Makeup products marketing themselves with Hypoallergenic or Organic on their labels don’t always have our best interests at heart. This might sound counterintuitive, but the word ‘hypoallergenic’ is a very vague term since we can be allergic to absolutely anything. Therefore, when makeup products tell us they’re hypoallergenic it doesn’t necessarily mean much. Many of those makeup products are still packed with harsh chemicals like formaldehyde or sodium benzoate which can cause allergies, inflammation, and irritations.
As you start your journey toward healthy makeup, it might be overwhelming trying to keep up with the latest beauty trends, but we’re here to tell you that healthy makeup products don’t have anything to do with clean beauty trends. In fact natural, healthy makeup products have always been around yet they’re not nearly as accessible as conventional makeup products are.
More importantly, why are we not promoting products that are good for our health? This is why we’re drawing the line today, to inform and empower you on this journey as you are learning more about the realities of your makeup products so that you can finally put your health first and still feel beautiful.
Those of us who struggle with allergies need to be even more careful when choosing makeup products, even if our allergies aren’t directly related to the makeup itself. This is because there are certain ingredients in makeup products that can cause inflammation, stress, irritation, illness, and discomfort for those already suffering from allergies. Coming from personal experience living with Keratoconus – a degenerative eye disease and allergies – taking your makeup products seriously is a massive step towards longevity and health.
So continue reading if you want to avoid allergy-related health issues later on in life.
Makeup Products And How To Choose Them Wisely
Switching to clean makeup products is easier than you think. It doesn’t have to be an overnight transition, and you might make some mistakes along the way. Don’t let perfection be the enemy of your progress!
However, we do need to make you aware of the fact that clean beauty associations aren’t always true to the meaning of clean. This includes makeup products with natural beauty, green beauty and all other types of beauty that deviate from the norm. There is no legal or official definition, and many brands have taken it upon themselves to define clean beauty according to their own agendas. Greenwashing is a real problem in the beauty industry.
Therefore, we understand the tedious thought of having to sift through all the options not knowing who to trust. It’s no wonder opting for your usual brand may seem easier. Time is a big factor when it comes to shopping, but we’ve already done the work for you today by sharing our 4 tips to help you switch to a healthy makeup routine.
It’s time for us to take ownership of our health and makeup products once and for all.
Allergies, Inflammation And Stress
Before we guide you on how to make the switch to healthy makeup products, we’d like to shed some light on how makeup can exacerbate your health issues. Using the wrong makeup products can cause skin allergies and irritations but over time they can also send your body into a state of stress which contributes to inflammation in the body. Evidence proves that the main culprit for a disease is chronic inflammation. Think about repetitive health issues with no specific reason behind them.
Furthermore, the immune system and inflammatory processes are involved in not just a few select disorders, but a wide variety of mental and physical health problems that dominate present-day morbidity and mortality worldwide. Think about it, if you’re using makeup products filled with toxic chemicals every day of your life, how does that impact the health of your immune and inflammation processes?
What’s worse is that inflammatory diseases have been recognised as the most significant cause of death in the world today. More than 50% of all deaths are linked to inflammation-related diseases such as; ischemic heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes mellitus, chronic kidney disease, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), autoimmune and neurodegenerative conditions. Not to mention what it’s like for those who struggle with sensitive or allergic skin and eyes. For more about makeup products, allergies and the link to autoimmune disease and eye conditions read this inspiring story written by our Features Writer Skyezee FashionFit.
Don’t live oblivious to the effects of commercial makeup products and cosmetics on your wellbeing.
Our 4 Shopping Tips For Healthy Makeup Products
When shopping for makeup products be sure to choose brands that are made to nourish your skin and eyes. Better yet, always read the labels to make sure that there aren’t any harsh chemicals that may promote allergies or inflammation. I personally look for hard-to-pronounce words just like you would when shopping for healthy food items.
