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Organic Makeup for African American Women

By:  NaturaLeah On:  October 29, 2010 0 Comments

When searching for natural/organic alternatives for my makeup, I came across this site: www.christopherdrummond.com.  It caught my attention because Mr. Drummond made claims that he had found a way to eliminate the “ashy” effect of most mineral makeup for African American women.  Then, when cruising his website, I found some interesting information about the ingredients he uses:

We do not have any known potential carcinogens, endocrine disrupters, sensitizers, mutagens, reproductive toxicants, developmental toxicants and neurotoxicants in our products…The cosmetics industry sells products filled with toxic chemicals – many of which are banned from food. The simple fact is that our skin is the largest organ of the human body and what we put on our bodies is just as important as what we put into it.”

I thought about that last statement for a minute.  That DOES make sense.  As a pharmacist, I know that topical medications are absorbed into our bodies through our skin.  So, why wouldn’t makeup?  I’m almost ashamed to say that I have NEVER looked at the ingredients of my makeup.  This site also has a listing of all the ingredients for his products.  That’s refreshing to see.

Mr. Drummond is multi-cultural himself.  So, that gives me a little confidence that he knows how to deal with African American skin.  He is also a former model/actor who is familiar with the frustrations of using mainstream cosmetic products available today.

So my question is, has anyone used his products?  If so, what was your experience?  If not, have you found any other mineral makeup products that match your skintone well?

Categories: Makeup, Natural Beauty

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