Best Natural Beauty Products for Travel!
If you’re a girl who loves to travel, & you love natural beauty products: this article is for you! I’ve traveled all over the world, & organic beauty products are hard to find in ANY country ~ but especially in developing countries. Though I love packing light, I don’t skimp when it comes to natural beauty products: because I’ve found they simply don’t exist in many countries. Thus, welcome to your “Best Natural Beauty Products for Travel” section!
I’m breaking natural beauty products into five different categories in this post: 1) Natural Sunscreens, 2) Organic Skin Care 3) Natural Perfumes, & 4) Natural Hair Care.
Best Natural Sunscreens!
For sunscreen, I’m a huge fan of zinc oxide & titanium dioxide: both are physical blockers that start working instantly, & are the only truly “natural” sunscreen ingredients. Most sunscreens rely on chemicals such as oxybenzone & octinoxate, which block the sun by creating a chemical reaction in your body, potentially disrupting hormones. Personally, I avoid chemical sunscreens like the plague. ALL sunscreens below use ONLY zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.
If you can’t eat it ~ don’t put it on your skin!
Best Natural Skin Care for Travel
I could spend hours in the Whole Foods beauty section…I ADORE natural skin care products! The following are tops on my “Best Natural Beauty Products for Travel” list because they’re nearly impossible to find on the road. Stocking up on Amazon before a trip is my go-to ~ & when I run out, I’m lucky enough to have friends who will literally bring them to me when we meet me on the road!
If you’re new to organic skin care, don’t think you have to give up performance! Growing up, I had oily, acne-prone skin & used all the “regular” products ~ most of which were oil-free. NONE of this helped my acne. What did help? USING OIL!! It’s counter-intuitive, but for me, has worked beautifully. And jojoba oil is one of the best, least expensive oils you can use ~ that has the same pH as your skin & won’t go on greasy.
Best Natural Perfumes!
Perfume, by its very nature, is filled with chemicals. Finding a “natural” perfume is difficult, & the only brand I’ve ever found (& fallen in love with), is Pacifica. Their perfumes won’t last as long as department store perfumes. But the trade-off is, you won’t be covering yourself with chemicals. Pacifica’s range of scents is INCREDIBLE ~ & they all give you that tropical, beach-y vacation vibe.
Best Natural Hair Care!
Our “Best Natural Beauty Products for Travel” section wouldn’t be complete without hair care. And for organic hair care, there are only two words: Shea Moisture. Their products smell amazing, feel amazing, & somehow manage to keep my beach blonde hair healthy ~ minus all the chemicals. I went without Shea Moisture for about two months while abroad ~ & came home with very damaged blonde hair. I immediately grabbed some Shea Moisture, & after leaving the Anti-Frizz Deep Conditioner in overnight, my blonde hair came back to life.