Did you know that an estimated 4lbs of toxic chemicals are absorbed into our bodies each year through the products we lather on? Our skin is the largest organ we have, and at less than one inch thick, it’s incredibly permeable. So all those lotions, washes, masks, cosmetics – the things that make us feel beautiful and rejuvenated – are absorbed into our bodies. And without the equivalent of a liver for our skin, there is no filter to prevent those toxins from entering our blood circulation.  It’s all enough to make your skin crawl.

Check out our favorite all natural beauty picks that will help, not harm your skin.

  • Raw Mascara: Choose mascara that is made from 100% natural, botanical ingredients. It does what a mascara should do – silky, non-clumping and non-smudging – while skipping the toxins and parabens. Try Earth Labs’ raw mascara and you’ll never go back.http://www.ethicalocean.com/product/raw-mascara
  • Mineral Eyeliner: Still get the smouldering look without the toxins. Earth Labs’ eyeliner available in 6 shades is packed with ingredients you can pronounce. http://www.ethicalocean.com/product/mineral-eye-liner-smoke
  • Foundation: NVEY Eco Creme Deluxe Foundation gives you a flawless look every time. All natural, its base is formulated to soften and soothe the skin while antioxidants protect the skin from free radicals. http://www.ethicalocean.com/product/cr-me-deluxe-flawless-foundation
  • Scrub: Chalk full of ingredients you would eat, the Chemically Naked Multigrain Scrub deep cleans, calms and exfoliates.http://www.ethicalocean.com/product/multi-grain-scrub

Look for more healthy and safe cosmetics and beauty products on Ethical Ocean.