What’s In My Makeup?!

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Hello you, and welcome to inside the mind of an Obsessive Compulsive Designer

I wanted to take today to talk about something a little more serious and scary about a topic very near and dear to me – makeup. I was recently contacted by a lovely woman from Consumer Safety and during our conversation she made me a little more aware to what exactly is in our everyday products. She sent me this big PDF with lists of harmful chemicals (chemicals I couldn’t even pronounce), what harm they inflict on us, and what products most often contain them. She sent me this more compact and cute version of the list for ease of all my readers so I have attached it above.

Naturally, I was like “Okay, that’s scary but I use a lot of natural products. I’m not too worried about this.” I went through my beauty products and found most all of them contained these nasty chemicals. I was astonished at just how many had them! I knew some of them were bound to be laced with these nasty cancer-causing chemicals but OMG. My beloved RCMA powder that I use every single day contains two ingredients: Silicon and TALC. Essentially, I’ve been setting my under eyes with powdered poison. I think some big changes are in order! I need to go through my products and really switch over to some more natural products.

Ignorance is bliss; but I’m so glad she opened my eyes to what some of those unpronounceable chemicals are in my products. It’s time for me to make a change and lessen the chance of damaging my skin or body. It seems like everything nowadays gives us cancer, am I right? Well, I’m definitely going to be making some changes that lessen that chance from coming from my beauty drawer!

Leave me a comment below and let me know if you guys are in the same boat. Where you just as blind to it as I was?

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