I’ve been trying to use more natural beauty products in an effort to reduce the amount of chemicals coming in contact with my body. I’m not perfect about using all natural products, but I do my best.
The biggest factors for me when choosing a natural product are its effectiveness and cost. Basically, the product has to work as well as its “normal” counterpart, and it can’t be too expensive.
In general, I try to keep my skincare and beauty routine simple. As far as makeup goes, I wear mascara almost daily. I also use powder foundation and eyeshadow a few times a week.
I like to have a good face wash, body wash, exfoliant, and moisturizer, and body lotion in my skincare routine, and that’s about it. Oh, and deodorant! That’s always good to wear 😉
I’ve been experimenting with different natural products for the past few months, and here’s what I’ve found I like so far in terms of how the product works as well as the price.
My Favorite Natural Beauty Products
Yes to Carrots Daily Facial Moisturizer with SPF 15 – For me, moisturizer must have SPF. This smells great and my face is never dry.
Yes to Carrots Super Rich Body Butter – This also smells wonderful and soaks into my skin so well.
Tom’s of Maine Fresh Apricot Deodorant – Natural deodorant is so different from “regular” antiperspirant. Natural deodorant kills bacteria when you sweat so you don’t smell. Antiperspirant literally stops you from sweating with aluminum, which can accumulate in your body. When I first started using this, I was like “I’m still sweating?!” But then I read up on natural deodorant vs. an antiperspirant and learned the difference. Even though I still sweat, I don’t smell. Yay!
Alba Botanica Hawaiian Detox Scrub – This smells wonderful and isn’t too rough on my skin, which is important for me when choosing a facial exfoliant.
Physicians Formula 100% Natural Origin Mascara – I’ve loved this stuff for years. I first mentioned it on the blog in 2011. It isn’t clumpy and doesn’t give me raccoon eyes.
Products Not Pictured Above
Burt’s Bees Brightening Daily Facial Cleanser – I love how creamy this is. My face always feels refreshed after I use it.
Burt’s Bees Fabulously Fresh Peppermint & Rosemary Body Wash – This smells amazing. It’s natural and gentle and gets me clean.
Dr. Bronner’s Cinnamon All-One Toothpaste – I guess toothpaste isn’t exactly a beauty product, but oh well. Dr. Bronner’s has been the first natural toothpaste that doesn’t leave my mouth feeling super dry. It tastes great, and last time I went to the dentist I was cavity-free! This toothpaste doesn’t foam like a regular toothpaste does, which threw me off at first, but now I enjoy the non-foaming aspect.
Where I Buy My Natural Products
I started using Jet.com to buy household items like paper towels, cat food, and laundry detergent a few months ago, and I’ve been loving it. You can choose to pay with a debit card and opt out of free returns, and the price of the items in your cart go down. The more you buy, the more the prices of the items lower.
Jet offers free shipping on orders over $35 and delivers within two days. It’s a lot like Amazon Prime, except you don’t have to pay a yearly membership and you can lower the price of the items you buy. I add items to my cart when I notice we’re getting low, and then when my order reaches $35, I buy the items and they show up at my door in two days! Jet also sells fresh food (I haven’t tried this yet, though. I think I’m going to soon!).
Anyway, all that to say I buy my natural beauty products from Jet because the prices drop as I shop. If I know I need toothpaste, face wash, deodorant, and mascara, it’s a lot cheaper for me to buy them on Jet than at Walmart, a drug store, or even Amazon.
I’ve also found some of these products at T.J.Maxx at a discounted price, but it’s never guaranteed that I’ll always find them there since the inventory is constantly changing.
FYI, this post isn’t sponsored in any way. It’s just me sharing what natural beauty products I like and how I buy them!
I love YES to products, I use their face wash ALL the time and my skin has been pretty darn good. But I use the Yes To Tomatos only because I get anxiety over acne lol Ive also used the alba Hawaiian detox scrub before too and i also love that but my skin becameso acclimated to it so eventually my skin was starting to break out here and there. Burts Bees are also on the top of my list- they’re really good with an array of their products! Go you for going the all natural route!!
I’ve just gotten into the Yes To products and I’m loving them! I’m glad to hear you’ve tried some of the other products, too!
Alba botanica also has some great shampoo and conditioners and I love their makeup removing wipes. Physicians formula is such a good brand! Glad to see someone else liking it as well!
I’ve just started using a conditioner by Alba Botanica and I love it! I really do love Physicians Formula! I need to branch out and try some of their other products!
Thanks for the comment 🙂
I’ve never heard of Jet before, but it sounds like a great spot to get good deals! And I love all your natural product picks. I am definitely with you on wanting my natural products to work just as well as the chemical laden ones I’ve used in the past. I’ve had an especially hard time with finding good natural products for cleaning. All the natural ones I try require lots more scrubbing. Anyway, but as for beauty products I’ve been a big Aveeno fan since I started going more natural. Some of their products still aren’t 100% natural, but other face washes/lotions I’ve tried haven’t worked that well. I need to check out the Yes to Carrots line!
Yes, Jet is really awesome!
Finding good natural cleaning products is a whole other beast of a post I’ve been wanting to draft up. It’s so tough to find ones that work well and are decently priced. I like Method brand stuff, but it isn’t always cheap. I’ve been making some homemade cleaners, too. I’ll have to share my “recipes” haha.
I didn’t even think to check out Aveeno! Next time I need a beauty product I will look at the Aveeno products!
I love Burt’s Bees products, especially their Shea butter hand cream. It’s so nourishing!
Great post! There are a few brands that I haven’t heard of, like the mascara. I’m definitely going to check that out. 😃
I’ve never tried Burt’s Bees hand cream! I definitely need to check it out! I hope you like the mascara if you give it a try 🙂