Natural Beauty

Eco-Friendly Makeup

Who would have thought that lotions, serums, mascaras and lipsticks could harmful to the air around us? With makeup being so universal and popular among men and women, one would think that beauty products aren't all that harmless. In actuality there are certain chemicals in beauty products that are harmful to the air around us. There are thousands of chemicals that are used to create beauty products and are not regulated by the government nor are they approved. Even though that is the case, beauty products are not going to be eliminated from everyday use anytime soon. It would be really difficult to avoid every synthetic chemical used in the products.

If you choose to use the products here are some chemicals to look out for:
    • Parabens
    • Synthetic Colors
    • Fragrance
    • Phthalates
    • Triclosan
    • Formaldehyde
    • Toluene
    • Propylene Glycol
    • Sunscreen Chemicals
    • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) / Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES)
Heres an article that goes in depth about the chemicals listed above:

Even though there are chemicals that should be avoided within beauty products there are other alternatives that are available for use. The solution being organic and natural beauty products. Eco friendly beauty products typically use organic formulas and are chemical free. Due to this, these products help make the air cleaner. The products are again eco friendly, uses natural fragrance, chemicals aren't as harsh, are nutrient-rich, and are gentler on the skin.

Below are are two videos of eco friendly advocating beauty gurus. Check it out! They can further tell you why natural beauty products are great and what natural products are out there!

1) Valerie Dapsis. Beauty guru who has a passion for natural, holistic, organic skincare, haircare, body care, makeup, nutrition, and home products.

2) Teri Miyahara, Founder of TERI MIYA HARA BEAUTY. Beauty guru dedicated to all-natural and cruelty-free living, not just for beauty products but for all aspects of lifestyle. 

Next time you use makeup think about the chemicals you are putting on your skin and in the air. So try an alternative and use natural and organic beauty products.