Healthy alternatives

MASKS

Fragrance-free

Brand nameProduct description
AuromèreAyurvedic Mud Bath and Mask
Coastal Classic CreationsClay Masks
Face Naturals100% Pure Dead Sea Mineral Mud
Honey Girl OrganicsRejuvenating Mask
Just the GoodsFacial Mask Sensitive Skin
NenaClay Mask (Canada)
Organic To GreenMasks (different types)
Terressentials100% Organic Flower Therapy Mask

With fragrances (essential oils)

Brand nameProduct description
100% PureMasks
AromaticaCalendula Soothing Relief Mask
AveSeenaHoneyactive Beauty Mask
Cosmic TreeRefining Masque
For The BiomeInvigorate Powder Mask
Inna OrganicFacial Mask
Juice BeautyAntioxidant Mask
Jusu BodyClay Mask
KnoursFace Masks
LacfinComposited Revive Facial Sheet Mask
Lowen’sSwamp Thing Clay Mask
MiessencePurifying Mineral Mask
Pure AnadaOrgaid, Organic Sheet Mask
Qet BotanicalsAntioxidant Mask with Cranberry
Real PurityMasks
Rocky Mountain SoapFace Mask

SCRUBS

Fragrance-free

Brand nameProduct description
Anarres Natural HealthScrubs (available fragrance-free)
Coastal Classic CreationsSeashell Oatmeal Exfoliant
Honey Girl OrganicsFacial Scrub
Just the GoodsSensitive Skin Face Scrub
Organic To GreenRainforest Organic Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub
Pure AnadaSugar Scrub

With fragrances (essential oils)

Brand nameProduct description
100% PureAcai Pulp Facial Scrub
BasdCoffee Scrubs
Bubble and BeeSalt Scrubs
Face NaturalsAntioxidant Facial Scrub
Green BeaverSensitive Aloe Exfoliant
Jusu BodyFace Exfoliant
Lowen’sExfoliating Cleaner
MiessenceGarnet Exfoliant
MychelleFruit Enzyme Scrub
Qet BotanicalsHydrating Clay Exfoliant
Real PurityDaily Facial Scrub
Rocky Mountain SoapScrubs
The Spa Dr.Pearl and Rose Petal Facial Exfoliant

DIY

MASKS

The 100% clay masks are a good alternative for all skin types.

Also, different types of masks are easily made at home, with some ingredients from the fridge. Depending on your skin type, opt for honey, tea, avocado, chocolate, etc.

For example, for all skin types, especially those that tend to be dry, opt for a mask with only 2 ingredients:

  • 1/2 of a ripe avocado
  • 2 tablespoons of honey

Apply to face for 15 to 20 minutes, then rinse.

Other healthy recipes can be found at DIYNatural, Wellness Mama.

SCRUBS

Healthine offers 5 recipes to make at home and tips to follow for the preparation of your exfoliants. According to your skin, you will find recipes based on coffee, brown sugar, sea salt, green tea and sugar and honey and sugar.

You can also find healthy recipes on Wellness Mama or DIYNatural. For a simple and effective sugar-based recipe, you will need:

  • 1 cup of granulated sugar (brown or white)
  • 1/2 cup of vegetable oil (olive, coconut, etc.)
  • Few drops of essential oils (optional, depending on properties)

Ingredients to avoid

  • Dyes (coal tar) in exfoliants: carcinogen, skin sensitizer, photosensitizer
  • DMDM hydantoin: possible carcinogen (by formaldehyde release), skin irritant, skin sensitizer
  • Formaldehyde: carcinogen, eye and respiratory irritant, respiratory sensitizer
  • Methylisothiazalone and methylchloroisothiazolinone: skin and respiratory sensitizers
  • Starch acid octenylsuccinate, aluminum salt: neurotoxic
  • Ethylene Oxide: carcinogen
  • Parabens: endocrine disruptors
  • Synthetic fragrances: allergens
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate: irritant, may cause contact dermatitis, (possibly contaminated with possible carcinogenic 1,4-dioxane)
  • TEA (Triethanolamine): skin, eye and respiratory irritant, respiratory and skin sensitizer
  • Triclosan: endocrine disruptor