Many of my clients ask me what I use for skin care and make-up as we begin to realize how many chemicals are in the favourite products that we use every day from deodorant to shampoo and this time of year; sunscreen! It’s a fabulous question and one that I continue to learn more about every day. Being fair skinned, I have used face make-up since I was a young teenager and I realize that my body was exposed to harsh chemicals for years. I trust that my body is always ready to spring back and respond to healthy changes and so today I have a completely different approach with that of organic skin care.
I have a number of local favourites that I use which I am happy to share here along with a couple of great websites for further information. It started with the EWG who provide a wealth of research on product contents and my new find, The Health & Beauty World.
Here is a list of ingredients to avoid in your skin care from the Health & Beauty World website:
Butylparaben Ethylparaben Isobutylparaben
Isopropylparaben Propylparaben Methylparaben
BHT Butylene Glycol Carbomer
Chlorphenesin Cyclomethicone Cocamide Mea
Diazolidinyl Urea Dipropylene Glycol Dimethicone
Disodium EDTA EDTA FD&C Blue 1
FD&C Red 40 Hydroxyethylcellulose FD&C Yellow 5
Imidazolidinyl Urea Methicone Methylchloroisothiazolinone
Methylisothiazolinone Paraffin Parfum/Fragrance
Pegs- always proceeded by a # Petrolatum Petroleum
Polybutene Polyethylene Polyquaternium-7
Propylene Glycol Sodium Laureth Sulfate Talc
Tetrasodium EDTA Triclosan
Here is the link for the EWG guide to safe sunscreen.
Finally a list of my local skin care and make up suppliers:
- Jaydancin Inc.
- Rani’s Aromatherapy
- Jennifer Fisher Essentials
- Heitman Cosmetic Company
- Dom’s Organic Deodorant ( the best I have ever found!) available locally at Simplicity Yoga Studio and Foster Family Chiropractic.
I hope that this has been helpful – I would be happy to hear of your favourites! Let’s add to the support of heathly products made with love and care.
Until next time,