Counter

#1: Sunscreen
Daily sunscreen should be the core of your healthy beauty routine! It fights aging and most importantly helps to prevent skin cancer. That said, standard sunscreens contain chemicals that can irritate your skin, causing acne and other problems. Stay safe and choose a physical sunblock that uses minerals to block UV rays instead.

Our Favorite
If you're looking for a sunscreen that's better for you, try Love Sun Body. This every day sun protection is made with transparent zinc oxide and is non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, and even coral reef safe!

#2: Exfoliant
Exfoliating can prevent your skin from looking dull and gets rid of dead cells that clog pores. Plus, it's an important step to take before applying your Solstice Sol Sunless Tanner to prevent that dreaded flaky tan!
(Be careful not to overdo it though - exfoliating too often can irritate your skin.)

Our Favorite
Choose an exfoliant with natural, holistic ingredients rather than heavy chemicals. We love this Lavender Sugar Scrub from C&Co.

#3: Moisturizer
Daily moisturizing is a critical part of your beauty routine. It helps prevent extreme dryness and oiliness and irritation that causes pimples and other issues. 

Our Favorite
This clean beauty fav can be found at most drugstores! For a wholesome, non-irritating moisturizer try Burt's Bees Sensitive Daily Moisturizing Cream. It uses clean ingredients like aloe, rice extract, and cotton extract.

#4: Hair Care
Your hair is as important a part of your daily beauty routine as your skin! Toxic hair care products can cause skin issues like clogged pores if they rinse down onto your forehead. Make sure you're choosing hair care products that use healthy ingredients.

Our Favorite
Our friends at the Garage Hair & Skin Lounge carry R + Co, who offer a great line of salon-favorite hair products. R + Co is color-safe, heat and UV protective, vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, and sulfate-free.

#5: Body Wash
Your skin is your body's largest organ and will absorb anything you put onto it. Make sure you choose a non-toxic body wash to compliment your new clean beauty routine.

Our Favorite
If you're looking for a healthy body wash, try Dr. Bronner's Pure Castile Liquid Soap. It uses certified fair-trade ingredients like water, coconut oil, and olive oil.

#6: Makeup
Your makeup sits on your skin all day, giving any toxic ingredients ample opportunity to seep into your face, clogging your pores and causing other issues. Look for a line of clean products you can trust when choosing your makeup.

Our Favorite
100% Pure offers a line of clean makeup and other products that are naturally pigmented with fruit, vegetables, tea, and cocoa. They're always cruelty-free with carefully-sourced ingredients.

Pro Tip: Their coffee bean eye cream is phenomenal!

#7: Sunless Tanner
Of course, what healthy beauty list is complete without our sunless tanner? Compliment your daily sunscreen regimen by choosing a sunless tanner like Solstice Sol's. Staying out of the sun with a self-tanner that uses nontoxic ingredients helps you avoid both harmful UV rays and heavy chemicals.

Solstice Sol Sunless Tanner is 100% vegan, never tested on animals, and paraben-free. We use wholesome ingredients like water, aloe, walnut extract, and rooibos tea leaves. Order yours now.

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