Did you know the skin is the largest organ in the human body? I used to use any face cream that smelled good and came in a pretty container and I just didn’t know any better. But more recently, I have had more of a concern with my skin since turning 33 and seeing a sun spot on my face and smile lines that are more evident than they were two years ago. I started to be more conscious of what my skin actually is (a living organ) and that anything you put on it, will absorb into your body. I visit Target a couple times each month just to ditz, pick up some packing tape and see what new home goods have made their way in. I always walk through the body and beauty section and for a while now, they have had “natural” skincare sections that I began stopping and taking a deeper look into. Not only does the packaging draw me in (it feels natural, real and honest) but the ingredients and the integrity of each company.
These are my four latest finds from Target that I have fallen in love with and here’s why:
- Acure Argan Oil Towelettes: I used to use the Yes to Carrots brand but would get red all over as a reaction of some sort. These are Unscented, silicone free, pthalate free, sulfate free, paraben free and my sensitive skin does not react negatively to them. They are also Vegan, cruelty free and 100% biodegradable. I take these in my gym bag to wipe the sweat off post workout and to travel with.
- Burt’s Bees Citrus & Ginger Body Wash: Let me first state that this scent is one of my favorite scents I have ever smelled. I’m not kidding. It is refreshing, upbeat and makes me want to shower all the time (let’s be real, getting ready for women is a process and one I like to avoid as much as possible on the week days). A MUST in my book. No parabens, sulfates, phthalates or petrochemicals.
- J.R. Watkins Body Oil Mist in Coconut Milk & Honey: I have been into oils for about a year now, ever since the Coconut Oil craze made its way into my life. This offers the lightest layer of oil on your hands, skin and chest area (where I use it most) and I think it will be perfect for a dewy, summer look on your skin. Nothing says healthy like a dewy look! A blend of natural oil and vitamin E, this is 100% natural fragrance. How cool is this company that has been handcrafting beauty products in the USA since 1868.
- The Honest Co. Hand Sanitizer Spray: I take sanitizer spray with me everywhere from the gym to my travels as like anyone, I honestly dislike colds. This spray kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria and is all natural made with aloe. Plus, I love this brand and mission Jessica Alba has created to help babies and now adults, live more naturally.