I am a girly girl at heart. While I keep my daily grooming routine simple, I do make sure to put on a bit of makeup to make sure I don't scare away the kids at the park. Alright, I'm exaggerating a bit here, but I do feel better when I make the effort.
It seems eco-friendly cosmetics and skincare products are more in demand. Retailers like Sephora and Beauty.com, offer dozens of natural and organic products. From compostable packaging to preservative-free face powder, the choices are almost overwhelming. Most cosmetics companies are usually not the most Earth-conscious, nor are they forthright about exactly how they are eco-friendly. So I've been digging deeper, not only to do my part for the planet, but to protect my health as well. Six months before my wedding, I developed a painful case of dermatitis. My doctor and I were never able to pinpoint the cause. Ever since then, I have been very careful about the products I use and the products I buy for my family.
I was shopping at the grocery store last week when a line of lipsticks called Primitive caught my eye. Granted, my favorite Portland market isn't like the typical chain store, but the quality of natural cosmetics did surprise me. So did this lipstick, which had a picture of Jane Goodall. She is a personal hero of mine. The Jane Goodall Institute recognized Primitive for its environmentally conscious products, the first cosmetics company to get its seal of approval.
The product itself is great. I get really dry, flakey lips - yes, ewww - so I stick to lip balm or gloss. This lipstick has made me a convert. I also love the names of the colors, like Tahiti, Mali, and Corsica. Is it possible to be transported to a more glamorous place by a lipstick? Only in your head, but it can help create a transformation toward better health for you and the Earth.