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Good Coverage for Low Price & Organic Ingredients
on December 15, 2011
I've been eating organic food 100% of my diet since 1969 and have tried every brand of organic makeup on the market. Considering how low the price is - the quality is decent. There are other brands of organic foundation I've paid $27 to $32 for which give better coverage if you want to completely eliminate pigmentation, freckles, acne scars - but if you are on a tight budget, this is OK. Just understand it is a tinted moisturizer, very sheer and not going to cover up all imperfections in your skin.
I also like the mascara and powder - I tried both the cake and loose powder in this brand and it is good value for a low price.
I saw in Environmental Working Group one of the products in this line has some petrochemical ingredients - so beware of some greenwashing - [...] - but for the most part this is a very low priced, organic cosmetic. Considering this is "organic makeup for the masses" and sold at Big Box stores like Rite Aid and Safeway it is actually decent quality and fairly pure. Certainly this is much better than Cover Girl, Maybelline and dept store makeup which is full of phtalates, parabens, mineral oil and perfume....don't buy ANY cosmetics with fragrance. Fragrance is made from petrochemical ingredients.
a good investment is to buy a copy of Dictionary of Cosmetic Ingredients - it is around $10 and very handy to use as a reference guide - it is amazing just how much toxic gunk cosmetic manufacturers put in in makeup! For a nano-second I was hoodwinked into ordering online makeup samples from Christie Brinkley's website infomercial. Christie Brinkley is advertising it as "all natural". Baloney! It took me three requests to get the ingredient list but as soon as I read it I was disgusted that 95% of the ingredients in her makeup and skin care is artificial with synthetic, petrochemical ingredients.
For the super low price of Physicians Forumla Organic makeup line - you aren't going to get anything close to it's purity for the low rock bottom price. It is such a huge company they can manage to manufacture a line of organic cosmetics at a very low price!
If you want to go top of the line, Weleda, Gabriel Cosmetics, Mychelle, Dr. Hauschka are my favorites but more expensive.