The Replacements: Josh Rosebrook Nutrient Day Cream

In making the switch to green beauty, some products are particularly hard to replace. In this series of posts I will  highlight the treasures discovered during my search for products that work as well, if not better, as their conventional counterparts.

In the annals of green beauty products that just never quite measure up to the conventional alternatives, two products prove especially impossible: mascara and sunscreen. Now, finding clean mascara that works well is a pain, but, truth be told, I am not hugely bothered about using dirty mascara (though I have finally found a clean favorite). After all, I hardly ever use it and, ultimately, the ingredients in many high-quality “dirty” mascaras are not all that terrible. Sunscreen, though is another story. We are expected to wear it daily, it covers most of our bodies or, at the very least, our entire faces and a lot of the dirty sunscreens have truly nasty ingredients, hormone disruptors being particularly dangerous culprits.

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The Replacements: Absolution Micellar Water

In making the switch to green beauty, some products are particularly hard to replace. In this series of posts I will  highlight the treasures discovered during my search for products that work as well, if not better, as their conventional counterparts.

If you have ever read a beauty or makeup blog, you probably have heard of Bioderma’s micellar water. A cult product touted by every makeup artist, model and person who has set foot in a French pharmacy, it’s a gentle and effective makeup remover and cleanser. It’s also great for the conscientiously lazy: you know, us folks who know that it is crucially important to wash our faces before bed, but who can’t quite muster up the energy after a long day. A micellar water makes it easy: just a quick swipe and your face is cleaned, toned and refreshed. As conventional ingredients go, those in Bioderma aren’t actually too bad, they’re just… not that great. After making the switch to green skincare, every time I used Biderma I would feel the need for a second cleanse, simply because I didn’t want these not-great ingredients coating my skin while I slept.

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