I have been on the hunt for a toxin-free, low body-burden blush and bronzer for years! I always hate to plunk down $20-$30 if I am not sure if the product will work, so I kept pushing off the shopping…. Now, with my commitment to be totally free of phenoxyethanols, (used in place of parabens, it is toxic to organs, a skin irritant, and rates a 4 on EWG), I have to give up my Tarte Bronzer and Korres blush that I have used for years.
What to do??
Fortunately I have started to meet some very pure and toxin-free chemists and makeup artists this past year. I reached out to Stephanie Ann Ferguson at Saf Organics and she immediately sent a sample of her Mineral Blush in Swoon.
It is so so pretty!! The color is a beautiful pinky bronze and it applies so delicately. As with all the toxin-free, eco beauty blushes, it comes in powder form so a little bit of care must go into the jar-to-face application. I use a petite blush brush and dab it into the powder, then shake off excess into lid of jar. I apply on the round part of cheekbone or if I need a good dose of color, I dab on my nose, forehead, and cheekline. I use a soft cotton pad to wipe off any excess and it removes easily.
I do find that I need to re-touch mid-day or if I am going out for the evening. I think you will love this toxin-free blush for your summer festivities as well as all year long.
I love this explanation of Saf Organics that Stephanie shares on her site:
It all began in the kitchen. Products were made for myself and my family, and for a few friends and clients who trusted my expertise. There were a few things I liked so much, we decided to gift them to friends and family for holidays and special occasions. Word of mouth is a powerful thing. The buzz began.
Now I have the incredible honor and privilege to present each of you with my products. I do not take this lightly.
Each product is created, tested and packaged with great research and care.
We are ethically sourced, gluten free, vegan and cruelty free, plant-based and organic.
This is not a trend, it is a lifestyle. I hope you enjoy it as much as we do.
It is so important to start going toxin-free, one beauty product at a time. Blush and bronzer are a great way to start because we tend to use them everyday, and they absorb into our skin easily.
We test beauty products to make it easy for girls to choose the dreamiest, safest products on the market.
The DreaminGreenGirl Team