Special Beauty Issue
Welcome to our annual beauty issue! Starting on p. 41, you’ll find our 50 personal care favorites across a range of categories. To come up with our list of winners, we tested shampoos, serums, deodorants, toothpastes, and many other products.
It was hard to narrow the list to 50— there are so many wonderful natural beauty products on the market today. We chose ones that stand out for a variety of reasons, from innovative ingredients such as plant- based stem cells to advanced, easier- to- absorb forms of vitamins. The best part is that our winning picks are made without chemicals or other irritants. And they rival pricey spa treatments in terms of eff ectiveness. So you can look beautiful and still feel good about what you put on your body.
But beauty is far from skin deep. “Skin troubles are a refl ection of what’s going on inside. To get perfect skin and maintain it, you need the right balance inside and out,” says Wendy Rowe, makeup artist, beauty expert, and author of the new book Eat Beautiful ( Clarkson Potter). “The way to achieve that healthy glow is really very simple— just laugh, exercise, and feed the skin. A little bit of makeup never hurt any of us either.” We agree, Wendy! See p. 62 for Rowe’s Green Protein Smoothie—“Every ingredient in this recipe has skin- benefi ting properties,” she says. You’ll also fi nd our list of top beauty- boosting foods in this section.
I’ll leave you with this quote from Jenn Proske: “Love yourself. It is important to stay positive because beauty comes from the inside out.”
“Skincare is important, of course, but eating a range of good- quality, skin- friendly foods— seasonal and organically produced when possible— will provide the foundation. This will ensure your skin has a healthy glow,” — Wendy Rowe, author of Eat Beautiful