Non-Toxic Make-up Removals, Cleanser Lotions, Facial Toners, Skin Exfoliants


To go to sleep without removing one’s make-up is a bad habit that one should avoid at all costs, because this contributes to the premature ageing of the skin. No matter the composition of the make-up, it is essential to clean the skin to activate blood circulation and to eliminate the bacteria, the secretions of sebacee glands and other impurities accumulated on your face in the course of the day.

Make-up removal is done carefully by using balls of cotton or oval plugs by making circular motions on the face and the neck. For the contour of the eyes, it is necessary, especially if you use mascara, to use a special product.

After cleaning, exfoliate the skin from time to time with a exfoliating product to eliminate the dead cells.

Finish with an astringent lotion for a last cleaning and to close the pores of the skin. This leaves a refreshing feeling of cleanliness and prepares the skin for the following stage which is the application of the hydrating and nutritive cream.


Non-toxic makeup removers


Corpa Flora Beauté Divine, 120 ml, 37 $

Upon water contact, this cleansing oil turns into a cleansing milk. Removes makeup. Deep skin cleanser.

INCI: Helianthus Annuus(Tournesol) Seed Oil * 0, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride 1, Camellia Sinensis (Camélia) Seed Oil* 0, Polyglyceryl-4 Oleate** 0, Rosa Canina (Rose Musquée) Fruit Extract* 0, Cupressus Sempervirens (Cyprès) Oil* 0, Backhousia Citriodora (Myrte citronnée) Oil 0, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Romarin) Leaf Extract 0 (and) Helianthus Annuus (Tournesol) Seed Oil* 0.


Aster Cleansing Milk (normal skin), 175 ml, $ 32.50, for sale at the beauty professionals in Quebec (sales locator).

INCI: Water, lavandula angustifolia water*0, rosmarinus verbenone water*0,  lippia citriodora water*1,  prunus amygdalus (dulcis) seed oil*0,  thymus vulgaris extract*1, origanum extract*0, cetearyl wheat straw glycosides 0 (and) cetearyl alcohol*1, xanthan gum 0, ascorbic acid 0, tocopherol 1, litsea cubeba oil *1, citrus aurantium oil*0, cananga odorata oil* 3, lavandula angustifolia oil *1, rosmarinus verbenone oil *0,  potassium sorbate 3.

1this ingredient is not listed on Skin Deep, but it is found in the composition of several certified organic products


Kamelya Aromacosmétique  range is manufactured in Quebec from vegetable  green tea oil. Formulas are beautiful, simple and rich in nourishing ingredients.

Kamelya Purifying and Soothing Cleansing Lotion, 26.99 $.

INCI: Aqua  0 , Hamamelis virginiana water  0 , Aloe Barbadensis  1 , Oryza Sativa bran Oil  2 , Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil  2 , Cetearyl Olivate  0  and Sorbitan Olivate  0 ,  Ethanol  2 , Gluconolactone  0 , Arctium lappa root extract  0 , Tocopherol  2 , Xanthan gum  0 , Lavandula Angustifolia Oil  1 , Citrus Sinensis dulcis peel Oil  0 , Chamomilla Recutita (matricaria) Flower Extract  0 , Cucumis sativus extract  0 , Sodium Benzoate  1 , Maltodextrin  0 .

Kamelya Revitalizing and Purifying Lotion, 26.99 $.

INCI: Aqua  0 , Hamamelis virginiana water  0 , Aloe Barbadensis  1 , Oryza Sativa bran Oil  2 , Camellia Sinensis Seed Oil  2  , Cetearyl Olivate  0  and Sorbitan Olivate  0 , Ethanol  2 , Gluconolactone  0 , Arctium lappa root extract  0 , Tocopherol  2 , Xanthan gum  0 , Rosmarinus officinalis leaf Oil  0 ,  Pelargonium graveolens  Oil  0 , Carica Papaya Extract  0 ,  Mangifera Indica Fruit Extract  0 , Annona reticulata (custard apple) fruit extract  0 , Sodium Benzoate  1 , Maltodextrin  0 .



