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WHAT YOUR SKIN ABSORBS FROM COSMETICS
By Contributing Editor Andrea Fox
Read more about how you can green your health and beauty routine with Grow and Make's Healthy Beauty Guide.
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Beauty products, and what’s in them, are absorbed through your skin. Since cosmetics are often applied where the skin is thinnest (such as on lips and eyelids), the compounds in them are basically given a free ride into your body. That's why it's so important that you choose safe, natural makeup. Chemicals accumulate in the skin, and may react at the presence of additional chemicals.
That’s why beauty is often referred to as skin deep. The Environmental Working Group, dedicated to educating, publishes the online Skin Deep Database—a trove of information on the chemical constituents in thousands of products.
Handmade and small-batch cosmetics can be made from simpler ingredients. On the GrowandMake.com Healthy Beauty Guide you will find safe, environmentally friendly products that are:
Essential Oils Only
Palm Oil Free
Made from Vegetable Proteins
100% Certified Organic
Manufactured with Renewable Energy Power of Offsets
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Why Choose Mineral-Based Cosmetics?
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