Au Naturel

BY Keri Bridgwater | February 25, 2019 | Feature Features

San Diego-based clean beauty expert Amanda Jo channeled a passion for all things natural into The Organic Bunny, her wildly successful blog, proving good-for-you brands can still pack a glamorous punch. Here are some of her tried-and-true beauty secrets.

I always loved being a girly-girl, but when I found out some of my favorite products contained harmful ingredients—hormone disruptors in perfumes, parabens in shampoos and plastics in lipsticks—I knew I had to make the switch to clean beauty and organic-based skincare.

What goes on, goes in! The average woman who wears makeup risks absorbing up to 5 pounds of chemicals through her skin every year. With hormonal imbalances, infertility and chronic fatigue on the rise, clean beauty has never been more important.

When it comes to detoxing and cleaning up your beauty routine, do it gradually so that your body can adjust. Look for organic, plant-based products and natural formulas that have the fewest ingredients.

It might not be the most fun beauty tip, but the key to healthy and happy skin starts from within. Eating an anti-inflammatory diet that incorporates fermented veggies and cultured foods—like kefir, kimchi, sauerkraut and pickles—is a great place to start.

One of my favorite wellness brands in my online store right now is Fitglow Beauty. They do an amazing job creating effective, superclean skincare. Their plant-based hyaluronic acid products, Sea Beauty Cleansing Mist and Vita Rich Crème, work wonders and keep skin plumped, smooth and glowing.

Every Organic Bunny Box contains six to eight of my favorite makeup, perfume, skin and body products—each handpicked item follows something of a seasonal theme. Last month for Valentine’s Day, I included pink Himalayan sea salt, Waves hairspray by Innersense and True Moringa Lip Whip in Mystery (burgundy).

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