Natural Makeup – Invest in healthy makeup products
Natural Makeup and Cosmetics for long term healthy skin.
So you have cleaned up your diet, stopped using harsh cleaning products and traded your synthetic skincare products for clean, organic skin care. That is great, you are going in the right direction in caring for your health and well being, (and enjoying beautiful, glowing skin) but have you looked at your makeup?
Swapping your regular makeup products for natural makeup versions can seem like the scariest step in the transition.
Your favourite mascara is your magic wand, your lipstick makes your pout pop, and your foundation makes your skin look like it traveled back in time. Sure, these might work well in beautifying your appearance, but at what expense? Why would you give those things up? Don’t sacrifice the health of your skin just to look good now! Invest in quality natural makeup that gives you the best of both worlds – present beauty and long term healthy skin.
Are you getting the most out of your makeup? Have you noticed increased breakouts when you use it? Have you observed that you need more and more of it to make your skin look the way you want it? Does it irritate your skin?
We’re happy to see that mainstream media is spreading the word about toxic cosmetics and we always refer to the Environmental Working Group, which campaigns for safer cosmetics to look up ingredients that we do not know about.
A lot of makeup companies out there don’t care if beauty comes at the expense of your skin’s health, and their products reflect it. If makeup is a part of your daily routine, it’s vital to think about what you’re putting on your skin.
Natural makeup – We do not have these ingredients in our makeup.
Below is a list of the ingredients that we avoid in our makeup ranges. We always advocate reading the label before purchasing any natural makeup, cosmetic or skin care product. There is plenty of information on the internet on the dangers of these ingredients and the best place for more information on cosmetic chemicals is to visit the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics website.
Parabens – butylparaben, parabens, isobutylparaben, isopropylparaben, sodium methylparaben, sodium propylparaben, ethylparaben, methylparaben, propylparaben, benzylparaben.
Phthalates – Synthetic fragrance
Formaldehyde – include Formalin; Morbicid Acid; Methylene Oxide; Methyl aldehyde and Methylene Glycol. Look for: DMDM hydantoin,BHUT (butylated hydroxytoluene),bronopol,Diazolidinyl Urea,sodium hydroxymethyl glycinate,imidazolidinyl urea,methenamine,quaternion-15, Quaternium-18, Quaternium-26.
PEG Compounds – Polyethylene glycols, contaminated with ethylene oxide and 1,4-dioxane.
Butylated Compounds (BHT, BHA)
Octinoxate – Found in foundations, this is an unstable chemical linked with endocrine disruption and thyroid disorders.
p-Phenylenediamine – A type of coal tar dye sometimes listed as CL followed by a five-digit number. It’s a respiratory toxicant and can be contaminated with heavy metals.
Carbon black – An ingredient found in eyeliners, it’s linked to cancer and organ toxicity. Look for its other names: channel black, pigment black 6, pigment black 7, acetylene black, fro flow, orogen, arotone, arovel, arrow, atlantic, and black pearls.
Silicone emollients – Used in cosmetics to soften, smooth, and moisten, they disrupt the endocrine system and are toxic to the reproductive system. Look for ingredients like Dimethicone and avoid these products!
Talc – Some talc may contain the known carcinogen asbestos, therefore it should be avoided in powders and other personal care products unless it is known to be asbestos-free. Even asbestos-free talc should be avoided in the pelvic areas.
Polytetrofluoroethylene ( Teflon)
Now is the time to get healthy with our beauty makeup routines!
Have a look at our natural makeup at our store, healthy natural makeup that is vegan, gluten-free,100% natural makeup with organic ingredients,cruelty-free, no Talc, no Ferrocyanide, no Dimethicone silicone emollients, no Bismuth, and our Titanium Dioxide is Nanoparticle free.
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