I have to confess. I love makeup.
Maybe it’s because I grew up with a very hip Granny in the skin care business who taught all her granddaughters that makeup is your first line of defense against the sun. In other words, take care of your skin, wear your makeup and when you hit 50 you will be so glad you did.
That day has come for me. Yes I am 50 and I am so glad I listened to my smart Granny.
To this day I still live by that rule. I may not have my full blown face on, but I always put on my foundation and powder no matter what. Living here in California where it really is sunny most of the time, I know I need to protect my skin.
I also know that makeup can be full of toxic ingredients. In fact one of the most common ways we are exposed to toxins is by the toxic ingredients in personal care products, which includes make up.
70 – 90% of what you put on your skin gets absorbed into your blood stream.
My go to powder/foundation which of course is toxic free is,
100% Pure HEALTHY FLAWLESS SKIN FOUNDATION POWDER (sheer to medium coverage)
100% Natural, 100% Vegan, Gluten free
It is a super lightweight face powder/foundation that I can quickly brush on before I jump in the car to run the kids to school. I love that it evens out my skin tones and protects my face from the sun.
For a night out I put on a liquid foundation or tinted moisturizer first and then finish with a light brushing of the Healthy Flawless Skin Foundation powder.
It is an all natural formula packed full of anti-aging vitamins, antioxidants and skin purifying eucalyptus, soothing calendula, chamomile and rose, oil absorbing rice powder and flattering color from fruits and vegetables. It does not contain talc, chemical preservatives, fragrances or any other toxins
Ingredients: Oryza Sativa Germ Powder (Rice Powder), Pigmented Extracts of: Prunus Persica (Peach) Fruit, Prunusm Armeniaca (Apricot) Fruit, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa Bean), Carica Papaya (Papaya) Fruit, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate), Vaccinium Macrocarpon (Cranberry) Fruit, Fragaria Vesca (Strawberry) Fruit, Rubus Idaeus (Raspberry) Fruit1, Prunus Serotina (Wild Cherry) Fruit and Vitis Vinifera (Cabernet Grape) Fruit, Extracts of: Matricaria Chamomilla (Chamomile) Leaf, Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower, Organic Camelia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf2 and Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Leaf Powder, Oils of: Linum Usitatissimum (Flax) Seed, Rosa Damascena (Rose) Flower, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Seed and Persea Gratissima (Avocado), Mica, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Sodium Ascorbate (Vitamin C), Citral*, Eugenol*, Geraniol*, Citronellol*, Farnesol* and Linalool*
Sun Screen Active Ingredients: 12% Titanium Dioxide, 7% Zinc Oxide
1 certified organic by USDA 2 certified organic by USDA * component of natural essential oil
The titanium dioxide and zinc oxide that are used are not nano particles which can be considered harmful.
From my personal experience, wearing your makeup every day, as long as it is toxic free makeup, is a great way to protect your skin and slow down the aging process.