Ever wonder what is in your skincare and makeup?
When you get the opportunity to meet up with other bloggers for a night at Be Pure Beauty in Durham, NC and the founder April Manring is the hostess you get your questions answered. Not only answered but creatively I might add.
Do you know how she led all of us in this discussion?
Through a scavenger hunt of course! Let me say this, it was tricky and fun all at the same time. Each time we read our clue it would send us on our quest to find the “dirty ingredient” in a common product. Luckily for me, I had started using a more organic line with another line, but the products at Be Pure Beauty really spoke to me.
Do you want to know 2 of the main “dirty ingredients?
The first one is known as fragrance, parfume or perfume. You can find it in just about anything. Plus, it’s been linked to health problems like asthma, allergies, and even cancer.
The second pair of “dirty ingredients” are a mouthful. BHA (Butylated Hydroxyanisole) & BHT (Butylated Hydroxytoluene). You can usually find these in moisturizers and lipsticks.
April invited us to come back for a personal makeover and eyebrow threading. I took her up on her offer and went in for my personal skin consultation, personal makeover, and the eyebrow threading. What I liked about April is that she was experienced in skin aesthetics.
Not only was she recommending what type of cleanser I needed, but she took the time to explain why. Even though she was suggesting certain products she didn’t come across as only focused on selling me the products. It was more like talking to a good friend.
What stood out to me other than the beautiful makeup was the skincare. It wasn’t your typical regimen either. My skin tends to have some redness, a history of hyperpigmentation and I have to be careful of the products I choose to use.
Did you know that you can cleanse your face with a facial oil?
She suggested that I start with oil cleansing.
For my particular skincare needs, she recommended the Acure Rose Hip oil. If refrigerated it has a longer shelf life. So I get 3 benefits from using this one product alone.
- Helps to exfoliate when I use a cotton pad
- Balances the ph of my skin
Next, I use the Acure Facial Toner.
- Help take off any residue that I might have missed.
- Restores balance and tones
- Includes chamomile to soothe and calm
The final step that is my favorite is the Herbivore Lapis Facial Oil. Looking at it alone says that there is something definitely special about it. About 2-3 drops are all that it takes. It is a beautiful blue oil and it contains Azulene. It helps to reduce any redness and clarifies my skin.
With my combination skin, it is perfect! You pat it on lightly and it has a really nice fragrance that might be due to the Blue Tansy oil that it contains.
So there you have it! That is one way to start getting rid of some dirty ingredients for sure. I look at this way if it is that difficult to pronounce than it shouldn’t be on my skin. The skin is the largest organ of your body anyways.
Green beauty, why not?