We love beauty products but we love conscious beauty products even more! Below are a few of our favorites from our weekly routine:
1. Rahua –
Let me start by saying that I (Sam) have a ton of wavy hair that’s prone to frizz. I can wear it straight after a 30 minute marathon work out session with a blow dryer and a round brush, or I can amp up the waves to curly status if I make sure to not-comb and moisturize my locks. I’ve recently discovered the key to good hair actually means NO LATHER shampoo and lots of hydration. At first, it took a little getting used to, but now I’m not sure I can ever go back to the usual routine of foaming shampoo (makes sense since I never use anything that foams on my face). I absolutely love the Rahua line; their products are truly all natural and you’re getting an incredibly high-quality product that’s great for your hair. The one downside – they’re not cheap, but they do last a long time because a little goes a long way. If you have thinner hair that’s more prone to an oily scalp, I’d recommend giving their Voluminous line a try (it’s less heavy and there’s a slight lather).
2. Giovanni Eco Chic LA Hold Hair Spritz –
Hairspray is the one hair product that I (Cait) have not lived without since I was 13. It’s hair glue, plain and simple. What’s not to love? It fixes most of my hair problems with a spritz or two and I refuse to live without it. Surprisingly enough, there aren’t a lot of companies that make an “eco friendly” version. This one by Giovanni Eco Chic is my favorite. No parabens, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate or animal by-products. Cruelty-free. pH balanced. Biodegradable. All wrapped up in recyclable packaging. Better yet, you can find it at any Whole Foods. And if you live in California, like I do, it’s LOCALLY made! Another bonus… they make travel sizes of all of their products. Because traveling without hairspray is just silly :) I also love their mini shampoo and conditioner!
3. Juice Beauty CC Cream –
This is my go-to, one-stop, everything product that I (Sam) use on a daily basis. Besides the fact that this is a makeup product that provides color correction and coverage, you get broad spectrum SPF 30 protection AND a formula that lists a slew of active ingredients to help combat the signs of aging. I especially love this product because it leaves your skin feeling hydrated with a dewy glow; plus, the smell is just lovely. Juice Beauty, in general, is a great and affordable product line that formulates their products without parabens, petroleum, propylene or butylene glycol, sodium lauryl sulfates, pesticides, phthalates, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances.
4. Korres Wild Rose Mineral Foundation –
Korres is a great natural brand overall. They’ve been making all natural homeopathic products for over 20 years. A brand built on loads of knowledge (founders are a chemical engineer and pharmacologist) and a love for herbal remedies is a brand after my own heart. And I have used their mineral foundation for years. Paired with a little tinted moisturizer, it lasts all day. It’s lightweight, but buildable. The wild rose extract (potent source of vit c) helps repair fine lines and even skin tone while the rose quartz, amethyst and citrine soften and stimulate microcirculation.
5. Josie Maran Argan Color Stick –
All of Josie Maran’s products are amazing. A great go to for all-natural makeup. Most of her products are infused with the all powerful Argan oil, the world’s richest source of vitamin E and essential fatty acids, aka liquid gold for your skin. If you’re going to be wearing makeup all day anyway, you might as well choose a brand that simultaneously feeds your skin a little of the good stuff! Plus, the brand is paraben & cruety free, reasonably priced and available everywhere. This particular product is a great multi-use color stick. Use it on lips AND cheeks. Try rosey or pink!
Sam + Cait