Post # 1
Do you use makeup that is free from parabens, formaldehyde, etc.? If so, what brand(s)?
I don’t wear a lot of makeup anymore (mascara, blush, and eye shadow). Just looking for an alternative option that has fewer chemicals than mainstream brands.
Post # 2
Everything on earth has chemicals…
Post # 3
spilledmilk : Right. I’m looking for makeup that is free from chemicals like parabens and formaldehyde. Those are the worst chemicals for you.
Post # 4
Sephora has a decent selection of makeup free of the scarier chemicals. On their website they’re marked but also if you go in the store they’re really helpful on showing you which options they have. Ultra has a few brands also like Juice Beauty (I have not tried this brand but have heard good things).
Post # 5
piper628 : I know that Sephora has a tab of “green” brands they carry, you could try checking there to see if there’s anything you like.
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2015 - St Peter\'s Church, East Maitland, and Bella Vista, Newcastle
You do know that your body makes formaldehyde, and pears have quite a lot in them? Anyway, this website is likely to be of use to you: https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ as it rates products on a 1-10 scale to assist you in making an informed decision.
Post # 7
piper628 : 100% Pure. I started using this company while pregnant and continue using them now. I like the list of ingredients on all their products
Post # 8
- Wedding: June 2007 - City, State
piper628 : my only advice is to stay away from places like ultra and sephora and go into a whole foods, sprouts, or natural grocers. They all have a small section of makeup. I still think you should vet ingredients but those places won’t sell something with cancer causing ingredients.
I also think it’s great you are conscious of the chemicals you are putting on your skin. Your skin is your largest organ. I can’t even tell you how many migraine and sinus issues and skin issues would be solved if people would pay attention to the creams they are putting on their face.
To the PP implying naturally occurring organic compounds and those that are synthetic are metabolically similar and our bodies don’t know the difference, you’re not helping anyone by perpetuating this lie.
Post # 9
sf618b : Thank you for your response. I absolutely agree. Being in America, terrible chemicals are everywhere and we are so unaware. I want to do what I can to reduce my exposure. My hair stylist got me onto a line of hair products that’s at Whole Foods. I love them. So, it makes sense. I’ll check it out.
Post # 10
- Wedding: August 2015 - City, State
I suffer from eczema on my face so I’ve had to adjust my makeup to be as gentle as possible. I use Physician’s formula talc-free airbrushing loose powder, physicians formula nude wear glowing nude blush, and physicians formula organic wear natural origins mascara. You can order all of those products on Amazon but they are hard to find in stores. I also have some physicians formula eye shadow and liquid liner. I don’t recommend Sephora products as they tend to have lots of chemicals. I looked up information regarding which chemicals to avoid, and all the products I listed don’t have them. piper628 :
Post # 11
sf618b : It’s possible to synthesize naturally occuring compounds.
Natural doesn’t equate to safe. Organic compound doesn’t equate to safe.
Post # 12
I second 100% Pure. https://www.100percentpure.com/ This brand has a wide range of products that work very well, including the best natural mascara I’ve tried so far (I’ve gone through many) and a liquid liner that really stays put perfectly. The only part of their makeup I don’t love is their eyeshadows, just because there’s not a ton of color choices.
Alima Pure https://www.alimapure.com/ is another makeup brand with good color pay off and a wide range of eye shadow and blush shades.
For lips I love Bite beauty (sephora exclusive) – about half my lip products are from them and the other half are 100% Pure. Both brands have fantastic pigment.
A couple other brands I’ve had good results from as well for eyeshadow/liners.
Au Naturale https://www.aunaturalecosmetics.com/
RMS Beauty https://www.rmsbeauty.com/
Good luck! 🙂
Post # 13
- Wedding: February 2019 - City, State
piper628 : Young living, Juice Beauty, and Root Pretty. Alao, the All Natural Face is really good!
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2019 - Santa Barbara, CA
A lot of people don’t know this, but Mac Cosmetics is paraben free & oil free.
Post # 15
I downloaded the app “think dirty” and it has really been helping me make better choices when deciding what to put on my body. You can scan product labels and it will tell you its safety rating, and which chemicals or ingredients in it are problematic and why. I have found it very helpful while making the switch to healthier cosmetics and skin care. It also offers safer alternatives.
For example, the face lotion I had been using had chemicals in it that are known hormone blockers/ endocrine system disrupters. Creepy!