The products you need to upgrade your beauty routine in the new year


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You’ve resolved to use more natural beauty products in 2018 (congrats!), but overhauling your entire medicine cabinet can feel like performing minor surgery on your self-care collection.

So where, exactly, do you start? Before you dump the entire contents of your makeup bag in the trash, it’s a good idea to highlight the key areas you want to upgrade (because while finding all-natural moisturizer is simple, plastic-free floss is another deal).

To help you tackle your project—and figure out the most sensible place to begin—we rounded up our picks for the easiest products to swap for your old go-to’s to give your primping routine a 2018 revamp.

The best part? They’re all available at Target—which means not only do you not have to empty your bank account, but you have a ton of options. So relax, we’ve hunted down the prime candidates for you.

Scroll down for our 8 picks to give your self-care routine a natural-beauty boost.

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The face moisturizer: Acure Organics Day Cream, $17

A juicy moisturizer is a a non-negotiable—and since you’re slathering it on daily, it’s begging for an all-natural swap. This hydrating formula packs an extra plant-based punch for your complexion with gotu kola extract (a Chinese herb) and chlorella (a buzzy algae known for its detoxifying powers).

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The makeup remover: Burt’s Bees Eye Makeup Remover Pads, $6

Eye makeup remover that burns your eyes is a major red flag, so change it out for these super soothing pads that take off even the most stubborn waterproof mascara (and ditch the harsh chemicals).

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The toothpaste: Dr Bronner’s Peppermint All-One Toothpaste, $6

You brush your teeth at least twice a day, so a natural toothpaste (made of 70 percent organic ingredients!) will go a long way toward healthifying your daily routine.

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The shaving cream: Eos Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream, $4

Who knew even shaving cream could have so many questionable ingredients hiding in it? This one leaves all those harsh foaming detergents out, while keeping in an extra dose of ultra-hydrating aloe and shea butter. Plus, it comes in a recyclable bottle so you won’t get that gross rust ring on your bathtub.

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The deodorant: Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant Cream, $14

Finding an aluminum-free deodorant that actually works is daunting on its own, but it’s especially tough if you have sensitive skin. This deodorant (scented with grapefruit essential oils) uses magnesium and arrowroot powder instead of baking soda and clay to block odor—so you’ll be smelling fresh sans irritation.

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The mascara: Pixi Large Lash Mascara, $14

This mascara not only gives your lashes major volume, it actually nourishes them with vitamin E and bamboo extract while you wear it—so you won’t need a Snapchat filter for show-stopping eyes.

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The face wash: Meow Meow Tweet Tea Tree Charcoal Facial Bar, $8

Switching up your drugstore cleanser for a natural one is an easy upgrade—and this one works overtime since it doubles as body wash. Activated charcoal draws out impurities, ground oats exfoliate, and eucalyptus oil soothes for the total spa-like package.

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The body lotion: Weleda Skin Food Skin Cream, $12

Chamomile and beeswax combine to create a rich cream that’s majorly nourishing for even your driest patches (looking at you, elbows, hands, and knees). And really, you can’t underestimate the satisfaction of moisturized cuticles in January.

In partnership with Target Beauty

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