Oil Makeup Remover Reflet d’Iris by Les  Herbes aux Soins, 30 ml, 15 $, a cleansing and nourishing oil at a time, perfectly clean, simple and healthy formula.

INCI : Calendula officinalis oil* 0, Prunus amygdalus oil* 0, Simmondsia chinensis oil* 0, alpha tocopherol 0

*Certified organic ingredients by Ecocert or International Quality Assurance


  Weleda Iris face oil eye makeup remover   whose formula  (Almond Oil, Calendula Extract, Chamomile Extract, Iris Extract, Natural Fragrance) is graded 0 on  Skin Deep, an older product but still available in the majority of the boutiques of natural products. Cleans the skin well and eliminates the make-up delicately.
  Another very good make-up remover for the eyes graded 1 on  Skin Deep: Kiss My Face Shea Butter Eye Make-Up Remover,  I have however not seen it yet in the shops in Montreal…Two other interesting products from the same company graded 1 on Skin Deep:  Kiss My Face Clean for a Day Creamy Face Cleanser (facial cleanser) and Kiss My Face Start Up Exfoliating Face Wash (exfoliant/scrub).
  Penny Lane Organics 100% Facial Cleanser, 300 ml, 14 $, best value!
INCI: Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) , Water Distilled , Coconut oil (Cocos nucifera); Polawax (Emulsifying Wax NF) , Vitamin E (Tocopherol) , Grapefruit seed extract (Citrus Grandis)


  Derma E   Eyebright make-up Remover, graded 2 by  Skin Deep, 19.95 $. 


ARGANAT CANADA DAILY FACIAL TONIFYING CLEANSER, 50 ml, $ 27,99, rated 1 on Skin Deep. Cleans and revitalizes skin and tightens pores.

INCI : Rosa Damascena Flower Water, Kaolinite (French White Clay), Aqua, Argania Spinosa oil, Maris Sal, Alpha Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Chamomilla Recutita Flower Water, Calendula Officinalis Flower Water, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Oil, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Leaf Oil


  Desert Essence  Thoroughly Clean Face Wash with organic oil from the tea plant and from the awapuhi evaluated 1 on  Skin Deep, can be bought in economical format of one liter, very good quality /price ratio.
  Weleda Almond Cleansing Lotion, rated 2 on  Skin Deep, clean and short list of ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (sweet almond) Oil, Glyceryl Stearate SE, Alcohol, Prunus Domestica Seed Oil, Xanthan Gum, Lactic Acid.
  Lavera naturoksmetik Faces collection  cleansing milk certified organic by BDIH. One washes the face with water and some drops of the product in the palm of your hands. I liked this product because it is very practical.
  Avalon Organics CoQ10 Skin Care: Facial Cleansing Milk (old formulation) and Avalon Organics CoQ10 Skin Care: FACIAL CLEANSING GEL (old formulation) , the two of them graded 2 on  Skin Deep.
Consonant Body Organic Skincare Organic Foaming Face Wash  (cleanser) graded 1 on  Skin Deep . The product is however not certified.
  MELVITA 2 in 1 Cleansing milk – make-up remover and tonic dry skin , 200 ml, certified Cosmétique Bio.
Ingredients: Aqua [Water], Octyldodecanol, Glycerin, Rosa Damascena Distillate [Rosa Damascena Flower Water]*, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Arachidyl Alcohol, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil [Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil]*, Oenothera Biennis Oil [Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil]*, Behenyl Alcohol, Borago Officinalis Seed Oil*, Arachidyl Glucoside, Sodium Benzoate, Parfum [Fragrance] [1] , Potassium Sorbate, Sclerotium Gum, Xanthan Gum, Linalool**, Galactaric Acid, Tocopherol, Sodium Hydroxide, Hordeum Vulgare Extract*, Limonene**, Aniba Rosaeodora Oil [Aniba Rosaeodora (Rosewood) Wood Oil]*, Geraniol**, Citric Acid, Benzyl Benzoate**.
* Ingredients resulting from Organic Agriculture
** Components of the essential oils99,24% of the total of the ingredients are of natural origin  11,01% of the total of the ingredients result from Organic Agriculture


