Why Green Beauty is the New Black?

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Why Green Beauty is the New Black?

The term Green Beauty or Clean Beauty is definitely a hot topic right now, as it’s gaining more and more popularity. But what does it mean exactly and why is better for you and your skin?

So why is green non-toxic beauty better?

1- Better for your health

60% of what we put on our skin and hair is absorbed into the body, so I personally believe that it is important to only use products with ingredients that will make you look great inside and out!

Read more about that here

2- Better for the environment

In addition to natural products that do no harm to the body, natural products also won’t do harm to the environment. With added chemicals, beauty product waste can contaminate water and the surrounding environments and become toxic.

3- Better for animals

Normally Green beauty brands don’t test on animals and most of times don’t use animal products as well. They also tend to source their ingredients in a more ethical way, either by choosing organic or fair-trade sources. Lots of brands also use more sustainable packaging like glass/metal or bamboo instead of plastic.

So, what shall we look out for and avoid when buying a product? This is quite and extensive list of ingredients which I try to avoid as much as possible. I know it might look a bit overwhelming but once you get familiar with certain brands that avoid all of these you won’t need to check every single bottle as you will probably just trust the brand and what they stand for.

  • Aluminum chlorhydrate and aluminum zirconium
  • Cocamide DEA
  • Contaminated Lanolin
  • Disodium EDTA
  • DMDM hydantoin
  • Butylated Hydroxyanisole
  • Butylated hydroxytoluene
  • Ethylene Glycol
  • Formaldehyde
  • Iodopropynyl butylcarbamate
  • Lauramide DEA
  • Methyldibromoglutaronitrile
  • Methylchloroisothiazolinone
  • Methylisothiazolinone
  • Ozokerite
  • Parabens
  • Paraffin Wax
  • Petroleum derivatives
  • Phthalates
  • Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Polyoxymethylene urea
  • PVC
  • Quaternium-15
  • Silicones
  • Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate
  • Sodium lauryl sulphate
  • Sodium laureth sulphate
  • Synthetic colourants
  • Synthetic fragrance
  • Synthetic SPF’s – Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, Octocrylene and Homosalate
  • TEA / abv. tiethanolamine
  • Tetrahydrozoline Hydrochloride
  • Tetrasodium EDTA
  • Toluene
  • Triclosal

 

All Pure products are 100% natural and cruelty free.

I also believe that looking after your skin from the outside is equally important as feeding your skin from the inside, so I have decided to share my favourite Green Smoothie recipe. . I call it my Green Goddess Smoothie Bowl as I literally feel so vibrant and alive after eating it!

The smoothie is packed with skin loving ingredients, like kale, oranges and lime juice, all really high in vitamin C, essential for the production of skin collagen.

I also like to add avocado not just to make the smoothie super creamy but also because it adds healthy fats, again really important for plumped and glowy skin. I love adding a bit of fresh ginger for that extra zing which goes so well with all the other ingredients.

Green Beauty Recipe – Makes 1 large smoothie

Ingredients:

1-2 frozen bananas

A generous handful of kale

The juice and pulp of 1-2 oranges

The juice of 1 lime

A thumb size piece of ginger

1/2 avocado

Enough water to blend

 

Optional adds on:

1 tsp of baobab powder

1 tsp of wheatgrass powder

 

Toppings:

Coconut chips

Quinoa pops

Sliced kiwi

Berries

Cacao nibs

Or whatever you fancy!

 

Simply place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Add the water gradually as you don’t want to have your smoothie too runny.

Pour the smoothie into a bow and top with your favorite toppings. Enjoy!

More delicious smoothies? 


 

By |2019-02-19T12:44:37+02:00February 19th, 2019|Beautiful skin, Health issues|0 Comments

About the Author:

Pure natural cosmetics is not just a name, for me and many others it became a way of life! All my life I had an affinity to healthy life style. As a dancer and a trainer, i was always looking for the good combination of healthy food and healthy movement. In time I learned that its not only what you eat that matters. Also what you use as cosmetics or medical products is important. The skin is the biggest organ in our body. About 60% of what we put on our skin gets into the blood system and with that to the inner organs. I invest my heart and soul into “Pure natural cosmetics” and the best part is to hear the amazing comments from my client.

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