I get it the aesthetic is stunning. The color palette? To die for. Quality? Phenomenal.
But at what cost?
Are we using products that contain toxic ingredients that can compromise our wellness & healing? with this brand, the answer is most likely yes.
Which is so unfortunate. The consistencies are gorgeous, the shades are beautiful, and the packaging is so aesthetically pleasing.
But I believe we should choose healthy alternatives whenever possible. And considering you’re here, you inclined too as well!
Luckily, there are some non-toxic makeup brands out there that are providing a more vast market for clean makeup.
But! I want to first make a little disclaimer about standards of “clean beauty.” Just because Sephora or Ulta slaps a green sticker on a product doesn’t (DOESN’T) necessarily make it “non-toxic.”
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related: why you need organic, non-toxic cosmetics
Afterall, the beauty brands “clean standard” is almost as lax as the FDA’s. For more on this, click here. Anyways, I just wanted to inform you that while all of these products may not pass the strict ECOCERT COSMOS Certified Organic’s Standard (which is ideal), they are truly some of the best options out there on the market.
One more thing and then I” move on… I’m not trying to hit the panic button over here. Our bodies are incredible and were made to handle and expel toxins. But in today’s world we can easily overload our bodies detoxification capacity through dietary, cosmetic, and environmental toxins we are exposed to daily.
There’s no need to stress, just make healthier, non-toxic choices wherever you can. Hopefully, this short post helps out!
Beauty Highlighter Wand Dupe
Hydroxyacetophenone: although this ingredient is reportedly used as a skin conditioning agent, it is linked to skin irritation. It is considered a toxic, hazardous substance. Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone is also believed by some to act as a toxic carcinogen. So why not look at a healthier alternative?
Clean dupe: MADARA Skincare cosmic drops highligher
This Organic Certified liquid highlighter contains nutrient-dense ingredients like Aloe Leaf Juice, Blueberry, Peonia Root Extracts, all of which help provide an ideal consistency and smoothing effect.
Hyaluronic Happikiss Lipstick Balm
Ingredients: Diisostearyl Malate, BIS-Behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, BIS-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate2, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ceresin, Octyldodecanol, Synthetic Wax, PenaterythrItyl Tetraisostearate, 1,2-Hexanedoil, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Sodium Hyaluronate, Passiflora Eedulis (Passion Fruit) Seed Oil, Theobroma GrandIflorum (Cupuacu) Seed Butter, Palmitoyl Hexapeptide-12, Parfum (Fragrance), Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylene Carbonate, Caprylic/Capric Triglycerice, C10-18 Triglycerides, Triolein, Stearalkonium Hectorite, Glyceryl Dioleate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, [+/- Titanium Dioxide(CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77499), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985)].
Did you get all of that? Yeah, me neither.
Do you want to put that anywhere near your mouth? Yeah, me neither.
ILIA Hyaluronic acid Balmy Gloss Tinted Lip Oil
This rich balmy oil provides you with the same deeply nourished, plumper lips while sparing you the unnecessary synthetic chemicals. Ilia’s Balmy Gloss actually contains Salicornia Herbacea Extract, a sea succulent that boosts hydration by up to 6000%. And instead of using synthetic was like the CT Happikiss Balm, Ilia Beauty’s formula contains real Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Jojoba Esters, and Shea Butter extracts to promote long-lasting hydration and pouty, plump lips.
Airbrush Flawless Finish Setting Powder
One word: TALC. When inhaled talc can be toxic. And considering talc-ridden-makeup is most frequently in powder form, this should sound the alarm for some.
Clean Dupe: ILIA Radiant Translucent Powder SPF 20
This talc-free powder contains non-toxic replacements like Mica, Certified Organic Zea Mays Starch, and Kaolin Clay. It also uses Organic Aloe Leaf, Hibiscus Extract, Rosemary, and Thyme Leaf to provide a smoother consistency. This powder also gives you some sun protection using the cleanest known form of SPF: Non-Nano Zinc Oxide!
Again, I believe in choosing healthier alternative wherever possible. It is important to note that extreme adverse effects of these toxins are generally considered rare (although, that depends on your definition of adverse effects. i.e. serious illness or allergies…).
Overall, reducing your daily dose of toxins is always beneficial to holistic healing. As I mentioned before, I’ve written a whole post on the importance of non-toxic cosmetics and the harmful effects of some of the most common synthetics.