Store shelves can overflow with countless beauty products, offering access to pearly white teeth; beautiful, luscious skin; and thick, glorious locks. But many of the unnatural ingredients within these products could be doing you and the planet more harm than good.
To save a few dollars (and to mix things up), I turn to my kitchen for inspiration for my beauty regimen. Here are some fun, natural, kitchen-based ingredients for beautifying on a budget:
Get this: While the European Union has banned over 1,100 ingredients from cosmetics, the United States has blacklisted only 10. That’s a jaw-dropping difference, if you ask me. So what gives? Are our chaps across the pond overly cautious in weeding out potentially harmful chemicals or is America taking a slack approach to nixing major health hazards?
There are days when curly is really code for out of control—a mass of undifferentiated locks that are like a rain forest growing on top of my head.