View Full Version : Makeup/Cosmetics/skin care/shampoo, etc
11-20-2009, 08:41 PM
I don't wear makeup very often (I'd rather sleep longer), but when I do, I'd like to start wearing healthier, more natural and organic products.
I also really like my hot, scented baths, but I don't want to use sulfates, etc, anymore.
What brands or natural products do you use? If you just want to post a link, that'd be great, too! Thanks :)
Oh, yeah - I really want to eliminate plastic/packaging as much as I can. So natural would be better, but I'm still interested even if it comes in a package. :)
11-21-2009, 12:32 AM
I personally love wearing makeup, I just wear it around the house sometimes. I used to own lots of commerical junk products, but since I went raw, it's been nothing but natural makeup for me. It's more money, but definitely worth it. :)
Suggestions... let me go through my makeup bag...
Gabriel Cosmetics, ZuZu Luxe: http://www.gabrielcosmeticsinc.com/index.cfm?category=3
Hemp Organics: http://www.colorganics.net/
Alba Botanica: http://www.albabotanica.com/ I love their TerraGloss.
Lakshmi Ayurvedic Beauty: http://www.lakshmi.de/en/lakshmi.html Their Kajals are great eyeliner, and work as eyeshadow too.
No Miss and Suncoat both have good nail polish.
I personally don't use anything but epsom salts in my bath, but a google search turned up this promising site: http://www.pristineplanet.com/natural-bubble-bath-organic/bath-soaks/8367_a_0.html
EO also has some nice bubble bath. I got a bottle for my mom as a birthday present last year. She loved it. http://www.eoproducts.com/
Hope this helps you. :)
11-21-2009, 07:18 AM
baking soda only for cleaning the hair is great & cheap. I clean 2x week then water rinse in between. Rinse with a spray of acv 1TBL mixed with 1C water. this will last a while. ACV's also good for skin & deoderant. Search online for 'no-poo' for some hints &the hair detox. everyone comments on dd's hair..no-poo for 7 months. I've used no hair products except hairspray the past 2 weeks...this is tough for me but it's working. I think my hair is a little fuller. Still can't give up the temp hair color. I used permanent hair color until this yr.
11-22-2009, 08:38 PM
There's a good web site --- cosmeticsdatabase.com which gives the rundown on many brands and divides them into good, not so good, awful, etc. categories. It's a helpful site.
Also, among the "cleanest" products are Aubrey and Burt' Bees. One of the best makeups is Jane Iredale. It's found in some nice salons, and at the same time scores very well on cosmeticsdatabase.com
11-23-2009, 05:58 PM
For my skin I like using coconut oil (to wash with and moisturize - if I need to just washing with it leaves my skin moisturized) vitamin E oil for the odd problem spots. I also use Eminence Organic Skin care from Hungry - its awesome stuff!
For make-up I have been using Jane Iredale Mineral make-up since I was 16 its amazing stuff!
For a scented bath I use organic essential oils with salts.
I rarely shampoo and condition my hair but when I do I use an organic product (cant remember the name right now)
I also like using cosmeticsdatabase.com for when I'm not sure about a line.
11-23-2009, 06:24 PM
Wow, thank you thank you thank you for all the info!!!
I will be doing a little holiday shopping for myself very soon, methinks.
Color me impressed! Thanks again, ladies! :)
11-23-2009, 08:15 PM
Coconut oil is great for all skin things. I read somewhere that this lady puts it in her bath water and it really softens up her skin. You can do that with oatmeal as well, just put it in a nylon baggie (my mom would cut up old tights) and throw it in the tub.
I don't wear any makeup or use any hair products besides coconut oil, apple cider vinegar, and Jane Carter's Nourish and Shine on my skin. It smells amazing and tropical, and only five ingredients. It's too heavy for my thin hair, but I noticed improvements in my skin the first time I put it on overnight! I know lots of women with heavy, frizzy hair who swear by it.
Nourish and Shine:
11-24-2009, 09:25 PM
Oooh, thank you! I would say my hair is definitely heavy and frizzy. I am also going to check out the no-poo and baking soda stuff.
11-24-2009, 11:23 PM
Rawsar, where do you get Jane Iredale mineral makeup? Is the powder good for making blotchy skin appear even and nice? Like does it work really well to cover spots and the like? Do you think its better than other mineral makeups out there?
11-24-2009, 11:57 PM
RawSar - What about Bare Escentuals? Which is better? Jane Iredale or Bare Escentuals? :confused:
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