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Cosmetics and Skin Care

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created November 21, 2011 at 3:45 PM

I know cosmetics aren't technically considered "paleo," but I'm not willing to give them up. I was using 100% pure products for over two years, and just recently discovered that they are causing my skin (cheeks in particular) to break out. I've eliminated all nightshades from my diet which cleared up my mild rosacea, but because the cosmetics have tomato and goji berry pigments, my skin is still reacting to them. What brand of cosmetics do you all use/recommend? I'm really bummed considering the quality of 100% pure's products are great, but most of them have these couple of undesirable ingredients in them (for me).

BTW- I'm particularly looking for a cream foundation and powdered blush.

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on November 21, 2011
at 09:55 PM

Thank you, I'll go check it out.

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on November 21, 2011
at 05:31 PM

Thanks Nemisis. I do use jojoba. But I would like to be able to mix it with a bit of coconut oil for facial use. I ony tried the coconut smelling unrefined one on my face but am now going to give the refined one a shot. It's cheaper and if I still get facial redness, I'll just use it on my hair and body. Thanks!

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on November 21, 2011
at 05:18 PM

Awww, bummer about not being able to use 100% Pure products! I'm trying to downsize the products I use on my face to just coconut or jojoba oil, but that will be after I'm done with my current products. As for makeup, I do use some 100% Pure products, but I also use mineral makeup from EverdayMinerals.

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on November 21, 2011
at 05:13 PM

For me, if it has a coconutty smell I don't use it on my skin. That stuff is for cooking only :)

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on November 21, 2011
at 05:13 PM

I use the same one, refined, from Trop Trad. Of course, everyone reacts to substances differently! Perhaps you might try Jane's suggestion of jojoba oil?

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on November 21, 2011
at 04:54 PM

Hi Nemesis, I use coconut oil (virgin organic from Tropical Traditions) on my body and used to use it on my face but found over time it caused redness. I wonder if this would happen if I used a more refined organic coconut oil version. Do you use a refined coconut oil or unrefined?

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on November 21, 2011
at 04:24 PM

Who said cosmetics aren't paleo?

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on November 21, 2011
at 04:03 PM

I don't use a lot of cosmetics, but I do have a lot of success using coconut oil as a moisturizer on my skin twice daily.

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on May 23, 2014
at 07:38 PM

There are so many organic, all natural make up brands so I would be excited to try them all. I recently found this https://www.facebook.com/VapourOrganicBeauty through a nutritionist. Tarte is kind of natural, and Urban Decay has a couple of natural items as well. If you buy through Sephora, they let you return anything you're unhappy with.

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on May 23, 2014
at 10:57 AM

Jojoba oil can be quite beneficial in this case.

Jojoba oil has hydrating and saturating properties that assistance to keep the skin hydrated. In the event that you have dry or flaky skin, jojoba oil can help to make the skin delicate. One of the fundamental driver for maturing skin is misfortune of dampness in the skin. Jojoba oil supports to keep the skin generally hydrated, consequently smoothing wrinkles and additionally plumping scarce differences.

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on May 19, 2014
at 10:04 AM

Nice post, A few months ago my friend had a Skin surgery from cosmeticsurgery-partners after her pregnancy now she looks younger than her age.

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on November 21, 2011
at 07:46 PM

Have you tried Tarte, or MAC's Mineralize products?

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on November 21, 2011
at 07:25 PM

I use these products for body and facial cleansing (they use only water and surprisingly, work great) and then moisturize with jojoba and coconut oil... Love the routine!

https://erinpatota.norwex.biz/?p=n&sectid=4&cid=1&pid=306100

https://erinpatota.norwex.biz/?p=n&sectid=4&cid=1&pid=309043

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on November 21, 2011
at 05:19 PM

I use mineral makeup from Everyday Minerals, and a vitamin C solution (20% ascorbic acid), and it's really helped with sunspots and overall skin tone.

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on November 21, 2011
at 09:55 PM

Thank you, I'll go check it out.

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on November 21, 2011
at 04:15 PM

I haven't yet made the transition to organic makeup, but for skin care I really like the Earth Science line of Products. http://www.earthsciencenaturals.com/skin_care_face.html

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on November 21, 2011
at 04:07 PM

I use coconut oil as both a makeup remover and moisturizer. I just gently wipe off any excess before I put my makeup on or go to bed. I've noticed that when I use other OTC moisturizers, my skin does not look as healthy as it does when I use coco oil.

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on November 21, 2011
at 05:31 PM

Thanks Nemisis. I do use jojoba. But I would like to be able to mix it with a bit of coconut oil for facial use. I ony tried the coconut smelling unrefined one on my face but am now going to give the refined one a shot. It's cheaper and if I still get facial redness, I'll just use it on my hair and body. Thanks!

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on November 21, 2011
at 05:13 PM

I use the same one, refined, from Trop Trad. Of course, everyone reacts to substances differently! Perhaps you might try Jane's suggestion of jojoba oil?

27361737e33ba2f73ab3c25d2699ad61

(1880)

on November 21, 2011
at 04:54 PM

Hi Nemesis, I use coconut oil (virgin organic from Tropical Traditions) on my body and used to use it on my face but found over time it caused redness. I wonder if this would happen if I used a more refined organic coconut oil version. Do you use a refined coconut oil or unrefined?

1d0497f8781845ab371b479455bfee8e

(11157)

on November 21, 2011
at 05:13 PM

For me, if it has a coconutty smell I don't use it on my skin. That stuff is for cooking only :)

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on November 21, 2011
at 04:02 PM

I cleanse my face with jojoba oil now. Works great!

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