Health & Fitness

5 Beauty Products That Are Good for You AND the Environment

Beauty products have come a long way since the seventies and eighties. Today, many of the manufacturers have a renewed focus on “All-Natural products. After all, you eat right and exercise to look and feel your best, it only makes sense that you should put something on your body that’s safe. Listed below are five beauty products that are safe not only for you, but also for the environment.

 

Foundation

 

Foundation is the base for all other facial makeup. It helps to even out the skin tone and covers flaws such as blemishes, freckles, and discoloration. Today, all-natural foundation cream or liquids come without harmful chemicals. They are free of phthalates, petroleum, silicone, paraffin, and mineral oils. They allow for buildable coverage in a lighter formula that allows the skin to breathe. You can find an assortment of these natural products, some with soothing ingredients like aloe and jojoba, others with herbal and botanical extracts, in a wide range of shades and textures. Other foundations, designed specifically for sensitive skin, contain a mineral base. 

 

Facial Moisturizers

 

Facial moisturizers prevent skin dryness to keep the skin soft and hydrated. They also help to slow down the natural aging process, giving you a more youthful appearance. An all-natural moisturizer free of toxins will prevent breakouts and those with built-in SPF provide added protection from the sun. Dry irritated skin can cause inflammation and red blotches. A good moisturizer with ingredients like aloe, oatmeal, honey, or chamomile will soothe the skin. There’s an assortment of facial moisturizers on the market. They come in creams, gels, souffles, and super-light, whipped formulas. Peet Rivko Daily Moisturizer, derived from plant-based ingredients, is ideal for sensitive skin. Farmacy Daily Greens makes a good daily moisturizer that’s oil-free, lightweight, and exfoliating. It leaves behind soft, glowing skin minus the greasy feel.

  

Organic Mascara

 

Mascara is an essential tool in every girl’s cosmetic bag. Thankfully, you can get those big beautiful lashes perfected without the harmful chemicals being added. Ultra lengthening mascara by 100% PURE is smudge, flake and water-resistant, allowing you to maintain your look day and night. It’s formulated with conditioners to enhance lash strength. It extends their length and thickness without the clumps, and all-natural ingredients including cocoa, berries and black tea provide natural pigment allowing for natural-looking lashes in a variety of dark shades. ILIA mascara is another brand that’s organic, cruelty-free, and vegetarian. It lets you achieve stand-out lashes that won’t flake or clump while providing essential nourishment derived from bee and carnauba wax. 

 

Facial Cleanser

 

Natural facial cleansers have no chemicals or fragrances added allowing you to feel good about washing your face. Simplified formulas with only a few ingredients are safe for use on all skin types and pregnant women.  Facial cleansers come in a wide range of brands and it can be confusing to find the right one. Decide ahead of your purchase what you need. For instance, if you are in the market for a product that removes excessive buildup and refines the skin, Tata Harper Regenerating cleanser is a good choice. If your skin tends to be dry, Earth Tu Face has an aloe cleanser that foams and contains a nourishing formula consisting of olive, coconut, and jojoba oils. 

 

Liquid or Powder Blush

 

Blush is, in many cases, the last applied makeup. It helps to define and accentuate your facial features while also giving your skin a healthy glow. However, many manufacturers use ingredients like talc, which if you read how it’s made, can contain asbestos-like particles. They use talc for its ability to absorb oil and its silky texture and non-caking properties. The all-natural blush is free of talc, parabens, and preservatives. Switching to natural blush formulas has other benefits too. Most contain nourishing ingredients that may include aloe, green tea, chamomile flowers, and mineral pigments. You can perform touch-ups without adding more chemicals. 

 

You work out regularly and eat good, healthy food, so it’s important to you that you care for your skin too. 

 

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