Just in case you're not familiar with Vital Juice, we'll take a moment to give you a brief rundown. The website offers a wide range of wellness-related info, ranging from must-try exercise trends to the newest natural-beauty products. Though we've spent hours going through the Vital Juice archives┬--browsing the nutritious recipes, learning the latest relaxation techniques, getting the scoop on workout clothes┬--it's easier than ever to get healthy and stay that way. Just sign up for a free subscription and Vital Juice will deliver these daily tips straight to your inbox: so simple, so smart.
To give you a taste of what you can expect, we asked Lisa Blau, the co-founder and editor-in-chief of Vital Juice, to share a few of her favorite natural-beauty products on the market and why she likes them. Read on for five of Blau's best (all perfectly spot-on selections), then head over to Vital Juice for all the healthy-living help you need!
Enriched Lash Enhancement from La Bella Donna ($98)
We know some fashion-fans like their falsies (eyelashes, that is), but why settle for something faux when you can go for the real thing? La Bella Donna's Enriched Lash Enhancement has an all-natural formula that's packed with vitamins and minerals to condition your lashes and promote healthy growth. Luscious lashes? Now that's an accessory that's always in style.
Lavera Sunless Tanning Self Tanner Lotion ($26)
Getting a golden glow is tricky these days. The sun is a dermatological danger, old-school UV-beds are officially awful, and one nauseating whiff of the spray-on booth and you know that can't do a body good. Luckily, Lavera Sunless Tanning Self Tanner Lotion offers you a darker shade without any influence from the aforementioned darker forces. This paraben-free product is filled with goodies like soy extract, jojoba oil, and rose water, so your skin actually feels better apr├Ęs-faux-sun.
John Masters Sea Mist ($17)
Much like Team Vital Juice, we love the look of back-from-the-beach hair, as seen on stylesetters like Sienna Miller and Erin Wasson. Of course, not everyone can spend the free and easy days of summer in Malibu or Majorca, but we can get a sea-breezed hairstyle with John Masters Sea Mist. Unlike other leave-in sprays that leave your hair sticky (we just want to look like we swam in the ocean, not actually feel like it!) this spray is certified organic, chemical free, and will leave your lovely locks smelling of lavender.
Sukicolor Pure Cream Stain ($40)
The combination of June gloom and days spent under fluorescent lighting can strip anyone's skin of its healthy glow. Luckily, Sukicolor Pure Cream Stain is here to give you a rosy flush┬--sans red-flag ingredients. Loaded with rose wax, Jojoba oil, and Vitamin E, this stain is unique in that it moisturizes and soothes your complexion while bringing out your natural blush.
Dr. Bronner's Baby Mild Soap ($15)
Although perfumed soap can smell lovely and add a flourish to your guest bathroom, when it comes to taking care of sensitive skin, it's best to stick to unscented options. Go back to the basics with Dr. Bronner's Baby Mild Soap. It's fragrance free and fair-trade approved, so not only will your smooth skin feel good, it will also be doing good in the greater, eco-conscious sense!