At the pharmacy  

Special Sensitive Eyes La Roche-Posay Tolériane eye makeup remover  rated 2 on  Skin Deep, 43 $,  available at the pharmacies.
Dermo Nettoyant – La Roche Posay Tolériane   classified 0 on  Skin Deep, 200 ml.
Ingredients : Aqua / Water • Ethylhexyl Palmitate • Glycerin • Dipropylene Glycol • Sodium Carbomer• Ethylhexylglycerin • Capryl Glycol / Caprylyl Glycol.

In the company Aubrey Organics , the majority of the products are rather well graded on Skin Deep. This company sells also one of the rare perfumes which one can wear without fear:  Aubrey Organics Light Citrus Floral Eau de parfum .

Aubrey Organics Men’s Stock North Woods Face Scrub , graded 2 on Skin Deep .

Blue Green Algae with Grape seed facial cleansing lotion, rated 3 .


To avoid:


  The anti-age make-up remover  Peter Thomas Roth Anti-Aging Buffing Beads Body Wash, in the red,  10, maximum degree of danger on  Skin Deep.
Ingredients : Water (Aqua), Ammonium Laureth Sulfate , Acrylates Copolymer, Fragrance (Parfum) , Propylene Glycol, Cocamidopropyl Betaine , Citrus Medica Limonum Fruit Extract (Lemon), Quercus Alba Bark Extract (White Oak), Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A) , Ascorbyl Palmitate (Vitamin C), Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Glycolic Acid, Arginine, Salicylic Acid , Lactose, Cellulose, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Sodium Hydroxide, Disodium EDTA, Diazolidinyl Urea , Methylparaben , Propylparaben , Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77299), Red (CI 16035 ), Yellow 5 (CI 19140).
Non-Toxic Facial Toners

  Invigorating Sea Buckthorne Tonic  Lotion, in the L’or rouge collection made by Kamelya Aromacosmétiques, 26.99 $.

INCI: Pyrus Malus (apple) fruit water  0 , Hippophaea Rhamnoides fruit extract  0 , Aloe bardadensis leaf extract  1 , Gluconolactone 0, Leuconostoc/radish root ferment filtrate  0 , Sodium benzoate  1 .

  Eaurganic Nature VG, natural certified daily refreshing tonic (by IOS, CERTTECH), manufactured in Canada in Toronto by Avicenna, graded 0 on  Skin Deep, 8.99 $, 100 ml. This product is a real treat by its odor and its softness!

Other products of this company are available on Skin Deep and are very well graded.

  Alba Botanica hibiscus Facial Toner   rated 2 on  Skin Deep, 12 $.
  Avalon Organics CoQ10 Skin Care: PERFECTING FACIAL TONER (old formulation) , evaluated 2 by  Skin Deep, 12.99 $.

Alba Botanica et Avalon Organics   are popular products in the majority of the groceries like Loblaw’s or IGA but make enlightened choices because the two brands are unequal in terms of harmlessness.

  Aubrey Organics: Vegecol with Aloe Vera Facial Toner for sensitive skin , graded 3 on  Skin Deep  (because of vitamin A). The products Aubrey Organics  are quite popular in Quebec. They are however not always well graded by Skin Deep. See link above.
Orange blossom water – organic certified – Melvita , 200 ml, certified Cosmetic Bio and ECOCERT, calming, lenitive, refreshing.


Natural solution : You can successfully replace the tonic product by an alleviating and lenitive thermal water spring or quite simply lemonized water.


Non-toxic exfoliants

Simple, natural and inexpensive products can be used to make wonderful scrubs.

Mixed with a little honey, a few drops of almond oil or a little almond milk, brown sugar or ground oats help rid the skin of dead cells and refine the grain skin.

