Disclosure: Products purchased through this post will result in a modest commission for Accidentally Green. But to be clear, I’m an affiliate only because I truly love 100% Pure’s products.
Sometimes, I wish I could be an inventor. When I see all the toxic merchandise sold to consumers today, I wish there was a way I could intelligently create safer alternatives. (But since I’m much better at researching than inventing, I’ll stick to searching for safer solutions.)
A few years ago when I was lamenting the reality of unsafe cosmetics, I remember wishing I could create cosmetics with dyes made from fruits. I remembered how people of long ago dyed their clothing with berry juices. And currently some foods are dyed with real food colors from carrots and beets. Why not use the same technique with cosmetics?
Little did I know that the company 100% Pure was already doing that with their patent-pending technology. Using only fruit and vegetable pigments to color their cosmetics, 100% Pure’s products are not only vibrantly colored, but they also help your skin. The pigments from the fruit contain vitamins and antioxidants – and when you apply the fruit pigmented cosmetics, you’re also applying the vitamins and antioxidants. Since skin is your body’s largest organ, 100% Pure’s products are like health food for your skin.
Since 100% Pure’s products are, well, 100% pure, none of the ingredients are artificial – there are no artificial colors or fragrances, no synthetic chemicals, no fillers, and no chemical preservatives.
A rainbow of fruit colors
If you shop for 100% Pure cosmetics, you’ll notice they use pigments from apricots, blackberries, blueberries, cacao beans, carrots, cherries, cranberries, grapes, papayas, peaches, plums, pomegranates, raspberries, squash, strawberries, and tomatoes.
Their mascaras are colored with black tea powder and green tea powder. Their pomegranate wine lip gloss is colored with red wine and pomegranates. Their cranberry cheek tint is colored with … wait, you’ve guessed it … cranberries.
I love it when cosmetics are natural. And I especially love it when the natural and safe cosmetics work really well. I’ve been using 100% Natural eye shadows, blush, and lip gloss for the past five months and think they work as well as any toxic variety at the store. Having used toxic cosmetics for years, I have certain standards about how long cosmetics should last after applying, what the color looks like, and how easily they’re applied.
I have to admit, I am going to keep buying 100% Pure products – I particularly love their pot rouge blush and sheer lip gloss.
If you’d like to try fruit pigment cosmetics for yourself, you can shop for products at alex+von.
Have you happened to try 100% Pure’s fruit pigment cosmetics? What did you think?
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