Natural beauty essentials

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When is the last time you cleaned out your makeup bag and took a careful look at your skin care products? Spring presents the perfect time to freshen up your beauty routine and get rid of chemical-based products. When you opt for natural products you are choosing options that are better for you and better for the Earth.  Check out some of our favorite natural beauty buys and make sure to check us out on Denver’s Daybreak this Thursday to see us talk about them!

Dr. Hauschka
Dr. Hauschka Skin Care products gently guide the skin to a radiant, balanced state while allowing the skin’s biological processes to function naturally.  The pure, biodynamic, organic and wild-harvested ingredients work in harmony with your skin’s natural rhythms. Make sure to check out out their decorative cosmetics made from minerals and botanicals to give yourself an updated new look. Not only do their cosmetics have staying power, but they are specifically made not to irritant delicate skin.

Non-Toxic Nail Care
Who knew that typical nail products can contain a variety of very questionable chemicals? Unfortunately, a report released by the California Environmental Protection Agency’s Department of Toxic Substances Control found the toxic chemicals dibutyl  phthalate  (DBP) , toluene, and formaldehyde in most of the 25 nail products that they tested. Known as the “toxic trio,” DBP and toluene are considered known developmental toxins and formaldehyde is a known carcinogen (source: Forbes.) Thankfully, there are natural nail products you can choose to keep you away from these chemicals. Mineral Fusions makes beautiful chip resistant polishes in 62 shades that do not contain formaldehyde, toluene, camphor and dibutyl phthalate.

EcoTools
EcoTools cosmetic brushes are good for you and good for the Earth. The iconic look of the sleek bamboo, gorgeous recycled aluminum and incredibly soft bristles have fast become a favorite for their quality and versatility. They are 100% cruelty-free, have incredibly soft bristles made of synthetic taklon and have handles made of bamboo and recycled aluminum ferrules. Make sure to check out the new brushes that are wonderful for creating beautifying shadow effects. www.ecotools.com

Natural Skin Care for Dry Weather
If you live in a dry climate, you know that it can wreak havoc on your skin. Also, since people with dry skin are often applying more lotions, balms and skin care treatments, it is even more important that they go natural. Booda Organics combines a variety of creamy natural ingredients to keep skin moisturized all day. It is made with pure organic ingredients like Shea and coco butter and never with chemicals, fragrances, toxins, preservatives, additives, parabens, alcohol, petroleum, fillers or emulsifiers. Also check out the gentle and moisture-rich products from Lily Organics Farm Fresh Skin Care. They are the only skin care company in the world that is also a USDA Certified Organic Grower.