Are you familiar with feeling burnt out, exhausted, and overwhelmed? Mamas, we see you. You’re juggling a million different things at once- daycare pickups, figuring out dinner, nap math, and trying to keep the house from looking like a complete disaster (all while staying sane). Self-care doesn’t always feel like it fits into that equation (and sometimes, it really doesn’t), but prioritizing a few pockets of peace in your day where you can will help you relax and feel grounded.
Self-care is a HUGE aspect of showing up as your best self for your little ones. Being able to take a few minutes out of your day to feel better makes a world of difference! As a mom myself, I understand the feeling of being pulled in a million directions before the clock even strikes 7 a.m. Whether you have a bunch of kiddos running around or you’re expecting your first, it’s important to take a few minutes for yourself. Today, I’m sharing 10 nontoxic skincare products that will make you GLOW. All of these products work SO well, whether you’re pregnant or not!
10 Nontoxic Skincare Products That Will Make You Glow
I’m sharing the best of the best nontoxic skincare products that I personally LOVE to help you feel radiant. All of these products are completely safe if you’re pregnant, trying to conceive, or just want to keep your beauty regimen clean. Learning about the toxicity of our everyday products truly shocked me. Cleaning up your beauty routine is one of the best ways to eliminate toxins from your everyday life. Here are some of my favorite nontoxic skincare products to get started!
How to Find Nontoxic Skincare Products
Unfortunately, the skincare market is littered with toxic chemicals nowadays that interfere with our hormones and even have the potential to mess with our fertility. Just because certain toxic ingredients are allowed in our stores (despite many of them being banned in the EU), it doesn’t mean that they’re safe. The EWG Skin Deep Database is a great resource if you have any questions about your current skincare routine and whether or not you’re using nontoxic skincare products. Some of the toxic ingredients that you want to avoid include heavy metals, retinol, phthalates, parabens, salicylic acid above 2% concentration, and formaldehyde.
Enter, Beautycounter. Not only are ALL of their products completely nontoxic and pregnancy-safe, but they work wonders. Finding high-quality nontoxic skincare can be a challenge, and Beauycounter has completely changed the game. The Beautycounter Never List details over 2,800 questionable chemicals that they vow to never use. My skin has never looked better since stumbling upon Beautycounter. I can’t get enough!
The Best Nontoxic Skincare Products to Feel Radiant
I use this vitamin C serum 3-4 times per week. Vitamin C, avocado oil, and black currant oil combine for brighter, nourished, and soothed skin. My face always looks so much more radiant after using this, but never dry- which I love!
This eye cream is truly the ultimate renewal for under-eye shadows and crow’s feet. It’s SO hydrating- I love the formula of this product. Persian silk tree extract and their retinatural complex work together to show off a more youthful appearance. The retinatural complex is a great retinol alternative and shows comparable results without the typical added sun sensitivity and irritation. It helps to fade dark circles, brighten the eye area, and reduce puffiness and the appearance of crow’s feet. If you’re a tired mama, you need to include this as one of your skincare routine steps!
I LOVE this dark spot minimizer- it works like magic. Ethylated ascorbic acid, niacinamide, and pomegranate extract work together to fade dark spots and even out your complexion. The appearance of my dark spots has dramatically gone down since I started using it!
Depending on where my skin is at, I use this once or twice a week. A blend of glycolic, malic, and botanically derived lactic acid reveals clearer, smoother skin. Arginine and essential fatty acids boost hydration and provide intense nourishment for healthy, radiant skin. It’s a complete game-changer- I’ve seen the texture in my skin change so much since adding it to my skincare rotation.
This tripeptide radiance serum is a staple in my skincare routine! Retinatural complex, tripeptide, and amino acids improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and increase skin firmness, hydration, and elasticity.
This lightweight moisturizer is like filler in a jar. When I first tried it, I was so blown away by the results! Ceramide, hyaluronic acid, sodium hyaluronate, and sodium acetylated hyaluronate plump, nourish, and add glow to your skin. It acts as a “flash filler”, meaning it visibly reduces the appearance of wrinkles after application.
You can’t have glowing skin without SPF! Sun protection is key to staying youthful, glowy, and protected. The sun is so drying, and if you’re not already using this every day, this is your sign to start. The Daily Sheer Defense is a great option for everyday use. It’s super sheer and lightweight without feeling sticky, and the non-nano zinc oxide formula protects against the sun without any toxins.
If your skin is on the dry side, meet your new best friend! This moisturizer is intensely hydrating and nourishing. Made with retinatural complex, tetrapeptide, and fermented sugars, this cream will nourish your skin and bring it back to life with improved elasticity and firmness, reduced wrinkles and fine lines, and a smoother texture.
This cleansing balm is Beautycounter’s most multipurpose product and can be used by the whole family! It’s great for both day and night use and is SO hydrating. Jojoba seed oil, lotus extract, and avocado seed oil provide intense hydration and luminosity. This balm does an amazing job of removing makeup- it melts right off! I like that it’s such an effective cleanser without drying out my skin at all. Bonus- use it as a face mask for an extra hydrating overnight facial!
If you struggle with dry or bumpy skin, try this resurfacing body peel. It’s made with a blend of AHAs to exfoliate your skin without drying it out. Every time I use this, I wake up with smooth, soft skin. It’s such a game-changer!
The Ultimate Self-Care Hack: Ditch Sleepless Nights
As a mom, it can be easy to go into autopilot mode and ignore the red flags of exhaustion. It just comes with the territory, right? Wrong. You’re bound to have *some* sleepless nights as a mama, but it shouldn’t be all the time. If you’re chronically tired, all of the nontoxic skincare products in the world won’t help you won’t feel your best. Sleep training is the ultimate self-care hack because it gives you the gift of SLEEP and TIME. More energy, more “me-time”, and less feeling like you’re going crazy.
Need some help getting REM? Sleep Shore is here to get you the sleep that you deserve. We offer one-on-one sleep services for newborns, infants, and toddlers to tackle sleep regressions, night waking, bedtime resistance, and everything in between.
See what this mama had to say about our services below:
“Danielle has changed my family’s life, I’m not even exaggerating. My 2.5-year-old son had never gone to sleep on his own. My husband or I would rock him for upwards of two hours every night before he would finally (or hopefully) be asleep enough for us to sneak him into his crib. Nearly every night he would wake up crying and would end up in bed with us or one of us would sleep the rest of the night with him on the couch.
When I heard about Danielle from my sister, I really thought we were past helping but I thought I would give it a shot. After a phone consultation, she sent us a sleep plan with two different plans for me to choose from. It was clear to me that Danielle has a lot of expertise in this field and was very kind, down-to-earth, and nonjudgmental. She answered all of my questions thoroughly. Once we began sleep training, she was there for me all along the way (sometimes texting late into the night to make sure we were doing okay, giving advice on what to do, and just being a reassuring voice that we could do this!).
I am telling you I was so skeptical but by the third night, he was hardly crying at all when we would put him in the crib AWAKE! By the end of the first week, he was going to bed in his crib and not crying at all. I truly didn’t think that this could or would happen let alone for it to take less than a week!!! He now sleeps through the night every night and goes to bed without a fuss. I very highly recommend this sleep consultation service! If you are struggling with your child’s sleep habits (or lack thereof) like I was, talk to Danielle and be prepared for her to change your life.”
-MOM OF A 2.5-YEAR-OLD
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