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The Truth About What's Really Used In Your Cosmetics: GMO No More

March 10, 2018

Non-GMO, organic, environmentally friendly, oh my!

In a world where everything from your food to your cosmetics seem to be infused with all sorts of harmful chemicals, it’s always fun when you finally come across a product that aligns with your health and beauty standards. So, let’s not waste any time. Here’s everything you need to know about a new natural, non GMO, organic makeup line that is just as safe as it is stunning.

 

What’s The Big Deal with GMO Cosmetics?

Non-GMO makeup might not seem like a big deal but once you break down that acronym, you’ll think otherwise. GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms. Basically, these are plants and other living organisms that have been put through modern processes that ultimately change the genetics of them. It’s like putting an apple into a machine and it comes out as a banana - it's not the same thing. 

However, several mainstream and popular makeup lines and skincare brands use GMOs to save money and to make their product more affordable for their consumers. The only problem is that GMOs come with various negative side effects and potential health hazards.

Dangers of GMOs in Makeup and Skincare

So, you take a bite out of a juicy Granny Smith apple but upon doing so, you discover that what you’re actually eating is a banana and you’re allergic! That’s what GMOs are like when used in makeup and skincare products. Here are some of the potential safety issues and health risks associated with using cosmetics that have been infused with GMOs:

  • Disruption to the body’s healthy bacteria
  • Production of pesticides in the body
  • Builds a resistance to bacteria
  • Causes skin irritation
  • Causes allergic reactions
  • Chemicals get absorbed into the skin and body
  • Causes clogged pores and acne
  • Increases allergens (GMO soybeans showed seven times the amount of soy allergen) 
  • Process involves a “probably carcinogenic” according to World Health Organization

… And that’s only to name a few of the health concerns associated with cosmetics; there is still the internal health risks to consider, as the ingredients get absorbed into the body, inhaled and/or ingested. Those concerns include:

  • Digestive problems
  • Overweight or obesity
  • Brain fog 
  • Fatigue
  • Mood problems such as anxiety and depression
  • Trouble with memory
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Joint pain
  • Food allergies and sensitivities
  • Increased seasonal allergies
  • Insomnia
  • Increased gluten sensitivities

…And again, that’s only to name a few.

 

Top GMOs Used in Cosmetics

The first step to avoiding GMOs in your cosmetics is to know what to avoid. Here is a list of the 12 most common skincare ingredients that are genetically modified:

  1. Canola (Commonly used in skincare formulations and cosmetics)

Non-GMO, Organic Cosmetic Alternative: Smoothing Velvet Primer

  1. Soy (Commonly found in anti-aging creams)

Non-GMO, Organic Cosmetic Alternative: Non GMO Silk Power

  1. Corn Oil (Commonly found in anti-aging and moisturizing products)

Non-GMO, Organic Cosmetic Alternative: Non GMO Makeup Base

  1. Hawaiian Papaya (Commonly found in cleansers and masks)
  2. Yeast Proteins (Commonly found in moisturizing skincare products)

Non-GMO, Organic Cosmetic Alternative: Hydra Jeunesse Foundation

  1. Corn Starch (Commonly found in makeup)

Non-GMO, Organic Cosmetic Alternative: Couleur Caramel Makeup

  1. Natural and Artificial Flavorings (Commonly found in lip products)

Non-GMO, Organic Cosmetic Alternative: Couleur Caramel Lipsticks and Glosses

  1. Amino Acids (Commonly used in all beauty, anti-aging and skincare products)

 

The Solution? Non-GMO, Organic Makeup and Skincare with Specific Certifications

You certainly want to be avoiding GMOs in your makeup and skincare, as they pose some serious health risks to your body, both internally and externally. But what might surprise you is that avoiding GMOs in your cosmetics and skincare isn’t as easy as you would think. Yes, even if you opt for organic makeup and skincare products.

Despite the United States Department of Agriculture requiring all farmers seeking organic certifications to avoid the use of GMOs, many crops are being cross-contaminated from neighboring farms. So, just because a product claims to be “organic” does not mean that it is free of GMOs. As such, it’s important to opt for skincare and makeup that has conducted independent testing to certify their non-GMO status.

 

About Couleur Caramel Cosmetics

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Coleur Caramel Cosmetics is a new non GMO, organic makeup line available on Anika Beauty. It’s a healthy makeup alternative to all those GMO cosmetics and skincare. They are Certified Organic by Ecocert and Qualite France, where the cosmetics are great (no counterfeit cosmetics here!), and they are 100% natural, mineral, cruelty-free and non-GMO. Some of the makeup is also 100% vegan. So, if you’re looking for a healthy, safe, organic and non-GMO makeup line to swap out all those dangerous cosmetics currently sitting on your vanity, Coleur Caramel Cosmetics is definitely a brand to consider.Non-gmo cosmetics, non gmo cosmetics, organic cosmetics, organic beauty products, natural beauty products, natural cosmetics, vegan makeup lines, natural makeup lines, organic makeup lines,

As a bonus, Coleur Caramel Cosmetics is also highly recommended for people with highly sensitive skin types and sensitive eyes. Even their non GMO, organic mascara and eye pencils are gentle yet gorgeous!   

Oh, and we can’t forget to mention that Couleur Caramel Cosmetics is also environmentally-friendly, offering a wide range of safe, eco-friendly makeup brushes!

 

Couleur Caramel Cosmetics  is available in our Hudson, New Hampshire salon location as well. So, if you’re in the area, stop by, say hello and let’s talk non-GMO cosmetics! Otherwise, enjoy the convenience of shopping online at Anika Beauty. If you have any questions or want to discuss your specific skincare concerns, feel free to contact us for a skincare consultation where we’ll provide you with detailed instructions and suggested skincare products that are safe and effective.