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Old 04-12-2017, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Im finding it harder to find a foundation blusher, etc that I can wear without adverse effects.. for years Ive thought companies like Almay cared about these things and the damage to health from makeup.. not so... Ive looked up some that seem reputable, Christopher Drummond and Sarah Wilson.. does anyone know anything about these manufacturers as I dont want to end up spending money on them to try that I cant afford.. Id be glad of any help... This is lipsticks from very famous companies and what a let down.. and to think Ive used some of these daily..

Just some of the junk you may be using..
Cover Girl
Revlon
Body Shop
L’Oreal
Maybelline
Clinique
Estee lauder
Burts Bees (*cry*)
PeaceKeeper
Christian Dior
M.A.C.
Avon
NARS
Stargazer
Sonia Kashuk (of Target fame)
Fashion Fair
Lancome
Almay
Mary Kay
Jafra
Prescriptives
Rimmel London
Clarins
Benefit
Gabriel
Colorganics ( claimed to be an “Organic / hemp” line)
Origins (Estee Lauders “organic & natural” line. Their deceptive moto “Powered by Nature Proven by Science”)
Elizabeth Arden
Victorias Secret
Chanel
Iman
Bobbi Brown
Wet ‘N’ Wild
Shiseido
Lori Anne
Has your jaw returned from the floor yet? A number of these brands I KNOW I own or have used. Now this is the COMPLETE list of brands for lipstick as updated on Feb 15, 2012 according to the FDA’s website. Yet, there are still offenders across the board with mascara, powers, creams, body washes you name it. However don’t let them fool you if they say well its an “Acceptable” level of lead – there is never NEVER NEVER EVER an acceptable amount of lead EVER! Lead is something that should never even in the smallest amounts be near you let alone on your mouth, being ingested by you. There is a reason that lead paint was banned in 1978 and that was just on the walls, think of what its doing in your system.
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Old 04-12-2017, 11:36 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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Per many of your posts, you seem to have a lot of personal conditional requirements about lots of common ingredients, and chemical sensitivities not shared by the majority of consumers.

It seems that, due to your many sensitivities, commercial cosmetics may simply not be appropriate for you. For most people, they are used without adverse reactions.
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Old 04-12-2017, 04:47 PM
 
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Yep. No adverse reactions here. I've used many on the list, and will continue to do so.
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Old 04-12-2017, 05:25 PM
 
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Im finding it harder to find a foundation blusher, etc that I can wear without adverse effects.. for years Ive thought companies like Almay cared about these things and the damage to health from makeup.. not so... Ive looked up some that seem reputable, Christopher Drummond and Sarah Wilson.. does anyone know anything about these manufacturers as I dont want to end up spending money on them to try that I cant afford.. Id be glad of any help... This is lipsticks from very famous companies and what a let down.. and to think Ive used some of these daily..

Just some of the junk you may be using..
Cover Girl
Revlon
Body Shop
L’Oreal
Maybelline
Clinique
Estee lauder
Burts Bees (*cry*)
PeaceKeeper
Christian Dior
M.A.C.
Avon
NARS
Stargazer
Sonia Kashuk (of Target fame)
Fashion Fair
Lancome
Almay
Mary Kay
Jafra
Prescriptives
Rimmel London
Clarins
Benefit
Gabriel
Colorganics ( claimed to be an “Organic / hemp” line)
Origins (Estee Lauders “organic & natural” line. Their deceptive moto “Powered by Nature Proven by Science”)
Elizabeth Arden
Victorias Secret
Chanel
Iman
Bobbi Brown
Wet ‘N’ Wild
Shiseido
Lori Anne
Has your jaw returned from the floor yet? A number of these brands I KNOW I own or have used. Now this is the COMPLETE list of brands for lipstick as updated on Feb 15, 2012 according to the FDA’s website. Yet, there are still offenders across the board with mascara, powers, creams, body washes you name it. However don’t let them fool you if they say well its an “Acceptable” level of lead – there is never NEVER NEVER EVER an acceptable amount of lead EVER! Lead is something that should never even in the smallest amounts be near you let alone on your mouth, being ingested by you. There is a reason that lead paint was banned in 1978 and that was just on the walls, think of what its doing in your system.
Lipstick is one of those products....a lot of pigments that produce colors contain lead. But far less than the 60's. You might want to look at the smaller home based products through etsy.

If you want to avoid every contaminant, you have avoid cosmetics entirely...
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Old 04-12-2017, 06:09 PM
 
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I am pretty sensitive when it comes to cosmetics and personal products, and I have no problems with L'Oreal mineral powder, Rimmel eye pencils and mascara, and Pixi blush.

I use these items very sparingly and not every day. I have no problems.
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Old 04-12-2017, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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Fresh is known for using natural ingredients: http://www.fresh.com/UK/home (link is to the UK site since OP is in the UK)

Otherwise I'd second the suggestion to find small organic companies online or at farmer's markets.
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Old 04-12-2017, 10:23 PM
 
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smaller, indie companies tend to stay truer to their "organic" principle, as is the case for a lot of companies that i see on leaping bunnies' list. not all, but a lot. but just in case, you may also refer to EWG

but be careful. some members here think you have an agendum to push when coming up with posts similar to yours
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Old 04-12-2017, 10:53 PM
 
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smaller, indie companies tend to stay truer to their "organic" principle, as is the case for a lot of companies that i see on leaping bunnies' list. not all, but a lot. but just in case, you may also refer to EWG

but be careful. some members here think you have an agendum to push when coming up with posts similar to yours
I'm trying to go cruelty free...in some things it's easy. I didn't know I was already there. My shampoo and some body lotions are cruelty free.


But there are things that are issues. Like mascara. I've tried a few and they are really very underwhelming. And soap. My skin is very reactive and sensitive and I need a very very moisturizing body soap... and my favorite Olay.... well when that's gone, I'm not sure where I'll turn. I'm trying Kiss My Face, but it's not only strips my skin, it doesn't feel like it's cleaning all that well.


And body washes are too detergenty... and dry me out.


One thing at a time.
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Old 04-12-2017, 11:46 PM
 
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The Environmental Working Group provides information on the least and most toxic cosmetics:

Skin Deep® Cosmetics Database | EWG

And on other issues:

Consumer Guides | EWG
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Old 04-13-2017, 01:21 AM
 
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I'm using Maybelline Liquid Mousse Foundation and it has a very high rating for purity.

I'd like to use all cruelty-free cosmetics also, but it's been a challenge when it comes to some products. I'll keep trying to figure it out though.
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