Consumers are becoming more and more aware of the ingredients going into not only the foods we intake, but the products we use on our skin and around our everyday lives. We all want to lead healthier lifestyles, but the truth is that sometimes it can be exhausting. Constantly looking at the labels and making decisions. The important thing to remember is to not let it take over your life, but rather complement it. The decisions should feel natural and not stressful. We’ve compiled a few of our favorite shops around town carrying natural and nontoxic products to help you shop with ease.
Beacon Hill location at 65 Charles Street, Boston, MA 02214, or South End location at 53 Dartmouth St, Boston, MA 02116.
This Boston-based company was founded on the idea that one should be aware of the ingredients we use for our skin. Follain has a 5-step process they use to pick out their approved products, and carry a variety of skincare, makeup, bath and body, and hair essentials. Plus, the store just makes you feel good, almost like you want it to be in your living room.
177 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116.
Credo is dedicated to clean beauty, and only carries products that contain ethically sourced, safe, and sustainable ingredients, including skincare and makeup products for all skin types, aromatherapy remedies, fragrances, and bath, body and hair products.
216 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02116.
Crowning Boston’s first and only organic Spa, Balans is focused on creating healthy and sustainable lifestyles by fostering health from within. Balans products contain 100% organic and plant-based ingredients, including their exclusive line of nutrient-dense, organic Swedish skincare products used for treatments.
G2O Spa and Salon
33 Exeter St, Boston, MA 02116.
G2O Spa and Salon has been a staple in the city for more than 23 years, but recently expanded and re-opened on Exeter Street. Truly a one-stop shop for all your beauty and wellness needs, G2O’s new services include the halotherapy trend also known as salt therapy. Their custom-built Salt Cave made from pure Himalayan salt stones disperses micro-particles of salt into the air, which absorbs toxins, allergens, and foreign substances from the respiratory tract to cleanse and detoxify. Other alternative therapy services include Reiki, a gentle energy treatment to balance energy and reduce stress, flotation therapy in Epsom salt for calming the nervous and muscular systems, and Reflexology, which removed energy blockages and improves circulation through applying techniques to the reflex zones of the feet. Their expansive retail section also includes the all-natural skincare brand Yon-Ka, and sulfate-free, vegan, sustainable aromatherapy hair treatment and care products from Pureology.
121 Newbury Street, Boston, MA 02216
Another Boston-born company, Fresh is the go-to for all clean-scented products from facemasks and lip treatments to luxurious soaps and fragrances with natural ingredients.
172 Newbury Street, Boston MA 02216
Aesop offers high-quality and carefully formulated skin, hair and body care with ingredients that never contain parabens, plastic microbeads, colourants, or silicones. Each product is designed to restore equilibrium and nourish your specific skin type. Plus, the store’s sleek natural wood will make you feel like you’re getting back to your roots.
199 Boylston St, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, and 30 John F. Kennedy St, Cambridge, MA 02138
Almost everyone has heard or been to Lush and it’s honestly hard not to walk by and be tempted by the delicious smells in the store. Some may not realize that Lush is 100% vegetarian and cruelty-free. Best known for their bath bombs, Lush products are also self-preserving, so they aren’t made of any preservatives.
Honorable mentions for sources of natural, nontoxic or organic products around Boston include Whole Foods, Blue Mercury, Violet Skin Boutique, and Le Labo. What are your favorite non-toxic, organic, or all-natural brands and stores? Let us know!