Detox Your Make-Up Kit: 10 Ways To Avoid Cosmetic Chemicals

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Whoever would have guessed the word natural could be so abused? And nowhere does the concept of natural take more of a beating than in the world of cosmetics.

Even products that look safe or have a 'natural' label in the health food aisle have hidden and not-so-hidden chemicals that could be harmful for long-term use. Take a look at your favorite 'natural' brands in the Environmental Working Group's (EWG) Skin Deep database, which rates products on a 0-10 scale (10 being the ones to avoid).

Then give your makeup bag a good, long look and start planning for the transition to these great, safer beauty choices for all your must-haves: super disappearing concealer, lash enhancing mascara, speedy makeup remover, blush, and more.

We'd also like to hear from you. Let us know your suggestions for great, safe makeup in the comments.

Photo: Meghan MacDonald