{Thrive} My Better Beauty Routine

Non Toxic Beauty BrandsAdmittedly, I am not the average woman in the sense that I am really low maintenance about my beauty routine. Confession: I usually leave the house without much (if any) make-up, I rarely wash my face (seriously) and I only use deodorant on very random occasions–usually because it is sitting on the counter and I think, “Hmmm, maybe I should use that today?!”  As I said, I am not the average woman and I am not sure if I should be proud of this? At least I can confidently tell you that I don’t smell–in case you were wondering about that. If I do, tell me. I’ll start wearing deodorant more.

That being said, clients and readers often ask me about my favorite products and my routine so here is a peak into my day-to-day better beauty routine! I am a huge fan of one stop shopping so all of my favorites can be purchased through either Amazon or BeautyCounter and they are all rated either a 1 or 2 through the Environmental Working Group.  Translation: you can feel good about using these products! They are very clean, safe and thankfully still effective!


Why Better Beauty?

Sadly, we barely regulate self-care products in the US. Here are a few facts.

  • There are over 80,000 chemicals used in commercially available products- any many do not have safety data. Read more!
  • Only 10% of  of the chemicals found in beauty products have safety data
  • The United States has not passed a federal law regulating what companies can put in personal care products since 1938
  • In the past 20 years the US has banned a mere 11 ingredients found in personal care products–the European union has banned 1,300.
  • Research has shown the connection between toxic chemicals exposure and disease.


Did You Know

The average woman uses 12 beauty products each day! That includes me and I use the bare minimum most days yet there are easily over 12 products listed here!


My Better Beauty Routine

From morning to night, here are the products I use and love with links to pricing and purchase options!


Everyday products


I use this brand because it is one of the few brands that do not contain Sodium Laurel Sulfate, including Tom’s.

Jason Natural Cosmetics Powersmile Toothpaste, 6 oz (EWG rating 1-2)

non toxic toothpaste





Tom’s of Maine Mouthwash – Cool Mountain Mint Mouthwash, 16 Ounce (EWG rating 2)







Meow Meow Tweet Lemon Eucalyptus Deodorant Stick 

  • While I rarely wear it, mainstream deodorants can be really toxic. I love this vegan, non-toxic deodorant that is made with moisturizing plant-based oils.






Acure Organics Lemongrass and Argan Stem Cell Volume Natural Shampoo and Conditioner Bundle (EWG rating 2)

  • I love the Acure products. They have several shampoo and conditioner options for repairing, volume and this one, which clarifies

acure organic shampoo








Acure Organics Baby All Better Balm Natural Organic Moisturizing Lotion

acure all better balm







Body Wash 

Beauty Counter Wash Everyday Body Wash Citrus Scent (EWG rating 2)

beautycounter body wash







Shave Lotion

BeautyCounter Everyday Shaving Cream (EWG rating 2)

I have been known to leave the house without a stitch of make-up and my hair jumbled up in a pony, but there are other days that I need and like to be a bit more put together! Here are my favorite products for those days!

Fancy Me Up Products

Tousled Waves Spray

BeautyCounter Style Sea Salt Spray (EWG rating 3)

  • gives my naturally curly.wavy hair a little texture and style so it isn’t a frizzy, fuzzy mess!

beautycounter sea salt curl spray








Dew Skin Tinted Mousiturizer with SPF (EWG rating 2)

  • I despise the feeling of make-up on my skin but, there are certain times when I am taping a segment or giving a talk that I need a bit more coverage. This is my solution. It is light weight and slightly tinted. I even mix it with a little moisture to think it out more!

beautycounter tinted moisturizer









Under Eye Concealer

BeautyCounter Touch Up Concealer Pen (EWG rating 2)

  • this concealer, a bit of bronzer and some mascara is my normal routine

beautycounter concealer










BeautyCounter Color Contour Matte Bronzer (EWG rating 1)









BeautyCounter Color Sweep Blush (EWG Rating 2)

beautycounter eye shadow







Eye Shadow

Color Shade Eye Duo (EWG Rating 1)








Eye Liner

BeautyCounter Color Outline Eye Pencil (EWG rating 2)






JOSIE MARAN 24hr Argan Black Oil Mascara (EWG rating 2)

safe mascara







Lip Gloss

Kari Gran Lip Whip Peppermint Tinted  (EWG Rating 1)

  • I kid you not, my lips have never been so loved. This product is magical!

non toxic lip glass kari gran








Wait for it….If I even wash my face (seriously!!!) I usually wash my face with water alone.  On days I wear more make-up I have been know to truly “wash” my face and these are my picks!


BeautyCounter Charcoal Cleansing Bar (EWG Rating 1)

activated charcoal cleansing bar







Facial Cleanser

Kari Gran Starter/Travel Kit Lavender (EWG Rating 1)

  • contains a cleansing oil, essential serum and hydrating tonic–trust me, its is like a spa day at home! I am obsessed!

kari gran cleansing oil






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5 thoughts on “{Thrive} My Better Beauty Routine

    1. Hey Caroline! I can send you a few samples. What are you interested in? I can honestly tell you that the products work really well. That is one of the company’s missions–clean products that are effective. I love their make-up. It is all I use now!

  1. Last time I wore make-up was 2012 for my daughter’s wedding. I relate well to not wearing deodorant and to washing my face in water most of the time. I’m allergic to stuff that is supposedly allergy free; it’s easier to just be plain old me.

  2. Hi Katie – I’ve been wanting to try Piper Wai since I saw them on Shark Tank. I’ve stopped using commercial deodorants since the b/c diagnosis and the natural ones just don’t hold up for me. I will now definitely order.

  3. Hi Katie,
    After reading your post, I ordered the Beautycounter Dew skin tinted moisturizer/SPF in shade 2, color sweep powder blush in Tulip/Bloom and concealer in light (I have light/medium yellow undertone skin) — it’s a perfect match and looks so natural and feels great on my skin. I also purchased the Kari Gran lavender face kit and lip whips — I am obsessed! Highly recommend all these products — they work great! As a breast cancer survivor, I feel good knowing that I am using clean products on my skin. Thanks for sharing your better beauty routine!

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