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10 Best Natural & Organic Sunscreens for Healthy Summer 2021

Today’s sunscreen is not your grandmother’s sunscreen, which likely meant not using any. When I first started writing about natural and organic products the options for better sunscreen were limited. Then brands like COOLA came along. Those in-the-know already used organic and natural brands, but you had seek them out in stores that carried green beauty. Today we have many options to choose from, and I hope you choose well. Our tip to understanding skincare is learning to read labels and knowing what ingredients have all the benefits you look for. In the US the word natural has no concrete definition but when it comes to sunscreens the good news is that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has updated its definition of what is deemed safe and effective sun protection. Elizabeth Mullans, M.D., Board-Certified Dermatologist at Uptown Dermatology provides helpful summer skincare tips for all skin types. The sun’s peak UV hours are between 10am to 4pm, so make sure to avoid extended time in the sun during this window. If you find yourself out …

Earth Day 2021: This Year’s Winners of Best Sustainable Skincare Products On The Market

Earth Day began in 1970, but the ways which we celebrate, appreciate and look at planet health has changed. Big brands and publications are starting to pay a lot more attention to what we consume and how we consume it. Consumers demand transparency and healthier ways to live, not just for themselves, but for Mother Earth as well. With that said, there is a lot more work to do. Celebrate Earth by being a conscious consumer – buy less, and when you do buy, do it with planet health in mind. Love Your Mother With Brands That Care Aveda’s Limited-edition Shampure™ Nurturing Shampoo Bar is just the latest example of the brand’s initiative to give us quality products but no unnecessary waste. If you need more of a push to fall in love with this gentle hair cleanser — $5 from each purchase helps charity bringing water to those in need. It is safe to say that Aveda has their finger on the pulse of sustainability in beauty, especially the state of packaging and its impact. Weleda …

Cultivated Beauty Drawer: This Month’s Best Beauty Buys

Flirt With Your Eyes Lash products have come a long way and Borboleta’s Lash Serum is proof of that. For one, the formula is clinically tested, fragrance-free, cruelty-free, and made in the USA. When used consistently you can keep track of your progress and the results will make you say wow. If you use lash extensions this lash serum will not get in your way. With summer on its way, you can ditch all other eyelash products (curler excluded) and go au naturel. Show More Skin Your body needs a serum. Get ready for leg season with a tried-and-true seaweed spa treatment from Cornelia. Cornelia’s Replenishing Body Serum feels velvety smooth. Not only does this serum treat your skin with 100% pure Algae Oil to gently restore skin tone and vitality, it provides soothing after sun exposure or laser treatment. Make dry skin a thing of the winter’s past and gain healthy glowing skin all summer long. Works While You Sleep Kypris is an award winning holistic brand that needs no introduction. If you allow …

8 Toxic-Free Dry Shampoos Honoring National Dry Shampoo Day

Yes, National Dry Shampoo Day is real. Our obsession with dry shampoo began about ten years ago, but little did we know of all the harm it can do to our hair, scalp, and the environment. No, we have not given up on dry shampoo entirely. In fact, giving our hair a break during the pandemic has made us want to use it even more. If you are in need of a cleaner dry shampoo, look no further. We compiled a list of our top eight brands to try, and fall in love with right now. Vegamour GRO Dry Shampoo Vegamour has become synonymous with hair wellness. This modern brand focuses on hair growth and their GRO Dry Shampoo is no different. The plant-based dry shampoo is fortified with the same proprietary blend of phyto-active ingredients found in their best-selling GRO Hair Serum. Using it will ensure a healthy hair ecosystem, plus the volume and texture you desire. It is 100% vegan, clean and cruelty-free. Lulu Organics Hair Powder Lulu Organics packaging will stop you …

Cultivated Beauty: Products We Tested, Loved & Deemed Worthy of Your Money

With so many brands on the market these days, the aisles of beauty shops can get a bit crowded and confusing. We like to keep beauty simple. You will not find a ten step routine on Cultivated, but you will find effective skincare that does the job so your skin looks and feels its best. Products We are Loving Right Now Nécessaire Eucalyptus Deodorant is a creamy deodorant that doesn’t waste a drop. The elegant packaging ensures the cream comes out in small amounts, plus it just looks great hanging out in the bathroom. What’s inside? A gentle, effective complex of Mandelic – and Lactic Acids that help neutralize odor, while Silica, Zinc, and Kaolin Clay help keep you dry. We love the creamy texture and modern scent. Plus it contains no aluminum, baking soda, synthetic fragrance, or parabens. It is everything we look for in a deodorant. Summer Fridays Super Amino Gel Cleanser feels so refreshing you will never skip washing your face at night. As with all Summer Fridays products, this cleanser makes you feel …

