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Chemicals in YOUR Everyday Skin Care

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To tell you the truth, I don’t wear makeup, except on the rare occasion. The few and far between date night out, social events and family dinners we participate in are the only times I put on makeup.

I used to use CoverGirl years ago. Now remember, I’ve been living the homesteading country lifestyle for almost 10 years now. I have since stopped wearing much makeup, as mentioned a moment ago, but I have also started to make my own from natural herbs and plants I find on the land and grow in our organic gardens or am able to find at the local amish store, like arrowroot powder.

In my quest for recipes, ideas, “will this herb work for ____ (blank)” and the research I do almost on a daily basis I have certainly found myself on Pinterest. 

Not only do I base my business on natural skin care, it also what, I believe, has become an obsession…if you’ve read any of my other posts, you’ll know that organic gardening and herbology are my therapy of sorts. 

I feel at one with myself and nature when I am creating something I can use to better my own and my family’s health, skin and well being.

My only “make up” needs are foundation and powder. I hate the look of blush, eyeliner, eyeshadow, lipstick, and I feel like I’m painted when I have that stuff on. I’m not myself. I much prefer looking like me. I won’t get into it all here but I will say that makeup is one of the biggest offenders for chemical nasties.

A visual comparison of natural makeup ingredients like almond oil and cocoa butter, depicted with a finger covered in natural makeup, versus toxic ingredients like Imidazolidinyl Urea, depicted with a makeup brush pressing into powder.

I’ve made bold the five ingredients I can pronounce and have heard of. Out of 31 ingredients though. Think about that for a second. 5 out of 31. Staggering. 

A detailed list of ingredients found in a popular drugstore brand foundation contrasted with the natural ingredients used in a homemade organic smooth finish DIY foundation with sunscreen.

As Ms. Scratch Mommy said,

I have been using a foundation that I thought was good quality (Lord knows it sure is CRAZY expensive $45 for just over 1 oz / 30 ml.) Honestly, though I bought it awhile ago because it was mineral based and because it did not have colophony in it (a random contact allergy I have).

Silk Crème Oil Free Photo Edition Foundation - Laura Mercier | Sephora

Shop Laura Mercier's Silk Crème Oil Free Photo Edition Foundation at Sephora. The lasting foundation leaves a natural-looking, matte finish.

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$45 Laura Mercier Silk Creme Oil (Beige Ivory) brand high end foundation ingredients:

36 Ingredients.
Can you Pronounce them all?

A detailed list of ingredients found in a $45 brand high-end foundation, including natural and chemical components, compared with a DIY organic foundation recipe.
CyclopentasiloxaneSodium ChlorideSorbitan SesquioleateSaccharomyces/Xylinum
Water (Aqua)Glyceryl PolymethacrylatePropylparabenBlack Tea Ferment
Phenyl TrimetnioonePhenoxyethanolMethylparabenPropylene Glycol
Ethylhexyl PalmitateTrihydroxystearinEthylparabenHydroxyethylcellulose
PEG-12 Dimethicone CrosspolymerDiisopropyl Dimer DilinoleateButylparabenCamellia Sinensis (Tea plant) Leaf Extract
Butylene GlycolEthylhexyl HydroxstearateIsobutylparabenPotassium Sorbate
Silica Dimethicone SilylateC30-45 Alkyl CetearylRetinyl PalmitateTitanium Dioxide (CI 77891)
Isononyl Isononanoate Polysilicone-llDimethicone CrosspolymerTocopheryl AcetateIron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77019)
Dimethicone GlycerinSilk Powder (Serica)Ascorbyl Palmitate
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$12 Cover Girl Outlast Stay Fabulous 3-in-1 Foundation Popular Brand of Foundation ingredients:

31 Ingredients. 
Can you Pronounce them all?

Ensulizole 3.0%Sodium ChlorideTrihydroxystearinCetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone
Water (Aqua)PEG/PPG-18Arachidyl BehenateIsopropyl Titanium Triisostearate
CyclopentasiloxanePvpMethiconeEthylene Brassylate
Propylene GlycolBenzyl AlcoholSilicaBehenic Acid
TalcPhenoxyethanolSynthetic WaxPolyethylene
DimethiconeSodium HydroxideSodium BenzoateIron Oxides
Aluminum StarchEthyleneHexyl LaurateTitanium Dioxide
OctenylsuocinateCopolymorPolyglyoeryl-4 lsostearate

Makeup Ingredients You Might Want To Avoid

We've been hearing more and more that there are dangerous chemicals lurking in our favorite beauty and skincare products. Mercury in your mascara? Yep, it's in there. Endocrine disruptors in your lip gloss? It is possible.

Huffingtonpost did a study in 2013 with beauty experts and the help of cosmetics database list from the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep to find out which products chemicals are most likely in and scientific studies from journals, the FDA and the CDC to research their effects.  These are just a few of the Chemicals In Your Beauty/ Skincare Products to Avoid:

A closeup view of a woman applying powder with a large makeup brush.

The recipe she (Ms. Scratch Mommy) uses (which is how I learned how to make my own foundation)

Smooth Finish DIY Organic Foundation Makeup...With Sunscreen * pronounceskincare.com

I know that you are probably on a journey to rid your home of toxic products. You are probably looking to do the same with your personal care products, too. Awesome. That makes me extremely happy ...and we have A LOT in common! I have played around with this product for quite some time now.

Closeup overhead view of 3 shades of makeup
  1. Almond Oil (or unrefined, raw, organic carrier oil of your choice)
  2. Shea Butter (organic, raw, unrefined shea butter)
  3. Cocoa Butter (organic, raw, unrefined cocoa butter)
  4. Beeswax 
  5. Vitamin E (make sure it’s not from GMO sources)
  6. Zinc Oxide (make sure it is uncoated, non-nano, and not micronized)
  7. Cocao Powder (organic cocao (or cocoa) powder)
  8. Cinnamon (organic cinnamon)

Does ANYONE ELSE see a MAJOR difference between the ingredients in /CoverGirl and Laura Mercier and this all-natural foundation? Oh my gosh. And look how luscious and silky it turns out.

Buy it here y’all! You won’t be sorry.

I plan on adding natural foundations and powders in the near future to the skincare shop. I finally have all of the ingredients. I just got the cacao and zinc which was all I was missing.

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