Natural, Organic, Cruelty-Free Beauty

Natural beauty comes from within; it is a person’s character, their sense of humor, their compassion, and the way they treat others. Beyond that, when it comes to beauty, what we put into our bodies is just as important as what we put on our skin.

My top natural beauty tips:

  1. Opt for natural, whole foods like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, beans, and whole grains.
  2. Drink plenty of water.
  3. Get enough sleep every night.
  4. Live a balanced life. Avoid stress and utilize healthy methods of managing stress
  5. Surround yourself with good, light-hearted, people.
  6. Live a life that falls in line with your values.
  7. Eat plenty of fresh, raw foods in their natural state (fruits and veggies).
  8. Avoid processed and refined foods.
  9. Move your body.
  10. Keep skincare simple.
  11. Smile more, and do at least one thing that makes you happy everyday.
  12. Eliminate crap from your life: cigarettes, alcohol, soda, toxic chemicals, toxic media choices, and toxic relationships.

Note:
I purchased all of these products. I do not represent any of these companies. These are my opinions based on my experience and research.

Please check out my video where I highlight the following natural beauty products.

The numbers listed after the products below correspond to the EWG’s toxicity rating. I understand that for many people, this may not be a reasonable method for determining safety of products. However, as I explain in my video, I am appreciative for this resource, because at least it gives me a baseline to do further research.

FACE:
Gifts of Nature Facial Toner: 0
$16, natural and organic ingredients, vegan, cruelty-free
“Each of our toners for all skin types possess phytonutrients; naturally occurring chemicals in plants that protect them from diseases, pollution and overexposure to the sun. When these compounds are applied to the skin these phytonutrients have been clinically proven to reduce inflammation, prevent free radical damage, slow the effects of environmental aging, eliminate toxins, help repair DNA and enhance communications with cells. The list goes on and on.” -Gifts of Nature

Josie Maran 100% organic argan oil: 0
$48, organic, fair trade, vegan, cruelty free

100% Pure Organic Coffee Bean Eye Cream: 1
$21, made with organic and natural ingredients, cruelty free, vegan

Josie Maran Argan Infinity Cream: 1
$28, All of the ingredients are completely natural and some organic, cruelty-free. Note: Not labeled vegan according to their website.
Some of the ingredients are shea butter, aloe vera, mango seed butter, and macadamia seed oil, etc.

Mineral Hygienics Sheer Mineral Foundation in Medium Golden: 3
100% natural, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free
$20 or $60 for a mineral makeup starter kit
4 ingredients – that’s it!

It’s free of irritants such as talc and bismuth chloride, which is in many mineral cosmetics. It feels as though you are not wearing anything, you can sweat with it on, and it lets your skin breathe.
“Free from harmful fillers, stabilizers, dyes, perfumes, talc, petro-chemicals, or synthetic fragrances.” Reading all the reviews and information, this product even works well for people with sensitive or acne-prone skin.

Eco Tools Brushes:
$4-$10 for individual brushes or $6-$17 for a set
cruelty-free, handles are made from sustainable bamboo

100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Pot Rouge in Posey: 1
$18, Can use on cheeks and lips
100% natural, vegan, gluten-free, amazing ingredients

Jane Iredale Blush in Copper Wind: 1
$27, Copper Wind is vegan, gluten-free, and cruelty-free

“jane iredale is certified cruelty-free by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics’ (CCIC) Leaping Bunny Program, the leading internationally respected animal protection group for cruelty-free certification. Find out more on our cruelty-free page.jane iredale products are also certified cruelty-free by PETA. To find out more about what this means, please visit our page on their site.

Note: Some of the blush is not vegan, because they contain carmine.
“Carmine is a red pigment/dye derived from insects native to South America and Mexico that live as parasites on cactus plants. Used as a colorant in food, cosmetics and textiles. Has been associated with severe allergic reactions. This ingredient is listed in the PETA’s Caring Consumer guide as a substance of animal origin.” -EWG

LIPS:
Vermont Soap certified organic pure African shea nut butter: 0
$4, Vermont Soap Company
This can be used for lips, eye brows, nighttime beauty treatment, rashes, burns, sunburn, or bug bites.

EYES:
Jane Iredale PureLash Mascara in Black: 1
$16, vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free
Note: Some of the mascaras have beeswax, but other varieties are vegan. Just be sure to check.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:
Leaping Bunny: http://www.leapingbunny.org
The Kind Life: http://thekindlife.com/blog/2012/02/kind-classics-natural-makeup/
EWG’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database:
http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/
Chemist’s Corner Article about EWG: http://chemistscorner.com/3-reasons-the-ewg-is-dubious-resource/
Eco-friendly accessory pouches: http://papayaart.com/papaya/accessories/accessory-pouches.html
Love Raw Vegan YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/LoveRawVeganChannel

If you have found natural, organic, raw, vegan, and/or cruelty-free products that are great quality, please feel free to share.

Mary Signature

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