Leading the Way for Safer Beauty Products: 2 Brands You Will Love

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Leading the Way for Safer Beauty Products: 2 Brands You Will Love

As the last week of Breast Cancer Awareness month comes to a close, I want to highlight 2 beauty product companies that have great (clean, toxin free) products and inspiring stories.

Many of you know that I am passionate about prevention.  I believe even small changes can make a big difference in decreasing our exposure to harmful toxins, including toxins linked to cancer.  When the founders of Odacité and Suntegrity were personally affected by cancer, they each began looking at the chemicals in personal care products and set out to make a difference.

The result:  2 companies that are making it easy to choose natural, clean, toxin free beauty products that are luxurious and effective!

Odacité

Odacite In 2004 Valérie Grandury was diagnosed with breast cancer.  In order to heal, Valérie felt the necessity to detoxify her environment. She soon discovered that one of the most toxic elements in a women’s daily lives are personal care products. She soon realized that the very expensive French brand she slathered on her face with confidence every day was a cocktail of dangerous chemicals, some of which were known carcinogens!

Valérie decided to start making her own fresh skin care. The underlying motto she applied to food, “It all lies in the freshness of the raw ingredients,” would apply to her skin care.

She sourced the freshest, purest organic ingredients from all over the world and formulated her own age-defying blends. The secret to her magical ointments, then and now, is to use freshly made skin care in a window of time during which each ingredient retains its full freshness and efficiency. And so, the Freschiency Date was born.

The cremes made such a difference on her skin that she gave them as presents to her friends. It was an instant hit. Odacité was born to answer a growing demand for women who saw the difference that those blends made on their skin.

I first tried Odacité a few months ago through this great sample discovery kit.  The ingredients are awesome (clean and naturally powerful) and I fell in love with the textures.  Definitely a Live-Clear keeper! Check out the full line of products here.

Suntegrity

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Tricia Trimble founded Suntegrity in memory of her mom who lost her life to skin cancer.

After losing her mom to melanoma skin cancer, Tricia Trimble became a big advocate of wearing sunscreen. However, most of the sunscreens on the market use chemical UV blockers and contain a lot of toxic ingredients. It didn’t make sense to her to use these types of sunscreens to prevent skin cancer only to get another kind of cancer.

Using loss as a catalyst for change, Tricia created a holistic, mineral sun care line.

Suntegrity Face and Body SPF 30 products use non-nano size zinc oxide and non-toxic preservatives to maintain their integrity without sacrificing safety or health. They were awarded “Champion” Status by the EWG/Compact for Safe Cosmetics.

I use this sunscreen myself, and love the light texture and citrus-fresh smell.  I also love that it doesn’t contain Retinol (Vitamin A), which is suspected to speed the development of skin cancer when applied to skin and exposed to sunlight.  And of course, it’s free of all the other nasty chemicals that we talk about on Live-Clear.  You can purchase the face, body, and tinted moisturizers here.

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