Are you ready for a New Year makeover? A fresh look that energizes you and gives you that extra boost of confidence? Or maybe you like your look; are you up for making a tweak that will keep you looking good, but also keep you healthy?
Well, get rid of those paraben-, phthalate-, petroleum-, coal tar-, formaldehyde-, mercury-loaded mascaras, eyeliners, lipsticks, and blush that are crowding your make-up bag, and replace them with cosmetics that create the same beauty effect, without exposing you to hazardous chemicals. After all, nothing’s pretty about hazardous chemicals, right? Especially when you realize that skin and lips absorb these chemicals, which have been linked to some pretty ugly stuff, like breast cancer and birth defects.
While some organic cosmetics are pricey, many are comparably priced to the better quality (but chemical-loaded) brands you probably are accustomed to buying. Some lines, such as Burt’s Bees and Aubrey Organics, are very affordable, and can be easily found in your local drugstore or supermarket.
If you’re ready to take your look up a healthy notch, here are some items worth exploring:
The Ecco Bella product line is cruelty-free, as well as free of gluten, dyes and preservatives. Their Shimmer Dust can be used as a face powder or eye shadow to create a “glowy” look. Ecco Bella’s FlowerColor Blush comes in a nice range of shades, and is made from natural pigments, sweet almond oil, natural pigments and vitamin E. The powders are talc-free, and contain no fragrance or additives.
Nvey Organic Eye Shadows are talc-free, and are formulated with ingredients such as chamomile, corn silk and jojoba oil. Antioxidant vitamins A,C and E are added to their shadows.
Miessence Translucent Foundation is certified organic, is gluten-free and made with vegan ingredients.
Hemp Organics Karma Gloss is made with organic hemp seed oil. It contains no F, D, and C dyes, and is petroleum-, wheat- and soy-free.