Switch Out Your Makeup for Greener Cosmetics
Makeup Artist Kristen Arnett joined us to share a few simple switches to make your cosmetics a little less toxic to your body and a little easier on the environment.
A more expensive brand doesn’t mean the ingredients are safer or better for you. So much money is poured into creating an image and experience, through the use of models, packaging, and words which are chosen to market the product by advertising and sales staff.
In fact, the trendy ingredient they are touting might not be in high enough concentration in the product to make any difference whatsoever. Common Ingredients Found in Makeup may even be toxic or irritants. These toxins have been linked to cancer, brain diseases like Alzheimer’s, and Thyroid Disease. Irritating ingredients may be why you think your makeup is causing acne or making your dry skin worse.
Some of those commonly found in cosmetics include:
Here are suggestions on makeup that are easy transitions from some beloved shades and brands which magazine beauty editors always tout as being the best. These products don’t have all the un-safe ingredients in them, but still deliver in performance, color and might actually do your skin good rather than harm.
Being safe, sustainable, eco-friendly, to me is about making ourselves healthier but also having the consciousness to see that we are a part of something larger, and our ability to make a positive impact on not just for ourselves but also for the lives of others.
For more information, visit Kristen's website.