Toxin-Free Cosmetics Your Skin Will Love
Thanks to changes in the beauty and cosmetic space, we no longer need to follow the status quo. Why put harmful chemicals on your skin when you no longer need to? Better cosmetic companies are now moving in a green direction: They are no longer using toxic chemicals in their formulas and are now finding better ingredients that are not just safe for you, but also nourish your skin as well. All of these products have been EWG-verified. When we see this logo on a product, we know it’s a great choice for our readers.
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MIRACLE IN THE GREEN—Hydrating & Brightening Moringa Facial Cleanser Face Wash
Before putting on your face for the day, Miracle in the Green’s Hydrating & Brightening Moringa Facial Cleanser Face Wash is the perfect start. Formulated with 100% natural ingredients, it gently cleans and removes excess oil, makeup, and dirt while hydrating your skin. Although it is good for all skin types, it’s especially beneficial for those with dry and sensitive skin. So before putting on your makeup, clean and nourish your skin with this non-toxic, paraben-, gluten-, alcohol-free, non-GMO cleanser. It’s also cruelty-free with no artificial colours or scents and is biodegradable. Available in the United States at miracleinthegreen.com. For international orders visit amazon.com.
REJUVA MINERALS—Natural Look Pressed Powder (Foundation)
Once you’ve cleaned and hydrated your face, it’s time for a good foundation. Stop putting harmful chemicals on your skin and start using a toxin-free option. Rejuva Minerals’ Natural Look Pressed Powder’s ingredients include certified organic fruits, berries, and botanicals—it's also infused with organic jojoba oil. This titanium dioxide-, talc-, and mica-free foundation is suitable for all skin types and will provide a silky smooth, natural semi-matte finish that won’t dry out your skin. rejuvaminerals.com
MAIA’S MINERAL GALAXY—Mineral Blush Peach Paradise
Whether you like to apply blush directly to your skin, or on top of foundation, Maia’s Mineral Galaxy’s Mineral Blush Peach Paradise can be applied both ways. Mineral-based and silky-smooth, this blush will give you the natural beautiful flush colour you’re looking for. Formulated with botanical pigments that rejuvenate your skin, it applies light so that you don’t even feel like you’re wearing it. Non-toxic, vegan, and cruelty-free. maiasminerals.com
WELL PEOPLE—Optimist Lipstick
This natural, vibrant, and beautiful plant-powered lipstick goes on with a satin finish. Not only does it look great but it hydrates too! Well People’s Optimist Lipstick is powered by sunflower seed wax—a vegan wax containing vitamin E and antioxidants, along with castor seed oil rich in essential fatty acids, and cupuacu butter. This long-lasting lipstick comes in deep plum or orange-red, and is cruelty-free and sustainable. All Well People’s products are non-toxic. Only available in the United States. wellpeople.com
SHAKLEE—YOUTH® Lash Revitalizing and Conditioning Mascara
A two-in-one lash conditioner and mascara that volumizes, lengthens and lifts for that full lash look. One side of the brush creates definition while the other boosts volume and length. Shaklee’s Youth® Lash Revitalizing and Conditioning Mascara features their Lash Protection Complex: Muscadine Grape polyphenols and multi-patented Vital Repair+® that protects lashes and roots from environmental/free-radical damage. It’s powered by botanicals (watercress, Indian cress, and shea butter), and is gluten-, paraben-, phthalate-, sulphate-, fragrance-, cruelty-free, and naturally, hypoallergenic. shaklee.com