Clean Up Your Beauty This Year


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Written By: Jessica Fenyin

It’s time to clean up your beauty. I mean that in the most loving way.  Are you buying out of habit or buying with intention? With social media, beauty feels like a never-ending sales pitch. I’m asking you to look deep into your makeup bag and ask if you are making the best decisions for your health.

Did you know that switching your routine products to a healthier version can impact your overall health? Clean beauty is discussed a lot now, but it’s always been there– just not as easily accessible. 

Before you throw away all of your makeup, ask yourself these questions: Is this healthy for me? Is this healthy for the environment? 

My clean beauty journey runs parallel with my natural hair journey. Two years ago, I chose to wear my hair in its natural state. Some of you may know this as the ‘curly girl method,’ but to me, it’s a ‘wash n’ go.’  Over the past few years, a lot of articles have popped up exposing harmful ingredients in hair products geared toward women of color. The amount of harmful ingredients in beauty products is alarming.

When I visited a salon focused primarily on curls, I was introduced to a wide array of products that were healthy for my body, hair, and the planet. 

I love to use the following platforms to learn about my beauty products: Environmental Working Group, one percent for the plant, the Yucca app, Skincarisma, Beautypedia, and many more. 

My top 5 beauty products are: 

  1. ILIA Beauty – Super Serum Skin Tint
  2. Innersense Organic Beauty – I Create Hold
  3. ILIA Beauty – Limitless Lash Mascara
  4. Tower 28 – SOS Daily Rescue Facial Spray
  5. Innersense Organic Beauty – I Create Lift Volumizing Foam

Now, before you feel overwhelmed, take time to understand what you want from your beauty products and go from there. My initial goal was to find products that wouldn’t irritate my skin with contact dermatitis or make my scalp dry and flaky.  My beauty goals are ever-changing; however, the constant goal is to find the best products to keep my mind, body, and spirit healthy.



Continue the conversation with Jessica Fenyin by connecting with her on social media: Instagram: @jessicafenyin 

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