Some of my favourite things (beauty edition)

I’m making a conscious effort to fuel my body with nutritious foods and use beauty products that are free of toxic chemicals. It might be cheaper to buy the non-natural makeup or other beauty products, but I know investing in my health now will bring long lasting benefits. Invest if your health because it’s one thing worth investing in. Here are products I use and love:

Makeup

(1) 100% Natural Origin CC Curl + Care Mascara by Physicians Formula

Long lasting mascara that gives me volume! It doesn’t irritate the eyes if I forget to wash it off before bed and it comes off easily with makeup remover or warm water. Worth the investment! 

Made using Organic Ingredients. It’s hypoallergenic, fragrance free, 100% free of harsh chemicals and 100% free of parabens.

(image taken from Physicians Formula website)

(2) Concealer Stick by Physicians Formula

I’ve been using this concealer stick for quite some time but will cease to use it going forward. Even though I am satisfied with the results, I have realized that it contains paraben - most widely used preservatives in personal care products. “They have been detected in human breast cancer tissues, suggesting a possible association between parabens in cosmetics and cancer. Parabens may also interfere with male reproductive functions. iv In addition, studies indicate that methylparaben applied on the skin reacts with UVB leading to increased skin aging and DNA damage.” (Source David Suzuki)

Can anyone suggest a paraben free concealer?

(3) Shimmer StripsCustom Eye Enhancing Eyeliner Trio by Physicians Formula 

I use this eyeliner for nights out or when I want a more dramatic eye. It’s long-wearing, water-resistant and smudge-resistant. It’s also fragrance free and paraben free.

(image taken from Physicians Formula website)

(4) Biotin & collagen shampoo and conditioner by Organix

My hair is thicker and has a healthy shine to it. It’s paraben free and contains biotin, a B vitamin.

(5) Ginger eye cream by GO 

GO Ginger Eye Cream provides an immediate tightening effect. Specifically developed to support the integrity of the skin around the eye, this formula increases blood flow to help reduce puffiness, increase elasticity and diminish inflammation. Organic ginger increases blood flow and encourages the movement of impurities, thus reducing the appearance of under-eye puffiness.

And smells fresh! 

What are some of your favourite beauty products? Do you have any preferred brands?