I have talked before about healthy living expert Sophie Uliano's new book Gorgeous for Good which will be hitting bookstore shelves on April 7th. This book offers information and guidelines on getting gorgeous from the inside out. It also includes a 30 day program to transform your lifestyle. I have tried this program once before, but am back on it. Today is day 3 and I already feel great. I am more confident and ready to make this a permanent change now than I was a couple weeks ago.

However, this book and process is not just about what we put into our bodies, but also what we put on it. I have already shared with you that I have been trying to wear less makeup. Makeup and other cosmetics have scary ingredients that many do not realize. I often use various cosmetic databases, to check how healthy the products I use are. But in Gorgeous for Good, Uliano gives specifics on what to look for when reading ingredients.

Examples of what to avoid:

  • DEA
  • DMPM
  • heavy metals
  • isopropyl alcohol (I have seen this in SO many products. I did not know how drying it was. My hair and skin are already so dry. The last thing I need is it to be even worse!)
  • parabens (duh!)
  • PVP/VA
  • copolymer
  • siloxanes
  • SLSs
  • talc (I have talked about this before. It is terrible for those with acne prone skin, like me, and it happens to be in all MAC makeup products.)
A common theme? If it is an initial, avoid it! 

Also, the less ingredients, the better.

With all that negative in products, what is good to find in a product?
  • green/white tea
  • aloe vera
  • coconut oil
  • shea or cocoa butter
  • rosehip seed
Sophie suggests that you do not be fooled by the front of the label. I know this first hand! I figured Organix shampoo and conditioner must be organic....WRONG! It is one of the worst products one can use!

Be aware of what is going in and on your body! Check back next Wednesday to read more about my journey with Sophie's Gorgeous for Good program!

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