For a while, I stopped wearing makeup. I was on the GAPS diet and that made me extremely aware of what you put onto your skin. I started to look into makeup companies that were rated lower on the EWG skindeep database, but it was hard to find a company that was consistent or had low enough ratings for me.
This year I have partnered with a number of safe and non-toxic beauty companies. I am going to share with you my favorite products from each company. I truly believe and can stand by all of their missions.
Beautycounter’s mission is to get safer products into the hands of everyone. This is something I love because so many people I care about are using toxic products they put on their skin. They are creating so much awareness about using safer ingredients. They are inspiring companies to change to safer ingredients and consumers to be aware of what they are applying to their skin.
This oil is a best seller and offers great moisture to your skin. You can use it in place of a moisturizer or add it to your moisturizer for extra hydration. It is composed of different plant oils and smells amazing!
2. Charcoal Bar
This bar draws out impurities from your face, much like taking charcoal internally does in your body (it binds to toxins). It is great at cleansing your face and body and treating acne.
3. Mascara –
This is one of the best non-toxic mascaras I have ever used. It doesn’t clump and the ingredients are much cleaner than other mainstream brands. They designed the wand specifically for this.
They are incredibly soft, nourishing and not just for babies!
The shampoo and conditioner are safe to use, unlike many mainstream brands. They perform well against toxic salon products too!
Crunchi is another favorite company of mine. Their mission:
“Toxin Free. Organic. Clean? These aren’t just buzz-words anymore.
They are a way of life. Our way of life.
We are dedicated to educating our consumers about the potential harm of cosmetic toxins, and in the process, providing the best, highest performing alternatives. Utilizing years of research and safety data compiled by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review, Environmental Working Group and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, we have thoughtfully selected ingredients that we believe in. We use ingredients that won’t put your health at risk, because we believe that should never even be an option. We are setting a new standard for cosmetic safety, and ultimately, redefining what it means to be beautiful. We don’t sacrifice for performance. Our line of cosmetics perform at the highest level, without the need for toxic ingredients. We are giving beauty a new meaning. We are Crunchi.”
Crunchi wants to perfect their makeup line first. Once they have done this, they want to expand their line of products to include skincare and more.
I am amazed at how well this foundation works. I have tried a number of natural foundations and this one competes with its toxic competitors. It smells really great too, without the concern of breathing in toxins.
This bronzer gives me great color on my face, especially if I haven’t been spending time in the sun. It is a great way to get color without getting a sunburn ;). You can also feel good about applying certified organic ingredients to your skin.
I love this powder! It controls the oil and shine on my face and it doesn’t feel like I’m wearing anything on my face when I apply it. It is great at setting my makeup. According to the Crunchi website, the powder “ minimizes the appearance of fine lines and pores, and creates a “veil” appearance, so there is “no filter” needed.”
These are my favorite lip products out there. They stay on, especially if you apply the finishing powder after putting on lipstick. They are beautiful colors and they are completely non-toxic. It is so important to know what you are putting on your skin, especially your lips because we all end up “eating” our lipstick!
One of the cleanest mascaras I have used that actually works! The green tea fibers in the mascara help create beautifully long and shapely lashes.
Miessence is another great company I have partnered with. Their mission:
“Our mission is to provide a haven for people who want to be part of a global transformation.
As a pioneer in holistic business we create 100% pure, potent organic products that nurture true beauty and vibrant health.
We aim to educate, inspire and empower our Customers & Independent Representatives by offering an exceptional business opportunity, fair & generous compensation, exciting leadership pathways and transformational education.
We invite people everywhere to be part of our vibrant, global community knowing that by doing so – the world will be changed.”
Makes your skin feel so soft and dewy! It is the anti-aging line and it works great at keeping your skin look and feel great.
This stuff is amazing! Read some of the testimonials here. I will tell you one miraculous story about it. My team leader’s son had a horrible accident where hot tea was spilled all over his face. As you can see in the picture below, his face still looks horribly burned after 4 days in the hospital. She began applying Ambrosia Essence to his face multiple times a day and look how well his face healed after one week! It’s so sad what happened to him, but thank goodness he healed so well.
They give me so much energy, even when I feel like I need caffeine! The InLiven product is a probiotic, but I do have to tell you that it is not gluten-free. Those who are not celiac will most likely not have a problem digesting it since everything in it is already pre-digested. However, if you are celiac, or you are avoiding gluten completely, there is a gluten-free probiotic that works great.
4. Hair Care
All of their hair products feel amazing on my hair. I have tried a number of natural and organic hair products. Their hair products are my favorite so far of all the natural products I have tried.
This perfume smells amazing and is free of bad ingredients that can disrupt your hormones like parabens. Bonus: I don’t start coughing after breathing it!
I want to talk about specials and discounts with these companies. The only company that offers consistent discounts all the time is Miessence. The same discounts that are offered to reps are available to customers! Below is a table of the breakdown of discounts. If you sign up for a monthly autoship order, you automatically get a 20% discount if you purchase an item worth 75 or more points. If you have questions about the discounts, please ask in the comments below!
From time to time, Beautycounter and Crunchi offer specials, giveaways and discounts. If you want to stay updated with them, I include them in my newsletters, so be sure to sign up here! I am continually looking for people to join my team, so send me a message if you are interested :).
I want to hear from you – what are your current beauty products? Do you know the ingredients in them? Do you know how they are rated on EWG? Let me know in the comments!