Overcoming Bias: Busting Top 7 Myths about Green Beauty!

Let me share with you the top 7 myths and misunderstandings that I hear about green beauty. I hope to enterlighten you with those as well 😉

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Welcome to my Top 7 Green Misunderstandings Hitlist:

#7 ECO-CHIC, IT’S SOOO BORING
I gotta disagree. Strongly. Totally.

#6 ECO IS A LIE ANYWAY!
Only if you blindly trust people who want to sell you something. Question things!

#5 IT’S TOO EXPENSIVE 😦
Not if you don’t overdo.

#4 IT’S 100 % SAFE & HYPOALLEGENIC
Safe? Well yes and no.
Essential oils and plant extracts are very powerful – some to an extent that they are “verboten” for pregnant women.
On the other hand, read #6.
Hypoallergenic – not necessarily: mother nature is a source of strong allergens.

#3 I LOVE GREEN! I USE *insert greenwashed brand name here* ALL THE TIME!
OMG.
Read. Link. Number. Six.

#2 IT CONTAINS NO CHEMICALS
Newsflash: everything around us is chemical. Duh!
What we want to avoid though are toxic synthetics – preservatives, colorants, emulsifiers, fillers…

#1 IT HAS NO ANTI-AGING IMPACT FOR MATURE SKIN
What?
Essential oils (rose, evening primrose) and plant extracts and oils (broccoli seed) deliver fantastic results. Brands like Dr Alkaitis, May Lindstrom, Tata Harper, Josh Rosebrook – to name a few – offer the cleanest formulas for the most effective anti-aging.

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Agree? Disagree?
What myths and prejudice have you heard lately?

Stay alert and healthy, Adventurers! 😉

About Nath @ BEAUTYCALYPSE

Geeking out about all things truly green, healthy and ethical over at BEAUTYCALYPSE.com (Avatar illustration by A. Goncharenko)

13 Responses

  1. Heather in Arles

    I will just say thank you because you have really compleeeetely opened up my eyes over the past few months to better possibilities. So, like our mutual friend Gallivanta, I can be a better informed consumer. I also really appreciate that you take into consideration folks like myself who don’t have extensive beauty budgets. Merci!!!

  2. Stay alert and healthy is exactly what we should do. Green or not green, we need to be ‘thinking’ consumers. This is not directly beauty but we have a mountain http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/9329690/Burwood-resource-recovery-damn-impressive of demolition rubbish from our earthquakes, much of which can’t be reused because of its chemical content and yet we do this http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/9329188/Arsenic-used-in-home-building-materials This makes sense HOW?

      1. The non-tox options are there/here in house-building but we think they are too expensive!!!!!!!!!! Or insurance companies do, perhaps, since they are funding most of the rebuild.

              1. Interesting; because I had a very successful outcome with a problem I had with Samsung. I pushed the brand loyalty issue hard, and persisted, and got the outcome I wanted.

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