It's important to note, first off, that there is no such thing as "chemical free makeup". As a well-respected green beauty makeup artist, Kristen Arnett states, "water is a chemical."
What we're looking to avoid are harsh chemicals or toxic ingredients.
When I developed Jennifer Lynn Naturals makeup with organic ingredients, I wanted the formula to include as few ingredients as possible that still offered the best performance (as a former Makeup Artist, this was extremely important).
You have no idea how hard it is to get a cosmetic chemist to NOT use synthetic harsh chemicals. If you don't believe these are the facts, just Google Canada and Europe's regulations on cosmetics. Sure to open your eyes, I know it did for me.
If you don't believe these are the facts, just Google Canada and Europe's regulations on cosmetics. Sure to open your eyes, I know it did for me.
After months and months of arguing with American cosmetic chemists, I got it and now you do too!
Now, you absolutely could get in your kitchen and start making your own natural cosmetics...that's what I did initially. But after learning of the potential for mold, etc. I knew I had to find someone who really knew the science inside and out.
Here’s the nitty-gritty list of ingredients to do your best to avoid when choosing a lip product, along with information about why they’re not so good for your health!
Now, it's not always easy to find color cosmetics that don't contain at least some of these ingredients. Even with all my knowledge about the topic, I just do my best and that's really all you can do.
If you already have a high toxic load, like I do, these are the last things you want to be "eating" every day. As our line grows, so will this list!
To learn why these harsh chemicals are even in beauty products watch this video:
For more information and tips for finding safer cosmetics and personal care products check out Breast Cancer Prevention Partners.
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