Welcome to a collection of useful links, apps, and things to read to help you on your green beauty journey.
It’s divided into four sections:
- Finding the Perfect Product
- Why Natural Beauty?
- Understanding Ingredients
- Help for Problem Skin
Finding the Perfect Product
Natural Skin Care: 99 Amazing Products to Transform Your Skin | A quick breakdown of The Beauty Proof’s top skincare recommendations, for every age and skin concern. Serums, sunscreens, masks, deodorants and more.
Shopper’s Guide to Natural & Nontoxic Makeup | A no-frills guide to the best makeup out there, ranging from $5 to $85.
Natural Hair Products: An Honest & Independent Guide | All hair types welcome.
Top 5 Essential Oils for Beautiful Skin & Nails | When there’s so many essential oils to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start. These essential oil recommendations can transform skin and nails. Also, you’ll find out why lavender oil is not on the list.
The Best Places to Shop for Natural Skin Care, Makeup & Hair Products | Not sure where to find awesomely clean beauty products? These stores have done their homework and curated the very best.
6 Incredible Beauty Products That Will Convince You To Go Green | The very best natural beauty products from Antonym, Lily Lolo, True Botanicals and more.
Where to get natural makeup samples online | Switching to clean makeup can sometimes be a leap of faith, especially if you’re shopping online. Here’s how to test before you commit.
6 Steps to Becoming Green Beauty Savvy | Be your own advocate.
Why Natural Beauty?
Cosmetic Safety: 5 Assumptions to Avoid | If the label says NATURAL, it must be fine. Right? Riiiii-iiiiiight?
Toxic Beauty Products: How Daily Exposure is Bad for Your Health | There’s a cumulative effect to the products we use day after day.
Stink! Award-Winning Documentary | It’s an eye-opening documentary about the chemical industry’s aggressive efforts to conceal potentially toxic ingredients in products we use everyday. If you’ve ever used a beauty product with the word “fragrance” on the ingredient list (you have), you need to watch Stink! here at the link!
The Body Toxic | Award-winning investigative journalist Nena Baker’s book examines the phenomenon of chemical body burden. She explores how modern industry and innovation affect our health.
Think Dirty App | Use your phone to scan the barcode of cosmetics to find just how clean they really are. It’ll even give you cleaner options, if needed.
EWG SkinDeep Cosmetics Database | Explore the safety of individual cosmetic ingredients plus over 69,000 products.
Sunscreens: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly | Discover which sunscreens can disrupt hormones, sensitize skin, or are found in mother’s milk. Plus, learn why a higher SPF doesn’t always mean you’re more protected.
Cruelty-Free Company Search | Seeing “not tested on animals” on a bottle doesn’t mean much. You’ve got to dig deeper to find the truly cruelty-free products. PETA has you covered.
Help for Problem Skin
Skin Cleanse: The Simple, All-Natural Program for Clear, Calm, Happy Skin | This book by Adina Grigore helps readers diagnose and understand the underlying causes of their individual skin problems and offers all-natural solutions—using inexpensive ingredients that can be found at the grocery store.
Jojoba Oil: 7 Ways to Use This Green Beauty Essential | Jojoba Oil is effective for a wide range of skin types and conditions. It’s also my most recommended moisturizer for those in the midst of an inflammatory or autoimmune crisis.
How to use raw honey as a cleanser, mask and exfoliant | It promotes healing and calms inflammation while smoothing and plumping skin. Raw honey also eradicates problematic bacteria while replenishing beneficial bacteria to the skin’s microbiome.
The Elimination Diet: Discover the Foods that are Making You Sick and Tired—and Feel Better Fast | Because a variety of skin complaints are tied to food allergies and intolerances, I highly recommend this book by Tom Malterre. He leads you through a simple and effective way to discover which foods could be affecting your health and—as a result—your skin.