We come to the final category in our Non-Toxic Beauty series: Make-up. As with skin and hair care companies, all-natural make-up companies are popping up all over the place, offering non-toxic versions of foundations, blush, eye shadows and lipsticks. And these are products you can feel good about wearing all day, because they actually benefit your skin.
Here are some of my favorite products and companies:
Gabriel Cosmetics Foundation – This is a mineral based, liquid foundation that has medium coverage and uses plant oils and pigments to hydrate and color. It’s great for all skin types, particularly for those with dry and sensitive skin. It comes in 5 colors. This is the foundation I have been using lately, and I really like the way it feels on my skin. They also offer a powder that can be used alone or on top of the liquid foundation for additional coverage.
Vapour Cosmetics Luminous Foundation – This is another mineral foundation that comes in a stick. While a bit pricier, it gives the skin a luminous glow (very subtle) and is chock full of beneficial plant oils and minerals to soothe and hydrate. Vapour has an entire line of effective, non-toxic products, including cream eye shadows and primers, which really help your skin glow! Highly recommend.
Ecco Bella Flower Color Foundation – This liquid foundation is full of skin loving plant oils and flower extracts to moisturize skin. It offers a light to medium coverage, and it also contains titanium dioxide and zinc oxide to provide a bit of sun protection (although I still recommend wearing a separate sunscreen).
Blush & Eye Shadow
Ecco Bella Blush – I love their blush, because it is made from all-natural pigments and does not contain any talc or irritating additives. I love the coral rose and orchid rose colors. I’ve used their blush for years.
Vapour Mult-Use Blush – If you’re looking for a cream blush, Vapour is the way to go. Again, it’s a bit pricey, but it provides luminous color on your cheeks, while also moisturizing and soothing all skin types. I also love their cream eye shadows in Cinder and Sugar. Vapour products will literally make you glow and are so good for your skin. Love them!
Pacifica Eye Shadow – I love this all-natural company! I use their non-toxic, all natural perfumes and am hooked on just about every fragrance (I could do an entire post on their perfumes!). In the last few years, they have expanded their products to include make-up. Their eye shadows are mineral based and full of healthy ingredients, including coconut oil, which is extremely beneficial to the skin. Their eye shadow palettes include 4 different shades for only $14, which is a great deal! You can now find many Pacifica products at Target.
Pacifica, Burt’s Bees, and Acure all make tinted lip balms and glosses that add both color and moisture to lips. They are made with natural, non-toxic pigments as well as beneficial plant oils. They also contain all-natural flavoring, so you don’t have to worry about ingesting these. If you only switch to one non-toxic product, make it lipstick. We are constantly licking our lips and eating food, both of which causes us to ingest a portion of the lip product we are wearing. Most conventional lipsticks contain lead and other harmful ingredients (not ingredients you’d want to be ingesting!). Thankfully, these all-natural companies offer lip products with beautiful colors and beneficial ingredients.
Whether you’re a “beauty product junkie” or just like to use a few products, I hope the recommendations in this series have given you some helpful ideas of products you can add to your skin care routine.