I’ve been using all natural and organic skin care and makeup for about a year now. I have super sensitive skin that doesn’t take too kindly to chemicals and fragrances, so I started shopping for natural products for relief from bad reactions and breakouts.
As I started converting products and my skin improved, I learned some ugly things about cosmetics and the things we ladies slather all over our skin without a second thought. If you wouldn’t eat it, you probably shouldn’t spread it on your face and body. Our skin absorbs more than 64% of what we put on it, including all of the toxic chemicals and preservatives found in traditional cosmetics. For more information, check out Greta’s link about the book Toxic Beauty. I’m going to pick up a copy myself.
- Korres primer ($28) and watermelon tinted moisturizer: these are my every day go-tos for quick coverage that makes your skin look totally natural and flawless.
- I use bareMinerals all over face color in warmth ($18) as a bronzer, and cover everything with bareMinerals hydrating mineral veil ($19). This routine has some serious staying power, and lasts all day through Florida heat and humidity. The only touch-up required is a quick dusting of the mineral veil, so I keep this refillable brush in my makeup bag at all times.
- Tarte 4-day lash stain: ($18) I’ve never tried to stretch this for four days, but I definitely let it stay for two. I love it because it goes on without a clump and makes your lashes long and defined without looking spidery. It stays on through soap and water face washing, and comes off with make-up remover.
- Boscia blotting linens: ($10) I prefer the lavender, and these are the best blotting linens I’ve ever tried.
Do you have any favorite natural/organic products? Share them with me, and we can put together a list of favorites as a guide for natural beauty newbies.