The comments on that last beauty post opened a major can of worms. Between those comments and the news stories below, my head was spinning with terms, chemical names, and a complete sense of panic!!
1. Aveda founder’s mission: to clean up beauty industry act
2. Delicious but deadly: why cosmetics might be bad for your health
3. A New Study from Canada Reveals Heavy Metals in Most Cosmetics
Except for the occasional Chanel lipstick, I mostly stick to pretty natural stuff, right? Wrong. As I dug through my so-called-pure products, my jaw dropped to see the toxins listed in these articles pop up on the ingredients list. (I’m looking at you, Philosophy!!)
If I’m detoxing my body, I should try to clean up my act on my skin. I spent hours reading labels and tossing the expired and toxic products I had. I returned the products I could still return. Then, I took a look at what my daily product needs really were, and restocked with the least toxic products I could find. Do you know how hard it is to find toothpaste without sodium lauryl sulfate? So hard!
I’m hoping the list below will save you some time if you’re also looking to avoid some of these genotoxic chemicals.
It felt good to pare down what I put on my face daily, to clean the cabinets of junk that had been sitting there for years (gross) & to vow to stick with the tried, true, and all natural from here on out.
Lotion: Shelter Skincare
Face Wash: Body Deli Rose Geranium Cleanser
Face SPF: Body Deli Solar Day Cream
Deodorant: Herbal Magic Roll-On Deodorant
Shampoo: Collective Wellbeing
Toothpaste: Nature’s Gate Natural Toothpaste
Eye Cream: Pangea Organics Eye Cream
Soap: Body Deli Rose Euphoria Soap
Lip Balm: Weleda Everon Lip Care
I’m still looking for a blush & pressed face powder, and a moisturizing conditioner that actually lets me comb my tangles out without crying. Ideas? I’m talking crazy natural, like “you can eat it” natural. And you know what? I’m angry at the manufacturers who continue to poison women without thinking twice about it.