For every hour that celebrities spend in front of the camera, they spend at least two in the hair and makeup chair. A-lister glam squads come armed with the latest and greatest in products. While all that work and product means stars look flawless on the red carpet, it can also mean piling countless chemicals on their skin just to achieve a natural look.
Despite access to cutting edge beauty technology (ruby lasers and vampire facials are real, and we are scared of both of them), some celebs decide to go the crunchy route and stick to natural beauty. So, which stars should you copy for the best in natural beauty? Read on for the top five celebrities that rely on organic products to get red-carpet ready.
Love her or hate her, Gwyneth and her Goop-y website have had a huge influence on bringing natural beauty and wellness into the mainstream. From her cookbooks to her skincare recommendations, Gwyneth is a cheerleader for the macrobiotic, the organic, the local, and usually the very expensive. There’s the good: the new Goop by Juice Beauty skincare line is organic and antioxidant-rich, and celebs are raving about the all-natural night cream and cleansing balm.
And the not so good: anonymous sources told the National Enquirer that Gwen’s disdain for deodorant left the actress smelling rank at the 2013 Met Gala. Why does Gwyneth shun chemicals like antiperspirant?
“We absorb 60 to 80 percent of what we put on our skin,” Paltrow said, “so the idea that you’re exercising and trying to eat well and then slathering yourself with chemicals, parabens, and silicones—it’s not great.”
In 2014, Shailene made headlines for telling Into The Gloss about her love of oil pulling and how important it is to sunbathe your vagina. Enough said. If that was enough to catch your attention, here are more natural beauty tips from the Divergent star.
“For example, clay is one of the best things you can put in your body,” Shailene advises. Some naturalists advocate eating bentonite clay to pull heavy metals out of your body. Shailene, however, got this tip from a cab driver.
“You can do something called ‘oil pulling’ where you swish coconut or sesame oil in your mouth when you wake up and spit it out. It’s amazing!”
Fans of oil pulling claim it can do everything from fighting colds to whitening teeth.
“If you’re feeling depleted, go in the sun for an hour and see how much energy you get. Or, if you live in a place that has heavy winters, when the sun finally comes out, spread your legs and get some sunshine.”
Yep. The best cure for a yeast infection is getting a little sun.
After lending her face to Maybelline and Victoria’s Secret, Miranda Kerr launched her own organic skincare and beauty line, Kora Organics. “I’m not against non-certified products, obviously—I use them all of the time for my job—but I try to minimize my exposure to chemicals,” she told Into The Gloss. Her products are made in Australia in a lab surrounded by rose quartz crystals, and frequently contain the super-fruit noni juice. She also recommends rosehip oil and color cosmetics by RMS beauty.
Jessica Alba’s public embrace of natural beauty and wellness started when she became the face of Zico coconut water. When she launched the Honest Company, she turned her desire for natural baby and skincare products into a mainstream success. Her foray into color cosmetics with Honest Beauty was hotly anticipated. Her goal was to create products that can compete with high end makeup companies, including hard-to-find organic products like cream foundation, makeup primer, and bright eyeshadows. We can’t wait to see what the Honest Company does next!
The Kardashians aren’t exactly known for loving the natural look, but underneath the contouring and lash extensions, Kourt is all about natural products. She revealed her love for manuka honey on her app in 2015, and was just named an ambassador for Manuka Doctor.
“As fans of my show have seen, I am an advocate of products that use natural ingredients. I am incredibly excited to have this opportunity to work with a brand I believe in and introduce it to my fans around the world,” Kourtney wrote on Manuka Doctor’s site. She and Kim have also copped to using straight vitamin E on their lashes.
These celebs are taking an alternative route by swapping out the harsh chemicals and questionable ingredients for the clean and natural products. They’re absolutely killing it, and looking (and feeling) way better than all of us.