We all know a lot more than we did a generation ago about the key role natural foods play in a healthy, long life. There's strong evidence that the same wisdom applies to our beauty routines, too: whole, natural products can work wonders for our bodies' biggest organ. This month we partner with Emi of @casa__shop to showcase some of our favorite beauty brands doing a standout job of bringing super natural, non-toxic, plant-based, goodness to your skin.
EARTH TU FACE
Earth Tu Face is basically the skincare equivalent of a great farmer's market. Almost a decade ago, California herbalists Sarah Buscho and Marina Storm set out to start a totally plant-based, toxin-free skincare line. They've stayed true to their original mission, and to this day they source a significant portion of their ingredients from their own herb garden and everything they use is food-grade and 100% plant-based. According to the founders, "every ingredient that we include in our products is there for a specific therapeutic reason. We do not use fillers of any kind, meaning every ingredient in our products is an 'active' ingredient."
In a nutshell, Grown Alchemist is top-notch organic ingredients plus chemistry savoir-faire. The Australian brand uses botanicals and natural peptides in their comprehensive, clinically-proven skincare line to "activate natural beauty." From exfoliants to hand creams and antioxidant lip balms, the brand makes a fantastic lineup of building blocks for a natural skincare regime.
The brand was inspired by the ritual of the Korean public bath, with its healthful, vigorous scrubdowns and communal bonding. Binu is Korean for soap, and the brand's essential soaps are pretty much as pure and elemental as they come. That's a great thing: every binu binu soap is made with 100% natural plant ingredients with a base of boricha, the roasted barley tea which in Korea "has a place in the household as important as water."
Stress can wreak havoc on your skin. The therapeutic and even medicinal power of pure essential oils is well-documented, and they are key in wellness practices like aromatherapy and Ayurveda, both of which advocate and facilitate the reduction of stress. The Uma estate is known for making some of the finest organic oils anywhere, using only the best plants and aromatics, which makes them an ideal addition to your daily routine.