Switch to skincare that works and is not poisoning you.
You do know you are poisoning yourself, right? And no I don’t mean from the places you are already aware – the chemicals in your food, the toxins in your environment, I’m talking about something that we use everyday that we don’t even think twice about. Your skincare, your makeup, your body lotions, your shampoos, you are poisoning yourself. It’s so easy in this day and age to not want to be educated on these subjects because we think why would products that everyone uses everyday be something that we need to worry about? Well, guess what? we are all getting sicker and sicker and I think a lot has to do with what we are putting on our skin. Your skin is the largest organ of your body. If you would never ingest things like benzophenone or coal tar or lead, or heavy metals or petroleum or parabens, if you would never ingest this then why would you put it on your body? I’m not here to scare you. But here is just a little bit of information for you.
Parabens found in cleansers, scrubs, lotions, are endocrine disrupters. They also have been linked to cancer, developmental and reproductive toxicity, to name a few things.I promise you parabens are in so many things that you use. Let’s talk lead? Lead is found in a variety of products that a person uses everyday. Lip products, concealer, foundations, eye shadows. Lead are heavy metals that have serious negative effects on the body. Lead is well known and a proven neurotoxin that has been linked to learning, language, and behavioral problems. Mercury, also found in other cosmetic products, is linked to nervous system toxicity, reproductive, immune and respiratory toxicity. Can you believe this is in so much of what you use every day?
Did you know there are over 80,000 chemicals out there in the market that aren’t tested for safety? I know I don’t want to be the lab rat. If you would like to educate yourself more on what is in our products there is a great documentary called, The Human Experiment. Don’t be blind on what is out there. It is extremely unfair what is being put in our every day used products that we don’t even think twice about.
Another great book to read if you want to be educated on these matters is, The Skin Cleanse, by Adina Grigore, a skin care expert who comes with a comprehensive guide to switching to natural skin care regimes.
Don’t get me wrong, I was 100% the person who was buying every glossy campaign driven must-have makeup and skin care lines. But I had my daughter and I spent six months before she was born making sure that I would have nothing toxic in her environment. And then I thought, what about me? I would put natural coconut oil on her but yet all of these chemicals on my body using commercial body lotions so I knew I had to change. I had enough information to know that I didn’t want to keep poisoning myself.
My journey has been a year long road of a learning discovery and I’m here to help. Below I am listing products that I 100% use every day. They have changed my skin, my conscious, and I honestly feel better. Not only what I’m doing for myself, but also for the environment. I really want to help people find great, toxic free makeup and skin care and hair and body products. So I’m going to do a list of posts in categories talking about products you can switch too.
MY CHOICE OF THE BEST NATURAL CLEANSERS
MY CHOICE OF THE BEST NATURAL TONERS
MY CHOICE OF THE BEST NATURAL MOISTURIZERS
MY CHOICE OF THE BEST NATURAL EYE CREAMS
MY CHOICE OF THE BEST NATURAL SERUMS AND OILS
COMPANIES WE LOVE:
1) Tata Harper
“We’re different from most beauty brands. We’re pioneers who think that beauty products should contribute to your life, not compromise it. We seek out the best, most effective natural ingredients across the globe.” Tata Harper is absolutely amazing when it comes to redefining skincare products. You can’t go wrong with anything that you choose to purchase from them. They use 100% natural and non-toxic products no matter what you are buying from them. Check out their website here.
2) Dr. Alkaitis
“‘If you can’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin’™ Dr. Alkaitis’ uses this absolute guideline in formulating his products. All of our products are edible; we do not use any harsh chemicals or synthetic materials in our products. Our ingredients are certified organic, ethically wild crafted and/or biodynamic. Our products are never tested on animals!” If you can eat the products that you are buying then you know you have no reason to worry about what they will be doing to your skin. This is a company you can trust. We promise. Check out their website here.
“Led by the belief that nature is by far the best laboratory, we go to the ends of the earth to find nature’s most ingenious ingredients. We invent formulations that are concentrated, effective and unique for our customers – amazing everyday women who, like us, want to live beautiful, not complicated, lives.” We love the Trilogy story and are so happy to have them be a part of our blog. Their company is an inspiration and their products are to die for! You can check out their website here.
4) One Love Organics
What makes One Love different? We make skincare. Its actually rare for a beauty company to formulate, develop and manufacture its own products. We do all of this from our home base operation on a quite coastal island – St. Simons Island, Georgia. What does this mean for the consumer? We make everything in small batches to ensure the ultimate in freshness. We own the only EcoCert Licensed Manufacturing facility in Georgia (and of the few select in the United States). This certification requires rigorous evaluation to ensure we meet the highest quality, purity and environmentally friendly standards. We make one-of- a kind products that our customers love. You can check out their website here.
5) R.L. Linden & Co.
“Formulated and hand blended in Denver, Colorado since 2013. R.L. Linden & Co was founded by two women, both formulators and herbalists, who also happen to be beauty product junkies. A deep respect for the plants, fascination with historical beauty rituals and belief that all people should feel gorgeous in their own skin is infused into every product.” We have been in love with this company and their products for years. It is about time we showcase them on the blog for our followers. Check out their website here.