My primary rules for health and beauty products are simple: the company must be cruelty-free and the product must be 100% vegetarian and contain no palm oil. Secondary rules include: as many natural ingredients as possible and somewhat affordable. (Although I am willing to pay extra for items that meet my requirements.) Here are a few of the products I love:
Coalface Cleanser, LUSH
The first time I washed my face with this soap, I felt as if I’d washed off five years in the process. Maybe my previous soap was just terrible, but still. A-MAZE-ING.
Angels on Bare Skin, LUSH
This is more of an exfoliant than the coalface soap. I love the smell and texture, and I love that it doesn’t even sting if I get it in my eyes. The first time I used this after washing with coalface, my skin was so soft and smooth, I didn’t even recognize it. Plus, a tiny bit goes a long way, so it’s easy to take with you on trips.
Aloe & Green Tea Oil-Free Moisturizer, Alba Botanica
I can’t quit this moisturizer. I keep trying to find cheaper ones, but nothing else comes close. I love the smell and feel of this product. It energizes me. I find myself looking forward to putting it on. And best of all, it keeps my face moisturized far longer than other products.
Feel free to share your own favorites!