Not sure if I’ve mentioned this before, but I’ve been slowly trying to switch my beauty products stash to more natural and green options. I’ve become increasingly keen on using natural products that are not only good for me, but for the environment and, in turn, mankind. I know this might sound like a bunch of hippie talk, but with more and more green options that actually work coming onto the market, why not try to go green?
I’ll be honest, though, some of the products I’ve tried have been hits and misses. For example, every “natural” conditioner I’ve used has not given me the silky softness that regular conditioners do. I have no idea what chemical or ingredient is responsible for the softness, but, for now, I can’t let it go. haha.
I have however found some awesome products that I’ll share with you as I stumble across them.
Now, going “green” or “natural” usually means having to pay more. But in the end I think it’s worth it when you’re talking a few dollars over months and months of use. And it actually makes me waste less.
Anyways, that’s my go green spiel for today. And here are a couple of awesome finds from my local Sprouts market, which is an awesome find in itself! If there’s one near you, you definitely need to check it out!
I use a brush cleaner spray to freshen my brushes between the more thorough cleanings. I wanted to try this Mineral Fusion cleaner after I read about it’s gentle formula and natural disinfecting. I have no idea how this natural formulation, which includes grapefruit seed, rosemary, orange and eucalyptus does it, but it cleans my brushes beautifully. Better, in fact, than the one from Sephora I had been using. And it has a nice fresh scent. I picked up this cleaner for about $10.
I feel so much better about using my brushes after they’ve been refreshed so naturally.
I was pretty skeptical about this product when I saw it on the shelf. I love switching up my nail polish and have always opted for non-acetone removers, as they are more gentle on the nails. But how could this product, which is basically made from natural fermented sugars, rosemary and spearmint, tackle my layers of polish? I decided it would be worth a shot and now I’m a believer.
This remover takes off polish gently, so it’s not so different from using non-acetone. You’re left with a shine (from the sugars? essential oils?) and the slight scent of rosemary and spearmint. Not the immediately dryness of acetone. I think it’s safe to say my other polish removers can go.