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Human Guinea Pigs

When people ask me why I care so much about the ingredients in our makeup and skincare, I tell them that they would care, too, if they knew the levels of harmful chemicals in their bodies. This issue is universal and personal, yet no one knows to question the ingredients in our products, because everyone assumes they are safe.

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Microbeads and Shea Butter: A Love Story in Two Parts

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It’s fascinating how one day can change your life. I first learned about the dangers of microbeads (those multi-colored mini scrubbers in your face wash) from a NY Times article. Like most people I had no idea that those seemingly innocuous bright pink, orange and blue beads that make our faces tingle with joy are actually contributing to widespread environmental pollution.

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Shit in a Pretty Pink Box

When I was fifteen years old, I found out that my favorite mascara, Maybelline Great Lash, contained an industrial chemical used to wax airplane wheels. I was crushed. I considered putting on makeup a “rite of passage,” and I was so loyal to my beauty products you could almost say I was dating my cosmetics bag. But when I found out that none of my products were regulated or tested for safety, some ingredients were even hidden from the labels, and many of the chemicals used freely in the United States have already been banned in Europe, I was heartbroken.
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REDO: My New Top Shelf

Earlier in the year I had the privilege of being featured on Into The Gloss as a contributor to their Top Shelf series. I was so thrilled to share my favorite beauty products and routines with the world. Unfortunately, I had not yet realized that the products I was using on a regular basis were exposing my body and our planet to thousands of unsafe chemicals.

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Why Nature Is The Only Brand For Me

Here at Beauty Lies Truth we seek to create a space where women can openly and honestly share their own intimate beauty stories. We are thrilled to publish this personal essay by our dear friend and Bustle contributor Kristin Collins Jackson. Like many of us, Kristin struggled with maintaining healthy skin and hair. Keep reading and you’ll learn that it wasn’t until she rejected harsh chemicals and embraced natural alternatives that she achieved her desired beauty results.

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Non-Toxic Nail Art Starring Ria Nailz

If you love nail art you must meet Ria Lopez.

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Ria is a dear friend of Beauty Lies Truth and one of the most badass nail artists in the business. We are thrilled to announce that each month, right here on Beauty Lies Truth, Ria will be sharing her nail-tastic skills with us! #BOWDOWN