I'm no beauty influencer. I don't own a ring light and I apply eye shadow with my finger tips (because I'm too lazy to use my brushes). But I like my face to look nice and I've got a passion for doing it with plant-based alternatives. Here's why:
While Canada and Europe have banned 1300+ ingredients from use in cosmetics/skin care, the US has only banned 11. ELEVEN. Google it.
Companies do not have to demonstrate safety before their products go to market. They count on us assuming a product is "safe" if it's on store shelves. They leave the research up to us. And we don't know what we don't know until we do. So next time you're grabbing your favorite beauty products, here's a list of a few dirty ingredients (aka carcinogens and hormone disruptors) you'll want to avoid.
Ingredients to avoid:
"Beauty is only skin deep", they say -- except your skin is not a barrier. It's more like a big old entryway into your long-term health. So maybe make one switch at a time, each time you run out of your current beauty product, and take your sweet skin and your HEALTH back.
A few of my favorite clean, green skin care products here:
Bloom Brightening Cleanser
Naturally derived facial wash to address the appearance of uneven skin and help you find that radiance again. Leaves my (sensitive) face feeling so fresh and smooth! BLOOM by Young Living Brightening Cleanser is powered by plumeria flower extract, sodium hyaluronate, and pracaxi seed oil that helps to both cleanse and hydrate the skin.
Bloom Brightening Essence
My dull skin’s BFF is BLOOM by Young Living™ Brightening Essence. This luminous, gel-textured essence infuses moisture into skin, refining skin’s look and texture. Its pH balance-restoring formula supports skin barrier function, reduces the appearance of pores, and leaves your skin refreshed and radian
ART Intensive Moisturizer
Reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while delivering deep hydration for smoother, more supple-feeling skin!
Savvy Minerals Liquid Foundation
Love the dewy finish of this foundation that contains gentle, pure ingredients for medium - full coverage. Made with Sacred Sandalwood™ essential oil to enhance the natural radiance of skin, avocado oil to hydrate and reduce moisture loss, and lots of other skin-loving ingredients. My secret to buying online: Hold the under/pale side of your wrist up to the screen and match to the closest shade!
Savvy Minerals Concealer
This medium- to full-coverage liquid concealer has a buildable formula to instantly lighten and conceal while also smoothing and hydrating the skin. While it delivers full coverage, the creamy, lightweight formula blends effortlessly for a natural look that won’t settle into lines, cake, crease, or flake. Plus, it’s made with Manuka and Tea Tree essential oils to help reduce the appearance of blemishes while the rich pigment helps hide discoloration!
Savvy Minerals Lengthening + Volumizing Mascaras
Love to use both of these natural mascaras with unique plant fibers for both length and volume!
DIY Glow Serum
My ride or die under eye treatment. I was able to throw away my expensive eye creams by using my oils to make this. Recipe linked!
Shadow Essentials Eye Shadow Palette - Natural Quartz
Each shade is made with rich mineral pigment and pure Lavender essential oil. So perfect for everyday wear!
If you're already a Young Living customer, you can log in and shop these favorites with your 24% member discount. Not a YL customer? Get started here and add these to your order!
And here are a few other favorites of mine outside of YL!
Ilia Skin Tint
So easy for early mornings when I need to be out of the door or beach days where I need some coverage and color. SPF40
Ilia Rococo Lip Color
Vegan lipstick with organic castor seed oil!
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