Customers seem to love the fact that GreenAcres Market carries all-natural makeup. It might be difficult at first to “clean up the old act,” since many of us have a long-time attachment to conventional makeup. But once we’ve made the plunge, there is no going back.
Natural makeup seems—how can we describe it?–“light.” It goes on smoothly and doesn’t settle in the cresses of the skin. Sometimes, just knowing there are no harmful chemicals or harsh toxins in the products we put on our skin is reassuring. After all, skin is our largest bodily organ and the liver can only de-toxify so much over a lifetime. So it behooves all of us to switch over to a natural skincare line.
Mineral Fusion is a favorite among many of our customers. Just as its name implies, MF is rich in minerals which seem to fuse to the skin and come back glowing.
Mineral Fusion cosmetics are hypo-allergenic and offer natural sun protection and help protect from environmental damage. Lots of antioxidants are included in the formulations—things like shea butter, white and red tea, sea kelp and Vitamins C and E to defend against free radical damage. Who wouldn’t like a moisturizing foundation that contains both pomegranate and licorice root extract. Sounds positively good enough to eat!
The entire line is free of parabens, artificial colors, fragrances, gluten phthalates and talc, so the most sensitive skin stays moist and fresh. The blushes blend beautifully with skin tones from yellow to brown. The lipsticks glide on…and stay on. The duo concealers come with two color tones you can blend to cover under-eye circles and discoloration.
It’s just an all ‘round nice natural makeup that comes with a line of base, contour and brow brushes and a brush cleaner that is a citrus formulation with a high level of natural disinfecting power, a boon to those of us on the run, who seldom remember that makeup brushes should be cleansed as well as our faces!
Some of us like a little community involvement with our makeup. Mineral Fusion has partnered with the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence to help raise awareness of a frightenly-growing problem in our communities and our world today. To that end, the company shares a portion of its profits and shares its product with NCADV-sponsored shelters. We at GreenAcres appreciate that!
Dr. Hauschka is another favorite skincare line—this one with GreenAcres female employees. Not all of our stores carry the entire line of Dr. Hauschka products, but those that do have had great success introducing customers to the makeup foundation that covers well, yet sits “light” on the skin.
Dr. Hauschka is an interesting company, an amalgam really of philosophy and skincare practices gleaned from philosophers and estheticians in four countries: Denmark, Austria, Sweden and Germany. The spark that started the whole process was a combined effort to approach skincare by studying the lymphatic system combined with an Anthroposophic emphasis on the rhythm of healing and the spiritual side of medicine (espoused by a German doctor named Rudolph Steiner). In other words, lots of minds were involved in launching what eventually became Dr. Hauschka.
Then, there was Dr. Rudolph Hauschka himself, another German, who named his manufacturing company WALA Heilmittel with the consummate goal, “to support the healing of humanity and the earth.” He set up a holistic approach to production and business practices which exists to this day.
Enter a woman who was already experimenting with similar skin care practices in Austria—Ms. Elizabeth Sigmund, who began sharing her ideas for plant-based preparations that would support skin health. Dr. Hauschka heard of Sigmund’s efforts and began corresponding with her. Like gravitates toward like, and the two decided to join forces to launch their company in 1967.
Today, Dr. Hauschka products are regarded as among the purist in the world.
Dr. Hauschka’s company website states: “Our 100% natural skincare products are based on an understanding of the way skin works and its relationship with overall health, the goal being skin that is balanced and able to perform its natural functions without dependence upon a slew of products.
A Dr. Hauschka Skin Care regimen works best when part of a healthy lifestyle supported by diet, exercise and contemplative practice. All of these factors help to reconnect us with our natural rhythms, and have a profound effect on skin health and beauty”:
• Our products are certified natural, containing the highest-quality plant and mineral ingredients
• We carefully choose every ingredient based on its individual effects on the skin, as well as the way it interacts with other ingredients
• We carefully research every plant’s origin, making sure it comes from an ecologically and ethically sound source
• We carefully design and manufacture packaging that enables us to keep our products free of artificial preservatives
We encourage all our customers to visit with our knowledgeable Health and Beauty team members to discover which products might work best for you. All our stores have miniature bottles of products that cost a fraction of the cost so you can experiment with several different ones and choose what you like.
We provide this link to make it easier for you to identify skin type.