Skin Therapy – How to Look Gorgeous and Nourish The Body at the Same Time
It was my girlfriend’s birthday a few weeks ago. Since I know she is one of the most fabulous diva’s I know, and I love to buy people things that are totally useful and practical, this was a perfect time for me to get her what she loves – makeup.
Practically everywhere over Europe and Australia it seems like there are a plethora of natural, chemical-free makeup alternatives, but we still have a long way to go here in Toronto. That being said, I was able to find some really amazing options that are much better than conventional goods:
I put thought into everything from the packaging of the gift (a plain paper bag), to what was in it. I figured that if I was going to get her natural products, the packaging was also just as important. So here’s a rundown of the products that were included in the gift:
Suncoat – A formaldehyde free, toluene free and water based, non-toxic nail polish, that’s also made in Ontario.
Primitive - A paraben free lipstick with all natural ingredients from New York.
Mont Echo – An all natural sea buckthorn lip balm/lip treatment made in Quebec.
ZuZu – A mineral oil, talc and paraben free, natural vegan mascara from Washington State.
Eventually I’d like to be able to find all of these products from Canadian producers; for now I’m happy that I can find these products at a neighborhood health food store.
Now I can rest a bit easier knowing that the products that I’ve just gotten for my close friend are good for her. They are going to be on her eyes, lips, hands, and eventually getting into her bloodstream; I’ve checked stringently to make sure they don’t contain any nasty carcinogens, irritants and toxic chemicals.
Now if only more people can have this same kind of diligence for things they give their loved ones. Maybe this just means that me and others like me will have to provide these tools?. I feel a project coming on…