Spotlight On: Bad Chemicals in Cosmetics and Skincare

by theoxfordtrunk

Ever since I was a “tween” I’ve been obsessed with skincare and beauty products, I even started using eye cream when I was twelve! Although, I’m quite certain that even with a head start in the anti-aging game the sleep deprivation I’ve experienced in the last five years has reversed any benefits ( thanks kids).

With that being said what you put into your body and onto your skin is so important.  Most skincare and beauty products, especially those sold at drugstores, have SO many harmful ingredients. We’re talking cancer causing, irritating, and  environmentally destructive.  I’m not saying you need to get extreme and throw out any and all your products, but I do think it helps to educate yourself and get in the habit of reading labels.  This website is very helpful listing harmful chemicals and what they do.  I try to keep these bad products out of my skincare however, I do sometimes make an exception with makeup and hair products because, well hey, it’s called balance (and sometimes they just work way better)!

Each week I’m going to list some current favorite products, starting with these:

Face Mask

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Tinted Moisturizer 

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I also LOVE using oil on my face.  I use it everyday as my moisturizer and at night- it’s great for every skin type!  I like to mix it up because there are so many wonderful oils that all have different benefits. I like to experiment by blending my own but these are also great ones as well:

Argan Oil


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Rosehip Oil

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