I love beauty products and make-up and have done since I was really young. My best Christmas present when I was 8 was a baby-blue nail polish, I was also allowed an apple flavoured lip-gloss that came in a funny tin. My most treasured possessions at the time 🙂
Nothing has changed. I still love my beauty products but I prefer them to be as “clean” as possible.
We expose ourselves to a cocktail of chemicals every day just by doing a minimum amount of grooming. Showering, moisturizing, deodorizing, brushing our teeth..
It’s estimated that a women slap on an average of 2 kilograms of pure chemicals every year!! (for men that number is 1 kilogram)
We don’t really know how the body deals with all these substances or what happens when they are mixed with other chemicals.
A product might contain a substance that has been deemed safe in small amounts but this does not take in to consideration the cocktail-effect you get by using several products on top of each other.
Some of these products contains chemicals that are questionable and possible harmful for the environment and for our health.
Big brands are changing but only if there is a possibility of a big dent to their revenue. Body Shop and L’Oréal are facing out suspected cancer causing PFAS chemicals thanks to consumer pressure and boycotts.
But big corporations also spend large amounts of money to lobby for the continuous use of chemicals that have been classed as harmful as we’ve seen in the case of preservative PHMB.
I chose to buy most of my beauty products from brands with a mission to sell products that are gentle on the environment and ANY living organism.
We are spoilt for choice with new interesting products hitting the market on an almost a daily basis.
If a brands main mission is to provide clean and effective products, well, then I’m in!