Your Back to School Essentials: Detoxified

Your Back to School Essentials: Detoxified

We probably don’t need to remind you that summer has almost come to an end and fall is just around the corner. Whether you’re starting a new semester in the fall for the first time or the fifteenth time, you need products that will get the job done and save you time. We’ve done the hard work for you and compiled our favourite non-toxic products for the fall. Read on for our top skincare, body, and makeup picks!

Skin and Body Care

Going back to school in the fall can take a toll on your skin. I’m sure you are more than familiar with how less sleep, unhealthy food choices, and all the stress from schoolwork can lead to breakouts.

If you’re waking up early in the morning to head to class, you don’t want to be spending precious minutes getting ready that could be spent sleeping.

The Foaming Face Wash and Daily Moisturizer from Thirsty Naturals work to reduce breakouts and keep your skin in check. Thirsty Naturals products are specially formulated with young adults and their unique skin concerns.

If you, like us, live somewhere that gets cold pretty much the second August ends, you know hydration is key for fighting off the inevitable dry skin. Province Apothecary’s Lip Balm is the perfect go-to product to get your lips through the fall and winter. The super-healing formula moisturizes and protects.

If you have sensitive skin or suffer from serious winter dryness, Province Apothecary has a Hydrating Rescue Balm with a formula developed specifically for that reason. It’s also small enough to throw in your bag for those dry winter days that leave your hands and skin extra chapped.


Yes, summer is almost over but, you still need to wear sunscreen every day of the year. Babo Botanicals Tinted Facial Sunscreen is super lightweight, moisturizes, and adds the perfect amount of coverage. They also have an untinted formula if you prefer something totally sheer. Throw this on in the morning and you’re good to go for the day.


Before class, you might have an hour to get ready, or you might have 30 seconds. You need products that work, but also work quickly. Below are a few essential products that can leave you looking polished in just minutes. No need for 25 different products and and hours of application.

You can still feel like your best self even on mornings when you were up until dawn studying (or watching TV).

The Zao Organic Concealer comes in stick form for easy application to any blemishes, discolouration, or dark circles. Their Volume Mascara is the perfect product to add a quick finishing touch on any makeup look. It’s an extra bonus that it doesn’t have any of the toxic ingredients that mascaras usually contain.

If you want to look a little more dressed up without a full makeup bag, try out some multi-purpose products from Rejuva Minerals. Their Multi-Purpose Powder can triple as eyeliner, eye shadow, and even eyebrow powder. Their pink shades work as a blush too!

We hope you enjoy the rest of your summer! Love, the Think Dirty Team.

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