If you can find a cruelty free brand of cosmetics, still there is no way of knowing what exactly is in your cosmetics. Many lipstick brand uses lead as an active ingredient, which could cause poisoning. Glittered face products use silica. In addition to being harmful to your body, they also destroy the environment. We should only trust brands that are proven to have natural ingredients and this is why I get my beard balm from primitive outpost. Here are some natural ingredients you can use instead of toxic cosmetics.
- Dry skin moisturizer aka Aloe Vera: Aloe Vera has great moisturizing properties and is completely natural and excellent for your skin. It hydrates, softens and evens out your skin tone.
- Natural lip balm aka glycerin and pomegranate: exposure to sun, caffeine intake and dehydration can rob your lips of the natural pinkish color and turn it dark. The lipsticks in the market only makes it worse. Glycerin is an excellent lip moisturizer, mixed with pomegranate, you got natural lip gloss!
- Body lotion and anti-dandruff aka coconut oil: The medium chain fatty acids of coconut oil is expert at keeping our skin healthy and penetrate deeply inside the hair shaft to provide nutrition to your hair follicles. Ditch the harsh chemical anti dandruff shampoos and lotions, use coconut oil regularly and you will start seeing results within the week.
- Hair dye aka Henna:Chemical hair dye is extremely harmful and can burn off your hair follicles as well as damage your hair permanently. Henna is a natural hair due which gives a dark brown undertone when mixed with coffee, lighter notes when mixed with lemon. You can mix it with curd or tea leaf extracts to give your hair extra conditioning.