I am not too fond of make-up and other cosmetic products because I know most of those available in the market are laden with chemicals that may cause more harm than good. Recently, out of whim, and mostly out of the necessity to look less oily and pale when I go out, I purchased a mineral loose powder and an all-natural lip tint. I have tried the lip tint and I love how it makes the lips red and less pale. I also love the fact that only good ingredients go to my skin whenever I use it. It is good to know that more companies are ditching the harmful chemicals and choosing more natural ingredients for their cosmetic products.

As more women become aware that certain ingredients used in cosmetics can contribute to health problems, they have started to look for safer alternatives. Some chemicals cause mild allergic reactions. They’re not particularly harmful, but they are annoying. Others may contribute to cancer risks, disrupt your body’s hormone production, or cause neurotoxicity.

If you are looking for safe cosmetic products, you may want to buy from these three brands to protect yourself from dangerous chemicals and other concerns.

Sephora SkinSAFE

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If you love Sephora products but you want to protect yourself from potentially harmful ingredients, focus on cosmetics from the SkinSAFE collection. Sephora SkinSAFE avoids common hypoallergenic ingredients that can cause health concerns for some. The cosmetics collection’s website also lets you sort products by ingredients to make sure that you never choose an option that will cause an allergic reaction for you.

SkinSAFE relies on research from the Mayo Clinic to provide hypoallergenic products that are safe for all women to use. When shopping online, you can even create a user profile that will suggest only products that will work well for you.

You don’t have to spend a lot of money on Sephora’s SkinSAFE cosmetics to keep your skin healthy. Before you shop, check out coupons at the Goodsearch website. You can also cut costs with Sephora Coupons for Good on Facebook.

Beautycounter

Beautycounter’s rigorous five-step selection process helps it do the following when choosing ingredients for its products:

  • Avoid about 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals, including those identified by Health Canada, the European Union, and other regulatory agencies
  • Screen ingredients for potential hazards by consulting research conducted by academics, industry scientists, nonprofit organizations, and government agencies
  • Use the latest data to determine whether an ingredient might pose problems for some customers
  • Buy ingredients from reliable suppliers that focus on non-GMO, organic products, and synthetics that have undergone rigorous testing
  • List every ingredient used in each product so that you can make an informed decision instead of simply trusting the company’s word

Although this selection process cannot ensure that you always get healthy products that will not cause any damage, it significantly lowers the risk that Beautycounter’s cosmetics will cause allergic reactions and other unwanted effects.

Bath & Body Works

Bath & Body Works provides a wide range of cosmetics, soaps, and lotions for both women and men. Because it caters to so many different types of people, you can’t expect every cosmetic to match your needs. The company does, however, make it easy for you to choose products that are right for you.

When shopping at Bath & Body Works, you’ll find that most products offer detailed lists of ingredients to help you decide which formula you want to buy. The company also has an organic line of products that can keep your skin healthy while reducing negative effects on the environment.

The next time you buy items from Bath & Body Works, make sure you use Goodsearch coupons to save money. You can also find Bath & Body Works discounts at the Coupons for Good Facebook page.

Choosing safe cosmetics can take a little effort. As long as you buy from companies dedicated to using safe ingredients, though, you won’t have to spend much time researching products.

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