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Stocking up on organic foods is a no-brainer, right? But organics are just as important in your hair and skincare routines. According to Juice Beauty, a natural beauty company based in San Rafael, the skin absorbs over 64% of what is placed on it. So, the next time you find yourself stocking up on groceries at Whole Foods, stop by the beauty aisle to check out the organic and natural products for your skin, body and hair. All of the beauty options at Whole Foods are either USDA certified organic, natural with a number of organic ingredients, or biodynamic (the European grading for organic goods which is higher than the US). There are also lots of tester bottles so you can play with and smell the products. To help you get started on your organic beauty journey, here are seven organic products that will help your get smoother skin and shinier hair, naturally.
The Acure Argan Oil contains everything your skin needs year round. A skin "super food", this rich oil contains Vitamin E, essential fatty acids and proteins. It hydrates and repairs skin while minimizing scars and stretch marks. You also use this as a hair serum, for dry elbows and knees, for cuticle repair and more. It works for your whole body. Acure sustainably harvests the argan oil from a woman's cooperative in Morocco. Purchase it for $12.99 at acureorganics.com.
The Nourish Organic Face Cleanser washes away all the day's makeup, including waterproof mascara, yet is gentle on skin. The cucumber helps hydrate and soothe, while the watercress helps protect the skin from free radical damage. This fragrance-free formula is also alcohol-free, gluten-free, vegan and USDA certified organic. Purchase for $13.99 at nourishorganic.com.
Juice Beauty started here in the Bay Area using an antioxidant and vitamin-rich juice base for its products instead of water or petroleum derivatives. The Juice Beauty Antioxidant Moisturizer features these organic juices, oils and extracts: apple juice, white grape juice, aloe leaf juice, sweet cherry juice, jojoba oil, avocado, safflower and sunflower oil. The cream helps to firm skin, brighten and even skin tone and helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This light-weight formula works for all skin types. Purchase for $39 at juicebeauty.com.
This Evanhealy Rosehip Treatment Facial Serum is rich in pro-vitamin A thanks to the rosehip seed oil. This serum helps regenerate skin and rehydrate it. The evanhealy skincare line is committed to using ingredients from family-owned farms and women's cooperatives of the world. Most of the products are USDA certified organic. Pick it up for $25.95 at evanhealy.com.
Add shine to your hair while taming your frizz with John Master Organics Green Tea & Calendula Leave-In Conditioning Mist. The spray contains rich antioxidants from green tea extracts along with nine organic oils. Your hair will feel stronger and more revitalized with full of shine. $24 at johnmasters.com.
The Seaweed Bath Co. brings nutrient-rich waters to your hair. Their