Natural Make Up Review | Benecos
I have now changed all my makeup to natural make up brands. Yay! I stopped using paraben containing makeup a while ago, perhaps two years now, but I knew there were a lot of other questionable ingredients too. Lots of the chemicals in makeup are absorbed into the skin making their way into the bloodstream. These nasties then circulate your body and can even end up deposited somewhere. It’s therefore so important to make sure the most natural of ingredients are used on the skin and preferably organic when possible.
It took me a while to transfer my make up over to natural as ‘eco’ make up can be quite pricey. It is of course worth the extra in my opinion, but buying replacements as they run out will be much easier now, rather than having to buy the entire lot to start out. I luckily discovered Benecos around one month ago and it is, surprisingly, very affordable. It’s pretty much a budget natural beauty brand. It’s so affordable, anyone can make the switch.
Although it is much cheaper than other natural brands, the quality is still high and their ethics admirable. Benecos use as many organic and biodegradable ingredients as possible. Their products are free from parabens, silicones, mineral oils, synthetic emulsifiers, synthetic colorants and aromatic substances. The oils and waxes used are of natural origin, are harmless on our skin and actually encourage natural regulation of our skins processes. They are also certified natural by the BDIH.
Here are my thoughts on items purchased so far:
Benecos Natural BB Cream 8 in 1: When first applied this makes my skin look quite dewy, but this quickly calms down and soon my skin looks fresher, younger and healthier. It moisturises too making my skin look and feel soft. My skin tone is really even and slight blemishes are covered. This product is so impressive I now wear it daily. I’m so glad I found a natural BB cream and I don’t have to worry about nasty chemicals absorbing into my face.
Benecos Natural Concealer: This was the first Benecos item I purchased, a couple of weeks before the others. I worried as it was a ‘cheap’ natural brand, the quality wouldn’t be great, and so I held off buying any other items from the range until I had tested this one. Well, I thought this concealer was so good I quickly bought some other items from this brand and I’ll soon be buying many more. I bought a much more expensive concealer at the same time as this, literally three times the price (and recommended as the better one by the shop assistant), but this is actually the one I’ve used more often. The coverage is really good and it stays on my face covering blemishes, rather than rubbing in to the skin like a cream and not hiding the blemish. I also use this under my eyes to cover dark circles and there’s a noticeable improvement.
Benecos Powder Brush: I threw my last brush away when I realised my shimmer block contained parabens. I didn’t dare use the brush again and haven’t used anything on my cheeks for months now. I wanted to give the trio blush a go, so needed a brush to go with it. As far as brushes go, this one does the job and I like the long bamboo handle. It’s nice to hold, making application super easy.
Benecos Natural Trio Blush: I’d usually go for a more bronzed look on my cheeks or a glow, but this looked lovely on the back of my hands in the store! It’s just as great on my cheeks, giving a subtle healthy red hue. I’ll now be using this every day.