Recently I have discovered a range of ultra premium Swiss skincare and wellness products that are vegan certified. I love that I can share this and offer people a makeover, discount and products that don’t hurt, test or include animals. I stopped wearing makeup and made my own beauty products for a while because of the chemicals and my love of animals. I know I’m doing the right thing by my body and the planet by making a better choice. Here are some photo’s taken over the last two weeks of me with my awesome vegan makeup on. I’ve having so much fun testing out what works best for me from the skin care, body care, hair care and cosmetics. I have to mention the foundation is so light your skin can breathe, it doesn’t feel heavy on and being so sensitive I have to be so careful about what my body absorbs. I want the best for you and to help you feel and look healthier and happier too!
Why is what you put on your body important?
Everything we put on our skin, in our mouths, under our arms or on our hair is absorbed by our bodies. Bionsen, a company based in the UK found that women apply 515 chemicals to their faces everyday. Over time this accumulation of chemicals that our bodies absorb causes dis-ease within us. I feel like people run around being so busy all the time or worrying about things that we have forgotten the art of self love and self care.
Did you know…
Over the years I have looked and read about on what’s in the the products we use each day and it’s one of the reasons why I make my own products, but depending on where I am in the world and how busy I get I don’t always have time, so it’s awesome to have an alternative I can share with you! Here are just a few ingredients you might like to consider.
Formaldehyde has been classified as a Group 1 carcinogen by the World Health Organisation International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) as a chemical known to cause cancer in humans. Formaldehyde is more commonly thought of when you embalm bodies, but in cosmetics is protects against contamination by bacteria during storage and continued use. Formaldehyde can be found in nail polishes, nail hardeners, eyelash glues, hair gels, soaps, makeup, shampoos, lotions, and deodorants, among other products. It’s is said that if there is 2% or less of Formaldehyde in a product it is deemed safe, would you risk it?
Parabens are also used to keep your cosmetics free from being contaminated, but at the price of contaminating you. Parabens are a common ingredient found in a wide variety of products including shampoos, lotions, deodorants, scrubs and makeup, items most people use everyday. They have also been found in biopsies from breast tumors at concentrations similar to those found in consumer products.
Lead in your lipstick? Sounds like an old wives tale right? “Lead builds up in the body over time and lead-containing lipstick applied several times a day, every day, can add up to significant exposure levels. The latest studies show there is no safe level of lead exposure,” according to Mark Mitchell, MD, MPH, policy advisor of the Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice and co-chair of the Environmental Health Task Force for the National Medical Association. Ok so you don’t apply lipstick to your lips several times a day, but think of how many years you have used lipstick for?
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The chemicals that surround us…
Our world is becoming so toxic, instead or progressing and creating a happier, healthier lifestyle in which we enjoy life and take care of everything around us we are digressing into being stressed out, depressed, unhappy and selfish. There is a better way and it comes through the choices we make. You may not think you have much power, but every time you buy something that choice you make is shaping our world. The vegan certified products I now use have never been tested on animals, don’t contain animal by products, nasty petroleum, parabens, PABA, synthetic dyes or formaldehyde-donating preservatives. They are however pH correct, hypoallergenic, dermatologist tested, ophthalmologist tested.
I would love to tell you more and how you too can make better choices, get a discount on over 400 vegan certified products. There is something for everyone from men, women, teens, children and babies. I love giving people a better option for products they already use everyday. It’s so easy as you can get everything online, 24 hours a day and it all gets delivered straight to your door whenever you want! How good is that 🙂
PS. All ingredients are biodegradable, the ingredients are sustainably grown and harvested. 90% of the product packaging is recyclable and recycled soy-based inks are used for 80% of printed materials. How awesome is that for the planet? Contact me below if you would like to know more and how to get a discount. I can help you find out what is best for you in the following countries: Australia, UK, USA, Canada & Poland
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Sources: http://www.womenshealthmag.com/ Daubre PD, Aljarrah A, Miller WR, Coldham NG, Sauer MJ, Pope GS (2004). Concentrations of parabens in human breast tumours. Journal of Applied Toxicology 24:5-13. Rastogi SC, Schouten A, Dekruijf N, Weijland JW (1995). Contents of methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben and benzylparaben in cosmetic products. Contact Dermatits 32: 28-30.