There are animal products in cosmetics. It’s a fact. Some are animal derived and others are animal by products. Some use ingredients animals were born to make (think milk, honey and beeswax), others use ingredients made from animals. It’s easy to tell animal made foods at the supermarket. It’s a lot harder to pick out animal made cosmetics. Are you vegetarian or vegan? Would you be shocked to learn many moisturisers, mascaras, eye shadows and blushers are made from animal products? Would you like to know exactly how to choose vegetarian and vegan friendly skincare, makeup and cosmetics?
It’s an age old question, does chocolate give you spots? Does a once weekly, caramel filled chocolate bar cause your skin to breakout in pimples? Does a cube of chocolate keep the doctor away but bring your dermatologist closer? Scout the internet for answers and you will quickly come to the conclusion that yes, chocolate does give you spots and therefore, should be avoided at all times. This is sad news. However, luckily my friend, the answer is a little more complex… and while some chocolate will ramp up your risk of an outbreak, others won’t.
Ere Perez powders never contain talc: here is why yours shouldn’t either… Talc. It was once used for every nappy change, on every beauty conscious lady’s T-zone and for some, in their intimate areas. It was a solution for everything ingredient. A catch all beauty product… then came rumours of something sinister; Talc may cause cancer. Not just any kind of cancer. Talc may cause lung and ovarian cancer.
Hyaluronic acid. Have you heard about it? Hyaluronic acid is found naturally in your skin and thanks to new-age skincare and cosmetics, your skin’s hyaluronic acid levels can now even be boosted. Hyaluronic acid is able to hold up to 1000 times its own weight in water. This is a great feat. And for you it means this… Smooth and plump skin. Quickly resolved fine lines. Long lasting hydration. A youthful glow.
You my friend, deserve glowing skin. Fullstop. The most savvy decision you can make towards achieving it, is to fuel your skin both from the inside and the outside. Skin is unique because unlike your heart or your brain, it is directly and quickly effected by what you put onto and into your body. This is the mistake most people make. Great skin not only comes from using great skincare it also comes from eating great foods. Foods that are full of vitamins, healthy fats and minerals. Foods that are low in refined carbohydrates, sugars and inflammatory ingredients. Want to know more? Come take a speedy 5 point nutrition whizz with me.