Transition your Beauty Kit

It is all too easy to be completely overwhelmed by the idea of switching over an entire beauty regime overnight. And, many would argue, pretty unrealistic.

So instead let’s take a step back and focus on the three most important products to find a clean alternative for:

Product No. 1 — Sunscreen

  • Conventional sunscreen contains many toxins – petroleum polymers, oxybenzone, parabens and PABA to name just a few.

  • Shockingly enough one of these components – oxybenzone – is not carcinogenic… that is until it is exposed to heat from the sun.

  • Of all beauty and skincare products sunscreen is applied to the largest surface area of our body.

  • Though many of us only vaguely follow this directive, sunscreen is formulated to be reapplied every two hours during sun exposure.

Clean Picks

Drunk Elephant Umbra Sheer SPF 30

Consonant The Perfect Sunscreen

Living Libations Everybody Loves the Sunshine

Product No. 2 — Perfume (and Fragrance)

  • Of the roughly 3000 ingredients used in conventional perfumes, approximately 95% of these are petroleum derived. This equates to much higher profit margins for the maker, but also means that as a consumer we’re paying for the designer label and high level marketing tactics – and not for quality botanical extracts or essential oils.

  • By choosing a botanical fragrance you will be directly benefiting from the mood altering, emotional and aroma-therapeutic effects that natural plant essences have to offer; while skipping out on the dubious health impacts of any synthetic adjuncts that accompany conventional perfume.

  • The blanket term ‘fragrance’ is actually a loophole devised in the 1970’s to help certain manufacturers protect the exact contents of their signature scent. More recently it has been used by some manufacturers to hide extra ingredients that they would prefer not to disclose.

  • The one word ‘fragrance’ on any label can potentially indicate up to 1000 ingredients – some of which are undesirable to be visible on the label such as parabens, phthalates and other preservatives.

Clean Picks

Harlow Skin Co

Flore Botanical Alchemy



Sangre de Fruta

Product No. 3 — Deodorant

  • Any deodorant or similar product is applied in very close proximity to our lymphatic system aka the waste removal system of the body.

  • When aluminum-containing antiperspirants are used over the long-term, the risk of bio-accumulation is much higher than with infrequent use.

  • Sweat is an important detoxification mechanism for our system. By using a naturally-derived deodorant rather than antiperspirant we can assist this process rather than interfering with it!

  • The breast area also contains some of our most hormone sensitive tissues – help your body in keeping the delicate balance of optimal hormonal health by switching to a clean brand.

Clean Picks

Corpus Deodorant

Nala Care

Routine Cream

Just switching these three staples of your beauty routine can make a huge difference, and will be an amazing foundation for any further changes you might wish to make down the road!

More Resources:

Environmental Working Group Skin Deep Database

Highly trusted and thorough database to help you research the risk level of an individual product

Harper’s Bazaar Ultimate Clean Beauty Guide

Excellent article to reference for anyone cleaning up their kit