Are you ready to change your lifestyle by using more natural beauty products but not sure where to start? Well fortunately, there are several tried and trusted brands that offer natural, vegan and organic products that are perfect for keeping hair and skin healthy. Whether you’re looking to avoid specific chemicals or go completely vegan, before making a new purchase, there are a couple of terms you want to know the meaning behind.
Here are two terms that are often confusing to people new to natural products:
Vegan means that the product you’re buying is not made with any animal products, like milk or honey. But that doesn’t mean it’s 100% natural. Vegan products can still contain synthetic preservatives like parabens.
Cruelty-free products have not been tested on animals, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are vegan, natural, or organic. The Leaping Bunny Association is the go-to when you need to check if a product has been tested on animals.
We’ve done our homework and found some amazing brands that have received great feedback. These four items are great to add to your beauty regimen if your goal is to achieve beauty in a healthy way.
Taitu’s Botanicals (Organic and Vegan)
Great for acne prone skin, the Tea Tree Lavender Body Wash is useful in skin soothing and alieving irritation. Their Rosemary & Peppermint wash helps relieve congestion and lessen clogged pores. Say goodbye to impurities with the super effects of lavender and the rosemary and peppermint combines two super oils so to leave skin clean and refreshed skin. Both available for $10.
Mielle Organics (All Natural and Organic Ingredients)
This ultra moisturizing White Peony Leave-In Conditioner is lightweight but packed with natural and organic ingredients to give your hair the moisture and protection it needs. Seal in moisture, smooth hair follicles, tame frizzles and fly-aways. An excellent product when used for both daily styling and to help protect hair from heat damage
103 Collection (Organic and Vegan and Cruelty Free)
Organic Meadow foam, bilberry, sugar cane, orange peel, cranberry, lemon and aloe combine to allow the razor to glide gently across your skin not to damage but protect your skin. The Grapefruit not only smells great but also serves as a powerful yet harmless disinfectant while shaving. The Jelly is free of parabens, phthalates, smells wonderful, prevent nicks and scrapes to the skin.
Urban Hydration (Organic and Cruelty Free)
This sugar scrub features a fresh, sweet scent, along with healing and exfoliating properties that work hard to leave your skin feeling softer and your body feeling rejuvenated. It’s infused with naturally inspired ingredients, like Pineapple Extract, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, and Coconut Oil that are proven to promote circulation, moisture retention, and cellular regeneration. Leaves skin smooth and feeling flawless. Available in stores at Sally Beauty.