Did you know the United States hasn't passed a federal law to regulate the ingredients in personal care products since 1938? And according to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, “the average woman applies over 500 chemicals per day to her body." Are you as shocked as I am at this fact?
You could be unknowingly applying products filled with chemicals, toxins, heavy metals and other undesirables.
Luckily, we live in a time where there's no need to sacrifice our health or well-being to look, smell and feel our best. We just have to be informed and get proactive, trading up to products that are clean, green and good for our health.
My favorite resource for verifying the safety of personal care items is the Environmental Working Group and their Skin Deep Guide to Cosmetics. Here you’ll find safety ratings of over 80,000 personal care products on the market. It’s a virtual encyclopedia for beauty!
Remember, you don’t have to sacrifice efficacy just because you're switching to a natural product, but you will need an open mind. We're creatures of habit and it's sometimes intimidating to try something new, but all of the products I use here are amazing, beautiful and nontoxic.
Now I’ll show you how to create one of my favorite looks for fall, step-by-step. Just because the warm weather has gone for some of us doesn't mean we can't make that summer glow last into autumn! Not only are all of these products natural and organic, they’re also good for your skin! (Also, I'm not affiliated with any of these products; I've just tried them and think they're great.)