One of the most valuable lessons I learned in caring for myself is that what goes on my skin is as vital as the foods I choose to eat. Quite simply, we absorb what we apply, making natural beauty products an attractive solution. Avoiding the dirty dozen chemical ingredients in soaps, lotions, hair care, and cosmetics has been an effective method for me in combating brittle hair as well as dry, painful skin irritations.
Plus, it helps me feel my very best from the outside in. From therapeutic needs to simple pampering, let us help tailor your healthy, nourishing body care regimen. Here are six of my favorite natural beauty products available in the Healthy Living department at Dorothy Lane Market. Plus, don’t forget to stop by our Health Fair 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 25, at DLM Springboro, to try more products from Healthy Living vendors.
- Natural, Fashionable. Bodisafe Beauty cosmetics are made with only jojoba oil, shea butter, and castor oil as well as natural pigments. Their products are chemical free, anti-aging, conditioning, and antioxidant rich.
- Pout it Out. The dry winter cold is a leading culprit for chapped lips. Kiss petroleum chapsticks goodbye while you reach for the softening beeswax and honey of Savannah Bee Lip Balm and healing coconut and olive oils found in Portland Bee Balm.
- Happy Hydration. Don’t despair when you can repair! Keys Feet and Hands is chemical free, using jellied avocado, blackseed, and carrot seed oil. Rich with full spectrum vitamin E to nurture dry skin and lock in moisture, we love the healing benefit of Derma E Intensive Therapy Body Lotion from head to toe.
- Tough as Nails. No Miss nail polish is available in numerous brilliant colors that go on smoothly, dry quickly, and are made with natural ingredients that won’t damage nails. When you’re ready to change out your look, try their gentle, moisturizing, vanilla-scented Almost Natural Nail Polish Remover.
- Strong Locks. Vegan, sulfate free, and paraben free, Acure offers shampoos and conditioners made with natural and organic ingredients to promote hydration, volume, protection, and damage control.
- Shine from the inside. Garden of Life MyKind Organic Plant Collagen Builder is made from over 30 family-farmed, organic whole foods to support the body’s own collagen production and protection from UV damage.