If you have a teen or tween in your life, then you know how much they love beauty products. Body lotions, sprays, nail polish, hair products… the list goes on.
But many of these products are full of harsh chemicals and ingredients linked to serious health issues. Studies show teens use more personal care products than the average adult, at a time when their bodies are still developing. These chemicals can stay in our system for years, and the effect of multiple chemicals together is unknown.
This is the perfect time to introduce your teen to natural, effective, and just-as-cool beauty products. I promise they will love them as much (or more!) than their conventional brands.
100% Pure Body Wash: Shower Gel $15, Foaming Body Wash $16
The body washes and gels made popular by shops in the mall are full of synthetic fragrances linked to hormone disruption (read more about fragrances here) and other ingredients we don’t want (or need!) on our bodies. 100% Pure has beautiful, natural scents without the nasty ingredients. Add the coordinating body cream ($17) for natural, long lasting moisture and fresh scents.
Drugstore brands often contain chemicals banned in other countries and linked to health issues. There’s no reason to expose ourselves to unnecessary chemicals when Zoya comes in a ton of colors, goes on beautifully, and lasts as long as salon brands. All Zoya colors are “5-free” . Check out the full nail polish review and download the 5 nail polish ingredients to avoid cheat sheet here.
5 colors to choose, all paraben free, gluten free, synthetic fragrance free, silicone free and phthalate free.
These lip moisturizers combine mineral sun protection with certified organic emollient plant oils, mango and passionfruit essences, nutrient-rich vitamins and honey. A chemical-free sun protection plus organic sunflower, coconut oil and aloe help keeps lips healthy.
A 30 day supply of 4 products specifically designed to treat blemishes and promote healthy, clear skin. All natural and gentle.
This is a great drug store find! The ingredients are clean, it goes on nicely and last all day. Some smudging throughout the day, but smudges wiped away easily. Read more about why natural mascara is important and more mascara product reviews.
Traditional deodorants usually contain triclosan, aluminum, propylene glycol, parabens, and phthalates. These ingredients have been linked to hormone disruption, breast cancer, and neurotoxicity. Because the underarm area is so close to our lymphatic system, these ingredients are more likely to enter our bodies. Switching to a natural deodorant is a great way to decrease exposure to these chemicals. LaVanilla natural deodorant may surprise you! It comes in several scents and doesn’t go on sticky like many other natural deodorants. Most importantly, it works!
For more tips on healthy living for teens and tweens, read 14 Things I Wish I Knew At 14 About Beauty. This is such an important time in a young girls development, both physically and emotionally.
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