Earthy Beauty: Marina Chetner’s Guide to All Natural Beauty Products
Turning to all-natural is the new, holistic approach to skincare, and plant-based ingredients make a powerful impact when it comes to restoring radiance and balance. To honor Earth Day on April 22, we’ve selected some earth-and-skin-friendly beauty products that are both fresh and functional.
This face and body cleanser is great for troubled skin. Ground almonds exfoliate, rice vinegar absorbs excess oil, and the added mix of sage oil, rose flower extract, and nettle gives the green cleanser a sweet, herbaceous smell.
$13.95, 8.5OZ, lush.com
G.M. Collin Bio Organique, Eye Contour Cream
A best seller in the Bio Organique line, the eye cream is formulated with eco-certified Spanish lavender oil and organic buckwheat seed extract to reduce eye puffiness, smooth lines, and restore radiance to eye contours. Free of mineral oils, parabens, and silicones.
$48, 0.5 OZ, www.gmcollin.com
Balanced Guru, Balm Me
Perfect for the handbag, this multifunctional organic balm is good for all skin types. Enriched with coconut oil, cocoa butter, argan, and rosehip oils, this salve can be applied to the face, lips, body, and/or toes whenever needed. Safe for expectant mothers, nursing mothers, and children.
$18.99, 1.5 OZ, balancedguru.com
Bella Organics, Dead Sea Mineral Mud Mask
Those struggling with psoriasis, eczema, and acne can benefit from this Dead Sea mud mask. it layers on smoothly and it’s helpful for detoxifying the skin. Also in the mix: organic aloe vera juice and oil, organic tea tree essential oil, organic geranium, and organic perilla seed oil to keep skin supple.
$19.95, 2.0 OZ, lovebellaorganics.com
SKINAGAIN, Youth Anti-Wrinkle Brightening Cream
This is a vegan-friendly “facelift” primer free of gluten, paragons, and negativity that diminishes dark spots and lines. It’s best applied while declaring the affirmation, “I am grateful for being vibrant and beautiful no matter my age. The glow of my young appreciative heart expresses itself onto my skin.” What’s not to love about that?
$64, 1.0 OZ, skinagain.com
Marina Chetner is a Los Angeles-based Australian freelance writer.