When I first found out I was pregnant I instantly wanted to change my normal day-to-day skin and hair care habits. Since our skin absorbs up to 60% of ingredients that we apply onto it. What gets absorbed goes straight into the blood stream, unlike our food that first gets processed by our digestive system. This means that our skincare can seriously affect our health! I searched for endless hours on the internet to try and find “pregnancy safe” products and found it hard to find that one stop shop article. With that said I have created my top pregnancy safe natural makeup companies, providing you with a list of information and links for all you preggo moms out there!
Keep in mind I haven’t tried them all, but the ones I have tried I have listed what I have used. I also included a list of other pregnancy safe natural makeup companies I have researched but I haven’t tried, for you all to check out!
I also wanted to share a great app I discovered in the process…. Think Dirty®! This app was created from a wonderful story and has a great use for those researching mommies to be out there. The Think Dirty® App has pre loaded makeup and skincare brands into their database and they are all ranked on how “clean” their products are. However, Think Dirty® is more than just a mobile app – it’s a consumer revolution for safer cosmetics by learning one ingredient at a time, changing to cleaner options, one product at a time.
NATURAL MAKEUP BRANDS
Authentically Organic Formulas made with USDA certified Organic Ingredients: Juice Beauty uses ingredients from USDA certified organic farms for two reasons, to enhance the powerful antioxidants which increases the efficacy of our products and to limit pesticide and synthetic fertilizer residue which could be absorbed.
Powerful Action Without Potentially Harmful Endocrine Disrupting Ingredients: Juice Beauty formulates without parabens, petroleum, pesticides, propylene or butylene glycols, silicones, talc, carbon black, phthalates, sulfates, PEGs, TEA, DEA, GMO, silicones, artificial dyes or synthetic fragrances.
Vegan & No Animal Testing: Juice Beauty never formulates with animal byproducts whether it’s glue from horse hooves, or carmine from crushed beetles. Additionally, Juice Beauty is Leaping Bunny certified and we’ve received the PETA courage in commerce award.
Sustainable Company Practices utilizing Solar Power & Sourcing Locally. Juice Beauty sources as many ingredients as possible from the Western Region of the United States to limit fuel waste and to control quality. Of course our formulas are as sustainable as possible since the majority of our ingredients come from USDA certified organic farms and our boxes and labels are made with recycled or FSC certified paper, printed with soy ink & sourced in the U.S. You’ll see a photo of their corporate headquarters where they utilized all of their sustainable or recycled materials. Juice Beauty focuses on sustainability from top to bottom!
Thrive Causemetics is Beauty with a Purpose: for every product you purchase, they donate one to empower a woman thriving through cancer or domestic violence. They believe changing the world starts with a single ingredient, and that’s why they create vegan, 100% cruelty-free formulas containing proven ingredients without the use of parabens, sulfates, or toxins. All of their high-performance cosmetics are developed at Thrive Lab in Seattle—they control every step of the product development process, and a large part of it involves you. From selecting shades for our Glossy Lip Mark to testing our new formulations, your voice is heard in every step of our product creation process.
W3LL PEOPLE is an uncommon beauty dream team founded by an elite makeup artist, cosmetic dermatologist and tree hugging entrepreneur. They’re passionate about making positive choices in life, particularly when it comes to self care. Skin, our largest organ, absorbs about 80% of what we put on it. This crucial fact drives their mission to create super premium quality cosmetics without using the potentially harmful artificial chemicals found in most conventional makeup. Their modern approach to beauty is built on simplicity, authenticity and performance. They get that you want minimalist makeup, but need instant gratification. You’ll find their delightfully stylish products unmatched in delivering a natural “no-makeup” look. State-of-the-art, all-natural formulas effortlessly deliver flawless coverage and soothing protection that’s unbelievably light. With W3LL PEOPLE you don’t just look good, you feel good.
Other Companies to Search for:
Yes its overwhelming and can be costly to go and throw away your old products and replace them for new. But just because the products you may use aren’t “All Natural” or “organic” does not mean that they are the worst things for you either. I mentioned earlier in this blog about a great new app called THINK DIRTY. This app is a great place for you to start to look up what you have on your bathroom counter and see where it ranks.
Think Dirty® empowers and educates the consumer on the cosmetics industry by allowing them to make an informed decision on what products to purchase. In 2012, Think Dirty® won the It’s a Start Competition Grand Prize by Digifest Toronto. The mobile app launched in Summer 2013 with more than 68,300 products listed.
As someone who has been touched by cancer in my family, I was a huge supporter of several pink ribbon-related events and fundraising efforts. I really wanted Think Dirty® to be a champion of non-partisan breast cancer awareness initiatives. This September, we partnered with the Breast Cancer Fund and their Campaign for Safe Cosmetics to promote safer cosmetics and personal products through daily habits.
However, Think Dirty® is more than just a mobile app – it’s a consumer revolution for safer cosmetics by learning one ingredient at a time, changing to cleaner options, one product at a time.
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