Don’t we all love to look good? The unfortunate truth for many of us is that looking amazing might come at a cost.
I’m aware that the conventional cosmetics products we wear to achieve a glam, youthful, or air-brushed appearances are more hazardous than they are beautifying. And wearing natural cosmetics solves many of the issues involving unsafe cosmetics.
It’s great that cosmetics companies are taking advantage of the ‘organic’ and ‘green living’ phenomenon. But some companies cleverly marketed their makeup lines with vague terms like natural, organic, cruelty-free, and vegan to drive sales.
I think these claims are so misleading and confusing. The good thing is that skin care manufacturers are now required to list all cosmetic ingredients on their packaging. I’m really pleased about that! It’s very good news for other consumers too. The availability of natural cosmetics empowers consumers to make better choices when shopping for cosmetics.
Unfortunately, the high price tags of some cosmetics steered many women to seek out more reasonably priced brands, albeit those with the questionable ingredients.
Cosmetic Product Labeling
Labeling products is a good start, but labels alone aren’t enough. I’m being honest when I say that I read every label carefully to see if the products I want to buy has harmful chemicals.
If ingredients are difficult to pronounce or require an expert to interpret their meaning, chances are good the product is not considered organic makeup. It’s better to leave those items on the shelf. Natural cosmetics do not contain parabens, Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLS), and talc, and you definitely don’t want these chemicals in your makeup.
When you read product labels, look for cosmetic ingredients that you know about and can trust. Safe and low-hazard natural cosmetics can include:
- Shea butter
- Cocoa butter
- Aloe Vera
- Coconut oil
- Vitamin E
Botanical ingredients like green tea and flower extracts are excellent choices. Also look for essential oils of lavender, jojoba, and sweet almond. If these ingredients truly are organic, you will see the USDA Certified Organic seal on the bottle. Without the seal, it is likely that the cosmetics were made with synthetics extracts.
Experiment With Mineral makeup
You can safely try mineral makeup like Bellaphoria Organic Mineral Makeup Canada as an alternative to traditional makeup. Top makeup artists prefer mineral makeup for their celebrity clients. It is safe for the skin and gives clients a flawless complexion.
Mineral makeup is also highly-rated because the ingredients are loaded with high-quality vitamins, minerals, and anti-oxidants.
Be good to your skin
W3ll People and Conscious Skin Care are two beauty companies that sell cosmetic products and skin care. Former model Josie Maran, well-known for being the face of Maybelline for 10 years, launched her own line of organic makeup years ago. Look for a wide selection of safe makeup products to use and add them to your makeup bag.
If you wouldn’t eat food with these ingredients you definitely don’t want them on your skin. Eliminating the number of chemicals penetrating your skin on a daily basis helps you will avoid serious risks to your health.
Do you wear natural cosmetics?