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is there lead in your lipstick?

I found this great video on Girlie Girl Army and wanted to share! It provides a really nice summary of how cosmetics companies are continuing to put cancer-linked chemicals in everything from shampoo to lipstick. This video is really cool if you have never learned about why products are not safe if you are a natural cosmetic flirt, if you will!

If you are still buying mainstream cosmetics, you should know that there are great alternatives to be found. You can find my recommendations for natural makeup here, and you can also find some of my favorite beauty products in my OpenSky store. One of the best ways you can fight for laws that would regulate cosmetics is to boycott the bad stuff, and use your dollar to vote for what is natural and good. I think you can make a huge difference that way!

Anywho, if you’re not using healthy, eco-friendly cosmetics already, definitely watch this!

What are some of your favorite cosmetics brands?

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  • Julie Swartout

    I like Covergirl makeup. They use vegetable and synthetic ingredients as a first source of ingredients, so covergirl makeup is probably vegan. I don’t think that they use the natural ingredients from animals, they use more synthetic in my opinion.
    That is just my opinion from the way I feel after using covergirl products. Lately, I have kept to drugstore products. I read somewhere that L’oreal & Maybelline New York do not use beef or pork ingredients, I think as well as Physicians Formula.
    Covergirl also uses synthetic (vegan) hair for the blush brushes that are included in with the blush color. Hm, let me think, yeah I’m leaning more to the side of synthetic ingredients in CG products. I have Rimmel products also, just because they are so inexpensive. Rimmel London uses coconut oil-so that’s a veggie source.
    I just quench at the thought of animal abuse. I even get nauseous when I go into the shoe department and see all the leather that shape and make shoes. This winter, I made sure to get vegan rain shoes!