How to Navigate the Non-Toxic Beauty Scene
January 4, 2019
BY LIZZIE SOMABUT
Did you know that skin is the largest organ of the human body? Yet we lather it in dangerous chemicals that are immediately absorbed into our bodies. Thankfully, the wellness industry has grown exponentially the last few years with brands and celebrities making a conscious effort to introduce a cleaner way of living. This state of mind has worked its’ way into Dallas with businesses rooted in non-toxic products and services. It’s also introduced more conscious products into some of your favorite stores. It can be intimidating if you’re choosing to swap your products for ones with more natural ingredients, but that’s what this list is for!
One clean beauty storefront is Credo, opened earlier this year in the new and stylish Legacy West shopping area. Similar to Follain, Credo is on a mission to bring safe and clean products to others. Also, this location is one of Credo’s stores that offers facials, makeovers, and wax services in their on-site spa. Book an appointment online or setup a “Clean Beauty Swap” where customers bring in their cosmetic bag for their skilled Clean Beauty Experts to walk you through safe and cruelty free swaps!
7700 Windrose Ave, Suite G160, Plano, TX 75024 | website
Dallas welcomed Follain with open arms only a few months ago in Dallas and has already made waves within the community. This East Coast based company is dedicated to safe, clean, non-toxic goodies for your all of your beauty needs: makeup, bath & body, skincare, and haircare. Tucked away in the small strip on Knox, their team is eager to introduce you to new brands with ingredients that will treat you right. They can help you start your journey towards cleaner products, one body lotion at a time.
3107 Knox Street, Dallas TX 75205 | website
Highland park village
Gwenyth Paltrow’s wellness brand, goop, graced us Dallasites with its presence this year. Housing everything from kids toys to clothing, goop is also home to some popular safe and natural brands. Stop by their location in Highland Park Village this holiday season to experience the “goop gift” pop-up. One of their lovely associates can help you snag the perfect clean beauty product for that wellness enthusiast in your life.
70 Highland Park Village, Highland Park | website
VERbena parlor + social House
The newest non-toxic nail salon in the area recently opened at the end of November and we’re here for it. Whether it’s the cozy vibes, non-toxic nail polishes and organic lotions, or the coffee shop (yes, there’s a coffee bar inside), there’s something for everyone. It’s the perfect introduction to cleaner pampering with their skilled technicians who are there to ensure a luxury experience that’s safe for your nails and overall health. So grab your friends and get your cameras ready, because you’ll want to post all about this fume free space!
2626 Howell St, #166 Dallas, TX 75204 | website
Dallas’s first eco friendly and toxin free nail spa has made a name for itself. Nestled inside the Sylvan Thirty shopping center, this store was a pioneer for the clean beauty wave for us Dallasites. Setup a mani or pedi with their toxin and fume free nail polish options or take a peek at their own line of toxin free beauty products that include body butters and soaps, which they also use in their salon. Book an appointment online to visit this quaint space and try out one of their homemade products before you buy one for yourself (trust me, you will).
1888 Sylvan Avenue Suite F140, Dallas, Texas 75208 | website
If you are interested in learning more about cleaner products for you and your home, visit EWG.org or download the ThinkDirty app. Both resources allow you to see what level of toxicity your current products are by rating the toxicity of each ingredient.
And if you’re unsure if your current nail salons or hair salons use natural products, feel free to ask! I will bring my own lotions or hair care products to these appointments to ensure that what’s going onto my skin or into my scalp is clean.