Clean Swap: Concealer

Concealer is one of those items that I was really afraid to switch.  Years of reading beauty magazine recommendations and going through friends’ makeup bags were followed by many trips to Sephora, Duane Reade and Saks until I finally settled on a couple of reliable concealers that I had on rotation. To be honest, it took me a while to find a conventional under-eye concealer that worked and I was attached.

When I decided to make the switch to non-toxic skincare and makeup, I dreaded the idea of having to try a bunch of concealers again. I did my research, searched through friends’ makeup bags and went to a couple of store and was lucky enough to find my favorite concealer on the second try: RMS’s Un Cover-Up in 22.

RMS’s Un Cover-up has a cult following for a reason. I feel that it not only works as a cover-up but it really hydrates the area. The other great thing about it is that it is easy to blend into the skin when you need to cover up a pimple or other imperfection. The lauric acid in coconut oil helps kill the bacteria that causes acne, and because one of the main ingredients in the Un Cover-up is Coconut Oil, using it to cover up a pimple will actually help it heal.

TIP: Use Setting Powder

At the beginning, I thought that it wasn’t going to work because, having coconut oil as its base, it smudges quite a bit in hot climates. Because I had just started using non-toxic beauty I assumed that I had to make a few sacrifices and I wasn’t going to be able to find one with staying powder. The secret to making it stay in place was easier than I thought. By using a bit of W3ll People’s Realist Invisible Setting Powder, RMS’s Un Cover-up stays on for a whole, hot and humid, day.

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Why is it worth the swap?

Benefit Boi-ing Concealer

Think Dirty Rating: 8

EWG Skin Deep Rating: N/A

Dirty Ingredients:

  • PHENOXYETHANOL: may cause skin irritation and is a potential neurotoxin.
  • POLYMETHYL METHACRYLATE: Non biodegradable. Harmful to biodiversity and the environment.
  • FRAGRANCE: ingredients considered fragrance don’t need to be disclosed. Possible carcinogen, possible endocrine disruptor, known allergen

RMS Un Cover-Up

Think Dirty Rating: 3

EWG Skin Deep Rating: 1

Ingredients:

*Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, *Ricinus Communis (Castor) Seed Oil, *Cera Alba (Beeswax), *Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Tocopherol(non-GMO), *Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) Extract, and may contain [+/-]: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499)

* CERTIFIED ORGANIC

 

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—ALL INFO ON INGREDIENTS AND THE POSSIBLE HEALTH REPERCUSSIONS ARE FROM THE THINK DIRTY APP AND EWG SKIN DEEP DATABASE, DICCIA’S TWO FAVORITE REFERENCES WHEN MAKING SMARTER BEAUTY DECISIONS—

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