Natural and Organic Cosmetics to Add to Your Makeup BagBy Chantelle Kadala
With so much emphasis on what we eat and put in our body, it makes sense that we should give as much thought to what we put on our faces. Choosing organic products for your beauty regiment gives your skin natural products made with botanical ingredients and free of chemicals like sulfates and parabens. Plus companies that make organic goods have made a commitment to sustainability and never test on animals.
You know you want to go organic but what are the best organic makeup products out there? Reviewing recommendations by doctors, makeup artist and the average beauty buyer I’ve compiled this list:
The 10 Best Organic Makeup Products
Fruit Pigmented Lip & Cheek Tint by 100% Pure. This company prides itself on being “health food for your skin” and stay true to their name and motto. No synthetic chemicals, artificial colors, chemical preservatives or artificial fragrances. Just pure, natural ingredients. Their lip & cheek tint is colored with fruit and vegetable pigments and safe to use anywhere. ($17 100percentPure.com)
Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara by Physicians Formula. Creating big, thick lashes is a snap with Organic Wear Jumbo Lash Mascara. A natural blend including OrganiSoy to moisturizes and nourishes lashes while Eco-Olive antioxidants shield lashes from harsh environmental aggressors. ($10 PhysiciansFormula.com)
Miessence Certified Organics Mineral Foundation Powder. Certified organic means there are no questions about the origin of all the ingredients in Miessence products which range from all the makeup you use to body and hair care. Their mineral foundation comes in a lot of shades and looks great in any light. ($68 Miessence.com)
Flowercolor Natural Liquid Foundation SPF 15 by Ecco Bella. This lightweight, water-based foundation does so much its kind of a super foundation. Excellent coverage comes with sunscreen, antioxidants, moisturizers and skin protectors all mixed together to create an vegan foundation that is gluten and paraben-free. ($26 EccoBella.com)
IQ Natural Large Pure Minerals Makeup Starter Set with Brush. This is such a great deal you will want to buy two or three. Each kit comes with two adjacent foundation shades, a multi-tasking concealer, setting powder, blush, and bronzer. As if that wasn’t enough, you also get a pore reducing elixir, face primer and moisturizer, with both a large Kabuki brush and a concealer brush all in zippered makeup bag. ($39 IQNatural.com)
Juice Beauty Illuminating Eye Color. Organic aloe powder, fruit extracts and minerals combine to brighten and highlight eyes in radiant, shimmering earth tones. Natural minerals act as reflector and Juice Beauty products are packed with fruits and berries providing antioxidants that protect against free radical skin damage and firm skin. ($12 JuiceBeauty.com)
Antonym Cosmetics Ecocert Certified Natural Waterproof Pencil. This eye pencil is certified to be 100% natural and free of preservatives and still has a rich pigment that provides excellent coverage and is safe to use in the eye. ($18 Amazon.com)
Bite Beauty Luminous Crème Lipstick Duo. A two-sided lipstick bullet, this mini-duo offers a both a neutral and a vivid lip color that is great on the go. Your lips will love the resveratrol’s age-repair benefits and all the natural, food-grade ingredients. Bite Beauty is also one of the few certified gluten-free cosmetic lines out there. ($12 Sephora.com)
Silken Earth Powder Blush by Aubrey Organics. These silk-based powders come in rich tones that look great on every complexion at really attractive prices considering the care that goes into their all-natural products. Aubrey Organics’ commitment to the planet and mankind as a whole in its 40 year history is quite remarkable and their extensive product line is extremely impressive. ($9 Aubrey-Organics.com)
SW Basics Vegan Vegetarian Skin Care Makeup Remover. Choosing organic cosmetics as a healthier beauty choice it makes sense that as much care would be taken in removing your makeup. SW Basics has a makeup remover made up of all organic oils and does a great job of gently removing all the product you put on and moisturizing your face at the same time. ($17 Amazon.com)
In the future you can look forward to more of your favorite makeup brands creating lines specifically for organic consumers like you as more and more companies seek to please a smarter and healthier customer base.