BEAUTY INSIDE & OUT
Beautiful Choices Make over your make-up bag with natural, nontoxic cosmetics.
Your skin is a living, dynamic organ, and what you put on it is absorbed into the circulatory system. at means harsh chemicals, irritating fragrances, and toxic preservatives in your makeup may be making a steady route into your body. Ready to revamp your make-up bag? Here’s a sampling of some of our favorite all-natural (and still beautiful) options.
. Foundation and concealer. Because foundation, concealers, bronzers, and blushes are not washed o —like soap or shampoo—they’re in contact with your skin for hours at a time and have a greater chance of causing irritation and introducing toxins. Instead of harsh bases, liquid foundations and concealers contain natural oils and botanicals like shea butter, avocado, aloe vera, jojoba, rose hip oil, chamomile, and calendula to soften and nourish skin. Antioxidants like rosemary, pomegranate, green tea, and white tea extract help inhibit enzymes that break down the skin’s elasticity. And be sure your foundation also contains nontoxic sun protection. Best choices—titanium dioxide or zinc oxide. Beautiful choices: Mineral Fusion Liquid Foundation, Zuzu Luxe Cream Concealer, Gabriel Cosmetics Moisturizing Liquid Foundation, Mineral Fusion Sheer Tints, Zuzu Luxe Oil-free Liquid Foundation . Powders, bronzers, and blush. Mainstream powdered bronzers and blush are made with talc, which can be contaminated with asbestos bers and may be toxic and carcinogenic. Natural powders and powdered bronzers or blush are made with kaolin, corn starch, or mica. Colors and tints usually come from natural mineral pigments like black, red, and yellow iron oxide, not coal tar or synthetic dyes. Beautiful choices: Gabriel Powder Blush, Mineral Fusion Setting Powder, Mineral Fusion Bronzer, Zuzu Luxe Dual Powder Foundation
Mineral Fusion Liquid Foundation Gabriel Powder Blush (shown here in Willow)