You eat organic food, clean your house with organic cleaners, and use organic skin and hair care products. Isn’t it time to make the switch to organic makeup too?
A Normal Skin Type is ideal for trying different cosmetic brands because your skin is less likely to have a reaction as it would if it were sensitive, dry, or oily. Of course, you should know what to expect from clean makeup, as it does have some differences from your typical drug store and high-end cosmetic lines.
Here is everything you should know about organic makeup, and why it is, dare we say, a natural for a normal skin type.
Spotting the Differences
There can be a lot of misconceptions surrounding clean beauty products, and, more specifically, organic cosmetics. The truth is that the beauty industry is not highly regulated. Some companies may make claims about the ingredients or manufacturing of their products which may not be truthful or accurate, and those unethical practices can include misleading information about makeup.
Before you use any organic makeup, even if you have a normal skin type, do your research to determine if the products meet the USDA and FDA guidelines for that designation, which refers only to the natural ingredients and not the finished products.
This may require a bit of sleuthing on your part, but at the very least, read the ingredients to see what the product contains. Organic makeup should be free of any artificial coloring agents or fragrances.
Be sure to look for these other designations, as they tend to go hand in hand with certified organic labels:
- paraben free
- cruelty free
- plant pigments
Also consider where these cosmetics are sold; for example, you are less likely to find an organic beauty line at a national drugstore than you are at a health-conscious or environmentally friendly market that also carries clean skin care or hair care products.
Benefitting your Normal Skin Type
If you are thinking about using organic cosmetics, you probably already avoid harmful chemicals in both personal care and home cleaning products. Do you know what ingredients to avoid in makeup for your normal skin type?
The three biggies are parabens, formaldehyde, and phthalates; these are all added to makeup as preservatives to lengthen their shelf life. So, while organic makeup should be free of these, it also may not less as long as regular cosmetics do.
In addition, most organic makeup is fragrance free, and if you are prone to headaches because of the constant onslaught of scents, you can appreciate this benefit. Fragrances tend to cause skin irritation as well; even people with a normal skin type can appreciate gentler products that do more good than harm.
Without all those icky ingredients dominating the products, there is more room for the good stuff, such as antioxidants and oils that nourish and revitalize your skin. For instance, Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Vinifera Replenishing Oil locks in moisture, but also works as a primer under your foundation for a smooth skin surface.
Facing the Facts
Not that organic makeup isn’t the most marvelous way to stick to your lifestyle, but you do need to see the total picture to make the best choices, right?
Organic makeup may not have the same range of color choices since the pigments are plant-based. Instead of over 20 shades of foundation, for example, Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Flawless Serum Foundation may have closer to a dozen. That does not mean you won’t find the perfect shade for your skin tone, but you may need to blend with more intention for that flawless look you’re after.
Another thing to keep in mind is that without chemicals, organic makeup is not waterproof. Plan on touch-ups throughout the day to keep your face looking fresh, and don’t forget that all-important primer step to maintain your makeup longer. We like Juice Beauty Phyto-Pigments Illuminating Primer because it brightens your skin, is great for normal skin type, and gives you an added boost of vitamins C and E.
Cleaning Up at LaLa Daisy
Are you ready to cross over to the clean side? LaLa Daisy has got you covered with Juice Beauty organic beauty products for makeup, skin care, and hair care. Check out our selection to find what you are looking for to take you from normal skin natural beauty to fabulous glamour.
Be sure to visit our Beauty Resource Center for more tips in our guide, Ultimate Skin Care Routine For Normal Skin, to keep your skin looking and feeling its best.
If you want even more tips read this article from the Mayo Clinic on taking care of normal skin.