In my attempt to ‘green’ my life and live more organically (or as the hubby calls it ‘expensively’) I have been trying to find some good organic products.
I didn’t realize it, but the FDA does not do much to regulate cosmetics. They basically rely on companies to police themselves.
Here are my two cents (well, actually a bit more since these things cost about ten bucks. And Yes, I used coupons!)
Apparently luscious lashes come at a price.
Per Food Babe, most mascaras contain all sorts of harmful chemicals and ingredients. I had bought this from Target for about $7.00. I was soooo excited but, alas, I am not a huge fan.
It looks great when I put it on but by the time I walk out of the bathroom it begins to drip off my lashes. Inevitably by my first bathroom break at work, I am trying to clean up under my eyes.
I tried it for about a month (can’t tell you how many people told me ‘I looked tired’), but, in the end, it doesn’t seem to work for me. I am going to have to try something different – I love using mascara. For now, I went back to my ‘toxic-but-does-the-job” mascara.
I love this chapstick (or is it chap stick… I am not sure). It is utterly fantastic, makes my lips feel lovely and for $3.50 it is probably the least expensive item at Whole Foods. The first ingredient is my favorite – coconut oil!!!!
Antiperspirant uses aluminum-based ingredients that temporarily plugs the sweat ducts and prevents you from perspiring. It has been implied this can cause cancer… which is always on my mind since Dad’s diagnosis.
I decided to try Tom’s of Maine since I heard a lot of great things about it. Overall, I am pretty happy. I have been able to play a double header softball game without stinking like a decomposing animal – however, thank goodness I had a dark shirt on. (Deodorants only mask smell)
If I had something where sweating was frowned upon – like a wedding – I would probably use something stronger. But, at around $2.00 with my coupon, it is good for day to day.
If you are so inclined, you can check out how your products rate at Environmental Working Group