What’s In Your Makeup?

Have you ever read the ingredients list on your favorite cosmetics? Most people assume what they are putting on their skin every day is safe for them, when in reality, cosmetic companies load their products with dangerous chemicals and fillers.

Sodium lauryl sulfate is a common ingredient in most over-the-counter foundations even though it’s been proven to cause uncomfortable skin irritation. Parabens are used as a preservative and are found in almost every product we use, such as: mascara, lipstick, foundation, cleansers, and moisturizers. Parabens are extremely dangerous because it mimics estrogen which is a direct link to causing breast and other types of cancers.

Polyethylene is another common ingredient in makeup even though the FDA classifies it as a human carcinogen. Lastly, although lead has been removed from most cosmetics, trace amounts can still be found in some lipsticks and mascaras. Lead is a neurotoxin that has been known to cause learning, language, and behavioral problems even in small amounts.

At The Center For Women’s Aesthetics, we carry Jane Iredale cosmetics, which is 100% free of any harmful ingredients or chemicals. They are known as “The Skin Care Makeup” because they use a holistic approach to healthy beauty.

Jane Iredale is a certified cruelty-free cosmetics company, which means none of their products are tested on animals at any stage of development or manufacturing. Many products are even vegan and gluten free.

Jane’s philosophy is to “Feed, Fortify, Finish.” Starting with “ingestible beauty” which is a line of skincare supplements that “feed” your skin from within. “Fortify” your skin with BeautyPrep’s cleanser, toner, and moisturizer. Finally, “Finish” with makeup that enhances your natural beauty in soft, wearable colors.

Skin is the body’s largest organ, so it’s imperative to do your research and know exactly what ingredients you are putting on it every day!