When you need moisturizing, cleansing beauty products made from natural sources look to these five.
1/ EASY STREET
There’s no better pick-me-up than the scent of citrus and this body wash delivers with essential oils like bergamot and sweet orange. Moisturizing comes from coconut and sunflower oils. It’s right up our alley, uh, street. Crawford Street Natural Skin Care Savon Citrus, $22.00; crawfordskincare.com
2/ NO OUTKAST
Fresh was one of the first companies to turn to the cosmetic benefits of soy. The gentle microdermabrasion, hydrating jojoba, and rose hip, and calming cucumber is ideal for those with sensitive skin. Now that’s so fresh and so clean! Fresh Soy Face Exfoliator, $43.00; Fresh.com
3/ BRUSH UP
A small-batch tooth powder with kaolin clay, myrrh and neem, all known for their detoxifying properties. It becomes a paste when combined with water and gently whitens teeth. Plus, it has a kick of lavender for sweet dreams. Fig + Yarrow Tooth Powder Cornmint Lavender, figandyarrow.co
4/ GET SOME PEP!
With less than a score of natural ingredients like avocado oil, calendula extract and sweet almond oil, it has a pleasant texture. Best of all, the colour comes strictly from alkanet root. If you love invigorating peppermint in your lip balm, this tinted butter is for you. Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah! Huna Moisturizing Lip Butter, $30.00; hunaskin.com
5/ VACATION IN A BOTTLE
One of the most evocative things about Hawaii is the floral fragrance that perfumes the air. Recreate that feeling by applying this blend of botanical oils to damp skin. Wafting through oils like macadamia and kukui (candlenut) are scents such as ylang ylang, Pīkake (jasmine) and rosemary. Aloha! Oshan Essentials ‘ĀHIU exotic Body+Hair Mano’i, $34.00; oshanessentials.com
This original beauty article first appeared in the Winter 2019/2020 issue of City Style and Living Magazine.