This week I’m sharing my top 5 non-toxic anti-aging skin care products along with my daily skin care routine. Some are new finds and some are old favorites, but they are all in my current morning and evening skin care routines.
I’ve been experimenting with my skin care routine and I’ve found a few new favorites that have become part of my morning and night skin care routine.
I should start by saying I’m VERY picky about what skin care products I use. First, they can’t include fragrance, phthalates, parabens, formaldehyde, or any of the other harmful or questionable chemicals that often end up in skin care products.
Second, they can’t include lavender. I know lavender is natural and it’s in a lot of skin care products but, sadly, I’m allergic to it (yes the actual flower!). And I’m really not a fan of anything with a strong scent even if it’s all-natural and organic.
Lastly, it has to work! All of these products are tried and true favorites that I have tested, re-purchased, and added to my daily routine.
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Non-toxic anti-aging skin care
Here are my current favorite skin care products:
I’m loving this clean Vitamin C +E +Ferulic serum! It’s targeted for hyperpigmentation and boosting collagen (so important for anti-aging!). It also has Niacinamide, Hyaluronic Acid, and Camu Camu. It has a light lemon herb scent that dissipates quickly.
It’s not drying and has not caused any irritation or made my skin break out like other Vitamin C serums I’ve tried. My skin is looking brighter and firmer since I added the Haute C to my morning routine. New favorite!
I’m always looking to up the SPF factor to combat sun damage and hyperpigmentation and this serum does it all – skin care benefits + SPF + tinted moisturizer all in one step.
It has 12% non-nano zinc oxide, to safely protect skin from UVA, UVB, UVC, blue light, and infrared rays. It boosts anti-aging benefits with Hyaluronic Acids, Squalane, and Niacinamide and comes in 18 shades for sheer coverage.
I’ve been wearing shade Paloma ST9, but now that my tan is fading I may need to switch to Shela ST8. I find the Super Skin Serum plus concealer is all I need for everyday coverage.
I’ve been using the Tripeptide Serum, and the whole Countertime regimen, for over a year, and my skin loves it! It’s one thing I haven’t swapped out and don’t plan to. The anti-aging benefits come from the Bakuchiol (natural retinol alternative), Tripeptide, and Amino Acids. I layer it with the Countertime Essence before the Vitamin C serum and sun protection.
I’ve tried several products from The Ordinary and this is the one that stuck. Their Alpha Arbutin + Hyaluronic Acid is a lightweight water-based serum that easily layers with other products (use before oils or creams). I use it as a booster for reducing dark spots in my nighttime skin care routine.
This is another long-time favorite that I’ve been using for years. It’s a leave-on AHA/BHA Peel that improves skin texture and clears away dull surface cells for a brighter complexion. I use this as my treatment step a few nights a week in place of other serums.
If you’re looking to swap out your current skin care routine for safer alternatives, give these five non-toxic anti-aging powerhouses a try.