It’s the new year, which means half the population are embarking upon detoxes, diets, and cleanses after too much indulgence over the festive period. Gentle cleansing is a great way to reset your body and help you make more balanced choices regarding your health in 2016, however, it’s not just the contents of your fridge that could benefit from a detox. Our skin is our largest organ and while it may form a protective barrier to a certain extent, it’s certainly not invincible and definitely not safe from the high number of toxic chemicals we encounter each day – many of which can be found in everyday beauty essentials!
If you’re looking to switch to greener, healthier beauty products that don’t compromise on quality then look no further! I’ve rounded up my 10 favourite green beauty influencers (in no particular order). These girls will ensure that you have every aspect of your beauty regime covered – whether you’re looking for the best DIY deodorant recipe, brightest red lipstick, or the longest wearing foundation!
Top 10 Green Beauty Bloggers
1. Sarita: Edible Facial (USA)
Licensed social worker and holistic mom of five, Sarita also has more than 20 years of experience in the health and wellness field. She’s been dubbed “the godmother of green beauty” by industry insiders and writes about the ins and outs of clean living on her blog Edible Facial (soon to be Sarita Coren).
Alongside her blog, you may also have spotted Sarita writing about all things healthy living on Epoch Times, Natural News, GreenMedInfo, and Hip & Healthy UK and not to mention photographing stunning beauty shots on her Instagram account. In fact, if you’re a budding green beauty blogger, StyleCaster has featured her tips and tricks to taking the perfect Instagram-ready beauty product shots.
For beauty shots that look good enough to eat, follow Sarita on Instagram and Twitter or check out her blog here.
2. Oly: TLV Birdie (USA)
Blogger, stylist, photographer, visual merchandiser, artist, small business co-founder, and vintage clothes seller are just a few of the talents Oly possesses. Through blogging, Oly loves to help small beauty brands ‘elevate their visual presence and establish cohesive, eye-catching branding through photography, styling and visual media elements.”
Oly is committed to making things ‘look pretty’ and her Instagram page in particular, is beautifully curated using a combination of soft fabrics, embroidered leaves, dried flowers, and other beautiful items which showcase her undoubted talents as a unique artist.
Alongside introducing you to the latest and most sought after green beauty products, keeping Oly bookmarked on your browser in 2016 will inspire you to rummage through charity shops in search of neutral, Bohemian pieces and dig out your needle and threads for some whimsical embroidery projects. Oh, Oly will also make you want to get married this year JUST so you can organise your very own Pinterest worthy wedding like she did! (See post here)
3. Sabrina & Mayah: Call It Vanity (UK)
The girls at Call It Vanity are all about giving you the low down on the beauty products that really work and those that really don’t; saving you any beauty heartbreak whilst introducing you to new and exciting green beauty products that will have you falling in love all over again.
These girls really know their stuff when it comes to green beauty. Not only will they keep you up to date with everything that’s happening in the natural beauty world here in the UK, they also take regular trips stateside giving you the chance to discover new and exciting brands from across the pond.
Some might say these uber cool girls are high maintenance, but they just call it vanity…
For all the green beauty news you need, follow Sabrina & Mayah on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook,or check out the blog here.
4. Suzi: Gurl Gone Green (USA)
As an organic hair stylist and licensed esthetician, Suzi lives and breathes natural beauty. Her ‘natural awakening’ came about after mother introduced her to a life changing book called ‘No More Dirty Looks’ over 5 years ago and now can’t even pick up a tube of toothpaste without scrutinizing the ingredients for toxic chemicals.
As a green mum to baby Finley, this family girl will have you detoxing your cleaning cupboard as well as your make-up bag along with family friendly tips, recipes, and recommendations for greener, cleaner eating habits.
For the green mamas who still want to look flawless, follow Suzi on Instagram, Facebook andTwitter or check out her blog here.
5. Ailish: The Glow Getter (UK/New Zealand)
Ailish has spent the majority of her life learning the art of make up, skincare and all things beauty, whilst working full time inside and out of the industry. Combining her passion for this area and a strong desire to help empower women make informed choices, lead her to create her blog The Glow Getter, a hub for women to become informed, have fun and explore a greener, more natural side to the beauty industry.
If you’re looking for your very own virtual make-up artist then Ailish will guide you through her easy and enthusiastic make-up tutorials on her YouTube page. Whether you’re wanting to create a flawless finish, make your eyes pop or perfect that ultimate red lip, Ailish has got your back. Sign up to her newsletter and you will also receive her free Glow Guide!
For the latest sassy make-up tutorial, follow Ailish on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, and Twitteror check out her blog here.
6. Elsie & Dominika: Clean Beauty Co (UK)
Where do I start with these girls? Their first blog post was only in March 2015 but the last 10 months has seen them take the green beauty world by storm!
DIY Beauty Queens, Elsie and Dominika’s mission is to share their conscious skincare journey so you too can take the plunge, throw out your toxic products and replace them with effective homemade treats. Even if DIY isn’t your thing, these girls have got you covered with their newly launched line of beauty products. I get so excited when a blog becomes a business and these hardworking girls are definitely ones to watch!
For the best DIY recipes, follow Elsie and Dominika on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter or check out their blog here.
7. Britanie: Beauty By Britanie (USA)
Britanie is a renowned international natural beauty advocate, photographer, wellness writer, holistic health enthusiast, freelance makeup artist, and photographer. Beauty By Britanie showcases and reviews the very best in natural beauty, eco-friendly products, and ethical fashion whilst sharing her personal life musings and alternative health options for chronic illness.
As one of the biggest green beauty bloggers in the world, this girl really knows her stuff! Britanie also shares her wealth of holistic beauty knowledge and writes for a whole host of online magazines includingMind Body Green, Free+Native, and Pop Sugar to name a few.
Another blog-turned-business, Britanie recently released her first gem essence infused makeup collection with Modern Minerals Makeup and Lotus Wei.
For the prettiest make-up inspiration, follow Britanie on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, andTwitter or check out her blog here.
8. Amber: Amber’s Beauty Talk (UK)
As the curator of one of the most popular natural beauty blogs in the UK, 22 year old Amber has reviewed countless creams, lotions, and potions over the past 3 years.
With her beautiful bee themed blog, Amber posts about her favourite natural beauty products and ethical clothing purchases as well as hosting giveaways and sharing make-up tutorials on her YouTube page.
For all the latest beauty reviews, follow Amber on Instagram and Twitter or check out her blog here.
9. Jana: Small Bits of Loveliness (Slovenia)
Slovenian beauty Jana is obsessed with green, natural, organic, and cruelty-free products and strives to find a healthy mind, spirit and body balance every day. Whether you’re starting on your own green beauty journey or you’ve been a natural beauty advocate for a while now, there is something for everyone on Small Bits of Loveliness. Alongside her skin care musings and pretty make up tutorials, you’ll also find the odd ethical fashion post and vegan recipe scattered among beautifully photographed beauty products.
For natural beauty tips that go beyond skincare and make-up, follow Jana on Instagram or check out her blog here.
10. Ria: NatuRia Beauty (UK)
Ria started documenting her transition to cleaner beauty products in 2013. Three years later, she exclusively use only natural/organic beauty products, sharing her reviews and new new discoveries, helping you find the right products for your skin type.
Alongside her beautiful Instagram page where she shares crisp and creative beauty product shots, she also has a great read for anyone new to the natural beauty world with her post ‘Tips for “Going Green”.
So there you have it, whether it’s Instagram eye candy, DIY inspiration, or make-up tutorials you’re after – there’s a green beauty influencer for us all!