“People are definitely a company’s greatest asset. It doesn’t make any difference whether the product is cars or cosmetics. A company is only as good as the people it keeps.” ~ Mary Kay Ash
Exactly, Mary Kay. This is why, last week we created the Beauty Alchemist, a weekly, collaborative, open column in which we plan to share homemade beauty tips & tricks, (literally) natural bodycare recommendations and recreate our face and body in a more inclusive, human-friendly way.
Mostly, to defend ourselves from cancer-causing, hormone-disrupting and pro-mutant ingredients that companies like yours put on our faces, and stop being the burning motor behind our own self-destruction.
We embark on this self-made beauty revolution after the sad realization that the beauty industry has nothing to do with Beauty. “She” is not our friend, not even an ally, and by no means interested in the stories written on our skin, but in the profits that our misinformed skin and suffering health might bring to the table.
I don’t meant to ruin your day but wouldn’t you rather know?
Because we believe we are the authors of our lives and powerful beyond measure, we’d like to use this most humble and democratic medium to not just protest and protect each other against cosmetic maladies, but in the same breath, offer new, cheaper, healthier, accessible and homemade alternatives to this madness.
We don’t mean to complain, but to co-create. Of course, in order to see that there’s a problem, we must first point it out.
So, would you mind an extra dose of dark humor in that equally dark coffee of yours?
After recommending four essential, truly natural and quite miraculous oils, friendly to both your outer and inner ecosystem, we’ll dive deep into cleansing, toning, makeuping and moisturizing (for when oils are not enough, we’ll show you how to make your own lotion: yummy, cheap and nourishing)—and other useful goodies.
We’ll also cover teeth, hair and the rest of your wonderland body. Step by step, we’ll get you back.
The goal is not to stop beautifying ourselves or hide our beauty, but the very opposite: take that beauty in our own hands and magnify it through the very things that give it life. You know, put the You back in Your Face.
Just like our food, the products we apply to our body should resemble and contain the same basic living elements our skin is made of, so the solution does not turn into a second problem, but helps alleviate the first.
As a short reply to the inquiries we received about sunscreen during the week, we’ll cover this in full in a next Beauty Alchemist episode. It appears that most people are confused about how much, how often or what “natural” brands to use. Meanwhile, here is an interesting preview via NaturalNews.com.
Want to join the homemade-handmade beauty revolution? Don’t keep your wisdom and beauty to yourself. Send us your natural bodycare recipe, suggestion or article to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Got any questions or concerns to be expounded in a future article? Email us or drop them in the comments.
*Coming next: How to escape the soap and cleansing bubble.
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