A few years ago I went to Ulta with my girlfriends and they helped me pick out my everyday makeup essentials. I bought items that I thought I needed to be the average American girl so I spent way over $100 on highlighter, lipsticks, facewash among other things. I thought it was for a good cause to spend on delicate beauty routines. I don’t mean to be ungrateful to my friends, but I honestly don’t remember the last time I use them.
I wash my face twice a day with cold tap water when I wake up and when I go back to bed if you wish to count that as a beauty routine. I look at ingredients and ethical issues on almost everything I own.
I currently use Dr. Jart+ Water Drop Moisturizer, Premium Beauty Balm SPF 45 medium to deep finish and Josie Maran 100% Argan oil. As you might already know, I prefer skincare over makeup. The products that I use in my everyday routine are not completely packaged free and they aren’t all recyclable, however, they are the best products for my skin type. (dry to normal) I use BB cream because I like the smooth and light finish. Water Drop Moisturizer is the best moisturizer I ever own. It is so soft and refreshing. I have a couple of vegan oil products and Josie Maran 100% argan oil is one of my favorite products. These products keep my face hydrated.
The beauty industry is worth $445 billion. (Forbes) That is a lot of money we spend on makeup.
Marketers will keep selling us products that we might use maybe a few time. Sometimes we don’t even know what we are buying but we buy them anyway because we think it might do something for us, but they never really do.
The EU law ban 1328 chemicals from cosmetics that are known or suspected to cause mutation, reproductive harm, or birth defects in comparison to FDA only baning 11 chemical cosmetics.
As a consumer, I learn that researching thoroughly on products that we use every day is one of the key elements for our safety. We should take our rights to push compaines to constantly improve the level of sustainabilty and product safety.