If you’ve been telling yourself that you’ll make the switch to nontoxic beauty products there is no better time than this week! Honor mother earth on Earth Day by making a commitment to products that are healthier for you, and her. To get you started, we rounded up some of our favorite green beauty tips to help you officially Dump Your Junk and make the switch to safer products. So, empty your drawers, vanity and makeup bag and read onto to discover how easy it is to adopt a green, clean, nontoxic routine!
Beauty starts from within, so we’d be remiss if we didn’t mention the importance of health from the inside, out. Our Austin team is blessed to be neighbors with Juice Society. Their high-quality, organic, cold pressed juices help keep our skin glowing and our immune systems strong. We love that they create a plant-based product that is sustainably sourced. If you aren’t in Austin we are willing to bet that there is a fresh juice place near you. Check one out, and drink up!
Glowing skin is always in. Having skin that not only looks healthy but is healthy is largely dependent on a dependable, effective skincare routine. We are longtime fans of Osmia Organics. Just like your favorite W3LL PEOPLE cosmetics, all of Osmia’s products are free of parabens, phthalates, sulfates, petrochemicals, and synthetic color or fragrance. We love the gentle cleansing (and natural, clean smell) of their Rose Clay Facial Soap, a must have for any eco-beauty bag. The kaolin clay in this cleanser instantly hydrates and helps heal the skin. At night, follow it with their Active Gel Toner, and then layer the Restore Facial Serum over the top. In the morning, start the day right with a light layer of their Purely Simple Face Cream before our nontoxic beauty products.
Now that you’re radiating health from the inside out, it’s time to enhance your natural beauty using a few of our supercharged, plant-based cosmetics! The full line is EWG verified, so you can feel confident your making a truly qualified choice.
Start with a good foundation. Don’t be shy, when it comes to making the switch to safer beauty, foundation is one of the most important steps, but often one that women hesitate to make. We all have our favorite foundations and switching to something new can be difficult. Not only do you need to find a formula that works for you, but also the perfect shade. We’ve created our Foundation Selector to help make the process easy. Foundation is a product that most people apply to their entire face so finding a product that is healthy, nontoxic and also treats your skin with botanical ingredients is key. Our Altruist Foundation Powder has been re-formulated to treat your skin while you wear it, with an combination of green tea, freshwater pearl powder and aloe. Plus, a dose of zinc helps protect your precious skin from environmental damages. If you’re a cream foundation loyalist, try the Narcissist Foundation Stick. Packed with nourishing plant based botanicals, our new breakthrough formula delivers a weightless, satin, soft-focus finish while balancing skin tone and diminishing imperfections.
Take your foundation up a notch by adding an effortless contour using our Natural Highlight + Contour Duo. Sweep the cream bronzer under your cheekbones, jawline and along the sides of your nose to instantly shape and add sun-kissed color (see our tutorial on Nontouring for even more tips). Next, get your glow on by adding a pop of luminous shine using our cream Brightener. Apply it to the very center of your cheeks, your orbital bones, or even above the arch of your brows for a radiant glow! If you’d like to add an additional pop of color we recommend our Nudist Multi-Use Cream Stick (pictured here in Nude Peach) to add a pop of color to the apples of your cheeks.
We know our skin absorbs the products we put on it, but don’t forget about the products you put near your precious eyes (those are important!) or on your lips (which usually end up being consumed). Perfecting a clean eye look is easy with our Expressionist Liquid Eyeliner, and award-winning Expressionist Mascara. This dream team provides you with the long-lasting performance you expect, the lush lashes you desire, and an ingredient list that is free of coal tar or skin aging adhesives. Finish your nontoxic, cruelty-free beauty beauty routine with a quick swipe of our Nudist Colrobalm. The love child of a lip stick and a lip balm, The Nudist gives lips a subtle boost of color and shine plus penetrating, nourishing hydration. Rich in organic omega oils and aloe, this luxury lip treat leaves stressed lips soothed, supple and protected!
If you’re in the Austin area, join us on Earth Day (Saturday, April 22nd) at one, or both, of our W3LL PEOPLE Studio locations. We’ll be hosting an exclusive MEET THE MAKER EVENT featuring a clean beauty mixer and consults with W3LL PEOPLE Co-Founder Shirley Pinkson and Dr. Sarah Villafrank, the founder of Osmia Organics. Get all the details and sign up for a personal consultation with the founder here.
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