Apologies. Being too long since the previous blog. I had been down with flu and sneaked out for a mini vacation for a few days; hence couldn’t update my draft that has been lying here for quite a while now. Well putting that aside and coming back to what I have to write about. Yes, now that we know that those bottles and tubes promising us the beautification miracles are doing no good to us, are rather making it worse; I have few suggestions that i personally felt was sufficient enough for a start towards all natural products.
First of all always check products that claim to be natural or contain herbal formulation or even organic for that matter. Not all products that claim themselves to be organic are organic. Shocked and annoyed? So was I. Because everywhere you turn to you find business minded and corporate who want to make money and do not really concentrate on giving you quality products. The products that contain herbal formulations may be entirely made up of herbal ingredients or may contain just a formulation with a chemical base. Also, the chemical base could be made up of harsh chemicals and preservatives or may be made of chemicals that are not harmful to our skin and health. CHECK the label. Make it a point no matter what entity you buy, check for the ingredients and find out more about the ingredients if you are not sure if they are mere chemicals or organic compounds whose chemical names have been mentioned. To help you with this I had posted a handy guide of the basic and common chemicals and preservatives with their effects. Refer it here.
Talking about organic, as I told you all the products that advertise about composed of organic ingredients may have parabens as preservatives, and that is a total let down. But there are brands both well acclaimed and small scale industries that don’t have green washed chemicals but are made up of herbs and organic ingredients. So do not fret. We have options and alternatives for the most essential sunscreen to blushes. Mineral based make ups are a big hit these days, it is particularly useful for professionals who use tons of make up everyday, this does not block or clog their skin pores with layers of primers and concealors; or atleast makes it less harmful. It is very important to carefully pick the mineral make up as they may also be formulated with harmful preservatives and fragrances.
There are even DIY for Foundations to bronzers for a good clean finish that also provide SPF. If you have the patience to make them you can, or order on their shops to make it for you. The choice is yours. 🙂 I came across a few interesting DIYs. You could browse and find yours. I would thank each of such bloggers who share their DIYs with everyone so that all of us are benefited. I shall share the links or methods via my blogs as I touch upon each topic.
One of the main product that we can’t live without has universally being the lip balm. The demand for lip balms has increased so much so that we have every other cosmetic brand with either a chapstick or a small tub with lip butters and enhanced flavours and claim a lot of benefits too. As you know we are going green; and that means not only the ingredients are organic and healthy but also are free from being tested on animals. Isn’t that awesome? When in doubt of which lip balm to choose log on to EWG and list your product to know how safe it is to use. Also, refer to my basic guide for the names and effects of chemicals here. I am listing down a few suggestions that are available and are safe for use. Always read reviews and check for the ingredients before buying the ones I list too. Its always safe to double check. Most of the ones are not easily available in India but they can be ordered online. But, do not fret there are a lot of Indian options too. Our good own ayurvedic formulations never gets old. I am listing a few of the brands as I am targeting the Indian residents and for their ease.
Available on online stores for Rs. 1599
Available on online stores for Rs. 420
Available online and at The Body Shop stores from Rs. 275 Onwards.
Available online and at specific stores for Rs 500 Onwards
Available at all leading stores, drug stores and online too Starting from Rs. 30
VLCC Lovable lips Ranges. Though a few reviews say its dry and doesn’t glide properly. Having used this product I can certainly say its pretty good for the tinted lip balm, its devoid of bee wax hence doesn’t glide; I use Himalaya Lip care before applying this.
Available at leading stores and online stores starting from Rs. 99
Available at leading stores and online for Rs. 310
9. Vaadi Herbals Lip Balm This is not one of the best. But good one for the price. Priced at Rs. 25 For 6 grams.
10. Nyah Lip Balms
Available on online stores for Rs. 160
11. Tvam Lip Balm
Available on online stores for Rs. 395
12. Nature’s Essence Lip Balm Range
Available at super markets starting from RS. 49
Prices start from Rs. 830
Check out the Online store to find more lip balms.
Available on online and khaadi stores, prices start from Rs. 100
My personal Favourite find. I will try these products for sure some time. India’s first all organic cosmetic range. Priced at Rs. 195.
16. Omved Lip Care
Priced at Rs. 390
These can be bought online from here
Available at supermarkets and on online stores Prices start from Rs. 175.
18. The Nature’s Co lip balms
Available at leading stores and online stores for Rs. 295
That concludes with my personal suggestions of lip care ranges available. Go through the websites and see for all the information you desire. Many of the above listed ones have variants and flavours or shades. Do check the nearest stores or online stores. 🙂 The list definitely does not end here.There are many more available or that I have read about but I don’t have much information except for the name. I guess this is good for a start the more I find I shall keep sharing it with you all 🙂 The Thing about lip balms is some like chapsticks for hygiene reasons, some like small cute tubs, Some like to splurge on these ranges and some prefer economical ones. I have atleast two suggestions for each of such categories as listed above. Go on, find which one suits you, experiment with a few, find some new ones too and share it with us, so that all of us are benefitted. All the best 🙂 and please feel free to tell me how can I make these blogs better in the comments section.
Coming up next ——-> DIY Lip balms, Kaajal/Kohl brands suggestions to go green 🙂
See you soon 🙂