The Friday 5 [Safer Beauty Products]

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Hi, I'm Tina!

I’m the owner of Carrots ‘N’ Cake as well as a Certified Nutrition Coach and Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner (FDN-P). I use macros and functional nutrition to help women find balance within their diets while achieving their body composition goals.

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You may already know this, but it’s worth saying again: What you put ON YOUR body is just as important as what you put IN YOUR body. Every single day, we’re exposed to all sorts of toxins – from the foods we eat and the water we drink to the air we breathe and more – so it’s important to make changes that are within our control, like the beauty products we choose to apply to our bodies. There are so many things we can’t control on a daily basis, but using safer beauty products is one that we can.

Obviously, striving for a more natural and non-toxic way of life is a personal decision, but, for me, it’s a no brainer when it comes to my daily beauty products. Face wash, deodorant, night cream, body lotion… definitely safer choices! Gel manicures, covering my grays via hair dye, and my beloved “magic hairspray“… well, they’re not entirely “safe,” but, hey, I’m not exposed to them all that often. You gotta pick your battles – and, honestly, cleaning up your beauty products even a little is better than nothing! That said, here are my top 5 safer beauty products that I use everyday!

Primally Pure Charcoal Deodorant – I’ve tried a lot of hippy-dippy deodorants over the years, and I must say that the charcoal deodorant from Primally Pure is by far the best. First off, it really works. I don’t get sweaty or smelly when I wear it. It also doesn’t stain your clothes, which I experienced using some other deodorants in the past. (I’m still annoyed.) The charcoal deodorant is made from super concentrated and pure ingredients, so a little goes a long way for odor protection. This also means that a single stick will last for a couple of months! The scent is really subtle. It’s actually kind of minty, but definitely light and fresh. I swear by this deodorant and recommend it to everyone! FYI: You can save 10% off your Primally Pure order with code CARROTSNCAKE!

Countercontrol Clear Pore Cleanser – This cleanser is semi-new to me, but it’s become a top favorite for sure! It deep-cleans without drying or striping the skin of moisture, which is so important for achieving a healthy balance when you have oily or blemish-prone skin. I just love the daily exfoliation. Its tiny jojoba beads gently slough away dead skin cells without irritating your skin. I use this cleanser everyday in the shower on my face as well as my upper body (chest, back, upper arms) to prevent breakouts.

Overnight Resurfacing Peel – I’ve professed my love for the Overnight Resurfacing Peel from Beautycounter at least a half dozen times now because it just so awesome. It’s truly made my skin glow and has helped big time with dullness, pigmentation, acne, pore size, and more. It’s definitely a product that I love and see myself using for a very long time. FYI: Beautycounter makes a travel-size Overnight Resurfacing Peel if you’re interested in giving it a try before committing to the full-size product.

Countermatch Recovery Sleeping Cream – I use this sleeping cream over the Overnight Resurfacing Peel every night before bed, and and I love how my skin looks in the morning! It really helps to replenish hydration and revitalize skin while you sleep. It’s made with Hyaluronic Acid, which is super effective for moisturizing without clogging pores.

Dew Skin – I’m not fancy when it comes to makeup, but I wear Dew Skin every single day of the year. I’m honestly obsessed with it. I love its light coverage and how moisturizing it is – most of the time, I don’t even wear a moisturizer with it. I just keep buying tubes of it, so I always have some on-hand. Thankfully, it’s 25% off as a consultant! 😉The Dew Skin also has SPF 20 in it, so it’s an awesome, all-in-one product! FYI: I wear shade No. 2.

Question of the Day

What are some of your favorite safer beauty products?

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