11 Brilliant Beauty Products From the Aisles of Whole Foods
When you’re wheeling your cart through those storied aisles of organic produce, bulk nuts, and vegan cheese, don’t forget to do a detour into the Whole Body section. Packed to the brim with natural skincare, hair-care, and even makeup, it’s loaded with some seriously good stuff. Here’s what to scoop up during your next shopping trip.
The sulfate-free shampoo is gentle enough for all hair types; the conditioner is wildly moisturizing thanks to a nourishing blend of aloe vera and coconut and argan oils. But best of all? The scent! Reminiscent of a field of lavender somewhere deep in Provence, it’s beautiful and somehow even stress reducing.
To buy: $5
We consider this exfoliator to be public enemy No. 1 of dull, lackluster skin. Bust it out before a party, a night out, or just any time you want to brighten up in minutes. The ultra-fine particles of Dead Sea salt and volcanic sand buff skin gently, but thoroughly.
To buy: $33
Got dry lips? Then grab one of these humble little sticks, which are tops for transforming a flaky mouth. We also love all the yummy flavors (tangerine! pomegranate orange! vanilla honey!), and the under-$2 price. Stock up on multiple tubes and stash them pretty much everywhere so that chapped lips don’t stand a fighting chance.
To buy: $2
These single-serve pods of skin-nourishing facemasks are basically the K-cups of skincare. Toss them into your bag for travel or keep them at the ready for a quick, anytime complexion pick-me-up. We especially love the Hydrating formula, which moisturizes with camellia oil and spirulina extract, and the chamomile-infused Soothing, which calms sensitive skin on contact.
To buy: $3
Whether you’re easily overpowered by fragrances or you’re just not the type of person who wants to emerge from the shower smelling like flowers, get to know Whole Foods’s awesome line of unscented products. Chief among them: This totally fragrance-free duo, which leaves hair hydrated, soft, and smelling gloriously—like nothing at all.
To buy: $5
If you’ve got itchy, flaky, seriously dry skin, you can either use something utilitarian and medicinal—or you can try this effective (and downright pleasant) powerhouse lotion. Loaded with cocoa butter and vitamin E, it makes skin super soft and it smells like vacation!
To buy: $8
If we were the types to judge a book (or a makeup product) by its outer packaging, then this gorgeous mascara would surely win on looks alone. But luckily, what’s inside the tube is pretty great too. The vegan, paraben-free formula makes lashes long and separated, while managing to leave them feeling soft, not brittle.
To buy: $14
No matter how stubborn your foundation or mascara, these handy wipes are up to the challenge. In just a few swipes, they whisk away dirt, oil, and makeup, leaving skin feeling fresh and clean. Lazy-girl trick: Keep a pack on your nightstand for those exhausted evenings when washing your face seems like the biggest chore ever.
To buy: $6
A good bar of soap can be hard to find. Until now. These chunky, affordable bars are 85 percent organic, they’re available in lots of yummy scents like grapefruit mint and lemon verbena, and they come wrapped in almost-too-pretty-to-tear-open paper. The hardest part is choosing just one.
To buy: $4
We know, we know—we’re supposed to moisturize our cuticles daily. But it’s tough to make ourselves do it when so many cuticle oils are greasy and gloppy. Enter this awesome, no-mess balm. Just a tiny dab softens skin on contact and won’t leave an oily residue in its wake. And (big!) bonus: It smells like lemon cream pie.
To buy: $6
The incredible scent will win you over first. (It smells like a romantic garden!) But it’s the moisturizing formula itself that will really keep you coming back for more. Packed with skin-softening ingredients like vitamin E, pro vitamin B5, and calendula extract, it leaves limbs feeling silky, not stripped.
To buy: $15