Look for makeup that is fragrance-free as well since it can be irritating to your eyes and skin. In my opinion, I recommend opting for locally produced brands so you know who they are, what they stand for, and where your products are being made. This is why I love Inthusiasm makeup products, because not only are they honest and trustworthy but they genuinely care about my health concerns and well-being.
However, be cautious of brands who clearly state that they have been dermatologically tested and approved by ophthalmologists. They might even state that they are hypoallergenic, but as previously mentioned you’re better off going for a local and transparent brand who states their ingredient list openly on every product.
Inthusiasm Makeup does their very best to ensure they introduce every woman who uses makeup products to a natural, healthy way of life. All eye shadows, lipsticks, eye liners, mineral powders, foundations, and more are the purest, most natural makeup products you’ll get. They’re packed with naturally occurring vitamins and minerals that don’t burden your health and beauty but rather enhance it, because they’re free of harsh chemicals. The bonus is that you’ll be looking after Earth too, since all products are eco-friendly and gentle on our natural environment.
1. Start With Products You Use The Most
What do you use on a daily basis? Most of us use A LOT of products and even if you don’t, the question remains what are you using? From our face cream to our mascara, there are a lot of products we need to detox.
To make it less overwhelming, start with the products you use on your face and head. You don’t want toxins seeping in through your facial skin, eyes and lips. Once you’ve shortlisted these items you can start by replacing your makeup products as soon as possible. Then, move on to other skincare products.
2. Find A Brand Who Makes Your Health Their Priority
Just like you, I am new to the whole healthy clean makeup lifestyle. So we’ve got quite a bit to learn, but it may be helpful to stick to a small local brand that stay true to providing healthy, plant-based makeup products. Especially if they genuinely care about how their makeup products will impact your health and well-being.
To build your healthy makeup box, also check that your brand conducts brand safety reviews and regularly deep dive into their product range. Learn more about Inthusiasm Makeup Products which are endorsed by the S.A. Health Department.
PS. Bear in mind that while a makeup brand may carry some clean makeup products, this may not mean their entire range meets all safety standards.
3. Know The Facts
There is so much research available out there to help you understand makeup products and the ingredients they contain. Most of these studies explain what you need to know about each ingredient and whether they’re toxic or healthy for you. Personally, I don’t purchase makeup products that do not mention their full ingredients list, nor do I purchase ones with long lists of chemically ridden ingredients.
Besides, the evidence is clear as day – choose makeup products that are manufactured with a super simple ingredients list.
4. Match The Brand To Your Lifestyle
The last tip is to find a brand that speaks to your personality and lifestyle. Don’t go settling for makeup products who don’t suit your health and beauty needs. Choose one that fits into your life easily. For example, I am somebody who enjoys asking questions about my products. I know that if I ask Inthusiasm Makeup questions, I’ll get an answer straight away.
Also, I appreciate convenience.
Who wants to wait days for a replacement mascara? Nobody. At the Inthusiasm Makeup Online Shop, I placed an order and received all my makeup products early the very next morning without even stepping outside of my house.
The Bottom Line: Health Comes First
There’s a lot of misinformation when it comes to the ingredients list and formulas of makeup products. Can we even trust what’s written on the box or bottle because of the lack of FDA regulation?
The good news is you now have a clearer understanding of what goes into your makeup products. You’re well on your way to switching to a healthy makeup routine which will feel incredibly empowering.
With personal stories like our very own Skyezee FashionFit and all the love and care on the Inthusiasm Makeup About Page, you have everything you need to know about makeup products, plant-based ingredients, and healthy alternatives right at your fingertips.
- Trustworthy Clean Makeup Products means they’re safe, non-toxic, and have transparent labelling of ingredients.
- Just because a product is organic, natural, or green, doesn’t mean it’s non-toxic.
- The FDA doesn’t regulate or define claims often used in green-washed products.
- Fragrance in cosmetics is used as a loophole to hide toxic ingredients.
- Use Inthusiasm Makeup to find makeup products that are truly clean.
We’d love to hear from you! Drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know what you think about healthy makeup products or to ask us any questions.