As I write, I am scrutinizing a certain conventional mascara that will remain nameless. I see a natural and nourishing ingredient I can stand behind! Jojoba oil. Maybe this isn't so bad ... wait a second. My eyes scroll down the label (I am writing this in real time, I assure you). There are more than two dozen ingredients, some of which I recognize and loathe like methylparaben, others that are still foreign to me and I would not be able to pronounce. Worse yet, there are others with names so long I can't even google them. And finally, there's an addendum to this worrisome list: a "may contain" list. There are so many numbers and dashes and signs I feel like Tom Hanks in the DaVinci code only not quite as astute and what am I searching for? A nontoxic mascara. I realize I probably won't be solving any mysteries until I review the green makeup tips I got from Lina Hansen, celebrity eco makeup artist.
What are the top 5 natural ingredients people should seek out in their makeup?
Makeup products that contain natural oils and antioxidants like cocoa butter, vitamin E, aloe vera, jojoba oil
What are the top 5 ingredients people should avoid?
Which types of makeup products tend to be the most toxic?
Conventional mascara tends to have the ingredient tar which can actually be a very toxic ingredient. I would recommend looking at the ingredient list of the products before you purchase them.
What are your top 3 natural skin care tips that can apply to any skin type?
Always wash your face properly after wearing makeup, preferably using a mild natural cleanser.
Get a facial done at least once every other month. You can also make your own homemade facial using ingredients from your own kitchen. Whenever in the sun, wear a moisturizer with SPF in it. It's important to protect your skin from the sun's rays.
What are your favorite natural cosmetics?