Think about what you’re putting on your skin! There’s a saying when it comes to skin care, “if you wouldn’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin!”.
There’s sense to that statement. You skin is the largest organ of your body, and absorbs what you put on it.
Suncreams are particularly harmful (usually), they regularly contain a host of chemicals that can cause mutations of the skin and long term toxicity. If you’re going to use a sun cream, try a natural brand like Jason.
And for other skin products, Dr. Hauschka are a great example of a company with a long history and long term vision for creating natural products with minimal environmental impact. Check out their rose day cream for example, the Dr. Hauschka Rose Day Cream. It’s an all natural product that smells so go you’d be tempted to give it a taste.
I’ll save you having to learn that lesson though. It doesn’t taste as good as it smells, and eating it isn’t recommended. It doesn’t quite pass the “don’t put it on your skin unless you’d eat it” rule, but it makes a valiant effort.
In summary, check your product labels, buy organic, check for certifications for natural ingredients, no animal testing. And do your own homework, research product reviews online.