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      Natural Beauty Products at Vitacost

      At Vitacost, we believe that natural beauty lies within. We also know that taking care of what’s on the outside is directly connected to how we feel on the inside. That’s why we decided to curate a selection of better-for-your-body beauty essentials ranging from facial cleansers and moisturizers to serums, masks and hair care. Each product features a detailed description of what’s in it and what’s not. Whether you’re looking for cruelty-free makeup, paraben-free shampoo or non-toxic hair dye, we’ve got what you need to create your own soothing self-care natural beauty routine.

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      Organic Personal Care

      What we put on our bodies is just as important as what we put in our bodies. After all, our skin is our largest organ. Purchasing organic personal care items means that you’re taking a stand against using ingredients on your body that have been sprayed with chemicals and harmful pesticides. A cosmetic or personal care product claiming to be organic must comply with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), plus the labeling and safety regulations overseen by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

      According to the USDA, organic cosmetics carrying the “USDA Organic” logo come in three varieties:

      • “100 percent organic” can be used to label any product that contains 100 percent organic ingredients.
      • “Organic” can be used to label any product that contains at least 95 percent organic ingredients.
      • “Made with Organic ______” can be used to label a product that contains at least 70 percent organically produced ingredients.

      USDA-certified organic products are marked with the green-and-white “USDA Organic” logo. Some of the best organic makeup brands and personal care brands we carry include: Dr. Bronner’s, Desert Essence, Avalon Organics, Giovanni, Honey Girl Organics, Hurraw! and Acure among many others. Check out our Guide to Organic Beauty Products on the blog to learn more.

      What Ingredients Should You Avoid in Natural Beauty Products?

      Ever heard of the dirty dozen? It’s a list of heavily sprayed fruits and vegetables that are best to purchase organic. Well, the same goes for body care products! With the proliferation of so many synthetic compounds, according to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), more than 1 in 5 personal care products contain chemicals linked to cancer. The takeaway: Every spritz contains risk. Yet skincare doesn’t need to be fraught with carcinogens.

      How do you make smart choices? Just like with produce, choose wisely based on levels of pesticide exposure. Here’s a dirty dozen list of toxins found in personal care products:

      1. Antibacterials (triclosan)
      2. Coal tar
      3. DEA/TEA/MEA
      4. 1,4-Dioxane
      5. Formaldehyde
      6. Fragrance
      7. Lead
      8. Oxybenzone
      9. Parabens
      10. Petroleum distillates
      11. P-Phenylenediamine
      12. Toluene

      Vitacost is Your Destination for Natural Beauty

      For the best skin care brands, organic makeup and clean personal care items (like toothpaste and mouthwash) – shop Vitcacost. We’ve got mega savings in store and will ship your order directly to your door! Your wellness journey starts here.

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