On average women use twelve personal care products a day and considering the skin is the largest organ, we should pay attention to the ingredients in our products. Make-up can be called natural if it contains ingredients from natural sources and does not contain any toxins or synthetic ingredients like preservatives, artificial colours, artificial fragrances or heavy metals. Natural make-up products have so many benefits including being good for the skin, our health and the planet.
One benefit of natural make-up for those who suffer from migraines is the fact that it is fragrance free. Often, heavily fragranced products can cause odour-induced headaches so if you’re sensitive to fragrance then natural make-up is a great alternative. If you are a fan of a tan but can’t stand the strong, synthetic odour then try Eco By Sonya Face Tan Water which gradually leads to a beautiful glow.
Fragrance can also cause redness and irritation to skin whereas natural make-up such as Benecos Natural Light Fluid Foundation 30ml contains non-synthetic, gentle ingredients like avocado oil, clary sage hydrolate, argan oil. The preservatives, dyes, and fragrances in regular makeup can cause contact dermatitis. Compared to rinse off products fragranced make-up such as eyeshadows and lipsticks seem to cause more skin sensitivity issues as they are kept on the skin for a longer time. Try a natural lipstick like Benecos Natural Lipstick to keep your skin happy and lips nourished all day.
Natural make-up products are often bursting with nourishing ingredients to promote healthy skin. Benecos Natural Liquid Concealer will not only cover and blur dark circles but also contains jojoba oil to hydrate dry under eyes.
If you wear contact lenses or have sensitive eyes, then natural mascaras can help to keep your eyes happy. Many natural mascaras are ophthalmologically tested which means they contain eye-friendly ingredients, reducing irritation and redness. Lavera Butterfly Effect Mascara Black with its natural bamboo fibres visually lengthens eyelashes without irritation.
A lot of synthetic eyeshadow and powder products contain talc which can cause breathing difficulties and be harmful to health. Whereas natural make-up products such as Benecos Natural Eyeshadow Refill are talc-free and contain natural ingredients to provide great colour pay-off without the potential health problems of regular make-up.
One of the best benefits of natural make-up is how eco-friendly it is. As we become more aware of our impact on planet, choosing non-harmful ingredients and reusable tools has become more important. Tabitha Eve Reusable Nail Polish Remover Wipes are perfect to replace cotton wool pads and at the end of their life they can be put into the compost.
At the end of the day, when it’s time to remove your natural make-up, try Dearest Fannie Ditsy Cloth – the sustainable alternative to make-up wipes. Pair the hypoallergenic cloth with Dr. Hauschka Eye Make Up Remover for a gentle, soothing and natural way to take off the day.