Natural Beauty

By Victoria Espinoza – May 1, 2016

Austin is far too familiar with scorching sunshine during long summer days. Residents brave the heat to stroll through the greenbelt, run around Zilker Park or wade in the waters of Barton Springs. Although we are enthusiastic about soaking up healthy doses of vitamin D, we still have to address the seasonal issues of sweat, sunburn, allergies and insects. Round up the right products—all are free of harsh chemicals and locally made.


Thinksport

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Pollution, toxins, and damaging UV rays have met their match. Focused on being socially responsibly, Thinksport has a line of sunscreen products intended for safer protection for healthier athletes. Everything from the packaging to the ingredients are made to be the best possible product for consumers. Thinksport has gone above and beyond to protect your largest organ from damage—not only from the sun, but also from chemicals found in other sunblock products.


Seaweed Bath Co. Powder Bath

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This product line was originally inspired to treat people with eczema and psoriasis, but it works great on any skin. The seaweed leaves skin feeling soft and healthy.


Seaweed Bath Co. Shampoo and Conditioner

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These all-natural products clean your hair and help strip any chemicals. The seaweed is calming on the scalp and soothes any itchiness.


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RAE Cosmetics

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The ingredients found in this line help brighten and rejuvenate the skin while giving you the feeling like you’re not wearing anything at all. It allows the skin to breath and function properly without harsh chemicals.


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Wondercide

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Wondercide offers products perfect for active Austin families (pets included). This company makes all-natural and organic bug spray, itch and allergy spray, pet flea and tick treatments, as well as other products to keep your home and family safe. Not many people realize that repeated exposure to these chemicals is linked to childhood cancers, chronic allergies, developmental diseases, and poisonings—Wondercide was founded to change that. 

If you’re a Shark Tank junkie, you may have seen their pitch and partnership with Lori Greiner. With a holistic mission and sustainable ingredients, it’s no wonder these sprays are quickly becoming the favored alternative to synthetic pesticides.


512organics Calm the Itch

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After getting bitten, place a couple of drops onto the spot for immediate relief, adding hydration and nutrition to facilitate quick healing. The primrose, lavender and chamomile in the products calm irritation and itchiness. Lavender’s antibacterial properties are an added bonus.


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512organics Vapor Rub

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An herbal salve can help alleviate insufferable summer allergies. The eucalyptus and peppermint oil clears nasal passages so you can breathe happy again.


Milk+Honey Cream Deodorant

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We tested this deodorant for two weeks—putting it through the ringer at our toughest workouts and long days shooting the swimsuit looks for this issue. Our opinion? Ditch the stick. This product rivals any shelf deodorant, and one of the major bonuses about it is that white streaks or stains are not an issue. 

Milk + Honey Cream Deodorant is formulated using organic, plant-based, premium ingredients and has never been tested on animals. It is 100 percent aluminum-free and utilizes natural ingredients, like baking soda and arrowroot powder, to keep you feeling fresh and dry. 

Product is available in three different scents: coconut vanilla, coconut lemongrass and bay clove blood orange.

Application is easiest when the container is kept in a warm environment.


PHOTOGRAPH BY WESTON CARLS
 
 

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