A lot of people ask me which personal care products to switch out first when moving towards cleaner beauty options. My answer is always the same: I recommend switching out the products you use most frequently first. After that, I’d replace the products that cover the most amount of skin.
I’ve already admitted to you that I don’t wear a lot of makeup on a daily basis. But I do wear tinted moisturizer almost every day so that was an important switch for me. Right now, I’m loving Suntegrity “5 in 1” tinted moisturizer in medium, MDSolarSciences tinted moisturizer, and Juice Beauty CC Cream in warm glow. I’m less concerned about switching out eye shadows for instance because I tend to only wear them for special occasions. You can determine what you use most and what would make sense for you.
Another product I use every day is deodorant. (I know you’re happy to hear that.) Making the switch to a more natural deodorant is admittedly hard and I’ll be honest, it takes time for your body to adjust. I’ve tried several natural deodorants and my favorites are Soapwalla deodorant cream, Meow Meow Tweet deodorant sticks, and People’s Pharmacy roll-on deodorant. I’ll write a longer post all about deodorant if anyone is interested!
One other product I switched out right away was shampoo. I shared my current favorites in a previous post.
We all know our skin is our biggest organ. Therefore another item to consider switching out is your daily body moisturizer. Environmental Working Group has a great list of moisturizer options to choose from and lists them according to their score.
I know it can be expensive to switch everything out at once. I would never recommend that, although that is the approach a lot of people take. I’d take one product at a time and find a greener option that works for you!
Which products would you like me to review? What do you want to learn more about? What questions do you have about green beauty?
**This post is not sponsored in any way, I just love sharing what I love! Full discloser: I did receive the MDSolarSciences Tinted Moisturizer as a gift, butI would never endorse a product that I wouldn’t use myself.**