Affordable Beauty Lines
And no, this doesn’t mean heading to the drugstore. Luckily you won’t have to. As much as I lament about kindle downloads eclipsing hard copy book sales or how iTunes shuffle syndrome has practically rendered the full-album-listen obsolete, we live in a great time for health and beauty.
You can go to the store and there are huge gluten-free sections. Veganism and vegetarianism have never been easier (unless you can’t live without cheese and sashimi like me).
With that said, I’d like to list some of my favorite brands that won’t break the bank, have quality ingredients, and are often eco/socially conscious. And they don’t require a trip to the drugstore…hiss…
- Josie Maran: I love everything about this line. A wide range of products, fantastic ingredients, and philanthropic. Reasonably priced and their products last a long time. Also, their products are free of parabens, toxins, and are cruelty free.
- Ren: Great, reputable line. Their Rose Serum is one of my favorite products of all time. Check out their 5 key principles and all the crap they exclude from their products.
- evanhealy: I’m starting to explore this line and really liking it. Have some more research to do, but I’ve tried a sample of the Rosehip Facial Serum and it’s quite lovely! Evan herself is an aesthetician who “…borrowed from the wisdom of nature utilizing many certified organic ingredients such as nourishing nut and seed oils, herbal extracts, homeopathically prepared flower essences, pure plant hydrosols, and fresh, steam-distilled essential oils to create her cleansing milks, serums, creams, emulsions, butters and natural clays.” My local Whole Foods carries it, so check out them testers fellow Whole Foodsters.
- Boscia: A nice, simple “preservative-free” line. I’ve only tried the Clear Complexion Tonic and the Blotting Linens (which are ab-fab), but their skincare philosophy is right up this lady’s alley. And the prices are very reasonable considering the quality ingredients they include in their products.
- Korres: They
riderock the skincare and makeup wave. My lovely sis digs the Wild Rose Brightening Cream and I keep the shea butter lip balm in my purse at all times (fav color is pomegranate!). And their cleansing wipes are amazing. I always use them before hot yoga if I am sporting makeup. And their formulations are sans the wicked skincare triumvirate: mineral oil, propylene glycol, and ethanolamines. Some products do, however, contain dubious characters (e.g. phenoxyethanol ), but overall this line is great.