BEAUTY SWAP: From Head to Toe, the 12 Natural Products You Should Be Using

BEAUTY SWAP: From Head to Toe, the 12 Natural Products You Should Be Using

Making the switch to natural beauty can be daunting because you are not sure where to start. ONDA Beauty was created to help with that exact issue — to be your natural authority for living beautifully — and with a nod to Earth Day, which is April 22, we have created a head-to-toe list for you to reference in your swap from chemical-based beauty to natural and non-toxic. 

I've created this list for you based on all the recommendations I give friends and family when they ask for a road map for making the switch. All these products will work for everyone, and are also the exact products both myself and Sarah used when we went through our own transition to clean beauty. Once you're comfortable with natural, and can see the clear benefits, you'll then be ready with adding layers to your routines. 

And of course, as always, we are here to answer questions or provide more personal recommendations. Just email us at hello@ondabeauty.com.

    1. Deodorant: Agent Nateur
      We offer a 7-day money-back guarantee on all our products so you don't have one good reason NOT TO MAKE THE SWITCH to a natural deodorant. We know this product works, and well (even if you are a super-duper stinky, sweaty person). It's one of our favorites. The aluminum found in a chemically-created deodorant is a well-known link to breast cancer. Please, please, please make the swap to a natural deodorant TODAY.
    2. Shampoo & Conditioner: Yarok Feed Your Volume
      Making the switch to a natural shampoo and conditioner may come low on your list but this is one you should jump into. The Yarok Shampoo and Conditioner not only does what it is says — adds volume — it does it with a sudsy foam shampoo and nourishing conditioner. What you won't get is limp, dull, lifeless hair weighed down by silicone. The downside to silicone is that it adds another layer (or barrier) to your hair strands, keeping nutrients from getting in or penetrating the hair, which over time can cause the hair to weaken or break.
    3. Body Wash: Grown Alchemist Body Cleanser
      This is a neck-to-toe situation so let's make it all natural. If you love Aesop you will love this scent because it's made by its original founders. Where Aesop is not natural, Grown Alchemist is, and their fresh, clean, green Australian scents are the best way to start the day. The benefits visibly condition, tone and moisturize the skin while the aromatic properties are calming.
    4. Body Moisturizer: Goe Body Oil
      There is no one I have recommended this to that doesn't love this body oil. It starts as a solid oil and once you warm it in your hands, it glides on and is quickly absorbed. The fact that it smells like the beach is another reason why it's one of our favorites. Your skin will notice a marked difference and feel nourished as much as hydrated.
    5. Face Wash: Joanna Vargas Vitamin C Face Wash
      I alternate this face wash with an oil-based face wash so my skin doesn't get too used to one product. It's important to feed your skin with rotating products otherwise it will get used to one and not be as effective. The Joanna Vargas face wash foams, is gentle, and the Acai, Goji and citrus oils help to rebalance the PH levels in my skin, while revitalizing its brightness. 
    6. Face Exfoliant: Leahlani Honey Love 3 in 1
      The beauty of this product is that it is not only a 3-in-1, it contains that magic ingredient, honey, which is anti-bacterial, anti-microbial, anti-inflammatory and provides deep hydration. What more could you want! Well, it cleanses, exfoliates and is a mask. This was one of my early discoveries, and I use it in the shower and if it drips into your mouth you don't need to worried. Enjoy.
    7. Face Serum: Little Alchemist Vitamin C Serum
      Serums are a booster for your skin, and Vitamin C is what you particularly need for anti-aging. This one, from Australia, has Rosehip Oil as its base, but without the strong smell of a Rosehip oil, which can be off-putting for some. It's a miracle worker, and you'll notice a clear change in your skin with daily use of this powerful potion. 
    8. Face Moisturizer: Joanna Vargas Daily Hydrating Moisturizer
      This is a light but deeply hydrating moisturizer, and perfect for the warmer months. It easily absorbs into your skin and has a unique blend of fragrance oils, which is a secret, but what we can tell you is cocoa butter and shea butter are in abundance. The smell of this active moisturizer, which also helps to produce collagen, is so much of the experience and you will look forward to using it everyday. 
    9. Face Oil: African Botanics Neroli Marula Oil
      This is one of our best-sellers because it's one of the best anti-aging face oils thanks to its main ingredient, Marula Oil, which is bolstered by vitamin C & E. Another benefit is that It also reduces redness. I regularly recommended this to friends and family because it's one of the most hydrating face oils we stock.  And the scent is universally loved, once you smell it you can't do without it.
    10. Eye Cream: Pai Echium & Argan Gentle Eye Cream
      Of all the eye creams we offer, this one is the best for those with sensitive skin issues, or those who prefer a mild scent. It's gentle yet highly active and you'll see the results the very next day.
    11. Sunscreen: Suntegrity
      We don't have to tell you how important it is to use a natural sunscreen because the scientific community has done that job very well. What we can tell you is that these two SPF 30 sunscreens will protect you from harmful UVA / UVB broad spectrum rays while nourishing your skin because it's a natural mineral sunscreen loaded with anti-oxidants. 
    12. Lip Balm: OLIO E OSSO
      You won't see me without one of these in my pocket or tote. Not only is the packaging beautiful and designed for lips, it nourishes without drying and is a multi-tasker: you can use it for grooming eyebrows, conditioning cuticles, dry elbows, fly away hair, and cheeks for color. Check out the range of hues, including a clear one, but the tone is super subtle so there is a color for everyone.

Larissa xx

Larissa Thomson

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