Waterproof, sweat-proof, emotion proof mascara - to any woman, may seem like the greatest technological achievement of the 20th century. However, do we ever stop to wonder what makes these products so everything proof and why are they so hard to remove?
According to the EWG, women come in contact with 168 unique chemicals per day. This exposure is mostly from beauty products, however household cleaners can be a source as well. Some of these chemicals are considered endocrine disrupters – this means once they enter the body through air, skin, or food, they can trick our hormonal system and create imbalances. These imbalances can alter menstrual cycles, impair thyroid function, and even cause unintended weight gain. Additionally, artificial dyes and colorings that can be found in perfumes, lotions, body wash, shampoo, and countless other products have been linked to cognitive impairment.
Switching to clean beauty products does not always mean down grading effectiveness and in my opinion the health benefits outweigh the extra coat of eyeliner I have to put on before dinner. Below you’ll find my everyday routine, simple, clean, and easy.
Foundation – Kjaer Weis, paper thin
Blush – Kjaer Weis, sun kissed
Highlighter – RMS
Bronzer – Ere Perez, tulum
Eyebrow Pencil – Ere Perez, almond
Eyeline – Ere Perez, black
Mascara – Kjaer Weis, black
Lotion - Coconut Oil
Shampoo & Conditioner - Oh'Beehave
It is easy to learn more about the products you are already using at EWG.org by using their Skin Deep Database. Simply search your product or an individual ingredient and you will be given a rating based on all of the current research.
Clean Beauty Resources
In the Hamptons:
Whites Pharmacy, Southampton, Sag Harbor, East Hampton
Tenent et al, Southampton
Onda Beauty, Sag Harbor
Goop, Sag Harbor (seasonal)