Over the past few years, both May and June have made a conscious effort to find healthier beauty products. So much “natural make-up” is actually loaded with ingredients that we cannot even pronounce, which makes us both a little leery that it is even natural at all. So, we asked ourselves, “How do we find affordable, greener beauty?”
We discovered that there are many options out there, and a lot of these products are on the pricey side (and in some cases, worth it). However, there are others that do fall under the category of being affordable. Now, we get that affordable is a judgment call, but we would say that between $30.00-$40.00 for a quality product that lasts, could fall into that category. Of course, we realize that some people’s budgets do not allow for that, but if your budget is less, there are other more affordable products out there.
Using products and having a ritual that make you feel beautiful is really the point here. We want products that make us feel pretty and are great for our skin.
Recently, Target advertised that they were partnering up with Beauty Counter, a company that is committed to making cleaner, safer beauty products. Beauty Counter has a large online presence and consultants, but carrying the product in Target stores makes it more easily accessible. Plus, if you buy it at Target and do not like it, returns are easy.
At Beautycounter, we’re committed to a health and safety standard that goes well beyond what’s required by U.S. law: We’ve banned the use of more than 1,500 questionable or harmful chemicals through our “Never List”—all while ensuring our products perform and that they’re as indulgent as any other luxe shampoo, lipstick, or oil in the market.
IT’S NOT EASY WORK, BUT IT’S WELL WORTH IT.
This is about progress—not perfection. Because every little bit counts.
Their line includes skin care products along with makeup, plus bath and body care for the entire family. Of course May and June love Target, and decided to check out the new line of skin care products from Beauty Counter. We found cleansing balm, cream cleanser, nourishing day cream, purifying charcoal mask, face oil, rosewater mist, and even a lipstick, all within our affordable price. The word on these products is out, because there wasn’t a whole lot left when we got there. We are hoping they sell more make up products in the future.
We also discovered an online store called RMS Beauty, and here is what they have to say about their products.
RMS Beauty products are formulated with raw, food grade and organic ingredients in their natural state, allowing their living, healing attributes to penetrate and rejuvenate the skin. In their purest form, enzymes, vitamins, antioxidants and their healing properties remain fully intact, encouraging amazing potential for anti-aging effects. RMS Beauty has also taken extreme care in the use of minimal heat in the manufacturing process of this product in order to keep all nutrients and healing properties alive. All RMS Beauty products are free of harmful chemicals, synthetic preservatives, synthetic vitamins, and genetically altered ingredients (GMO) etc. RMS Beauty is full of healing nutrients – nutrients that work synergistically with the skin, and are in harmony with nature and our environment. Each ingredient in RMS Beauty is carefully chosen to create a dialogue with the skin. Your touch activates the life force of the product, and nutrients interact with skin to promote hydration, softness, and luminosity.- RMS Beauty
May has been using several of their makeup products for a few years and loves them. They last a long time and are good quality. You can buy products individually or as sets, depending on your needs.
Another fun way to try green beauty products is through a subscription service. June has tried Beauty Heroes, which is a monthly subscription service, where every month you get one full-size green beauty product and an additional smaller size green beauty product. These products are luxurious but by subscribing, you get the monthly selection at a much lower cost than if you buy it retail. It is fun because you get to try products you may not otherwise find. Also, unlike other beauty subscription services, you do not get a box full of sample sized products. Here you get one carefully curated product. This is what Beauty Heroes has to say about their selected products:
Ingredient integrity is everything. Our curated product selections are more than toxin-free; they are good for you, completely effective and naturally luxurious. Every product meets our clearly defined ingredient standard. Our inspired curation process ensures the products we select are formulated with the highest quality, natural, organic, biodynamic and wild-harvested ingredients that have been ethically sourced by companies who care about your health and the health of our planet. We provide comprehensive ingredient intel on each of our selections, so you know what you’re putting on your skin, and the benefits you can expect. Pretty smart, right?
Quality over quantity is the new way to shop. Our slow and mindful approach to beauty discovery paired with our Founder, Jeannie Jarnot’s inspired beauty curation process ensures we’re delivering only the best clean beauty products, so you love more of what you use, and use less of what you don’t.
Every Beauty Heroes product comes beautifully packaged, contains information regarding the product including the ingredients and a little beauty ritual you can do to pamper yourself. If you find a product you love through Beauty Heroes, you can purchase it from their online store and as a subscriber you get special offers.
We look forward to discovering more green beauty products in the future. If you have a truly natural product you enjoy, we would love to hear about it (especially lipstick, those are hard to find).
Makeup is a powerful way to effectively reveal something unique about your inner self.- James Kaliardos
Enjoy your weekend.
~May and June