Thursday, January 27, 2011

Find of the Day: Makeup That is Good for You??

Day two!
I’d like to let you all know that one of my passions in life is beautyBeing in the cosmetics industry for the past four years and just being very girly - I like to get ready! I like to do my hair and makeup and nothing beats good products. My biggest challenge is finding products that work well, but aren’t killing you in the process. Some of my old favorites (I won’t name names) contain ingredients that are very foreign to your body and some all-natural versions just don’t work. Thats why I get really excited about products that combine health and beauty. 
My new treasures I bought today are by a company I had never heard of before called tarte; which after a little research I found out prides itself on being a green beauty company. YAY!  I purchased two staples: an oil-free tinted moisturizer and a cheek stain. I’m trying to stop using foundation day-to-day but I don’t like how uneven my skintone is so I’ve been on the hunt for a tinted moisturizer with decent coverage. I only bought them today so I haven’t *really* tried them out yet. I’m still wearing the application from sephora. 
So far I really like them both. The moisturizer is smooth and lightweight with enough coverage to even things out a little but still look natural. It contains: 
  • Chamomile extract
  • Vitamins A, C & E
  • Mineral pigments
  • Sodium hyaluronate 
  • SPF 20
I like to know my products (ask my husband - I’m an AVID label reader!) So I looked up Sodium Hyaluronate because it sounded scary. According to this article on Sodium Hyaluronate is basically a form of Hyaluronic Acid (HA) which is a naturally occurring acid in the body that helps the skin retain moisture. As we age, the amount of HA the body produces decreases, leaving the skin dry. HA is the third component of youthful, vibrant skin along with the well-known elsatin and collagen. Applying it topically helps the skin retain moisture. Okay, not so scary. 

What attracted me to the product more than what it does contain, is what it doesn’t contain. All of tarte’s products
  • Are made in the USA
  • Paraben free
  • Phthalate free
  • Sulfate free
  • Synthetic fragrance free
  • Use recyclable and post-consumer recycled packaging
  • Cruelty free (no animal testing)
My moisturizer also contains no:
  • Petro-chemicals
  • Gluten
  • Dye
  • Talc
  • GMOs
Besides all those wonderful things, my cream cheek stain contains what tarte calls their “ T-5 super fruit complex” which is a blend of antioxidant rich extract blend to help fight aging. It contains acai, acerola, goji berry, passionflower and pomegranate. 
I’m hoping I can give a better review after a week or so of wearing it but right now I’m just so excited!


  1. Welcome to the land of blogs! It's a great way to find like minded friends. Feel free to reach out to a fellow greenie anytime you'd like some input! Good luck!

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