|Christian Schloe's "Portrait of A Heart." I love this with such a passion.|
The green beauty industry is amazing on many fronts, but what's really cool about it is the amount of companies that are making high-quality, toxin-free product that is also completely affordable.
Great for: Body and face oils, scrubs, toner, and lotions
Price range: $12 - $32
|Organic California Almond Oil $16|
So, you're a budget, huh? Well, I'm recommending you try Napa Organics' Plum Kernel Oil as it can be used all over the face, under the eyes, on hair and even as a body oil. What makes this oil wonderful? The scent of cherries and almonds is off the charts! And, it has only one ingredient, 100% pure California Plum Kernel Oil. I have super dry skin and found this to be on the lighter side, so if you like an oil, but you're not very dry, this will be awesome for you. At $32, this pure oil is a steal and is going to last you quite some time. My other recommendation from Napa Organics is their Organic Almond Oil for $16. I've been using this as a body oil and I absolutely love the purity of it, how it blends so well and how quickly it absorbs. Oh, and don't forget their Prune & Walnut Face Scrub for $12...this is a big size that will last forever! Read more about my take on Napa Organics here.
Great for: natural face and body sponges
|The Amazing Green Tea Konjac Sponge $11|
Price range: $10.50 - $11.50
I love these! If you're not in the market for buying an exfoliator and cleanser and you're the low-maintenance type, having one of these around will be a complete dream for you. Slightly alkaline, these sponges break down dirt and oils. I keep one hanging in my shower and use it to gently exfoliate my face and body. I like to clean my face with a cleanser to remove all my makeup, but love giving it a light massage with my Japanese Konjac Sponge to seal the deal. I also love how it feels on the body. These will last 4-6 weeks...even longer if you don't use it daily.
|Acure Organics' Brightening Face Scrub|
Great for: All skincare and haircare
Price Range: $4 - $25
Most likely, many of you have heard of Acure Organics before. You are probably also aware of how totally inexpensive their line has always been. In fact, when someone gives me the, "Well, it's too expensive to buy natural skincare and I don't know where to get it." I quickly send them over to Whole Foods for some Acure. I find the majority of their prices hover between $15-$25. The standouts for me? Their skin smoothing Brightening Facial Scrub for $14.99 and their Mandarin Orange Body Cream for $9.99 as it's a great hydrator and so easy to use when I don't have time to let a body oil absorb.
Great for: makeup removal, face/body moisturizer, in scrubs, hair conditioning treatment and on and on...
Price range: $10-$15 depending on size
Coconut oil is my jam. It's my makeup remover, body moisturizer, a huge ingredient in my homemade body scrub (turbinado sugar & coconut oil) my deep conditioning hair treatment and something I put in my smoothie every morning. Nutiva is my favorite brand mostly because I find it smells the most of coconut and I love that. Other organic brands are just as great though, so find what you like. $11