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Coming Clean: 5 Product Swaps For a Cleaner Beauty Routine This Year

Committing to clean beauty can seem daunting, especially when you realize how many of the products in your bathroom cabinet have harmful ingredients in them. Don’t be overwhelmed! Take it one step at a time, and as you learn about products that might be a cleaner choice, you can replace the ones that aren’t serving your health. It’s a process, and we’ll help you get started with the recommendations for product swaps below.


You’ve been using

Oil of Olay Overnight Gel Mask Hydrating


Clean up your choice with

BEAUTY SLEEP™ Anti-Wrinkle Firming Overnight Recovery Mask by bioBare


Treating your skin to some overnight hydration is a great move in winter months, so you’re right to want to find a great product for this purpose. But the parabens and fragrances in your Oil of Olay Overnight mask are harmful to your hormonal health and could be doing you more harm than good. Take the doubt out of the equation and try bioBare’s Beauty Sleep mask. It’s totally vegan and contains hydrating ingredients like plant-based collagen peptides and powerful antioxidants like ginger and swiss apple fruit extracts. You’ll get all the hydration you’re looking for without any harm.



You’ve been using

Sensodyne Whitening Repair and Protect


Clean up your choice with

Boka Ela Mint Toothpaste


While there is some evidence that fluoride reduces plaque, removes tartar and prevents cavities, it also has many serious side effects that will make considering an alternative a smart choice. Fluoride can cause cancer, brittle bones, dental fluorosis (white spots on the teeth), and neurological impairment. Natural toothpastes are a step in the right direction, but you want to make sure that you’re effectively protecting your mouth. Boka is on a mission to do just that. Their Ela Mint Toothpaste contains nano-hydroxyapatite (n-Ha), which has been used in Japan for many years and is recently making it’s way to the US. It remineralizes teeth to make them stronger, more resistant to cavities, and less sensitive over all. Also, it’s much safer than flouride.



You’ve been using

Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel Cream


Clean up your choice with

The Seaweed Bath Co. Detox Firming Body Cream- Awaken


Ceramides like hyaluronic acid are super hydrating for the skin, and a great way to support your skin’s natural moisture barrier. However, avoid buying products that have some good ingredients and several harmful ones. The fragrances and parabens in Neutrogena Hydro Boost Gel won’t do you any good, and the natural ingredients in The Seaweed Bath Co.’s Firming Body Cream will give you all the ceramides and lovely scents you’re craving in an entirely natural way.




You’ve been using

Perfume Co. Rosebud Salve


Clean up your choice with

Biossance Squalane + Rose Vegan Lip Balm


At first glance, Rosebud Salve seems to have minimal ingredients and achieves the simplicity we’re often looking for in clean beauty products. But the main ingredient in it is white petroleum, which is derived from crude oil and may contain traces of toxicity after the refinement process. My advice? Don’t leave it to chance. Try something that will not only create a barrier for your lips, but also hydrate and nourish them like Biossance Squalane + Rose Vegan Lip Balm.




You’ve been using

Cutex Nourishing Nail Polish Remover


Clean up your choice with

Manicurist Green Nail Polish Remover


While acetone is very effective at removing nail polish, it also dehydrates your nails and nail beds. It’s also incredibly toxic. Switching to an acetone-free nail polish remover like Manicurist Green Nail Polish Remover will remove your color at no cost to your health.



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