We Launched an At-Home Spa Shop, Join The Soak Club

Soak Club is the brainchild of our Editorial Manager, Paulina Kajankova. The idea for The Soak Club was born out of the necessity to seek out better at-home spa experiences for everyone. From ancient baths to traditional Finnish saunas, our ancestors understood the benefits of spa living. They made it a routine part of their lives – and you should too! Spa living should not be thought of as luxury, but as a fundamental part of our healthy lifestyle. The Soak Club is fueled by the desire to find ways towards better physical, skin and mental health. Our brands are hand-picked, well-researched, tried-and-true, and clean ingredients are important to us. In addition, we like to seek out brands that explore untapped areas of the world for powerful ingredients. Some of our heroes are herbalists who climb mountains in order to find that one magical herb. It is our belief that spa beauty is the most effective beauty, and that’s why we want you to incorporate it into your beauty and wellness rituals. Why shop The Soak …

Heavenly Facial Oils For Every Skin Type

The romance of facial oils has not worn off. In fact, we urge you to anoint yourself with enthusiasm. While we we feel we no longer need to make the case for facial oils (most would agree that they have become a widely accepted skincare hero and a genderless beauty product), some skepticism is understandable. Our best advice? You know your skin better than anyone – Turn your focus on learning to read labels for ingredients, research them, and heed advice from the professionals. With the right oil in hand you can either balance oily skin or boost moisture for dry skin. Best scanario of all, you get the most plump and radiant skin of your life, just like Chrissy Teigen does with Le Prunier Plum Oil. Yes, we’ve tried it, and yes, we love it. With so many facial oils on the market, it can be quite difficult to find the one that your skin loves the most. Here is what we tried in 2020 and will continue using going into 2021. For further …

Detox Your Makeup Routine: 9 Modern and Clean Makeup Brands

This is the era of must-have clean makeup brands with a gorgeous range of pigmented colors and silky foundations. No longer will we accept excuses, such as; clean beauty cannot achieve the kind of pigment guaranteed by well-known luxury brands and clean makeup is not quality. Those statements are simply untrue. Meet your new favorite makeup brands for all ages. Let’s make this the clean beauty generation that refused to stop fighting for safer products. (In order to detox your makeup routine, you must pay close attention to ingredients. Cultivated shows you how to shop green beauty (skincare and makeup) HERE, however if you are still unsure, visit the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Database for their list of clean brands and safety ratings. ) FACE The Organic Skin Co. Primp N’ Prime – Primers might seem like an unnecessary step but the right primer can make all the difference between dull and glowing. A primer guarantees that your makeup will go on a lot more smoothly and this one is free of nasty chemicals; …

The Lasting Power of Red, New Year, New Healthy Pout

It is no secret that a red lip can brighten up even the dullest of days. Red lipstick may be intimidating to some however I think that you should consider one of these hydrating and nourishing colors. You might change your mind and vow to wear more red in 2019. From a subtle lip to a bold lip, these brands have made it their business to make your lips happy and healthy. RealHer Moisturizing Lipstick – In need of moisture, beautiful colors and a positive message? RealHer has it all in one package. You can tell how how hydrating these lipsticks are as soon as they hit your lips. Compared to other reds, this “Hot Red” color is surprisingly subtle and has a satin finish. My absolute favorite part of discovering new beauty is what happens behind the brand. RealHer is about so much more than sales. They donate to women’s charities and make sure to provide a positive message for all beauty lovers. It is easy to see a bright future for a brand …

Red Lips For Every Day Glamour

The striking beauty of a red lip instantly makes you think of sophistication and glamour. Its ability to revive your complexion and make your eyes stand out is appreciated by many. French and Italian women pull off a day time red lip because of casual confidence but I promise you, anyone can do the same. Once you apply it and find how happy and powerful it makes you feel, you won’t want to take it off. I started wearing red lipstick somewhat religiously in 2011. No matter how I felt on the inside, applying red lipstick made me feel empowered and reminded me of old Hollywood. Being an enormous fan of vintage style and classic movies, I am always on the lookout for a way to channel my favorite beauty icons. To those who me, red lips have become my staple. No matter my mood or how much of a bad hair day I think I am having, finding the perfect shade of red lip lipstick or stain instantly improves my outlook. It’s a form …

Product Highlight, rms beauty lip2cheek

PRODUCT HIGHLIGHT | rms beauty lip2cheek Less makeup, more efficiency and empowerment, is what rms beauty is all about. My adoration for this brand should be obvious. It is combining multi-tasking and clean beauty with a beautiful palette of vibrant and subdued colors. The creator and well-known make-up artist, Rose-Marie Swift, has created a lifestyle brand that teaches women to use makeup as a convenient tool, not a time-consuming nuisance. Rms Beauty provides simple and quick application. The ingredients are either wildcrafted or organic, nourishing your skin and providing your skin with a worry-free and toxic-free makeup look. Rose Marie’s health philosophy, combined with nourishing and chemical-free ingredients, makes this a lifestyle brand. Using the product: Let’s talk about application. I love to use my fingers with makeup and skincare. Rms beauty is a perfect brand for that. Since I love a pop of color, especially red, I gravitated towards this “beloved” lip2cheek option. This is a mineral color that can be used on both lips and cheeks, I even lightly apply any leftovers to …