BEAUTY & SKINCARE

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! 😉

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    • That’s true, and that’s at times frustrating, when the truth, upon closer examination, turns out to be a russian doll. But the informed and connected consumer is a great power, and the green “tribe” is engaged and constantly learning.

  1. 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!!!

    • you know, I don’t even think there needs to be an extensive beauty budget. the reason why I buy some of the (good) stuff is really to support the brands as much as I can afford. but I could do with stuff from my kitchen and be fine! 😉 plan to do more DIY posts anyway…

  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?

    • “Stay alert and healthy is exactly what we should do. Green or not green, we need to be ‘thinking’ consumers”
      yes! calls for a motivator poster.

      and the toxic chemicals in home building is just another can of toxic worms, yes.
      there is one german house building company that started developing and building non-tox homes only after the founder’s wife died of cancer.

      • 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.