Typically when we think about living healthier, we think of ways to limit what we put in our bodies with things like chemicals and other toxic ingredients.

What we put on our bodies is just as critical–all the cosmetics that we slather on are getting absorbed into our skin. And if our makeup is filled with impurities like lead, endocrine disrupting phthalates along with other irritants, that gets absorbed into our bodies too. 

Some can agree that makeup is an essential beauty item used by people all over the world, and many of us are in no hurry to ditch this daily necessity. But if we want to be kind to not only ourselves but the environment, we need to think about what we are feeding our skin. If you’re thinking of going green, here is why you should make the switch to natural and organic makeup brands.

Nix Harsh Chemicals

Many chemicals that reside in non-organic makeup are just bad news. The most well-known culprits are parabens and phthalates, two substances that have been linked to cancer, type II diabetes and infertility, according to the Global Healing Center. Also, there are plenty of ingredients used in makeup that hasn’t been thoroughly tested. That's why it is essential to check out labels on our makeup.

Less Irritation

As we get older, our skin tends to become more sensitive, and rashes, redness, and general irritation can become familiar. That's why we need to look for natural makeup products that have phytonutrients in them. They are Phytochemicals, which are chemical compounds produced by plants that can help soothe our skin and make it feel more radiant. Loréal recently jumped on the bandwagon and launched a brand exclusive to this to create products that are more sustainable and eco-friendly.  

You will look like the fountain of youth

The chemicals in traditional makeup brands don’t just affect your insides; they can lead to premature aging. Also, they can intensely dry out your skin and starve cells of oxygen.

Non-harmful Sun Protection

Thanks to the minerals in non-toxic cosmetics, you’re typically guaranteed a certain level of natural sun protection. Plus many organic products also contain antioxidants like vitamin C, which can help lessen the effects of sun damage.

No Animal Testing

When you go green, you're not the only kind to your skin, you're also kind to animals. It's always a good thing to check that the products are cruelty-free and vegan so you can have peace of mind that no animals were harmed in the making of your favorite cosmetics.

Here is a list of our favorite organic makeup brands for you to check out now. I am sure you will find some products that you love!

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