Should you switch to organic?

Posted: May 21 2015


With more information coming out regarding cosmetics and the long term effects of certain ingredients people are becoming more conscious of what they put on their skin and what they choose for skin care and makeup products. For many of us, that means a distrust in toxic ingredients, endocrine or hormone disruptors such as phthalates, parabens and formaldehyde, as well as a desire for recyclable packaging and cruelty-free production. People are exposed to cosmetics ingredients in many ways: breathing in sprays and powders, swallowing chemicals on the lips or hands or absorbing them through the skin. Some cosmetics ingredients – such as phthalate plasticizers, paraben preservatives, the pesticide triclosan, synthetic musks and sunscreen ingredients – are common pollutants. The good news is that now, more than ever before, there are more and more natural & organic beauty choices that are not only better for you and the earth, but are also effective and a pleasure to use – unlike the goopy, inconsistent formulas of days gone by

The organic & natural brands that we carry and trust include: RMS Beauty, Ilia Beauty, LippyGirl Makeup, Evelyn Iona, One Love Organics, Da Lish Cosmetics, Farm House Fresh and John Masters Organics. Here a few of outstanding products to try:

One Love Organics - Skin Saviour 

The ultimate multi-tasker, Skin Savior removes dirt and makeup without stripping the skin, moisturizes, illuminates and even turns mineral powder into a glowing foundation treatment. With an antioxidant-rich blend of organic coconut oil, mango butter, jojoba and chia, this citrus and vanilla treat is the perfect solution for just about any of your skin's needs.

RMS Beauty - Raw Coconut Cream

Best make up remover ever, this is not normal refined or cold-pressed coconut oil. RMS Raw Coconut Cream is extracted with a special technique that keeps the lauric acid intact. Coconut is the only plant-based source of lauric acid - it's also found in human breast milk. Lauric acid is anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-microbial making this an amazing cleanser, or moisturizer for troublesome skin.

Evelyn Iona - Organic Perfecting Face Primer

This primer will prep and protect your skin. Keep it hydrated and glowing with a fresh make-up look into the night. It protects your skin from free-radical damage with its potent antioxidants. This smooth operator won't leave you feeling like a grease-ette or break you out because it has no dimenthicone. It creates a smooth canvas for make-up application, and reduces the look of lines and pores. This natural and organic primer contains skin-repairing ingredients and is gentle even on the most sensitive skin.

Ilia Beauty- Tinted Moisturizers

ILIA is formulated with this in mind, and dedicated to creating the purest products possible. The ethical-sustainable approach embodied in each piece is filled with certified organic bio-active botanicals that nourish and rejuvenate the skin.