Beauty/Home, Health

Part II: the ugly truth of personal care

Welcome back to part II of the ugly truth.  I know this is the happiest of topics, but the more we educate ourselves the better decisions we can make for ourselves and our family. So here is to learning, making changes and living a healthier lifestyle.

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EWG is an amazing website that helps you get a better understanding of the toxicity of your personal care products on a scale of 0-10.  When I took a look at my own personal care products I noticed that I was sometimes doing more harm than good.  Here is what I found…

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Eucerin Lotion – 3

St. Ives Apricot Scrub – 6

Dove (cucumber & green tea) deodorant – 4

Neutrogena makeup remover towelettes – 4

Nivea lip care – 4

Neutrogena anti-aging sunblock – 7

Olay regenerist micro-sculpting cream – 6 (fragrance free – 4)

Clinique acne solutions – 6

Tresemme Moisture Rich Conditioner – 4

Bare Minerals makeup – 1 to 3

Vaseline lip therapy – 2

Clearly I need to make some changes to my beauty regiment.  I’m fine with hovering the line of low to moderate but decided to toss anything that ranked 5 or above. With this new rule of thumb, I now need to find new sunblock, sculpting cream and acne solutions.  Not too bad. (I probably won’t get acne solution but the other two are a must)!

After doing my research, I wanted to share with you some of my favorite brands that I love and now know are safe.

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BEAUTYCOUNTER – They have the strictest ingredient selection process in the industry and have banned over 1,500 ingredients from being used in their products.  That’s more than Europe!

Here are some of my favorite products and my BEAUTYCOUNTER consultant’s website.  Give it a try and I promise you won’t be disappointed!

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1) Shampoo 2) Night Cream 3) Lip Balm 4) Eye Shadow

 

BARE MINERALS – “CREATES INNOVATIVE PRODUCTS THAT ARE POWERED BY NOURISHING, SKIN-LOVING MINERALS. FORMULATED PRODUCTS WITH PURITY IN MIND, SO YOU CAN FEEL GOOD ABOUT EVERYTHING [THEY] MAKE.”

Here are some of my favorites from Bare Minerals.  Enjoy!

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1) Powder Foundation 2) Mascara 3) Eye Shadow 

 

Don’t compromise your health for beauty.  Help remove unnecessary toxins from your daily regiment by doing your research.  Start living a healthier lifestyle today!

 

Comments

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