Before I made the switch to all-natural products, Sephora was a weekly indulgence for me. No, it wasn't good for my wallet (or health), but something about that makeup wonderland pulled me in every time I walked past its door. So many products and brands and formulas all in one place — how was a girl to resist?
But then I started to educated myself about conventional cosmetics and self-care products and the havoc they can wreak on our bodies, and my trips to the makeup mecca came to a screeching halt. For starters, I didn't know whether I could trust myself to pick up only products that were more green, and I wasn't as educated as I wanted to be in terms of ingredients to avoid.
That all changed a few weeks ago when I accompanied a friend into a Sephora and noticed they were now carrying a lot of better-for-you brands I come across regularly in my work here at mbg. Changes were happening! Natural ingredients were finding their way in!
Of course the green products are still far outnumbered by more conventional ones, but it's heartening to see a big chain like Sephora take this kind of thing seriously and make an effort to offer alternatives. So for your convenience, I've rounded up 13 of my favorite green beauty buys from the store (11 of them come in under $35 — serious bargains for green beauty! — and two are splurges but I love them too much to leave them out). et me know if I missed any!