Only 75% of people in the US are aware of the ingredients that are in their makeup products. Chemicals in many cosmetics are toxic and can lead to cancer, hormone disruption, and irritation. Some consumers are aware that their products are toxic, but still use them because they aren’t sure what else they should use. Here are some cleaner alternatives for a healthier skincare routine.
ILIA beauty has a wide range of paraben free products to choose from. First, their Super Serum Skin Tint. This skin tint is perfect for people who want something lightweight with decent coverage. This product received the 2020 Byrdie award, which spotlights the most sustainable, health conscious makeup there is. Another sustainable product is the Multi-Stick Cream Blush + Highlighter + Lip Tint. This product is extremely buildable and is a staple of many makeup routines. ILIA’s products can be found at Sephora, Nordstrom, or ILIA’s website.
Kosas is known for their clean cosmetics meant to make you feel great. According to Kosas, they create “clean, comfy, & clinically tested makeup that improves the quality of bare skin.” Some of their best products include their Revealer Skin-Improving Foundation SPF 25, Tinted Brow Gel, Wet Lip Oil gloss, and Revealer Concealer. All of Kosas products can be found on Amazon, Nordstrom, Sephora, or on Kosas’ website. The next time you stop by any of these stores, pick up a Kosas product and try it out!
Summer Fridays is a clean, vegan, and cruelty-free skincare brand founded by beauty influencers Marianna Hewitt and Lauren Ireland. Summer Friday’s products are meant to make you feel beautiful on the inside and outside. Some of their products include their Lip Butter Balms, Sheer Skin Tints, and Blush Balm Sticks. All of their products can be found on Amazon, Sephora, or the Summer Fridays website.
The next time you are shopping for new makeup products, check to make sure the products you use are safe for you and the environment. Switching out the product you’re using for a cleaner alternative can make a positive impact on the world around you.