I want safe cosmetics!

As a professional makeup artist I make choices every day about the cosmetic products I use. For years I’ve strived to use the safest, cleanest and most cruelty free products available but identifying these products isn’t easy.

I am no cosmetology chemist and faced with a mile long cosmetic ingredients list, most of which I can’t event pronounce, my choices are often guesstimates. Yet I’d love to know that each and every product I use is safe and cruelty free and better yet, promotes personal and planetary well-being. Woah that’s a tall order! But I’ll keep working at it.

Here are a few things you too can do to ensure you use the safest products possible.

1. Educate yourself about cosmetic safety and pay attention to ingredients. A good place to start is well made and easy to use Skin Deep an online cosmetics safety database you can use to research products.
2. Join the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.
3. Ask Congress to get behind the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2010

And be realistic, sometimes you have to make tough choices.

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