Safe moisturizers and makeup without parabens, other harmful chemicals?

By tabby9146 Latest Reply 2014-08-13 13:27:30 -0500
Started 2014-05-21 11:10:46 -0500

Does anyone know of a brand you can get at the store (not just online) at a decent price?? most all I have checked on, are very pricey. Too bad it seems we have to pay more for 'safer' lotions and makeup. My skin is so dry and while I do find many good moisturizers that help a lot, they have parabens and other chemicals in them that are known to be unsafe. I saw a show not too long ago, where they checked this woman's bloodwork and it was in her blood when she used these products, and then when she did not use products with these harmful ingredients, it tested free of them. It would be so great to have a special foot cream, hand cream, facial lotion, and then body moisturizer that is as good as the ones that are unsafe. I do have a friend who makes pure soaps that I buy and I am so glad for that.

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15 replies

Caroltoo 2014-08-13 13:27:30 -0500 Report

Since reading these responses, I, too, have started using more coconut oil externally. I was already taking it as a supplement, since it had been so helpful to my spouse and his Alzheimer's.

What I would like to share today, is something I just read this weekend during the hurricane. The study was about using coconut oil and CoQ10 mixed together. I have and take liquid CoQ10, so decided to try it. I took a one day dose of the liquid CoQ10 and mixed it with an equal amount of coconut oil. I spread the yellow liquid on some very sunburned, crispy skin (result of hurricane clean-up) and was just amazed to find it the most hydrating skin cream I have ever used! I highly recommend it! I am now using it daily.

Caroltoo 2014-05-27 03:17:09 -0500 Report

I use sesame oil - the organic cold processed variety - and have for over 30 years as a facial cleanser. Recommended by a holistic practitioner when I was in my mid-30s. It balances the oily/dry skin, cleanses, softens, and keeps the skin supple. Use it for a while to see the results.

I also put it in my bath with 1 cup epsom salts, 1/2 cup baking soda, and 20 drops of lavender oil. After a 20 minute soak, my skin is soft, the old cells slough, and I feel relaxed. (This is also a holistic health treatment for autism, so it really is relaxing and removes toxins from the body/skin while soaking.)

IronOre 2014-05-21 22:37:29 -0500 Report

I really have never tried coconut oil,
but the next time my coconuts squeak I will have to try it on them.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-05-21 14:57:52 -0500 Report

I use dove soap and shampoo, and conditioner. I have heard Bert's Bees products are good, but I haven't tried them.

tabby9146 2014-05-22 07:16:17 -0500 Report

I use Burt's Bees lip balm.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-05-22 12:34:20 -0500 Report

Bert's bees makes all kinds of products. What most people hear of the most is their lip products, but they do have almost any kind of beauty products, lotions etc. Like I said, I haven't tried them but I have met people who have. My Mom used their rose water and glycerin lotion. I am limited to what I can use. My lotions etc. are prescription from my dermatologist due to psoriasis.

RachelChavezCA 2014-05-21 14:20:05 -0500 Report

Honestly, I use coconut oil for almost everything. I use it as a face moisturizer and general lotion. I usually just pick up a jar at the grocery store, I think the spectrum is the most common brand and costs about $8, and it lasts me and my husband at the very least 6 months. I would suggest researching a little about using it. It also has a natural SPF 5 I think in it as well. I've been using it as a facial moisturizer for almost 5 years now and I have yet to get sunburned on my face (I'm very fair skinned and burn easily) while using it.

I don't do a lot of other makeup so I can't speak for those safe brands but I believe there is a website you can use to compare the ingredients in common brands. That might be a good place to start looking as well

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-21 20:47:55 -0500 Report

Before I went natural, I was in the beauty salon and had my hair done. The stylist did a beautiful job and said I will spray the hair gloss and you will be done as soon as I run to the ladies room. The stylist beside her said I will finish her for you and grabbed a can of hair gloss and sprayed my hair. My stylist and I had a fit. The stylist grabbed spray containing coconut oil and it had to be washed out immediately. My stylist knew that I am allergic to any kind of product with coconut, peach, or mango. Thankfully, I had taken a Zyretec before I went into the shop and I didn't get itchy.

I use pure shea butter from head to toe. Even though it comes from a nut, I had to build up resistance to it. I love the stuff. I don't buy the products containing shea butter that is now sold in retail stores because it does not compare to the real thing,.

GabbyPA 2014-05-21 20:16:16 -0500 Report

Me too. Coconut oil is great for everything from brushing your teeth to healing cracked feet. A little goes a very long way.

Just Joyce
Just Joyce 2014-05-21 13:02:54 -0500 Report

Do a Google search. I did and found some organic brands but you pay more for them. I didn't see any available in a store.iI use pure shea butter. I do not buy that in a store.