When I first started out in the natural beauty biz over a decade ago, I wrote about greening your routine and how to get started with clean beauty a lot. Back then high quality natural brands and products were slimmer pickin’s, research and knowledge on ingredients and practices was skimpier, and there weren’t as many experts around to share their good stuff.
Even though there are loads of clean products today, and the market is continuing to grow at lightning speed, many are still wondering … how do I get started with natural beauty?
I love this question! It’s like a reality check. Whenever a reader posts this in a comment or email, it reminds me that people want to know more and they want to use healthier products.
It also reminds me of how difficult it was when I tried to clean up my own beauty cabinet. All of those ingredients to avoid, where to buy new products, how to buy new products.
So, I’ve compiled many of those posts I wrote on getting started into one handy guide. Whether you are looking to get started with natural beauty and personal care, want a refresher, or even if you would simply love a great list of places and products to shop, this guide has it.
Your Guide to Getting Started With Natural Beauty
What’s Your Type?
We All Have Issues
Choosing Skincare: A Worksheet
Choosing Skincare: Some Real Life Examples
How to Make the Switch to Natural Products
Dealing With Cheats
Cosmetic Ingredients to Avoid
Ingredient Listings Decoded: A Handy Cheat Sheet
Ingredient Navigation: How to Tell If a Product Is Truly Safe
Favorite Places to Shop Natural Beauty
Now that you are armed with the tools to ID safe products, know what you and your skin want, and have a plan for getting started, it’s time for the fun stuff. Where to shop! My two favorite online shops are Beauteabar and The Detox Market. As for products and brands? There are so many, but here are some of my top picks.
A Handful of My Favorite Brands
The brands and products I love are too many to list in one blog post. But here are a sampling of some of my top picks, must-haves, and daily use items.
La Bella Figura
One Love Organics
Vapour Organic Beauty
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The whole affiliate disclaimer thing: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links, which means I make a percentage of purchases from them. It’s one of the ways I support my business. The two things you need to know about that … I only recommend products I 100% believe in and only support shops I care about.