This is not exactly a perfume post in a ‘sort of perfume blog’, so I hope you will forgive me and allow me to pull you into a discussion of a different sort.
I’ve never written about beauty products on this blog before. Somehow I’ve never felt comfortable doing so. Until now. You could point out that perfume is a beauty product. However, I have to admit, that for me perfume kind of transcends that category and worms its way into art. I do know that many of you (whether or not you talk about it on your own blogs) could be called skincare and makeup enthusiasts as well.
I would also hazard a guess that for most of you the words ‘green beauty’ do not mean much. Having been part of several online communities, I find that, often, each community, has such a different viewpoint on things, and often these viewpoints are completely irreconcilable. While I personally prefer to use beauty products that would be labeled ‘green’ or ‘clean’ or ‘not-toxic’, I hate being an ideologue simply because I am quite agnostic about most things. Which makes it impossible for me to impose any viewpoint on anybody because it is easy enough to agree or disagree with either viewpoints. However, since I did create a company that does curate ‘green’ beauty products, I have realized I need to figure out a way of describing these products that actually does them justice. So what I do like to do is focus on what is IN rather than what is NOT in these products. While this approach could end up being unappealing to many people (as moderate approaches can often be), it kind of allows me to be me.
To cut this rambling short, what I am trying to say is I would really appreciate it if you could head on over to the Boxwalla blog to read my post and tell me what your own take/stand is on this. How do you choose your beauty products and are there certain standards you require? You could either join the discussion there or we could start our own discussion here. Friendly disagreements are encouraged!
For more reading I highly recommend this post by the Hermes Hippie who manages to say everything that I didn’t quite manage to articulate in my already long post including how the words ‘toxic’ and ‘non-toxic’ can often take away from the gorgeous products themselves.
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