Healthy alternatives

MASKS

Fragrance-free

Auromère – Ayurvedic Mud Bath and Mask

Coastal Classic Creations – Clay Masks

Face Naturals – 100% Pure Dead Sea Mineral Mud

Honey Girl Organics – Rejuvenating Mask

Just the Goods – Facial Mask Sensitive Skin

Nena – Clay Mask (Canada)

Organic To Green – Masks (different types)

Terressentials – 100% Organic Flower Therapy Mask

With fragrances (essential oils)

100% Pure – Masks

Aromatica – Calendula Soothing Relief Mask

AveSeena – Honeyactive Beauty Mask

Cosmic Tree – Refining Masque

For The Biome – Invigorate Powder Mask

Inna Organic – Facial Mask

Juice Beauty – Antioxidant Mask

Jusu Body – Clay Mask

Knours – Face Masks

Lacfin – Composited Revive Facial Sheet Mask

Lowen’s – Swamp Thing Clay Mask

Miessence – Purifying Mineral Mask

Pure Anada – Orgaid, Organic Sheet Mask

Qet Botanicals – Antioxidant Mask with Cranberry

Real Purity – Masks

Rocky Mountain Soap – Face Mask

SCRUBS

Fragrance-free

Anarres Natural Health – Scrubs (available fragrance-free)

Coastal Classic Creations – Seashell Oatmeal Exfoliant

Honey Girl Organics – Facial Scrub

Just the Goods – Sensitive Skin Face Scrub

Organic To Green – Rainforest Organic Coconut Oil Sugar Scrub

Pure Anada – Sugar Scrub

With fragrances (essential oils)

100% Pure – Acai Pulp Facial Scrub

Basd – Coffee Scrubs

Bubble and Bee – Salt Scrubs

Face Naturals – Antioxidant Facial Scrub

Green Beaver – Sensitive Aloe Exfoliant

Jusu Body – Face Exfoliant

Lowen’s – Exfoliating Cleaner

Miessence – Garnet Exfoliant

Mychelle – Fruit Enzyme Scrub

Qet Botanicals – Hydrating Clay Exfoliant

Real Purity – Daily Facial Scrub

Rocky Mountain Soap – Scrubs

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