Over the past couple of years I’ve really gotten into being healthy and giving a lot of consideration to trying to be more natural in so many aspects. We do a lot around the house to recycle etc. but the biggest thing for me is slowly switching over to mostly natural beauty products. Its a long process as there are many, many beauty products that contain chemicals and toxins, and I can’t give them up as easily as I can say, recycle my water bottles and cans.
I am in the midst of learning more about lotions and creams and hair care products from natural companies. I love using oils to help and heal skin and I’ve been using Lavender Oil on everything from pimples to cleansing my skin.
Some of my favorite natural brands so far include JASON, Nature’s Gate, Alba Botanica, Avalon Organics, Kiss My Face, Burts Bees and Annemarie Gianni Skincare. I encourage you to check them out and utilize natural ingredients in your daily skincare routine.
For Earth Day, there are so many products celebrating such as:
Urban Decay Good Karma Brushes, These are artist-quality, cruelty free, vegan and eco-friendly makeup brushes. Each brush comes encased in a magnetic box fashioned out of recycled egg cartons, the super-soft synthetic brush hair (doesn’t hold on to stinky bacteria the way porous animal hair does) is made from recycled PET bottles, and the sleek gunmetal brush handles are recycled aluminum.
Bond No. 9 I Love New York for Earth Day, When it comes to being green, New York is way ahead of the game. Bond No. 9 is celebrating the great state’s environmental smarts with this metro-sophisticated eau de parfum in fresh green packaging. A percentage of proceeds is donated toward the State of New York’s “green” initiatives – park cleanups, preservation programs, etc.
Caudalie Premier Cru La Crème A facial crème that contains an exclusive, highly concentrated blend of Caudalie’s 3 star ingredients to yield firmer, more radiant skin. Its packaging is recyclable and 1% of profits from all Premier Cru products purchased contribute to protecting the environment under the 1% For the Planet movement .
OSEA Malibu skincare founder Jenefer Palmer is a beauty expert and an advocate for safe, healthy, environmentally friendly cosmetic ingredients. Its overwhelming to stop what you’ve been doing and switch it up by going natural. Here are her tips!
How To Start
I understand it’s often not practical to completely replace all of your cosmetics. I would first toss out most of your lipsticks because you’re ingesting those synthetic ingredients into your body. Get a cleaner brand that has a natural base. Purchasing a multi-use product acting as a tint for both your lips and cheeks is a great way to save money and reduce your environmental footprint.
Choosing more natural beauty products will keep our internal and external beauty ecologies flourishing.
Get In The Know
Make sure to read all labels carefully. Beware of companies that use deceptive language known as “Green Washing.” Because there is little FDA oversight of the cosmetics industry, a company may take advantage of one or more of the many loopholes in Federal oversight in order to slap the words natural or organic on a label when in reality, the product might contain little or no organic or natural ingredients.