Interested in going green with your skincare routine? Fantastic! Those who have already switched over can attest to the many benefits of going green. But just like with regular skincare, not all products are created equal.
Donna Bishop of Green Beauty explains how important it is to be aware of what you put on your skin. “If we can quit smoking and receive birth control through a patch on our arm, then what we put on our skin has a profound impact on our body as a whole,” she explains.
“However, not all green products are created equal. Some products are outstanding performers, some are cheap, and some fall somewhere in between. Simply being green is not enough. The products have to be exceptional performers, they have to work – or what is the point?”
With Donna’s suggestions and a few of our own, we have selected the five must-have products to create an effective green morning skincare routine.
Consonant Organic Foaming Face Wash, $18, available at greenbeauty.ca
Morning or night, you should never skip this step. It’s important to remove dirt and oil, as it can lead to dull skin and breakouts. This organic cleanser does it all, removing makeup, evening out skin tone, and fighting blemishes. Save yourself the trouble of expensive facials by making this a non-negotiable daily ritual.
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask, $55, available at tataharperskincare.com
It’s important to give skin a deep clean every now and then. Use this hardworking yet gentle mask once or twice a week to minimize pores and get some glow. Leave it on for 20 to 30 minutes for regular or oily skin, and 10 minutes for sensitive skin. You can even spot treat blemishes overnight.
OSEA Sea Vitamin Boost, from $15, available at greenbeauty.ca
Toners help maintain proper PH balance and hydrate the skin. This Vitamin Boost toner uses organic Gigartina Algae to hydrate and protect skin, while anti-oxidants help boost collagen production. You can also spritz it on throughout the day to cool skin or set makeup.
Lina Hanson Global Face Serum, $86, available at freshfaced.ca
Serums are made of smaller molecules, so they penetrate deeper in the skin. Many women swear by this important step in their skincare routine to keeping wrinkles at bay. The Global Face Serum is deeply nourishing yet absorbs easily, and helps prevent aging with a luxurious mixture of essential oils. Its all-natural fragrance is an absolute delight as well.
Nuxe Cré¨me Fraé®che de Beauté©, $42, available at murale.ca
Moisturizing keeps your skin supple and soft, and the Cré¨me Fraé®che de Beauté© is the perfect way to finish your routine. The rich cream absorbs instantly, soothing skin and giving it a subtle plump. It’s also formulated to work on any skin type – even the most sensitive or blemish-prone.