If you are into living green there are so many options now when it comes to makeup. There is a myriad of wonderful cosmetic lines available that offer natural products. You have to be careful when purchasing "natural" or "organic" cosmetics because they can be misleading. The FDA does not regulate the cosmetic manufacturers terms and usage of the word natural. While a lot of these companies offer cosmetics that aim at the green movement, they may still contain chemicals. So if you are really specific about non-toxic makeup, make sure you read the labels carefully and do your homework. Here are a few items that promise a less toxic version of some of your favorite makeup products.
This lip gloss not only makes your pout plump, but it is also loaded with products that are good for your lips. It contains 100% pure organic Argan oil and uses marine collagen to help plump. This product is formulated without parabens, sulfates, or synthetic fragrances.
Dr. Hauschka Mascara-Available at saffronrouge.com for $25.95 This mascara is plant enriched and it works well for people with sensitive eyes. It promises to be long-lasting and not flaky. It is a great alternative for people who have allergies or use contact lenses. Some of the nourishing ingredients it contains include rose, jojoba wax, and tea leaf extract.
Rosebud Salve-Available at amazon.com for $4.40
This lip balm provides moisture, sheen and emollient protection. My favorite thing about this lip balm is that it is long lasting. It stays fresh for 30 months after it is opened! It does not contain parabens or sulfates and it is not tested on animals.
Phytodefrisant Botanical Hair Relaxing Balm by Phyto-Available at sephora.com for $26.00This is a non-chemical straightening product that helps you achieve the perfect blowout. This plant-based formula helps soften and protect unruly hair. I have used this product for years and I absolutely love it! It is created without parabens, sulfates, synthetic fragrances, and synthetic dyes.
Natural Lip Stain By Tarte-Available at sephora.com for $24.00 Generally known for there cheek stains, Tarte has now created the perfect stain for your lips. It moisturizes while creating the perfect natural flush stain. It is created without parabens, synthetic dyes, synthetic fragrances, and petro-chemicals.