As part of The Wellness Project’s green beauty month I’m going to try to make even more progress, including finding one go-to red lipstick that’s natural. I’ve put it further down on my timeline because for me it’s not an everyday item. But it’s estimated that the average woman will eat 4 pounds of lipstick in her lifetime. So there’s that…
My biggest goal of this month is not just to replace items with more natural options, but to throw away all the cosmetics I know are no longer serving me. My bathroom has begun to look a little bit like a hoarder’s delight. So now might finally be the time to cut the cord and admit to myself that I’m never going to use the 2 pound tub of Epiderm sitting on my top shelf.
If you’re just beginning the transition, here’s a great way to prioritize. I’ve also included some of my favorite skin care brands. For my go-to natural makeup, click here. Any favorites of your own? Share in the comments!
From one healthy hedonist to another,
Daily face moisturizer
Stage 2: Used frequently, but have less absorption through the skin.
Stage 3: Special occasion items that sit on skin.
Lipstick (unless you wear it everyday)
Optional: Minimal contact with skin and poor natural alternatives.
Hair color treatments
7 Great Skincare Brands
(I use the lavender face wash and blue chamomile moisturizer)
(Great moisturizers and anti-aging creams)
(Love the cellular renewal mask)
(Great cleanser and hydrating mask, though Evan Healy is my go-to)
(I use the skin balm for my lips and the other lotions for my body)
(The best body wash)
(Suncare – but be warned it doesn’t rub in all the way!)
The Wellness Project is a year-long blog series (and upcoming memoir) about how to find the balance between health and hedonism. To find out more about the inspiration behind the project and to get the monthly theme schedule, click here. To see past challenges and other posts from this series, click here.