This hair journey of ours started with me being tired of only knowing how to do 2 or 3 simple styles, I got online to search for hairstyles for kids with kinky curly hair. From that search I also learned much more than just styles, I found information on ingredients and products…and discovered that the products I was using on my daughters hair were not good her or her tresses. From there, I learned how to read ingredient labels and which ingredients to stay away from. I also found that many of those ingredients are not just in certain hair products, but there are also many harmful ingredients in soaps, bubble baths, make-up, lotions, cleaners and many other household products. This knowledge has prompted my search for natural products and quest for a greener lifestyle.
It is a fact that the cosmetic industry is not regulated, therefore many companies take advantage of consumers lack of knowledge by using cheap fillers in their products, some of these fillers are chemicals that have been linked to cancer. I am slowly but surely replacing the products we use with those containing all natural ingredients. I have recently been searching for natural make-ups, enter Eve Organics. Not only does Eve Organics create natural beauty products and cosmetics they aim to educate their customers on the ingredients that are out there. My package arrived with an informative brochure and a handy little card with “The Dirty Dozen ~ Ingredients” listed on it, I wanted to share those ingredients and their risks with you all.
1. Phthalates (DEP, DEHP, Fragrance): Organ Damage, Reproductive Defects
2. Fragrance: Linked with MS, CFS, Fibromyalgia
3. Parabens (Methylparaben, Propylparaben, etc.): Found in Breast Tumors
4.DEA/TEA: Chemical Reactions Change Ingredients in the Bottle Into Carcinogens
5. Petrochemicals (Paraffin, Petrolatum, Mineral Oil): Carcinogen Banned in Europe
6. Urea: Formaldehyde Releaser
7. Sulfates (Sodium Laurel & Sodium Laureth): Mutates Cells, Denatures Protein
8. Dyes (FD&C Yellows 5&6, Red 3): Cause Cancer, Some Contain Lead & Arsenic
9. Lanolin: Can Contain DDT, a Neurotoxin
10. Propylene Glycol: Liver & Kidney Damage
11. Talc: Fibers Similar to Asbestos, Linked to Lung and Ovarian Cancer
12. Contaminants: (e.g. Extracting Solvents) Not on Label
I have decided to replace my drugstore makeups with that of natural cosmetics. Mineral makeup, I have learned, is natural and actually contains nutrients with healing properties. Before, if I wore makeup at all, I used a liquid foundation that typically broke out my skin because of the additives and chemicals found in them.
I have used Eve Organics Light Neutral Foundation Powder several times this past month and have had no break outs or adverse reactions to it. The powder itself feels so light, it is as though I’m not wearing makeup at all, normally when I wear the liquid foundation I feel like I’m wearing a mask, it’s thick and sticky, no wonder I would always break out. Even with as light as the powder is, it still gives great coverage, it is safe to say that I will never use a liquid foundation again. Ingredients:Mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, ultramarine blue. May contain: zinc oxide.
I’ve also been using their Concealer stick. I put the concealer on any blemishes I might have prior to using the foundation powder and it works incredibly well at covering them up. I love the ingredients, there is nothing that will clog my pores or cause harm to my body through absorption. Ingredients: Jojoba oil, beeswax, candelilla wax, corn starch, castor oil, vitamin e, mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxides, ultramarine blue. May contain: zinc oxide
High quality brushes with synthetic fibers are necessary for proper makeup application. Very tight bristled brushes provide the best application of foundation powders. I use the the Handi Flat Top brush is said to work perfectly for all foundation, bronzer and all over color applications and it works great for me when I am putting on my foundation powder. The makeup brushes available on Eve Organics are carefully selected and will not harbor bacteria.
So, my first experience with mineral makeup products has been a great one and I give the products I have been using a top rating. I love being able to put on makeup when I’m going out of the house, to my kids school functions, etc, and not breaking out. These products have such a great natural feel and that’s because they are natural….from now on I won’t have my makeup any other way.
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