When it comes to beauty, making decisions about products based on their ingredients and processing is important. It’s a great example of what I call Mindful Consumption (one of the Seven Outposts of a Slow Beauty practice). There are many ways to practice a more eco-friendly beauty regimen – here are some of my favorites to get you started.
MSCHIC blush in “Kissed” – This mineral makeup series is talcum-free and contains no allergenic fragrances. This blush is also paraben-free. According to the company’s philosophy statement, they dance at the office when they are excited about new products – good vibes are great for everyone! I discovered this make-up line at an adorable boutique called The Detox Market, specializing in curating green brands in beauty and lifestyle.The co-founder, Valerie Grandury, walked me around the shop and shared each brand’s endearing story with me. That leads me to another skincare brand I love also founded by Valerie Grandury, Odacité. Their products contain certified-organic ingredients, and are free of petrochemicals, fragrance, glycols and parabens. Valerie is lovely and incredibly passionate about holistic living – using her products makes me feel confident inside and out.
SpaRitual Nail Lacquer – In Introspective from the upcoming spring 2013 SpaRitual collection, Meditate. For a fun nail look, I like to wear Introspective on all nails, sometimes pairing it with another color from the collection on my ring finger for an accent.
SpaRitual Lip Gloss -Gluten-free lip gloss that goes on smooth and leaves lips hydrated and not sticky!
SpaRitual Handprint Hand Salve and Hand Serum – Skincare for the hands is so important!
Jane Iredale Make-Up - I’m a huge fan – I love the Mystikol powdered eyeliner in Onyx and PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple Azure. An added benefit is that it’s all vegan!
Teas are an important part of my beauty ritual, too. Yogi Teas Green Tea Muscle Recovery supports an active body, is 100% natural, and made with organic turmeric. This is the perfect tea to relieve sore muscles after exercise, and I love being surprised by the fortunes on each tea bag!
What are some of your favorite eco-friendly beauty must-haves?
For more on Shel Pink or the SpaRitual brand, visit www.sparitual.com or www.slowbeauty.com