We have (finally, oh lord) reached the end of what we coin as the most difficult year on a global front. While most experience a rich cast of grey clouds, some turn to spending more time with family, streaming websites or picking up a hobby, we see a healthy rise in holistic beauty— currently, resting comfortably at its peak.
From being a minority beauty bracket having a tight Gen-Z following, this wholesome approach has steadily spread this past year with people having more time to really pay attention to ingredients and benefits as opposed to being seduced by superficial packaging. That said, this 2021 we ask you to look beyond the marketing labels and turn your eyes to the ingredient list to make your own informed choices for a healthier you. Ahead, five holistic formulas we’re adding to our carts. Are you.
1. Kay Beauty Matte Lipstick - Debut
Truly abiding by the brand’s message #MakeupThatKares, this vegan lipstick by Kay Beauty is souped with plush raspberry and grape seed oil to moisturize and protect the health of your lips from sun damage and blue light. The shade I'm currently wearing on repeat is Debut.
2. Forest Essentials Facial Ubtan Multani Mitti
Holding the flag high with a strong fanbase on a global front, there’s something about Forest Essentials’ ubtan multani mitti tubs that takes you back to when your grandma used to make a traditional batch (secretly preparing your skin for your big day). Tailor-made for blemished, acne-prone skin, this product also acts as an astringent for your skin to help to soothe and hydrate your skin.
3. EAT Anytime Mindful Chocolate Protein Cookies, Gluten Free
Next time you crave a cookie, don’t splurge on Swiggy. Reach out for this box of health cookies instead. They are packed with a punch of rich whey protein and oats. Best part? They’re vegan. Wait, that’s actually not the best part. This pack is honestly a guilt-free way to savor the fine flavor of chocolate, without adding an extra pound.
4. Mamaearth Onion Hair Mask For Hair Fall Control
Due to a recent increase in demand for onion-infused products (yes, onions) in the market, Mamaearth came up with this extraordinary onion hair mask for those that battle with severe hair fall. It also helps improve the health of your scalp and protect your hair from harsh water and styling chemicals. Tip: Massage a blot on your eyebrows for five minutes straight to help them grow faster and thicker.
5. The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Foaming Cleanser
There’s a reason why this rice-themed solution sells faster than you can double cleanse. It’s a plush foam cleanser that gently cleanses, moisturizes and brightens complexion. This cult tube melts away makeup while keeping skin ultra-hydrated. If your skin turns red at the thought of washing your face, this Korean cleanser will wash all the impurities and your fears away.