Over the past few years, I’ve make a conscious effort to change the beauty products that I use. It takes time to replace all your beauty products, but it’s definitely worth it with regards to your health. A lot of drug store brands contain chemicals that can be harmful to your hormones, your nervous system, and may be a potential carcinogen. Research is conflicting with regards to these chemicals and their safety profile, but why risk your health over beauty when there are so many great organic brands out there!
I know that I personally don’t respond well to some of these chemicals. For example, I get severe migraines from perfumes that use artificial fragrances. Walking through a fragrance section in a department store leaves me with runny eyes, sneezing, and a migraine that lasts for hours. Also, some drug store mascaras make my eyelids red, swollen and itchy (not fun nor very attractive).
I’ve complied a few brands that I trust:
RMS Beauty: is an organic, gluten-free and GMO-free cosmetic and skin care line. The products are amazing, and there is a big celebrity following. Makeup artist Rose Marie Swift created this line after experiencing health issues related to working in the cosmetic industry. I was able to meet her in person at a Husk event in Toronto, and she’s an amazing person. You can check out the website here: http://www.rmsbeauty.com/shop/About-RMS-beauty.php
Earth Tu Face is a company created by two herbalist in California. Their products are 100% plant-based and are organic. The vitamin E used in their products is derived from plants, and is non-GMO. Website: http://www.earthtuface.com
May Lindstrom Skin. Her products are handcrafted and are free of parabans, propylene or butylene glycol, petroleum, sulphates, TEA, DEA, PEGs, GMO, silicones, pesticides, artificial dyes, fragrance or carcinogens. Her products smell heavenly, but are on the expensive side. Website: http://maylindstrom.com
Tata Harper has amazing natural anti-aging skin care line as well as aromatic treatments. She uses botanical plants that are grown in her organically certified farm in Vermont. Website: http://www.tataharperskincare.com
Hurraw! raw vegan lip balms with amazing scents.
Schmidt’s natural deodorant or Soapwella deodorant cream.
W3LL People have created my favourite mascara. It’s free of parabens, gluten, coal tar, and aluminium!
So what’s inside my makeup bag?
Ecotools makeup brushes
Josie Maran Infinity oil
Hurraw! SPF lip balm
Earth Tu Face Skin Stick
Tarte Eyeshadow palate
Ilia Lipstick crayon in Call Me
Eminence powdered sunscreen
RMS lips2cheek, living luminizer, buriti bronzer, “un”coverup, and eyeshadow
W3LL people mascara
Schmidt’s natural deodorant in bergamont and lime
Honore Des Pres VAMP a N.Y. natural and organic perfume
May Lindstrom’s the blue cocoon
Dr. Lukasko is a naturopathic doctor in North Vancouver. She is currently accepting new patients at Ocean Wellness. To book an appointment call: 604-986-9355.