Natural self-care

5 Natural Self-Care Products To Update Your Routine

If you’re looking for beauty products that are as gentle on your face as they are on the planet, shop these great picks.

Clean beauty has come a long way. It used to be that switching out your go-to beauty products for something more natural meant sacrificing quality. These days, natural beauty products are more efficacious and pleasurable to use than ever before. Here’s all you need for a self-care routine that’s as good for your skin as it is for the planet.

The goal: Super gentle cleansing
The swap: Marcelle Eco-Friendly Ultra-Gentle Cleansing Cloths

Sensitive skin? Cleansing your face and removing traces of eye makeup need not be an irritant thanks to these super-soft eco-friendly cleansing cloths from Canadian brand Marcelle. Not only do these hypoallergenic sheets dissolve a day’s worth of grime without causing redness, they’re also saturated with moisturizing lotion, which helps to maintain the delicate pH balance of your skin. They’re also the perfect size to sweep over the entire face and neck, so you won’t have to use more than one at a time.

The goal: Precise correction
The swap: Quo Beauty Charcoal Swabs

Cotton swabs are the multitaskers of the beauty world. They’re great for dabbing spot treatment or concealer onto a blemish, sharpening a messy cat eye or cleaning up messy lipstick. Made with 100% cotton and natural black charcoal, these swabs help absorb oil and dirt while catering to your every beauty need. Plus, they look undeniably chic on a vanity displayed in a repurposed candle jar.

The goal: Smoother skin
The swap: Quo Beauty Turmeric Konjac Sponge

Gently, yet effectively rub away dead skin cells without the use of chemical exfoliation with this reusable, biodegradable sponge made of konjac root, a porous root vegetable that has natural cleansing properties — it’s also infused with anti-inflammatory turmeric. Just saturate it with warm water until it’s springy and soft, then massage the face with it gently; you can pair it with your favourite cleanser or use it on its own. Rinse, squeeze and hang to dry until next time.

The goal: Voluminous lashes
The swap: CoverGirl Lash Blast Clean Mascara in Very Black

Ever put on mascara just to find that you’ve rubbed half of it off by the end of the day? Let that be a thing of the past with this non-irritating, vegan mascara from CoverGirl. Free from parabens, talc and mineral oil, this long-lasting formula performs just like a conventional mascara, increasing the volume of your lashes tenfold without any clumping or smudging. The argan and marula oils condition lashes and add softness and shine while the tiny bristles on the applicator separate and define lashes with ease.

The goal: Boosted radiance
The swap: Burt's Bees Truly Glowing Gel Cream

For skin that glows naturally, lean into a moisturizer that increases hydration above and below the surface of the skin. The cushiony gel-cream formula contains a slew of botanical oils, along with the natural humectants squalane and glycerin to lock in moisture. The result? Skin that’s supple, dewy and bouncy — consider it a tall glass of water for your face.

The goal: Flawless finish
The swap: Nude by Nature Translucent Loose Finishing Powder

Help your makeup to last all day and control excess shine with this mineral-based setting powder from Nude by Nature. Its star ingredient, kaolin clay, lends a satin-smooth finish to skin and blurs imperfections, while the addition of antioxidant-packed kakadu plum provides a hit of vitamin C. Best of all, it’s light-as-air and fragrance-free, so it feels (and looks) undetectable on skin.

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