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How to buy healthier beauty products

Start making healthier choices when you buy  beauty products on your next shop!

Here are five simple steps to follow:

I know what it’s like to juggle work and family life. You don’t have a lot of time to think about what you are buying when you are whizzing around the supermarket doing the weekly shop. If you are reading this, I know you are concerned about what products you are buying but where to start?

Here are five actions you can take before heading to the checkout which will result in you taking home products with less nasty chemicals and more ingredients sourced from nature – a healthier option for your family!

So scan the shelves and work through the below steps – once you get used to the process it won’t take too much time.

STEP ONE

What products look like natural/green brands? BEWARE greenwashing – hence the need for next steps.

 

greenwashing products

STEP TWO

Can you see a Certified Organic logo on the label? If it is Certified, it’s an easy buy – they have done all the work for you.

Here is what the main ones look like…

certified organic logos

 

STEP THREE

Is there a list of the ingredients that it doesn’t contain? The more the better!

Bit like this one…

ingredients_whats not in list

 

STEP FOUR

Scan the ingredients list. The longer the list and with scientific names you can’t pronounce, the more likely it has questionable ingredients.

Don’t want lists like these!

ingredients-nastiesA

ingredients_nastiesB

STEP FIVE

If you want to investigate further, you could do a quick check on your mobile. Downloaded the App Chemical Maze where you can check each ingredient by name if you feel it sounds questionable.

Take these steps and you are bound to be buying a better product.

Without being across all the ingredients and brands and knowing what to look out for, you can still make a better choice. It may not be a product without all the nasties we ideally need to consider but it’s likely to be a product with less of the ingredients that can cause health issues, so already you have taken one positive step forwards for the health of your family!

A few other suggestions…

  • Follow some people on Instagram who you know choose low-tox products and see what they are buying. You can follow me here and check out other natural beauties I follow here.
  • Be mindful when shopping. Ask yourself do I really need this? Does your family or you use the products often? Maybe there are products you can eliminate totally from using.
  • Click below to download my free mini-guide on 6 beauty products you can get at the supermarket from 5 natural brands without nasties.

You do need to re-think the way you shop but remember small steps will lead to great changes over time. Give it a go and let me know what new natural beauty discoveries you make on your next weekly shop!

PHOTO: © Stokkete | Dreamstime.com – Shopping apps and grocery

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