Natural skincare has become a passion of mine since I switched to a Paleo lifestyle 5 years ago. Luckily, there are a plethora of Paleo-friendly, healthier skincare options out there. Below you can find some of my absolute favorites!
Primal Life Organics is one of the best all-natural skincare and makeup lines available for the environmentally-conscious consumer. In fact, PLO products are so clean that I would go so far as to call them “skin food.” It’s kind of like a line of products based on the serums and tonics your hippie aunt would make in her basement — but of a quality that simply can’t be matched.
My other favorite product is the Starter Package (pictured). It includes Bare Face Wash and Moisturizer, Stick Up deodorant, Dirty Mouth Tooth Powder and Hand Repair (great after a tough lifting session!).
PLO founder Trina Felber is incredibly passionate about helping people clean up their skincare routines. According to the Environmental Working Group, most makeup is full of toxic chemicals and other nasty ingredients that can do a number on your body. Trina is dedicated to making products that come from real plant and food sources. You’ll find targeted products for everything from aging or blemish-prone skin to sun protection and deodorant. PLO’s acne spot treatment, Banished Blemish Serum, is the most effective spot treatment I’ve ever used — but it relies entirely on natural components like cayenne pepper! Pretty cool, right!
One of the coolest things about PLO is their incredible range of products. Men and babies aren’t left out, and Trina has even developed a line of ultra-clean mineral-based makeup. Plus, you can rest easy know that EVERYTHING is handcrafted just for you as soon as you place your order. How many makeup lines can say that?
I’ve been loving the 100% Paleo, all-natural skincare line from Araza Natural Beauty. Founders Lindsey and Jen, who suffer from Celiac Disease, became frustrated when they couldn’t find products to fit their Paleo lifestyle. So they decided to create them on their own! Araza is crafted around the idea that what we put on our bodies is as important as what we put in it, and uses pure, natural ingredients I can really get behind.
That means it’s based on healthy fats, organic plant-based ingredients and minerals and free of gluten, dairy, soy and artificial ingredients. Araza is the first Certified Paleo color cosmetic line. How cool is that!?! Plus, Araza makes my skin look amazing and super-professional!
Some of my favorite products include the Coconut Cream Foundation. It provides good, even coverage that lasts all day and makes my skin look better, BUT it’s totally natural! The ingredients are real, food-based and anti-inflammatory and nourishing for the skin. I’m also a HUGE fan of their powder eyeshadows, which go on beautifully. Right now you can get 10% off with code Paleomom!