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.
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.
SkinWhite, the leading and pioneer skin whitening brand in the country, aims to inspire young Filipinas and give them the tools they need to improve themselves both inside and out. In line with this, they have recently launched the #BetterMe campaign and scouted for the prettiest and most inspiring girls to complete the roster of the second batch of their Captivate Council. Among the 500 aspiring teens, 25 girls were handpicked for their school accomplishments, as well as their ability to inspire others with their confident attitude.
The Captivate Council
The #BetterMe Campaign will run for 4 months and throughout this period the members of the Captivate Council will have once-in-a-lifetime experiences, including magazine features, multi-media exposures, and a lot of other fun events, including outreach activities, fitness parties, and the #BetterMe Ball. Members will also be treated to fashion and beauty makeover, teaching them to enhance their individual assets and body type. Each of these activities aims to make the members of the SkinWhite’s Captivate Council to lead by example, thereby, inspiring more women. The campaign also want to impart a very important message that it’s not just about looking good on the outside, but feeling good and doing good, too!
The #BetterMe Campaign aims to empower the teens and remind them of what truly matters. It also aims to inspire them to develop their inner confidence, allowing them to be kinder to themselves and to others.
5 Tips On How We Can All Be Better Versions of Ourselves
I doff my hats to the people behind SkinWhite for coming up with such an inspiring, empowering campaign. We live in a streamlined society in this day and age, and there is just too many reasons to feel unhappy, inadequate, and left out, that it is all the more important and compelling to teach the young ones to aim to be better versions of themselves instead of keeping up with the Joneses.
Here are a few tips on how you can be a better version of yourself from the inside out:
Always Choose To Be Happy ~ yes, happiness is a personal decision. It is a choice we have to consciously make every single day. When there is just too many reasons to feel down and be lonely, always think of more reasons why you ought to be happy.
Ramdom Acts Of Kindness ~ nothing beats kindness in making you feel good about yourself. Extending kindness to others, especially to those who do not deserve it and those who need it the most will definitely make you a better version of you. By kindness, I do not mean donating a big chunk of money to your chosen charity or similar actions, it can be as simple as a genuine smile to your seatmate in the train who does not seem to be having a good day or probably giving your seat on the bus to an elderly.
Do Something Each Day That Makes You Happy ~ as I have mentioned happiness is a choice we need to make daily, and nothing will keep you happier than doing something that gives you happiness on a regular basis. No, you do not have to spend too much to do something like this, as it can be as simple as having a relaxing pedicure/foot spa session at home, watching the butterflies, taking those lovely afternoon walks with your kiddos or your friends, or jotting down on your journal.
Always Learn Something New ~ life is a continuous lesson and the most fool-proof way to be a better version of yourself is to learn something new regularly. It can be a new skill like cooking or calligraphy, or Krav Maga, perhaps, or it can also be as simple as learning a new song or memorizing a favorite poem. We feel good about ourselves if we continue learning, creating and using our hands for creative pursuits.
Take Good Care Of Yourself ~ it is a must that we take good care of ourselves, too. We can do this by doing regular exercise or meditation, living a well-balanced life or keeping a good eating habit. Going for those occasional pampering treats like saunas and massages will also prove to be very beneficial. At the same time, using products that help us feel good and look better is also important.
Who does not recognize Nicole Scherzinger? With Filipino, Hawaiian, and Russian descent, her international appeal needs no translation. Her charisma knows no bounds. Raised in a modest household by her mom and German-American stepfather, her humble upbringing didn’t deter her from pursuing her burning ambition to become a singer. Although her raise to stardom wasn’t always smooth and easy, she exploded into the pop scene as the lead singer of the Pussycat Dolls before embarking on a solo career as a recording artist, selling a total of 60 million records. She also won Season 10 of Dancing with the Stars, was a judge at the UK and US editions of The X Factor, and has a number of film experiences under her belt.
Her Proactiv Story
Even when she is blessed with a radiant, glowing skin, Nicole still makes sure to maintain it that way. “I feel like in my line of work, I’m always under the microscope. It’s quite traumatic when you have an acne breakout and blemishes because you wake up and you’re hoping that your face is clear,” she shares. And lucky for Nicole, she found a reliable beauty ally that allows her to emphasize her personal philosophy that sexiness starts from having clear, blemish-free skin. “I found Proactiv through a friend in my band. She had really bad breakouts and blemishes that really scarred her skin. She discovered Proactiv, and it’s just amazing how she’s just blossomed,” Nicole says. In no time, she grew to be a Proactiv lover. “They say that the eyes are the windows to our souls, right? But when you have an acne breakout, nobody’s looking at your eyes. They’re looking at your appearance. But when you get clear, they can see you for who you really are,” Nicole says. “With Proactiv, I’m empowered now. I can hold my head up higher. I can smile bigger. And I can put the energy on other people.”