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To tell you the truth, I don't wear make up, except on the rare occasion.
The rare 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 7 years now.
I have since stopped wearing much make up, 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 in our organic gardens.

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, eye liner, eye shadow, 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.
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 a while ago because it was
mineral based and because it did not have colophoony in it
(a random contact allergy I have).
(Beige Ivory): Cyclopentasiloxane, Water (Aqua), Phenyl Trimethicone,
Ethylhexyl Palmitate, PEG-12 Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Butylene Glycol,
Silica Dimethicone Silylate, Isononyl Isononanoate Polysilicone-11, Dimethicone Glycerin,
Sodium Chloride, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Phenoxyethanol, Trihydroxystearin,
Diisopropyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Ethylhexyl Hydroxstearate,
C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer,
Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Propylparaben, Methylparaben, Ethylparaben, Butylparaben, Isobutylparaben,
Retinyl Palmitate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Silk Powder (Serica),
Saccharomyces/Xylinum Black Tea Ferment, Propylene Glycol, Hydroxyethylcellulose,
Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Potassium Sorbate,
Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Mica (CI 77019).
I am almost embarrassed to show you this list,
but it does feel good to finally know the horrific product I’ve been using for a year.
I can now move on and make better choices.
Today, I am sharing that better choice with all of you,
because I know that you want to make better choices, too.

Chemicals In Your Beauty/
Skincare Products to Avoid:

Imidazolidinyl Urea

The concern: According to the EU, imidazolidinyl urea is one of several "formaldehyde releasers", which have been shown to induce dermatitis from short-term use. Found in: body wash, eye liner, eye shadow, eye cream, lotion, cleanser, face powder and moisturizer

Diazolidinyl Urea

The concern: Diazolidinyl urea is also a formaldehyde releaser and thus has been shown to potentially induce skin irritations. Found in: acne treatment, shampoo, conditioner, lubricant, moisturizer, hand cream, eye cream, makeup remover, body wash, cleanser, toner, face masks, eye liner, sunscreen, hair gel, exfoliants, scrubs, deodorant, powder, bronzer, foot cream, bath oils/salts/soaks, toner, blush, sunless tanning, foundation, body powder, eye makeup, hair dye, concealer, lipstick, shaving cream, hairspray, tanning oil, hand sanitizer, after shave, detangler, hair relaxers and mousse


The concern: The main issue with talc is asbestos -- there is talc that contains asbestiform fibers and talc that does not. Case studies have shown an association between asbestiform fibers and the development of mesothelioma. However, the talc in makeup generally does not contain asbestiform fibers. Found in: soap, concealer, deodorant, blush, bronzer, eye shadow, lip liner, foundation, face powder and nail polish


The concern: BHA can increase sensitivity to the sun's damaging rays. According to the National Toxicology Program from the Department of Health and Human Services, BHA is "reasonably anticipated to be a carcinogen" but only when in high concentrations -- most makeup does not include enough to be dangerous.Found in: eye liner, nail polish, blush, mascara, eye shadow, lip gloss, concealer, moisturizer, diaper cream, moisturizer, acne treatment, conditioner, shave gel, lipstick, body oil, shaving cream, wax, hand cream, eye cream, body wash, cleanser, fragrances, scrubs, shampoo and hair dye

Stearalkonium chloride

The concern: Studies have shown this chemical to be "moderately toxic by ingestion", but it has not been proven dangerous at low concentrations in cosmetics. Found in: conditioner, hair dye, hand cream and hair gel

Isopropyl alcohol

The concern: Isopropyl alcohol is used in antifreeze, and it can be twice as toxic as ethanol. But the real dangers are in ingesting it directly, whereas its minimal presence in cosmetic products is less dangerous. It can also give products that alcoholic smell. Found in: nail polish, acne treatment, pore strips, hair dye, blush, conditioner

DMDM Hydantoin

The concern: DMDM hydantoin is also a formaldehyde releaser, which can cause dermatitis. According to one study, "An increase in the use of DMDM hydantoin in cosmetic products will also increase the risk of cosmetic dermatitis in consumers allergic to formaldehyde." Found in: shaving cream, eye cream, bath salts/oils/soaks, eye makeup, body wash, cleanser, moisturizer and shampoo

Mineral oil

The concern: Mineral oil is produced from petroleum, so if it's not purified, one study explains, "Chronic exposure to poorly refined base oils has the potential to cause skin cancer." Ingesting too much mineral oil can also lead to diarrhea and nausea, according to the NIH. But the amounts found in makeup haven't been conclusively proven as dangerous. Found in: bubble bath, eye makeup remover, baby oil, concealer, lotion, diaper cream, lip gloss


The concern: PEG, or polyethylene glycol, is often used as a laxative ingredient, as it increases the amount of water in the intestinal tract to stimulate bowel movement. But when used as a cosmetic ingredient at low concentrations, PEGs have not been conclusively deemed harmful. Found in: cleanser, concealer, eye cream, tooth whitening, face masks, foot cream and lip balm


The concern: Phthalates are found in lots of plastics and are also used as solvents. According to the CDC, "some types of phthalates have affected the reproductive system of laboratory animals," where they have endocrine-disrupting effects. However, according to the 2002 Cosmetic Ingredient Review panel, cosmetics expose humans to phthalates in much lower levels than would cause the adverse effects in animals. One study found phthalates to increase risk of diabetes. Found in: deodorant, fragrance, hair gel, mousse, hair spray, nail polish, hand and body lotion


The concern: The FDA states that "animal studies have shown that triclosan alters hormone regulation" and therefore it requested a test of triclosan's dermal toxicity, dermal carcinogenicity and phototoxicity. It is currently doing research and is still reviewing the ingredient. Found in: after shave, shaving cream, moisturizer, acne treatment, deodorant and toothpaste

Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate

The concern: Sodium lauryl sulfate has been shown to cause irritation and inflammation on the skin. Found in: makeup remover, shampoo, conditioner, cleanser, detangler and soap

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

Smooth Finish DIY Organic Foundation Makeup...With Sunscreen | Scratch Mommy - Life, From Scratch
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