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Best in Natural Beauty Awards 2013: Karley's Master List


Hello beautiful readers! Every single year I look forward to sharing my favorite non-toxic beauty products with you. This year's list is my biggest, as it has 50 items on it.

All of them are free of parabens, phthalates, and other nasty ingredients. Many can be found right at Target or Wegmans, while others are sold online or through boutiques. I have personally tried and tested each and every single item and adore the ones on my list. If I have not used--and loved-- them myself, they are NOT on this list.

I know that we all have different types of skin, so keep in mind that my skin care needs may not be the same as yours. I am 38 with mainly dry skin, with some oilier spots. I do not suffer from acne and my only skin concern is the lack of radiance that I have as I grow older. This has been remedied with my product recommendations, though.

C&G Best in Beauty Awards 2013

C&G Best in Beauty Awards 2013

The Best Facial Skin Care Products

1. Best Facial Cleanser -- 100% Pure Brightening Cleanser

2. Best Facial Toner -- 100% Pure Brightening Tonique

3. Best Scrub -- 100% Pure Brightening Mask & Scrub (I use as a scrub)

4. Best Peel -- L'Bri Rejuvenating Facial Peel

5. Best Mask -- Acure Organics Argan Stem Cell + CGF Facial Mask Cell Stimulating

6. Best Day Moisturizer without SPF -- (seed) Body Care Healthy Hand Cream Fragrance Free - I know this is not marketed as a face cream. That said, the INGREDIENTS are amazing and I have been using this as a facial moisturizer for years now.

7. Best Day Moisturizer with SPF -- Juice Beauty SPF 30 Oil Free

8. Best Night Moisturizer -- 100% Pure Brightening Night Balm

9. Best Eye Cream -- 100% Pure Coffee Bean Caffeine Eye Cream

10. Best Serum -- Grateful Body Sea Cell Serum


The Best Makeup of 2013

11. Best BB or CC Cream -- Jane Iredale Glow Time BB Cream

12. Best Tinted Moisturizer -- Jane Iredale Dream Tint

13. Best Liquid, Cream or Stick Foundation -- W3LL People Narcissist

14. Best Concealer -- Vapour Organic Beauty Illusionist Concealer

15. Best Pressed Powder  -- It Cosmetics Celebration (I use it the way I used to use Lancome Dual Finish--as a finishing powder)

16. Best Loose Finishing Powder -- e.l.f. High Definition Powder

17. Best Eye Shadow -- Urban Decay Naked Basics Palette

18. Best Eye Liner -- Au Naturale Natural Eye Pencil

19. Best Brow Definer -- Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz Pencil (I use Ash Blond)

20. Best Mascara -- Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara

21. Best Blush -- Alima Pure (whether you prefer matte or shimmer, they are all stellar)

22. Best Bronzer -- W3LL People Hedonist Luminous Mineral Bronzer

23. Best Lipstick -- Red Apple Lipstick (BEST ever. Try it in Swoon!)

24. Best Lip Gloss -- Jane Iredale Pure Gloss Lip Gloss


The Best in Body Care

25. Best Body Wash --  Queen Helene Naturals Fair Trade Cocoa Butter Body Wash

26. Best Body Lotion -- (seed) Body Care Fragrance Free Body Lotion

27. Best Body Cream --  Trader Joe's Body Butter (I adore both coconut and pumpkin--note that these DO contain fragrance oil)

28. Best Body Oil -- (seed) Body Oil Fragrance Free

29. Best Bar Soap --  Aunt Nancy's Handmade Soap (ANY unscented or essential oil variety I highly recommend)

30. Best Body Scrub -- Antho Beauty Purists Chocolatiers Gift Body Scrub

31. Best Sunscreen -- Alba Fragrance Free Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 30

32. Best Lip Balm -- Acure Organics Acure for A Cure Dark Chocolate Mint (100% of profits go to breast cancer research, too!)


My Picks for Manis and Pedis

33. Best Foot Cream -- Burt's Bees Coconut Foot Cream

34. Best Cuticle Treatment -- Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream

35. Best Hand Cream -- (seed) Healthy Hand Cream Fragrance Free

36. Best Hand Scrub -- (seed) Therapeutic Hand Scrub

37. Best Hand Wash -- Out of Africa Pure Shea Butter Hand Wash

38. Best 5 Free Nail Polish -- Zoya (hands down without competition, in my book)

39. Best Base Coat -- Essie Protein Base Coat

40. Best Top Coat -- Zoya Armor UV Top Coat

41. Best Non Toxic Nail Art or Nail Polish Alternative-- Jamberry Nails nail wraps (gluten free, long wearing, vegan)


The Best Hair Care Products

42. Best Dry Shampoo -- Acure Organics Argan Stem Cell + CoQ10 Dry Shampoo

43. Best Liquid Shampoo -- Briogeo Be Gentle, Be Kind Sulfate Free Shampoo

44. Best Daily Conditioner -- Original Moxie Featherweight

45. Best Deep Conditioner -- Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair Deep Conditioning Mask

46. Best Styling Cream -- Original Moxie Shape Shifter

47. Best Gel -- Original Moxie Just Gel

48. Best Spray -- Not Your Mother's Beach Babe Texturizing Spray

49. Best Mousse -- Alterna Bamboo Volume Weightless Mousse

50. Best Shine Spray -- Carol's Daughter Tui Moisturizing Hair Sheen