By now you must have noticed the “natural beauty” movement in the cosmetic industry. Every celebrity seems to be creating a line of natural beauty products and everyone is giving up old school beauty products to go au naturel.
More folks have become aware of ingredients in their cosmetics and personal care products, and it is important that skin care and hair care products have natural ingredients. Sulfates are the No. 1 ingredient to avoid, with parabens coming in second—most likely because they’ve been associated with skin cancer.
The shift to more natural beauty products is good news because it’s making the personal care industry clean up its act, in large part because of pressure from consumers who want safer options and ingredients.
There are many natural beauty products to choose from these days, but lately I have been obsessed with the products from Una Biologicals based in Pittsburgh, PA. Most Una Biologicals items are made with eight ingredients or less and are handcrafted. And the prices are terrific!
Here are my three favorite products from Una that are in my medicine cabinet right now:
Rose Facial Cleaner: $18 This oil-based cleanser with rose and carrot seed oil gently removes make-up and impurities while retaining essential moisture in your skin.
Luxe Face Cream: $25 Day or night face cream made with organic virgin coconut, apricot, and almond oils combined with nutrient-rich avocado oil to deeply hydrate and repair your skin.
The Wound Wonder: $5.50 Organic wonder salve can help relieve anything from bug bites and razor burn to kitchen cuts with its blend of organic calendula, comfrey, and chickweed. It also can minimize symptoms of eczema.
If you are in Pittsburgh, PA, stop by the Una Biologicals storefront in the hipster neighborhood of Lawrenceville. Or shop for products and learn more about where they can be found at www.unabiologicals.com.