Let's talk skincare!
A good skincare routine is so important to maintain healthy, nice looking skin, as long as you use good QUALITY products. Like eating healthy foods, quality skin care ingredients can really improve your skin. Although it might take some extra time and energy during the morning and night, it's so worth it in the long run not only for your appearance but for your health too- the skin is the biggest organ after all!
Here are quick tips of the do's and don'ts of skincare:
Do: Wash your face!
Don't: Wear makeup to sleep
Do: Maintain a healthy lifestyle
Don't: Pop pimples
There are so many skincare products out there and it can be hard to choose which one is right for you. Picking the right brand is so crucial when choosing which skincare products you want to use. It might take a while to find which brand works for you based on your skin type and what products specifically work well. You'll probably have to experiment with different brands and products before you find the right one and that’s normal!
More and more people are opting for sustainable skincare, with natural, organic and plant-based ingredients. Organic skincare doesn't contain harmful products like the sulfates and parabens found in non-organic skincare products. Parabens are chemicals used in products to prevent them from growing fungus or bacteria. Sulfates are the chemicals that cause the lathering experience, commonly used in body washes, shampoo, etc (Verb Products). These chemicals have harmful effects on the body, so you should avoid them at all costs! Going organic is just better for the skin. It's more gentle and won't harm your skin in the long run.
We polled our followers to find their favorite Hawaiian and national sustainable skincare brands, read on to learn which brands were voted as the best!
Oahu Organics was the winner of our sustainable skincare poll AND is one of our favorite clients! This Hawaiian-made skincare brand has truly mastered the “farm to face” approach.
Oahu Organics tells us, “Hawaii has the best quality air, soil & water on the planet and we work closely with our local farmers to grow organic, sustainable crops which we then incorporate into our skin care lines.” They are also a model brand when it comes to transparency and they know where every single ingredient comes from!
Oahu Organics is a clean skincare brand that uses 100% natural ingredients and is also paraben, sulfate, and cruelty-free. However, this eco-friendly business takes it a step further by using reusable, recyclable bottles for packaging and offers many of its products in local refill shops!
We need better quality skincare brands that are clean and eco-friendly for the sake of everyone's skin, the environment, and even animals! Many big skincare brands are not cruelty-free, which means they test on animals. Look out for brands that are sustainable and are transparent about what ingredients are in their products, and how they manufacture their products as well.
Along with Oahu Organics, a national brand that won our poll is Pacifica Beauty! They have 100% vegan and cruelty-free beauty products, ranging from skincare and haircare to makeup and sun care. More than 85% of their PET bottles are made from 50% post-consumer recycled material and their boxes are made from FSC-certified paper.
Skincare with clean and organic ingredients is the best way to heal and restore our skin, without harming our bodies or the earth. As a consumer, you need to do your research on each brand - what ingredients they use, their mission behind the brand, and how they've incorporated sustainability into their brand. Your skin will be glowing with your new organic skincare and you'll be feeling good knowing you're doing your part to protect the environment! :)