Saturday, August 2, 2008

Natural Makeup - Dr. Hauschka

I have been wanting to switch over to natural makeup for some time. I have been using loose mineral foundation for awhile but have not settled on one in particular to stick with. I was buying from a single mom on Etsy who was selling make up and some items made by her autistic son but she is no longer running her shop.

I had heard that mascara is one of the hardest items to find made naturally. I went to my local health store, Weeds and Seeds, and Dr. Hauschka products were recommended. I decide to try one of the mascaras that was on sale, and I think it was about $25. I held onto it until my usual brand was gone, and have now been using Dr. Hauschka's for several weeks. I love it. I have never used mascara that I need to use makeup remover to get off. I want to be able to wash my face and to have the mascara come off. The old unnatural brand I have used for 15 years required soap and water to remove it, which is better than a whole other makeup remover, but is drying to the skin around my eyes. Dr. Hauschka's washes off completely with water which is awesome. It doesn't flake off during the day but I do find it kind of fades. It could stand to be reapplied. And in the heat and humidity I am in while visiting friends and family in Eastern Canada, it does run a bit, but where I live in Western Canada it stays put.

Here is a bit more info on Mascara Intermezzo:

- Available in black, brown and blue
- Thickens and enhances lashes. Imparts a silky, lush and vital color as it helps to strengthen lashes over time.
- Opthalmologically tested
- Neem leaf extract strengthens keratin to encourage strong, full growth
- Antioxidant-rich eyebright and black tea extracts soothe the sensitive eye area
- Gentle and soothing to the allergy-prone eye area

Here is the mission statement of the company which is another reason why I want to buy from them:
"Dr.Hauschka Skin Care is a different kind of company. Inspired by our vision of a culture of care, we've created a company not driven by greed but powered by compassion. All we do is in the interest of fostering well-being in the world, from our ecologically sound methods of growing and sourcing ingredients to our one-of-a-kind manufacturing processes and international fair trade initiatives.

We stand proudly by the products we sell, knowing that their purity and efficacy are helping people to nurture their own health and beauty and inspiring them to recognize and foster beauty and well-being in others. We're active in our local communities and engage in projects the world over that help transform disadvantage into self-reliance and economic sustainability.

We're thankful that our company continues to grow, and that Dr.Hauschka Skin Care is gaining new devotees every day. The more we connect with others, the better we're able to effect positive change. Ultimately, we gauge our success by the difference we're able to make for individuals, communities and the world we share."

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