Friday’s Favorite Products: Skin Savers
Favorite skincare products from some of the cleanest brands around.
In Sanskrit, Amala means “most pure,” and this fair-trade-sourced line of super-natural skincare products features impeccable ingredients (cocoa beans, inchi seeds) and high-integrity partnerships with small farmers in developing nations. We swear by their Rejuvenate cocoa-bean lifting complex. Starting at $18 at www.amalabeauty.com.
All mineral cosmetics are not created equal, but Jane Iredale strikes that
perfect balance of purity, quality and
efficacy. Expect clean, luminous cover from the foundations, especially the powder, Amazing Base SPF 20. $42 at www.janeiredale.com.
One the most widely available authentically natural brands, J.R. Watkins produces a line of foot-care products to give your weary toes a spa-like treatment anytime, anywhere. Packed with pure peppermint essential oil, the lotions contain no petroleum, parabens, phthalates or other yuck. About $8–$10 at many drugstores or www.jrwatkins.com.
Pioneers in plant-based skincare, Origins has recently raised its game by removing parabens, propylene glycol, phthalates and animal ingredients from all its lines. The skin brightening products improve skin tone without dangerous hydroquinone. $20–$55 at www.origins.com.