Sustainable and toxin-free living

Sustainable and toxin-free living

The Most Affordable Clean and Nontoxic Skincare Brands

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  • Jul 24, 2023
We tested and ranked non-toxic and affordable skincare brands, find out our favorites for sensitive skin and more.

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We Put These Sustainable Solid Beauty Bars to the Test. Here Are Our Top Picks

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  • May 1, 2023
Solid beauty bars are practical, plastic-free, and last much longer than liquid cleansers. They use much less water than liquid products and don’t need potentially toxic preservatives to keep bacteria out. If you’re done with plastic but still want great hair care, skin, and shaving products, let us help you out with some of our favorite plastic-free beauty bars. 
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Sustainable Skincare Brands That Offer Refills

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  • Dec 7, 2022
The skincare industry produces 120 billion units of packaging annually. Thankfully, some skincare brands offer refillable options, which can truly help mediate the use of single-use plastics. By refilling the containers that your favorite skincare products come in, you’re not only keeping them out of landfills, but also reducing the amount of petroleum-based plastic produced for new packaging. Look for refillable containers that are made with nontoxic materials, such as high-quality glass that can be reused endlessly.
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Green Beauty Review: Testing 7 Non-Toxic Deodorants

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  • Aug 14, 2019
There are three reasons I feel compelled to post my review of non-toxic deodorants and antiperspirants: 1. People keep asking me my opinion on deodorants. Or they use deodorants as a catch-all toxic excuse. Like, “I would totally switch to non-toxic stuff, but I tried to switch to a natural...
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My Clean Beauty Travel Bag + Favorite Travel-Sized Non-Toxic Toiletries

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  • Mar 20, 2017
I’m a proud ambassador for the clean beauty store Follain, which offers many of the brands in my travel kit! Enjoy 10% off your purchase through March 31 using the code FOLLAINFRIENDS. My travel bag used to suffer from Free Shit Syndrome. Everything in there, save for my razor, was something random...
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Take a Peek in My Medicine Cabinet and See My Clean Beauty Routine

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  • Aug 24, 2016
I’ve successfully addressed my acne, and now I’m focusing on anti-aging and preventing wrinkles with non-toxic beauty products with proven anti-aging ingredients. So here it is: everything I love and use, and nothing I don’t, in my clean beauty routine for acne and wrinkles. TOP: I have mild acne, though I’ve managed to...
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