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How Green is Your Makeup Bag?

The Esthetician Says

If you’re striving for fewer chemicals in your home and personal care products, you might be wondering about your favorite cosmetics. Thanks to the popularity of mineral makeup and the realization that synthetics and preservatives aren’t necessarily essential, it’s never been easier to green your beauty routine. From pure mineral foundations and BB Creams to toluene and formaldehyde-free nail polish, going natural with your regimen is a breeze.

Many of us rely on foundation to even out skin tone and hide minor imperfections, but there’s an even better way to get that flawless complexion you want. Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream covers imperfections, minimizes pores, moisturizes and protects with SPF 25. You may be wondering about CC Creams as well. Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream is a 12-in-1 multi-tasker that hydrates, firms, color-corrects and provides chemical-free SPF 30 protection. Not ready to part with your mineral powder? Not to worry. Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup is a full-coverage foundation that moisturizes, conceals and protects with SPF 15.

Eyes and lips
Eye makeup is a fun and easy way to express yourself and change your look as the mood strikes. Eye shadow in particular can take you from subtle to all-out glam and everything in between. RMS Beauty Eye Shadows not only provide unique, long-wearing color, but they also deliver moisturizing benefits that will soften and revitalize the delicate eye area. bareMinerals Round the Clock Eyeliners provide a vivid, waterproof line that won’t smudge or fade. Finish your look with bareMinerals Mascara, available in black or espresso, in lengthening, volumizing or water-proof formulations.

Nail polish has traditionally contained less than eco-friendly ingredients such as formaldehyde. SpaRitual uses only vegan ingredients in all of their products, including many that are wild-crafted and organic. butter LONDON and Deborah Lippmann are both “3-Free;” formulated without formaldehyde, toluene or DBP. Eco-friendly beauty is easier than you might think.


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