About This Product:
100% Pure : The very first organic makeup line that I ever fell in love with.
And in my book, still stands alone as one of the most fun, & truly effective lines that I have ever tried.
Their Superfruits foundation in particular was a product that not only boosted my confidence, but also helped to heal my skin. It's Aloe Vera base makes it PERFECT for problematic, sensitive skin ~ & the best part is that it will even help to heal any scarring that you might have. It is gluten-free, vegan, loaded with antioxidants (lots of Vitamin C from fruits) & the coolest part - it is pigmented from fruit.
I used this particular foundation for about 1 year consistently in the color Golden Peach.
On my skin, it was very lightweight & healthy feeling, even after hours of wear. I had also tried the tinted moisturizer in this line, in the same color, but it was a little too oily for my skin. The coverage of this foundation has beat out the coverage of numerous other foundations that I have tried- and I also feel like it's the best bang for your buck.
Each bottle is $32, and each lasted me about 3 months of daily use.
The downfalls to this product:
• You will need order it online, unless you happen to be in California.
• The limited color selections - which honestly, are all quite neutral & seem to be very universal. Personally, I was always happy with my color selections and switch between Golden Peach / Toffee depending on the season.
Organic Makeup = Worth it!
Semi-Permanent Makeup offers women a natural way to enhance their facial features without making a lifelong commitment.
With traditional tattoos, the ink is placed in the layer of the skin known the dermis or even deeper to the subcutis. Tattoos are indeed permanent and will not disappear.
Semi-Permanent Makeup is the newest innovation for beauty and is an upgrade from cosmetic tattoos. The biggest difference is that semi-permanent makeup is NOT permanent. Semi-permanent makeup is less invasive because it is placed under the top layer of the skin, the epidermis.
Another big difference is that semi-permanent makeup uses pigments from naturally derived mineral origins and the color composition is made to fade over time with no discoloration. The shade only gets lighter and lighter through the exfoliation of the epidermis.
Semi-permanent makeup lasts about 1-3 years, depending on skin metabolism, type, and the environment. The major benefit of semi-permanent make-up is that you don’t have to commit to the same look for the rest of your life.
Some of the ingredients that we are putting on our skin just aren't that pretty.
U.S. researchers report that one in eight of the 82,000 ingredients used in personal care products are industrial chemicals, including carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins, and hormone disruptors. Many products include plasticizers (chemicals that keep concrete soft), degreasers (used to get grime off auto parts), and surfactants (they reduce surface tension in water, like in paint and inks). Imagine what that does to your skin, and to the environment.
You can avoid harmful chemicals when you use David Suzuki's shopper's guide, and audit your bathroom cupboard using this list of harmful ingredients:
THE DIRTY DOZEN! (take a deep breath, check your labels, and avoid.)
1. BHA and BHT: Used mainly in moisturizers and makeup as preservatives. Suspected endocrine disruptors and may cause cancer (BHA). Harmful to fish and other wildlife. Read more from David Suzuki »
2. Coal tar dyes: p-phenylenediamine and colours listed as "CI" followed by a five digit numberIn addition to coal tar dyes, natural and inorganic pigments used in cosmetics are also assigned Colour Index numbers (in the 75000 and 77000 series, respectively).
3. DEA-related ingredients: Used in creamy and foaming products, such as moisturizers and shampoos. Can react to form nitrosamines, which may cause cancer. Harmful to fish and other wildlife. Look also for related chemicalsMEA and TEA. Read more from David Suzuki »
4. Dibutyl phthalate: Used as a plasticizer in some nail care products. Suspected endocrine disrupter and reproductive toxicant. Harmful to fish and other wildlife. Read more from David Suzuki »
5. Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives: Look for DMDM hydantoin, diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, methenamine and quarternium-15. Used in a variety of cosmetics. Slowly release small amounts of formaldehyde, which causes cancer. Read more from David Suzuki »
6. Parabens: Used in a variety of cosmetics as preservatives. Suspected endocrine disrupters and may interfere with male reproductive functions. Read more from David Suzuki»
7. Parfum (a.k.a. fragrance): Any mixture of fragrance ingredients used in a variety of cosmetics — even in some products marketed as "unscented." Some fragrance ingredients can trigger allergies and asthma. Some linked to cancer and neurotoxicity. Some harmful to fish and other wildlife. Read more for David Suzuki »
8. PEG compounds: Used in many cosmetic cream bases. Can be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, which may cause cancer. Also for related chemical propylene glycol and other ingredients with the letters "eth" (e.g., polyethylene glycol). Read more from David Suzuki»
9. Petrolatum: Used in some hair products for shine and as a moisture barrier in some lip balms, lip sticks and moisturizers. A petroleum product that can be contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, which may cause cancer. Read more from David Suzuki»
10. Siloxanes: Look for ingredients ending in "-siloxane" or "-methicone." Used in a variety of cosmetics to soften, smooth and moisten. Suspected endocrine disrupter and reproductive toxicant (cyclotetrasiloxane). Harmful to fish and other wildlife. Read more from David Suzuki »
11. Sodium laureth sulfate: Used in foaming cosmetics, such as shampoos, cleansers and bubble bath. Can be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, which may cause cancer. Look also for related chemical sodium lauryl sulfate and other ingredients with the letters "eth" (e.g., sodium laureth sulfate). Read more from David Suzuki»
12. Triclosan: Used in antibacterial cosmetics, such as toothpastes, cleansers and antiperspirants. Suspected endocrine disrupter and may contribute to antibiotic resistance in bacteria. Harmful to fish and other wildlife. Read more from David Suzuki»
Taking the time to switch to healthier versions of your favorite products can take time.
And that's a-ok! Switching to a healthier lifestyle, is simply that: a lifestyle. It's not about stressing and switching everything right here and right now. It is something to simply start being aware of how you would like to reshape your thoughts and actions- and when the time is right, you will know it.
Keep in mind that when you are switching products, although Organic Tends To Be More Expensive, You’ll Use Less. Generally, you can use less organic makeup per use than you would with non-organic.
We find that we run out of that creamy, cakey non-organic foundation before we run out of a mineral powder.
Remember that weird feeling that you skin gets after a few hours of wearing traditional makeup? This just doesn't seem to happen with organic makeup.
Organic is simply better quality. So, we wear it longer. The price often evens out in the end.
When shopping organically, still be conscious of reading labels, and making sure that what you are buying is truley what you are looking for. There is a lot of misleading marketing when it comes to "organic" and "all-natural" these days.
Personally, I hvae noticed dramatic difference in my skin from avoiding toxic, cheap, makeup. My skin is healthier than ever and I can't express enough how greateful I am to the organic movement and to companies out there like Vapour, Tarte, and Juice Beauty who are doing amazing things for the health of women.
Cheers to a beautiful, healthy you!