When I learned about the toxic ingredients included in so many personal care products, one of my greatest concerns was my cosmetics. At the time I used a lot – which ones were safe and which were dangerous?
Cosmetics ended up being one of the most difficult areas for me to transition to safe products, just because it’s hard to find many at normal stores. And, they tend to be pricey when bought online. After trying different products for the past four years, I’ve finally found some affordable and safe favorites. Would you like to know what they are?
Because I stay at home with my two young children, I don’t wear foundation on a daily basis. When I go out, though, I use Maia’s Mineral Galaxy mineral foundation.
I do use blush every day, though. And I stick with Maia’s Mineral Galaxy. I appreciate using mineral products that rank as minimum hazards on the Cosmetics Database. And because Maia’s Mineral Galaxy is a small company, they have very reasonable prices.
It’s Maia’s Mineral Galaxy again. When I recently needed more eye shadow, I wasn’t sure what colors would look best so I opted for their $10 sampler – I picked out 12 products to sample and decide what colors I liked best.
While I don’t use foundation very often, I use eyeliner and mascara every single day. After consulting the Cometics Database, I use Maybelline’s Unstoppable Eyeliner. I’m glad I can buy it at any store, because I seem to go through a pencil every two months.
I’m also glad I can buy my mascara at any store. I opt for Cover Girl’s Lash Blast. Again, I’ve chosen it after referring to the Cosmetics Database. (Next time I need to buy some, though, I think I’ll try some Maybelline or L’Oreal mascara that has a slightly better ranking.)
I wrote about nail polishes a while ago, and ever since then I’ve wanted to try a safe alternative. When I visited Earth Fare I found it! SpaRitual is the first brand to offer nail laquers that are free of DBP, toluene, formaldehyde, and formaldehyde resin. (Plus, they’re vegan nail products – but honestly, I’m not even sure what that means.) I love being able to paint my toenails again, just in time for summer sandal season.
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