Cover Photo: Jarrett McGovern
So, I mentioned last week that I’ve been consciously replacing the items in my beauty arsenal as they run out with better options. After spending lots of time
nerding out researching, using apps like Think Dirty and consulting numerous websites including the Environmental Working Group‘s “Skin Deep” database, I think I’m getting a handle on whats going on with the beauty industry but it’s confusing. I keep reading about the fact that the US has only banned 11 chemicals from cosmetics and personal care products while the EU has banned about 1,400 — WTF.
The great news is that there are some awesome companies who see this as an opportunity and not a problem and are taking the initiative to design amazing products that are safer and better. The extra care that these companies are putting into their product also means that in many cases they care about their impact on the planet and the people that work for them too. I’m going to share a few of my current faves that I’ve picked up recently and we’ll keep updating you as we discover more.
What are your favorite safe/natural/ethical makeup brands and products…please share them by tagging @buyconscious!