Gluten-free options are no longer just for the food aisle; check out these new bodycare offerings that are all free of the irksome ingredient, yet don’t compromise on protective and restorative results.
Crabtree & Evelyn
The British brand’s new deeply moisturizing range combines the restorative and antioxidant powers of avocado, olive oil and basil in formulas that are additionally free of parabens, sulfates and mineral oil.
The Seaweed Bath Co.
Now this is a well-traveled body cream. Kukui oil from Hawaii and argan oil from Morocco combine with seaweed, aloe vera and Africa Fair Trade Council Certified shea butter for a super emollient treat. The Seaweed Bath Co. offers the lotion in lavender, citrus, eucalyptus and peppermint, or unscented.
The Seaweed Bath Co. Wildly Natural Seaweed Body Cream, $12.89.
Yes to Blueberries
Famed for its carrot and cucumber lines, the Yes To brand has expanded to blueberries, with a skin-firming lotion containing the power fruit antioxidant plus grapeseed and tamanu seed oils to smooth and improve firmness.
Yes To Blueberries Rejuvenating Body Lotion, $9.99
The completely non-toxic line started by a chemically-conscious teen just launched a sun protection category that features broad spectrum and water-resistant sunscreen lotions and balms. All of the formulas contain organic renditions of shea butter, cocoa butter, jojoba, beeswax and olive oil to quench dehydrated skin zapped by the sun’s rays.
The cult skincare brand has launched a range of bodycare items that contains organic Omega-3’s, botanical extracts and antioxidants. The range is also paraben and sulfate free, and all products are available in Verbena (best for mature skin) and Cara Cara (best for breakout-prone and congested skin).
Good For You Girls
Formulated without chemicals or stripping ingredients, this new line is aimed at tweens and teens. The all-natural roll-on deodorant uses chamomile, calendula, lavender, and teas of white, green and black to keep odors at bay instead of controversial aluminum. The entire line is free of parabens, sulfates, mineral oils, silicones, petrochemicals and synthetic fragrances and dyes.
Good For You Girls Deodorant, $5.99.
Jāsön Natural Products
To whiten teeth without abrasive chemicals, the green brand uses silica and baking powder to lift stains naturally, and grapefruit seed extract to kill cavity-causing plaque buildup by blocking the formation of sugar acids. A fiery kick of cinnamon contrasts icy peppermint for a taste that awakens the taste buds.
Jāsön Natural Products Powersmile Cinnamon Mint Toothpaste, (Pack of Three $12.55)
Kiss My Face
Or is it Kiss My Legs? This moisturizing shave cream hydrates with olive oil, coconut oil, aloe vera and antiseptic goldenseal - an herb from the buttercup plant family. The medicinal plant known as lady’s mantle astringes skin, while floral soapwort aids in working up a rich lather.
Kiss My Face Moisture Shave, $4.99.
This new brand takes its name from the concept of using 100 percent natural, seed-based ingredients. The hand creams contains oils of grape seed, sunflower seed and jojoba seed, as well as emollient shea butter to moisturize and repel dehydrating water as you wash your hands through the day. Look for the line to roll out to Duane Reade and Safeway stores this season.
Seed Healthy Hand Cream in Invigorating Citrus, Relaxing Lavender of Fragrance Free, $7.99 each.
Cane + Austin
Created by New York dermatologist, Dr. Craig Austin, M.D., these pads harness 10% glycolic acid to clear congested areas of the face and body, as well as reduce the appearance of pigmenting, fine lines and texture. Used consistently and daily at home, cumulative results can rival that of an in-office glycolic peel.
Cane + Austin Retexturizing Treatment Pads, $60 for 30 day supply, or $110 for 60 day supply.
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