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Our Favorite Natural Beauty Brands of the Moment

Learn about some of our favorite natural beauty brands, and our go-to products they carry to help keep our skin feeling healthy and fresh!

By: Maija | May 15, 2017

Our skin is one of our biggest organs, but sometimes we tend to treat it as though it’s the part of us that can handle anything we put on it. Truth is, a lot of what we put on our skin can be harmful to our health, that’s why we did some digging into brands that are stepping up their A-game when it comes to providing healthier products for our skin. Just as the food we eat, it’s just as important to know what is in our makeup and skincare, and sometimes it can be difficult to figure out just what brands to trust when it comes to quality ingredients. We searched our stores and scoped out some of the most naturally-driven brands and products on their shelves, that are not only healthy for our skin, but also for our environment.

Here are the brands you need to know about…

BareMinerals

They’re a cult classic and we tend to fall back on them because they are one of the most trusted and well-known natural brands in the country. BareMinerals is known for creating the most pure products so their clients feel confident about what they are putting on their skin. Two of our favorite products are the Invisible Bronze and the Original Loose Powder Foundation. You can trust that when you’re brushing these beauties onto your skin, that you are treating your skin with tender love and care! Find these products at our BareMinerals store.

Farmacy

When it comes to skincare, it is important to know what kind of chemicals or parabens may be lurking in your products. Farmacy is known for using science to enhance the goodness that nature provides. Free of parabens, formaldehyde, artificial coloring, and cruelty free, you really can’t go wrong! Our all-time favorite Farmacy product is Skin Dew. Before or after makeup, we love spritzing this hydrating essence mist onto our skin to help restore radiance and freshen up our makeup throughout the day! Farmacy products can be found at Sephora.

Bite Beauty

Someone once told us that on average those of us who wear lipstick on the daily, eat anywhere from 4 to 9 pounds of it (gulp)… This can be a scary thought when you aren’t sure what is inside your lipstick! Luckily, Bite Beauty lip products contain all natural and organic ingredients, so natural that you can literally take a bite out of your lipstick if you wanted to. (We don’t recommend, but it wouldn’t hurt you!). Our favorite color is the classic red, called “Cayenne,” which pairs lovely with the lip liner 076. Bite products can be found at Sephora.

Origins

At Origins, purity is their number one promise. They ensure that each and every one of their products are formulated with the best products from nature that are manufactured with earth-friendly practices. Our favorite Origins skincare product is the Clear Improvements Charcoal Mask. This mask is perfect for those who may have sensitive skin, and want to draw out all of those deep-dwelling pore cloggers. We love using this product once a week before bedtime to help us feel clear or impurities. And to top it all off, even their packaging is made from recycled materials – what’s not to love? Origins products can be found at Sephora, or travel sizes products can be found at Macy’s.

Tarte

Mascara created with natural ingredients can be one of the trickiest products to find nowadays… Until we found Tarte (and quickly fell in love). Our go-to is the Tartist Lash Paint Mascara – a beauty fave! Especially for those with sensitive eyes, this mascara is formulated without parabens, mineral oil, phthalates, and gluten. Just like the rest of Tarte’s products, this mascara is made with all high-performance, natural ingredients and is cruelty free! We recommended pairing this mascara with any and all of their natural and eco-friendly products! Tarte products can be found at Sephora.

Kiehl’s

For over 165 years, Kiehl’s has been trusted as one of the most natural skincare brands in the country. Kiehl’s products are all made from naturally-derived ingredients. We couldn’t choose just one favorite so we chose our top three! We fell in love with the Ultra Facial Cream, Creamy Eye Treatment (with avocado) and the famous Creme De Corps all over body moisturizer. With natural ingredients like avocado oil, squalane, cocoa butter, and desert plant extracts, we are certain to get the perfect, natural source of hydration we are looking for! Kiehl’s travel size products can be found at Macy’s.

Maija

I have the privilege to be a part of the West Acres marketing team, as the Social and Digital Marketing Intern. I work closely with Niki, our Social Media Manager, and together we come up with creative and unique content for our social media accounts and this blog! I am very humbled to be able to assist Niki in this field, as I am currently studying Strategic Communication at NDSU (Go Bison!). When I am not working in the West Acres office, I enjoy being involved in musical theater, shopping, spending time with family and friends, and being a mom to my beloved bunny, Nora.



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