February 7, 2009

finally a real natural brand: cargo plantlove

I'm sure you've noticed how many beauty brands have been going green lately, with labels like "eco-friendly" and "recycled packaging" plastered all over the products.

The thing I've always found crazy is the fact that these products go out of their way to be good to the planet, yet, they are still packed with toxic ingredients for us, the users.

They say ignorance is bliss, and sometimes it's true, because once you learn about ingredients like parabens and phthalates, your love for cosmetics and creams and perfumes gets a little tainted.

Some people will tell you that this is all alarmism for nothing, but I say that since I've learned about these ingredients, anytime I can find a safer alternative I always prefer it over the "poisoned" product.

Now, I'm not going to sit here and point fingers at this brand or at that brand, I'll leave that up to you: just go through your makeup and creams and read the ingredients, and try to find one product that is both phthalates and parabens free.

What I will do is tell you about one brand that is trying to do the right thing, both for the planet and for us, makeup users: Cargo.

Their new eco-chic makeup line, PlantLove is 100% natural.

Not only are the cases eco-friendly, made from a polymer derived entirely from corn and the boxes made from 100% post-consumer waste, what's great is that these products are free of all those toxic ingredients mentioned above: no parabens, no phthalates, no petrochemicals, no synthetic dyes, no fragrances.

I own a few plantLove eye shadows and they have replaced all my other "non-natural" eye shadows.

For as much as I love my older shadows, I just can't get myself to use them anymore. And that also thanks to the fact that these Cargo eye shadows have great staying power and beautiful color selection.

They won't feel any different from any other shadow you've used before, and in the long run, your body will thank you for the reduction in toxicity you will expose it to.

I'm planning on trying more products from PlantLove, and I will definitely keep you updated when I do. In the meantime, take a look at how cute the whole line is: Cargo PlantLove.

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