The coffee has rich virtues to tone and soften the skin, it is a natural exfoliant perfect for both,  face and body and, it seems, fight cellulite …


Many exfoliating products for the face and the body as apricot powder, jojoba beads, walnut shell powder or natural loofah powder are available at very affordable prices on the  NaturoSource website.



Corpa Flora Rock’n Rose is an ultra gentle form of microdermabrasion. Its very fine texture can be used even by the most sensitive skins. To be used with the Beauté Divine cleansing oil. 30 ml, 23 $

INCI: Phaseolus Angularis (Azuki) Powder 0, Sodium bicarbonate* 0, Oat flour 0, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Petal Powder 0.



  Zorah Exfoliambre, exfoliant containing oil of argan and amber, 120 ml, 49.99 $, product with entrancing aromas.   Ingredients  posted on the Zorah biocosmetics Website.
KARIDERM Exfoliating Gel, 120ml, 12.95 $ Gentle exfoliant, very nice product to use who can speak to both, emotions and skin!

INCI: Aqua,  Decyl Glucoside 0, Lauryl Glucoside 0, Butyrospermum Parkii 0, Glyceryl Oleate 1, Xanthan Gum 0, Diatomaceous Earth 1, Glycerin 0, Cocoamidopropyl Betaine 4 *, Citrus Aurantium Amara Oil 2, Dehydroacetic Acid 1, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerin) Oil 1, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil 3, Sodium Benzoate 1, Myrtus Communis Oil 1

* The Cocoamidopropyl Betaine presents an irritant and allergen potential

With the exfoliating products it is necessary to go gently. You should certainly not rub as if you would try to penetrate the cream because you will likely irritate the skin.


Lavera naturoksmetik Faces collection, BDIH certified, peeling cream 30 ml, to keep at hand during bath or shower.


-         Never use soap to wash the face, it dries and disturbs the pH of the skin.

-         Never sleep with your make-up on, whatever the level of tiredness.

-         Buy tonners without alcohol which drains and irritates the skin.

-         Religiously clean the skin of your face twice a day, in the morning and the evening.

-         Use a cleaning and hydrating product adapted to your type of skin (oily, dry, normal or   mixed).

“The make-up remover is chosen according to the type of skin. For dry and little hydrated skins, it is advisable to use cleansing milks or lotions which do not require rinsing after use. These products are soft and protect the skin. The fatty and acneic skins can also use them but the ideal, for them, will be a gel, a cream or a make-up removing foam. The gel and the cream which one rinses after application are cleaning and grease-removing products. As for make-up removing foam, it leaves a feeling of cleanliness and dryness more adapted to oily skins. ”  [2]


Two products to avoid graded 9 on Skin Deep:


  St. Ives Apricot Scrub, Gentle for Sensitive Skin 
Sephora Brand FACE 25 Makeup Removing Wipes Face, Eyes & Lips, raed 8 on Skin Deep .
  Dove Cool Moisture Creamy Facial Foaming Cleanser ( foaming cleaning care for the face) of which here are the ingredients:
Water, Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate, Propylene Glycol, Stearic Acid, Sodium C14 16 Olefin Sulfonate, Montmorillonite, Sodium Laureth Sulfate , Cocamidopropyl Betaine , Cetyl Alcohol, Stearyl Alcohol, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Lauryl Sulfoacetate, PEG 200 Hydrogenated Glyceryl Palmate , Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Disodium Peg-12 Dimethicone Sulfosuccinate , Fragrance , PEG 7 Glyceryl Cocoate , Carbomer, Disodium EDTA, Panthenol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate) , Methylparaben , Butylparaben , Ethylparaben , Propylparaben , Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (Green Tea), Vitis Vinifera Seed Extract (Grape), Saccharomyces Zinc Ferment, Saccharomyces Magnesium Ferment.

Guide of non-toxic hygiene, beauty and cosmetic products



1] ↑  Best answer on   sur

[2] ↑  Like Dr. Hauschka, on this label Melvita posts “Perfume” without giving precise details on the origin or the components of the perfume, the new products can however post Perfume* (* from essential oils).

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