#TryThisInstead with the Five Senses

February is the month of love! Whether you’re in love with someone, or in love with yourself (we don’t judge ;). This is the perfect time to be creative and try alternative choices, this month’s #TryThisInstead is all about your five senses. 

With our stamp of approval, along with their not-so-clean counterparts, our hope is that you learn about some feel good products. The benefits of making small changes and their huge impact not only to your health but to the environment as well!


1. Sight: La Mav Bio A& Eye Lotion - Rated 0

Leading us on the Dirty Meter® is Philosophy Hope in a Tube Eye and Lip Firming Cream. This little tube rates at an alarming 9, although this product does not contain Sulfates or Phthalates. It does, however, contain ethylparaben and methylparaben. Our suggestion, La Mav Bio A& Eye Lotion is rated at 0! Contains Jojoba oil, Ginkgo Biloba and Rosehip Oils all natural ingredients known for skin conditioning, anti-aging, and keeping skin nourished.


2. Smell: Erin’s Faces Soy and Beeswax Candle - Rated 0

There’s nothing more relaxing than coming home after a long day, unwinding to a good book, and lighting a candle to fill your room with a sweet scent. However, when that sweet scent contains fragrances found in Thymes Agave Nectar rated 10, it might be hard to relax knowing it is a potential hormone disruptor. Instead, try Erin’s Faces Soy and Beeswax Candle, rated at 0 on the Dirty Meter®.


3. Touch: Nourish Organic Replenishing Argan Oil With Pomegranate & Rosehip - Rated 3

What’s more relaxing than a sweet massage? We can tell you what’s not relaxing, ingredients that contain coumarin such as The Body Shop Divine Calm Relaxing Massage Oil rated 6. Instead, keep the vibe going with Nourish Organic Replenishing Argan Oil With Pomegranate & Rosehip, which contains jojoba oil known to condition skin, hair, and viscosity control.


4. Hearing: Elate Clean Cosmetics Crème Lipstick - Rated 0

Although you can’t technically hear lipstick, you will definitely hear all the compliments you’ll be receiving when you rock Elate Clean Cosmetics Creme Lipsticks with a rating of 0 in our Dirty Meter® and a perfect score in gorgeous! It’s not so pretty counterpart with a Dirty Meter rating of 7, Revlon Super Lustrous Creme Lipstick, contains ingredients such as Methlyparaben and Propylparaben.


5. Taste: Deciem Fountain The Beauty Molecule - Rated 0

We saved the best for last, you can almost taste it. February is filled with cinnamon hearts, candy hearts to chocolates galore! Our suggestion, Deciem Fountain The Beauty Molecule. With a Dirty Meter® rating of 0 this beauty drink is quite the fountain of youth in a bottle.


*Bonus. Pillow Talk

We’ve added a sexy bonus, the ultimate #treatyourself that combines all the senses! Now if we’re talking body these are the perfect ones. Click at your own risk ;)

That concludes our #TryThisInstead guide! As always, be sure to use the Think Dirty app to scan your beauty and personal care products before buying them, and submit any offenders to us on our Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Email. Remember to Think Dirty, Shop Clean!

P.S. you can also #treatyourself with our monthly beauty box

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