Makeup and cosmetics are a great way to enhance your natural beauty and show off your awesome style! Unfortunately, most makeup contains harsh chemicals and irritants that are not good for your skin nor the environment.
Many cosmetics contain toxins such as BHA and BTA, both of which are thought to cause cancer! And at the end of your long and tiring day, when you wash all of that makeup off your face, where does it go? Into the tap water you drink, or into the oceans and lakes? BHA is harmful to fish and other wildlife that use these bodies of water, and probably not great for you either.
Fortunately, great companies have started up to combat the chemical industries.
1. Ecco Bella
This fabulous makeup line has wonderful foundations, along with many other great products. It keeps your skin looking and feeling healthy with organic herbs and antioxidants, and protects against UVA/UVB rays. It has great natural moisturizing agents, such as organic aloe vera, and it is 100% vegan and gluten-free!
2. 100% Pure
This all natural and vegetarian line that uses natural fruit and vegetable pigments to colour their beautiful products. Their mascara in particular lengthens, separates, thickens and glosses lashes while still being water and smudge resistant. Using natural fruits like blackberry, blueberry, black tea and dark chocolate, it is so natural that you could eat it! (But we wouldn’t suggest it, it may not taste great).
Finally, don’t compromise your health for a cheap option. We know natural and organic makeup can be expensive, but in the long run what is better? Spending a little more money on great products, or dealing with the potential of future illness?