On average, Australian women use between eight and ten products on their skin every day, but most don’t even know what’s in those products. What if we told you that one of the ingredients in regular lipstick is derived from crude oil – the same one found in asphalt, used to resurface roads? Or that the same lippy also contains Carmine, a pigment made from crushed beetles? Would you still want to put it on your lips?
Time to go natural?
The founder of Australian wellness blog Depths of Beauty, Emmily Banks, is a big believer in natural beauty and its benefits. “Health and wellness are arguably our greatest assets,” she says. “If we really want to be feeling and functioning our very best we need to take care of ourselves from the inside out AND the outside in. This means being mindful of what we put ON our bodies, as well as in them.”
Not all ‘natural’ brands are all-natural
While many beauty brands claim to be all-natural, a lot of that is just fake news. With this in mind, it’s worth taking a good look at the ingredients in your favourite beauty products and discovering what you’re really putting on your skin. After all, our skin is our largest organ.
On Depths of Beauty, Emmily suggests four simple tips to help make the switch to natural beauty products easier to navigate:
Know your ingredients.
It’s time to start flipping over that pretty packaging and to familiarise yourself with all those big words you can’t pronounce, i.e. are they TOXINS?
Don’t put anything on your skin that you wouldn’t put in your mouth.
When we apply nasty chemicals to our skin it could be more harmful than swallowing them. Toxins being absorbed directly through the skin are skipping the all-important digestion process which aids in filtering out some of the nasties before they hit the bloodstream. So, if you wouldn’t eat it, don’t even think about applying it to your skin.
Explore the alternatives.
The natural beauty industry has come a long way over the past few years and there’s no reason we shouldn’t be using nourishing, natural, ethical and cruelty-free products, for our health, and the health of the planet!
Replace old nasties with new alternatives.
This can be a little overwhelming so do it gradually, a few products at a time. As one runs out, replace it with a healthier alternative, and little by little you can start building up a new collection of beautiful, natural and nourishing beauty and personal care products.
A naturally better choice
Happily, there is a brand that walks the talk. Australian beauty brand Nude by Nature is the real deal, leading the trend in natural, cruelty-free beauty. Women are embracing the brand’s high-performing natural formulas that deliver a beautiful finish and benefits that go beyond make-up.
100 per cent naturally derived and cruelty-free make-up, formulated without unnecessary chemicals, synthetic ingredients or preservatives often found in cosmetics, Nude by Nature make-up works with your skin – not against it.
Kiss toxic goodbye
Nude by Nature’s natural lipsticks are a game changer. Now you can kiss off your toxic lippy and embrace natural, beautifully nourishing ingredients that are better for you.
The Nude by Nature 100% Natural Lip Collection is free from unnecessary chemicals and nasties including: carmine, petroleum waxes, parabens, silicones, coal tar dyes and synthetics. Instead, they’re enriched with natural, good-for-you ingredients like nourishing Shea Butter, Kakadu Plum, Desert Lime and Tangerine Oil.
The lusciously textured, colour-rich Nude by Nature Moisture Shine Lipstick delivers an effortless sweep of colour with a silky feel and luminous shine.
The smooth, creamy texture combines lip-nourishing, active natural ingredients including vitamin E and the native Australian Kakadu Plum to help provide antioxidant defence.
Enriched with nourishing Shea Butter, Jojoba Oil and unique moisturising microspheres to provide a lightweight and comfortable wear, choose from 10 on-trend shades ranging from plums to neutrals.
The Moisture Infusion Lipgloss smooths and enhances lips with a vibrant sheen of colour and weightless shine, in a choice of 10 gorgeous shades.
The lipgloss is formulated with unique moisturising microspheres to help repair and plump the lips for a naturally voluminous look. The moisturising, non-sticky gloss is infused with active natural ingredients including nourishing Shea Butter, vitamin E and the native Australian Kakadu Plum to help provide antioxidant defence.
This highly pigmented Defining Lip Pencil comes in six shades and provides smooth colour coverage to contour and define your lips.
The long-lasting formula is composed of active natural ingredients including native Australian Macadamia Oil, vitamin E, Shea Butter and Meadowfoam Seed Oil to soften and help the pencil glide on effortlessly with even coverage. Wear alone or as a base for lip colour to add definition and promote longer wear.
Shop the new 100% Natural Lip Collection by Nude by Nature – on counter and online at www.nudebynature.com.au – and wear your best, most beautiful all-natural smile.