Beauty Favourites

At TGB, we love getting all glam for a night out with the girls. Unfortunately the make up brands we once used were full of pretty little toxins like parabens, phthalates, and sodium laurel sulfate. Almost 90% of the products we were using were found to have these toxic chemicals and after a little research we found that these kinds of chemicals have the potential to impact a woman’s endocrine system (a.k.a those hormones we love so dearly). The lipsticks we were using were full of lead and our mascara had a little thing called retinal palmitate and parabens in it. Even worse, our blush had rose quartz and silica which are proven carcinogens and are powerful enough to affect the immune and respiratory system. Not even the sunscreen was safe as it had an ingredient called octinoxate in it which has been linked to brain and thyroid signal problems. The side effects of these make up products all add up and the impacts extend into the environment. Here are some of our favourite organic, environmentally & human friendly make up brands totally worth investing in.

Ilia

We absolutely love this brand especially the cream lip products which we are accumulating as we speak. All their products are packaged in sleek recycled aluminium cases and each product is filled with up to 85% bioactive organic ingredients. Founder, Sasha Plavsic has set her luxe organic beauty brand apart from all the rest by creating quality products that exceed the typical conventions of natural beauty. It’s a yes from us.

Josie Maran Cosmetics

If you don’t know, now you know. Josie Maran cosmetics is one of the leading beauty brands in the industry for it’s eco-friendly, organic and totally luxurious approach to beauty.  Her signature product is 100% argan oil (our absolute favourite to use on our skin and hair) which was inspired by a trip to Morocco. The best thing is you are completely guilt free using her products knowing that you are supporting a brand that is earth-loving and empowering.

Chantecaille

We’re currently using the flower fluid moisturiser by Chantecaille and loving it. This lush New York brand stocked at Mecca Cosmetica has everything a girl could ask for. Consider any make up products an investment as they contain pure botanicals, flowers, essential oils combined with innovative technology that really works. If you want make up that doubles as skincare when you wear it, Chantecaille is your next port of call. FYI do not fret, it’s planet friendly too!

Onira Organics

In case you thought we forgot about your luscious locks, we did not. We know it’s hard to D.I.Y all day everyday, so for those strapped for time the Onira Organics nourishing shampoo and conditioner is perfect. It’s made from organic and natural ingredients, orange blossom water and jojoba oil which is known to soften and regenerate your strands. It’s also free from PEG, parabens and silicones which is downright fab!

Give them a try and let us know what you think. Also, what are your favourite natural, eco-friendly make up/hair care brands? We’d love to know!

TGB x

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