New Year Make(up) Over

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.

JobaColors Eye Liner comes in five different colors, and is made of a paraben-free, jojoba-based formula.

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.


Deepti Patil
Deepti Patil6 years ago


Emma Doel
Emma Doel6 years ago


Elizabeth P.
.6 years ago

forgive me ... I have little time, so I have just come to gather some points for the animals ...

Elizabeth P.
.6 years ago

another twenty points for the animals ...

Ashley R.
Ashley R7 years ago

i love the way a hemp lip balm works on the lips, i am going to check out those hemp glosses very soon! i love hemp! it is a great resource and should be used in more things that we need in day to day life. it is renewable and eco-friendly!

Beng Kiat Low
low beng kiat7 years ago


Jos� Mar�a Olmos Sant

Good ideas I´ll say it to my female friends

Rita B.
Rita B7 years ago

here in portugal those brands aren't sold! :(

Michal Ciepielewski

good to know,thanks:)

Leia P.
Leia P.7 years ago

very cool