Best New Personal Care or Beauty Product
Ah! YES VM Vaginal Moisturizer
The latest miracle skin cream or must-try hair oil may get the most buzz, but when it comes to nontoxic personal care, feminine care could very well be the most noteworthy. This growing category deserves to take center stage, catering to a growing demand for clean and pure products that address common feminine health needs. Our finalist from Ah! YES is an exemplary example. The vaginal moisturizer offers a solution to a problem experienced by the majority of menopausal women by replacing commonly used glycerine, mineral oil and silicon-based formulations with plant polymers in a formulation crafted to maintain or restore the vagina’s natural pH balance. More reasons to say YES? It has achieved organic certification from Europe’s The Soil Association, verifying the product’s purity and commitment to environmental sustainability.
Bare Republic Sunscreen Gel Lotion SPF 30
For today’s consumers, holistic health and well-being is about much more than eating nutritious foods—it’s about feeding your skin nontoxic ingredients, nourishing the planet so it will nurture generations to come and being more mindful about nearly every aspect of life. A recent example: the booming mineral sun care category, which is touted for its for human and environmental health benefits. Of course, the integrity of this product is there. And what really stood out in a sea of (eco) conscious sun care was its innovation. Bare Republic delivered on a novel sunscreen delivery that works—the totally sheer gel applies smooth and clear, made with non-nano zinc and soothing plants. Indeed, it’s a bright spot in the sun care space.
Ora Organic Aloe Gorgeous
While collagen has taken the world of vitality supplements by storm, it’s not the only solution for consumers craving beauty from within. Ora Organic’s Aloe Gorgeous imparts great wisdom—that healthy, glowing skin is just a plant-based blend away. This is music to the ears of the growing number of consumers seeking an alternative to animal products for the sake of their health and the health of the planet. Because collagen is naturally occurring in the body and some key ingredients can help stimulate its production, this product is a welcome addition to the nutricosmetics space. The vegan, collagen-boosting powder is packed with aloe vera, protein, silica and vitamins C and E and is certified organic. All boxes: checked.
Nelson Naturals Crush & Brush Toothpaste Tablets
Raise your hand if you’re trying to reduce plastics in your life … Raise your hand if your toothpaste still comes in a plastic tube … Hands down and Enter Nelson Naturals. This company created a potentially zero-waste solution for a that product that we all use every day, multiple times a day. The toothpaste tablets (more on this in a second) come in a plastic-free, refillable package that is super convenient for travel and reduces toothpaste’s environmental impact. As for the tablets themselves, they’re made with 100% food grade ingredients, including activated charcoal, xylitol and organic peppermint. Chomping a tablet and brushing as normal may not come naturally, but it’s easy enough to adopt the new habit—and we guarantee it will give you something to smile about.