October 02 2020
Clean make up brands we love
Just like fashion and food, the two main reasons that made us switch to clean make up brands were our health and the environment. We both became more sensitive to the products we used on our skin. Personally I started developing rashes on my face when I used certain conventional beauty products but since I had been prone to eczema for a long time, I didn't think much of it. When it comes to health issues caused by chemicals and especially heavy metals present in make up, people don't always react straight away and the root cause can be unknown for a long time.
Women put on average 168 toxic substances on their skin each day ! It only takes a few seconds for these substances to penetrate the skin and enter the bloodstream. It’s urgent that we change our beauty routines to avoid many chronic health issues that are arising due to heavy metal contamination. Some ingredients present in conventional make up are being listed as common hormone disruptors and we are seeing so much thyroid issues in young women. Today we have the choice when it comes to safe options regarding make up. They are no more expensive that conventional ones and offer the same level of quality. Here are our favourite ones.
1. Ilia Beauty
Ilia has the design/minimalistic vibe that we love while being totally safe and clean. The products are formulated with 85% bioactive ingredients that heal your skin too. We also like that they understand that not every natural ingredient is good for your skin, nor is every chemical bad but there is a fine balance that only innovative brands can formulate.
2. Kjaer Weis
Kjaer Weis is one of the top brands in the clean beauty market. Fully organic and sustainable, they even have a product refill system to fight packaging waste. They are a perfect example of how Scandinavian cool can coexist with sustainability. The minimalistic vibe is recommended for nude look lovers.
3. RMS Beauty
RMS has it all: beautiful packaging, safe ingredients that heal the skin and tons of shades to choose from. It’s a great brand for people who wear light make up because their tiny products are all applied effortlessly with your fingers. We love that the formulations are raw which means that the active ingredients are not heated. This way all the benefits can be absorbed by your skin.
4. Ere Perez
Ere Perez's Oat milk foundation is our latest obsession when it comes to light, non sticky coverage. They are vegan and cruelty free all the way and the products include healing botanical ingredients.