I'm Skeptical of Natural Beauty — but These 7 Herbivore Products Changed My Mind
I wish I could be one of those effortless, Goop-y ladies whose skincare regimen includes only beyond-clean ingredients like purified air, CBD oil, and good vibes. But alas, I am a busy woman with the attention span the length of Kanye West's "poopity-scoop" song, and I rarely read labels long enough to know what's in my favorite products. I know I should care more about what I put on my face — yucky preservatives such as parabens are alleged to disrupt hormone production, penetrate skin, and perhaps even lead to serious problems such as cancer or fertility issues. (For what it's worth, the FDA has not found any harmful effects of parabens in cosmetics.)
I recently made an exception to my no-natural rule when I discovered Herbivore. You see, while I am not snobby with my ingredients, I am a princess when it comes to making my medicine cabinet as pretty as it can be. The nontoxic brand founded by a husband-and-wife duo out of their Seattle kitchen comes wrapped up in damn fine-looking packaging, and my bougie tastes could not resist the minimalist aesthetic.
I made the right move — after trying Herbivore, my face is still clear, smooth, and bright, thanks to zero gross stuff. I'm one step closer to being the willowy, willow-bark-loving natural skincare queen Gwyneth Paltrow always wanted me to be. Read on to see the hardest-working Herbivore products out there.