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Be the Woman You Want to Be by Elisabeth Wilson, Infinite Ideas

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130. Make it natural

A little bit of powder, a little bit of paint… but at what cost? Look closely at what’s lurking in your make-up bag.

Do you ever think about what cosmetics you are putting on your face beyond whether the colour matches your outfit or eyes?

You may be surprised – or even horrified – when you realise what your make-up contains. Coal tar colours, benzene, even formaldehyde, are just a few of the synthetic chemicals commonly found in everyday cosmetics. These toxins are, of course, absorbed into your skin every time you use conventional eye shadow, foundation, mascara, blusher and lipstick. Although there are only tiny amounts of these substances applied each time, there is the danger of the ‘cocktail effect’ when a variety ...

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