Green beauty is an ever-expanding category on the cosmetics scene, and if you’re not on board with natural products, we promise you’ll be happy you made the switch (especially when it comes to complexion formulas). Why, you may ask? You may not be aware, but some of your favorite makeup items are chock full of toxic chemicals and fillers that can totally wreak havoc on your skin—whether you’re sensitive or not. As a general rule of thumb, if you see a listed ingredient on the packaging that you can’t even begin to pronounce, it’s probably not good for you.
When looking for a “clean” foundation, you’ll want to look for key terms like “natural,” “organic,” and “vegan.” What you want to avoid are synthetic and potentially-harmful additives like silicones, fragrance, petroleum, paraben, sulfates, and mineral oils, just to name a select few. While natural foundations tend to be associated with less coverage, pigmentation, and overall performance, there are actually plenty of non-toxic options on the market that don’t compromise the quality of the formula for healthy ingredients. Ahead, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites to help your transition to clean beauty products a little bit less daunting.
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