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Why Natural Make-up is the Way to Glow

Filed Under: Beauty,Green Living,Personal Care at 8:00 am | By: Jessica Justh, Senior Editor
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So you buy organic food and make your own cleaning products, but what about your make-up? If you’re worried that you can’t get the same “look” with natural make-up, think again. It’s time to make the switch to “greenify” your routine. Here’s why:

The Planet – Natural make-up products are free from the harsh, artificial chemical and petroleum derivatives often found in conventional make-up which is good for your health and the planet. Not to mention, these brands are “conscious” of their consumer and therefore use locally sourced ingredients, eco-friendly packaging and donate a portion of proceeds to charities that align with green living values.

Your Health –It’s worth repeating that there are many health benefits to using natural make-up. According to the Environmental Working Group (EWG), 80 percent of all conventional beauty products may contain one or more of the two dozen impurities that are linked to cancer and other serious health concerns.

Furry Friends – We are not going to get too explicit here but more than 100 million animals are poisoned, maimed, and tortured in the US yearly in the name of animal testing.  When you buy cruelty-free you are voting with your dollar and making an impact by convincing companies to end this practice. Plus, it benefits you because cruelty-free products contain safer ingredients for your skin. Be a savvy shopper and look for the Leaping Bunny or PETA logo to ensure a product does not test on animals.

Your Skin –  Make-up composed of soothing, non-comedogenic ingredients will balance the skin rather than irritate it. Natural make-up companies use essential oils and plant extracts to create their products. These ingredients are high in antioxidants which lessen the damage caused by free radicals in the environment. Also, if you are prone to break-outs or have sensitive skin, these extracts can calm unruly skin, promote firmness, hydrate parched tissue and work wonders to improve the overall quality of your skin for that healthy glow that every girl is after.

 




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