The Dark Side of Foundation
Many women use liquid foundation to even out the skin, cover slight imperfections and give a smooth overall appearance. I like to use foundation sometimes but for me it’s not an everyday thing.
Some days I go without, letting my natural skin shine through. But a lot of women like to use it more often, letting the skin absorb the ingredients on a daily basis. What is going directly into your bloodstream? Toxins!
Check out the ingredients and you will shudder. It may list propylene glycol, lanolin, formaldehyde, mineral oil, or cocoamide DEA to name a few. All of these are petrochemicals which serve a purpose in the foundation’s formula.
But the scariest thought of all is what they do to your body.
These synthetics can cause allergies, eye irritation, pimples and worst of all, cancer.
When products containing these harmful irritants are put on the skin, they block pores and don’t let the skin breathe. But don’t worry, you don’t have to give up wearing foundation. There are safer alternatives.
Some of my favorite nontoxic foundations:
Real Purity (Save $5 off your first order by signing up for their newsletter & free shipping over $25!)
La Bella Donna Compressed Minerals (my current favorite- very light and great coverage! Click on the picture for more info.)
I’m still looking for other effective natural foundations and have heard great things about Vapour Organic Beauty but have yet to try it…leave a comment if you have recommendations!
Update: Since this post was published, I’ve been able to try Vapour and I am impressed! It’s ideal for dry skin types since it contains many nutritious oils (sometimes I’ve found it a bit too oily- so I wouldn’t recommend for very oily skin, but it’s a treat for dry skin types.) Click here for my review on Vapour’s Soft Focus Skin Perfector.
Stay natural…stay beautiful…go green!
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