The Best and Safest Makeup Products

I’ve discussed sparingly before of the right and wrong ingredients to buy and avoid in makeup in previous blogs but I’d like to die a little more in depth of why you should avoid certain ingredients. There are great makeup products to purchase with safe ingredients, high pigmentation, and lasting effects without breaking the bank. In fact, a lot of products you buy are products you’re more than likely wasting money on. Let’s dive into the best and worst.

According to Collective-Evolution.com, one in eight of eighty-two thousand ingredients used in cosmetic products are dangerous to your overall skin and health. This means that over ten-thousand ingredients are harmful! That’s insane to think about. All information regarding these beauty products are from safecosmetics.org

Conditioner

Starting with conditioner, i’ll list a few ingredients to avoid:

conditioners
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  1. ethanolamine” or its cousin cocamide dea.
    – Look for conditioners without –eth compounds (like sodium laureth sulfate!), since they may be contaminated with known endocrine disruptor 1,4-dioxane.
    – Avoid formaldehyde-releasing preservatives (diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, DMDM hydantoin) in conditioners.
    – Try DIY conditioner recipes for shampoos that are easy to make, and non-toxic!
    – Check out resources like Think Dirtyor the Good Guide to find safer alternatives.
  2.  Chemicals of Concern:
    EthanolaminesParabens, Octinoxate, Oxybenzone, Formaldehyde releasing preservatives, Sodium Laureth Sulfate
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We all strive to be hygienically clean when we wash our hair, scrub our skin with an exfolient, or use soap and lotion to moisturize. But what if instead of those products simply cleaning our bodies they’re slowly poisoning them? Knowing what cleaning beauty products are the safest is the best bet to a healthier body overall.

Lipstick

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  1. Avoid BHA in lipsticks.
    – Mineral oil is a known carcinogen, and the unrefined versions are known carcinogens. Skip it and choose options based on plant oils or beeswax.
    – Hydrogenated cotton seed oil may be contaminated with arsenic, lead, and mercury.
    Padimate O and Petrolatum can be contaminated with nitrosamines and PAHs (also found in car exhaust!), find lipsticks without these ingredients.
    – Check out resources like Think Dirtyor the Good Guide to find safer alternatives.
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Lipstick should be a beauty enhancer, not mutilator.  What happened to the times when lipstick was made with just various oils and fats such as olive oil, mineral oil, cocoa butter, lanolin, and petrolatum? Preservatives have taken over the beauty world and the business as a whole in order for products to hold a longer shelf life, save money on production when products expire sooner, and can be extremely harmful for your skin in the long run. Make sure you know which ingredients to avoid!

Moisturizers

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  1. Avoid Polycacrylamide and PTFE in any anti-aging cream.
    – UV filters like octinoxate, oxybenzone, and homosalate should be replaced with options like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.
    – Check out resources like Think Dirty or the Good Guide to find safer alternatives.

 

 

 

women smilingMakeup should be an artistic edge applied to an already structured canvas. It should enhance, even when it’s sitting on top of your skin. There’s plenty of natural products to create makeup that leaves your skin feeling flawless with your pores flushed even after it’s taken off. Don’t buy into the gimmicks of having to have eye cream or anti-aging serums when there’s nothing that can reverse natural aging without a cosmetic procedure done or collagen injected manually.

Let me know your thoughts and opinions on today’s blog! What products do you use that you feel is healthy for your skin and hair? I’d love to hear your opinions! As always guys, my Twitter and Instagram are always open for business with comments or questions as well!

Until next time, stay Keaut!

kiss

 

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