The Future of Cosmetics (We create it!)

This post is about cosmetics & other personal care products. From morning to night, just take a rough estimate of how many you use. Include the things you use only monthly too. (Go ahead, I’ll wait for you.)

Are any of these on your list?

Toothpaste
Teeth Whitener
Deodorant
Hand Soap
Face Cleanser
Face Cream
Body Wash
Body Lotion
Mouthwash
Hair Gel
Hair Pomade
Hairspray
Hair Color
Body Scrub
Make-up
Shampoo
Conditioner
Saving Cream
Body Powder
Nail Polish
Perfume
Cologne

Think of all of the products you use. Was it more than you thought it was? Even if you can say that you only use a few things, you use most of those things everyday, sometimes twice a day. – It does add up.

Take look at this video:

I’m sure the first thought most people have is “That is so extreme. It’ll never catch on. People won’t go for that.”

I am quite attached to my jet-black liquid eyeliner. So I can understand why people would resist something as subtle as using mashed berries for eye make-up. But is fruit for make-up really extreme?

Now look at this video:

Let’s use the same first thought from the previous video “That is so extreme. It’ll never catch on. People won’t go for that.”

Interesting, right? Why did something so extreme (& toxic) catch on? Why did people go for it? (& still go for it) It’s an interesting question.

The way most cosmetic & personal care products are made today is extreme. Raw fruit & veggies for make-up in my opinion is not extreme. It may not appeal to most of us. But if we really knew what was in the products we are being sold (what we put in & slather on our bodies) we may not find those products appealing either.

It’s definitely something to think about.

No matter what we think about it, let’s consciously create our future. Let’s spread love, spread awareness, & let’s choose wisely!

[Big thanks goes to Megan Elizabeth & The Story of Stuff Project for inspiring this blog post & for spreading awareness. Thank you!]

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3 Comments

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3 responses to “The Future of Cosmetics (We create it!)

  1. sita rabeling

    And shared!!! :))))))

  2. This is great Aimee, I don’t think it is too extreme at all. The way most cosmetics are marketed these days is to list the few fruity ingredients they have in them anyway. Why not go all the way? I quit make-up a long time ago, but I have used fruits for paint and decided if I ever need make up for a photo shoot or something I’d make my own. I use lemon and lime for fragrance and my daughter uses lime in her hair!

    • Good point! –> “The way most cosmetics are marketed these days is to list the few fruity ingredients they have in them anyway. Why not go all the way? “

      I bet your lemon & lime fragrance is refreshing & uplifting!

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