Apps, books, articles, links and shops to help you on your green beauty journey!
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.
Natural & Nontoxic Makeup: The 75 Best Products to Up Your Beauty Game | 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.
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.
5 Steps to Becoming Green Beauty Savvy | Be your own advocate.
Why Natural Beauty?
Why beauty products are toxic, and what to do about it | This video featuring Heather White makes a compelling case for why every woman should care about the chemicals in her beauty products.
Toxic Beauty Products: How Daily Exposure is Bad for Your Health | There’s a cumulative effect to the products we use day after day.
Cosmetic Safety: 5 Assumptions to Avoid | If the label says NATURAL, it must be fine. Right? Riiiii-iiiiiight?
The New Luxury: Green Beauty as a Consumer’s Revolution | The very idea of luxury is being transformed by consumers making smarter, healthier choices. High-quality naturals now appeal to wearers of Birkenstocks and Jimmy Choos alike.
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.
EWG Skin Deep is not foolproof—here is how to use it wisely | Skin Deep is a valuable resource, but some brands manipulate their rating, then use their scores as a selling point. This article from Edible Facial explains how to make the most of Skin Deep.
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, 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.