A woman should never have to compromise beauty for health.
Did you know that the average woman applies hundreds of chemicals to her skin each day? These penetrate your skin and make their way into your body and brain in a matter of minutes, disrupting your hormones and creating inflammation in the body.
And our babies can't avoid this either, researchers have analysed the umbilical cord blood of newborn infants and detected an average of 200 industrial chemicals known to be toxic.* They are born this way, even before anything touches their skin!
"Researchers have analysed the umbilical cord blood of newborn infants and detected an average of 200 industrial chemicals known to be toxic."
So what does all this mean? There's only a small amount of chemicals within each product right?
Yes that's right, but multiply that small amount by the number of products you use each day, and then by the number of years that you've used those products.
Some of the most common ones for example are toothpastes, moisturisers, soaps, shampoos, deodorants, perfumes, and of course makeup.
The toxic build up from these chemicals over the years within your body causes inflammation, which can then lead to various health issues such as allergies, asthma, skin conditions, fertility issues, digestive issues, obesity, diabetes, behavioural and cognitive issues, through to the more serious autoimmune diseases such as Hashimoto's, Crohn's, Celiac, Psoriasis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Alzheimer's. This is just the tip of the iceberg, we haven't even mentioned the potential big ones - cancer and heart disease.
No thanks. Not for me. Not for my family. Not for my babies.
I will do everything I can to reduce this risk, and this is why I'm talking to you here right now, to educate you, to inspire you that there is another way, and to show you how you can do this too.
Make the switch to natural makeup.
This is where switching over to natural products can make a big difference. Especially those products that you use every single day as mentioned before, and for the ladies a big one is...makeup.
The first step is to start researching the ingredients within all of your beauty products. You can't just rely on reading the labels though, the cosmetics industry isn't as regulated as the food industry, so even most beauty products labelled "natural" are full of toxic ingredients, cheap fillers and nanoparticles.
Less than 20% of all chemicals in cosmetics have been assessed for safety by the industry's safety panel^! Some of these ingredients, such as Lead which is a known carcinogen that causes cancer, don't even have to be listed on the label...crazy right?
I encourage you to research these yourself, the Environmental Working Group's (EWG's) Skin Deep Database is a great resource to get started.
Still not convinced about why you don't want these in your makeup? Check out this 8 minute video about "The story of cosmetics" that will teach you all about what's in common household products and WHY we need to choose non-toxic alternatives. Here's the Video transcript.
So let's clean up your makeup bag shall we?
"I believe you shouldn't have to compromise your beauty for health, nor compromise your health for beauty."
* “The Pollution in Newborns", a 2006 study from Mt. Sinai Medical Centre and Environmental Working Group (EWG).
^ Based on an Environmental Working Group assessment of chemical review lists published by the Cosmetics Ingredients Review (CIR) panel, the industry funded panel that is charged with assessing the safety of ingredients in cosmetics, as of January 2010 assessed 1,594 cosmetic ingredients for safety, out of the 12,500 ingredients that FDA estimates are used in cosmetics.
Savvy Minerals makeup, it's different from other brands, here's why.
You shouldn’t have to compromise your health for beauty.
Savvy Minerals by Young Living™ products are developed with an unwavering standard of purity and quality, giving you a full variety of beauty products formulated with ingredients you can feel fabulous about. Savvy Minerals products contain these high-quality ingredients:
Young Living™ Essential Oils
Aspen bark extract
Mica, kaolin clay, jojoba oil, aloe
Naturally derived ingredients
Cruelty free, vegan friendly (except for lip products)
You should always feel confident about what you are putting on your skin. You’ll never find these ingredients in your Savvy Minerals makeup bag:
Bismuth - resembles arsenic chemically which is extremely toxic to human health and causes skin irritation. It's usually used as a cheap filler and it creates the shimmer in makeup, and allows the makeup to "stick" to your skin and last all day.
Talc - may contain asbestos, a known carcinogen.
Parabens - mimics estrogen and potential hormone disruptors.
Phthalates - endocrine disruptors and linked to risk of breast cancer and reproductive birth defects.
Petrochemicals (e.g. mineral oil) - a liquid by-product of refining crude oil to make gasoline and other petroleum products.
Lead - a known carcinogen (causes cancer!).
Mercury - a known neurotoxin that severely damages the nervous, digestive and immune systems, lungs, kidneys, skin and eyes.
Nanoparticles - penetrates the skin where they can alter cell DNA. They accumulate and cause serious health issues as the body cannot remove these foreign particles.
Synthetic fragrance, synthetic colorants, or cheap synthetic fillers
The Savvy Minerals makeup range
Are you ready to see the range? Mineral foundation powders, eyeshadows, eyeliners, blushes, bronzers, veil, lip glosses, lipsticks (not all pictured), mascara (not pictured) and high quality brushes are all available.
In Australia, the image below shows most the products that have been released so far. There is more to come including additional brushes, eyeshadows, blushes and lipsticks!
Just a quick note on the 'Misting Spray'. It's made with pure essential oils, trace minerals, and entirely plant-based ingredients and gives you more thorough foundation coverage, all while nourishing and freshening your skin. You simply spray your foundation brush 1-3 times before picking up the mineral foundation. If you order a foundation, then make sure you also order the misting spray for an absolutely flawless finish!
You can also use the misting spray on your eyeshadow brush and use with the eyeshadows. It helps the pigment to bond together so it gives you a REALLY deep dimension of the colours, and it really stays on well! It basically doubles the number of shades of eyeshadows, let your creativity run wild.
I was blown away about how affordable they were for such a conscious and chemical free makeup range! Eyeshadows are ~AUD$25, and foundations are ~AUD$60. And if you get a foundation be sure to add the essential-oil infused Misting Spray to your order to give you that flawless application.
How to order
Go to the Young Living website or click the green button below.
Select your country and check that my member number 2087425 is pre-filled as the referrer.
Select "Member" as the membership type**.
Enjoy a 24% discount off retail prices and access wholesale prices onthe entire Young Living product range.
No minimum spend or monthly orders required.
No selling or promoting of Young Living products required, all products can be used for your own personal or family's use.
Choose your starter kit. I recommend the Savvy Minerals Premium Starter Kit^ for AUD$239.05. Simply choose if your skin has a Cool or Warm undertone*.
Complete details and orders will arrive within 2-4 business days to major cities within Australia!
If you're from the U.S or Europe, extra products are available including eyeshadows, foundation, lipsticks, lipglosses, and brushes (these will become available to the Australian market in the future). Savvy Minerals will also be launched into other countries eventually - so hang in there, the wait is worth it!
** Retail Customers pay the recommended retail price and don't get the 24% discounted wholesale prices. If you'd like to order only 1 or 2 products this option may suit you, although most people either start, or convert over to a wholesale member.
^ The Savvy Minerals Premium Starter Kits include:
Foundation Powder - choose from either Warm No. 2 or Cool No. 2
3 complimentary eyeshadows based on your skin tone
Misting Spray (to use for a flawless foundation application)
Lavender essential oil 5ml
Product Guide, Price List and Savvy Minerals brochure
* Here are some tips from on how to find your foundation match:
Knowing your undertone. The Warm foundations colours look best on yellow, peach, and gold undertones; the Cool colours look great on pink or red undertones; and the Dark colours have neutral undertones.
Look at the underside of your forearm to find out. If the veins on your arm have a green tinge, you’re likely warm. If they look bluish, you likely have a cool undertone.
You can also get some hints from the jewellery and clothes you wear. Which metals and colours look great on you? Which make your skin glow? If you reach for silver jewellery and white, black, blue, green, and blue-red clothes, you probably have cool undertones. Tend to favour gold jewellery and ivory, cream, brown, warm reds, and yellows? You likely have warm undertones.
Please see www.savvyminerals.com.au for more tips on how to find your match!
^^ The Essential Rewards loyalty program is free to join and cancel at any time, and allows a great way to earn free products while you to build up a collection of essential oils or replace all those chemicals in your house. This program requires a minimum order of 50PV (~AUD$80) per month and gives you access to discounted shipping, earning rewards points (from 10% up to 25% of your order) which you can then redeem for free products of your choice, and access to uniquely designed and discounted Essential Rewards Kits (e.g. nutrition, kids, beauty, animal, emotional, cleaning, culinary).
Want to make the switch and ditch more chemicals from your home?
You've just read about how many chemicals might be lurking in your makeup bag, so if you're ready now then lets extend that and tackle the rest of your house! I'm talking about your kitchen, bathroom, laundry, bedroom and of course your health and wellness cabinet!
It's simply amazing how easy it is to switch and ditch from products that are full of toxins and can cause a huge number of health issues, to just using some simple essential oils.
Where do I start?
Young Living's made it super EASY and a number of Premium Starter Kits are available that have the most popular products picked out for you and start from only AUD$259! These contain items from Young Living's other product lines including their most popular therapeutic grade essential oils and diffusers (pictured above with the Desert Mist diffuser), NingXia Red antioxidant superjuice to give you amazing energy (a MUST for mummas and kids!) and the Thieves household cleaning and personal care range.
If you'd like information on any of these please see the how to get started page, or contact me and we'll work out the best choice for you.