We all like to look our best, but when it comes to cosmetics and makeup we may be doing more harm than good as we're trying to put our best face forward. Many mainstream cosmetics contain harmful chemicals and toxins that leach through the skin and are absorbed by the body.
The list of chemicals that can be found in cosmetics -- such as foundation, eyeliner, lipstick and even face cleaners and moisturizers -- include parabens, synthetic fragrances, phthalates, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate and even formaldehyde. Though you may not believe these chemicals to be dangerous (after all, they are found in almost every major-label cosmetic and personal care product), they can lead to big health challenges, ranging from allergies to hormonal imbalances and worse.
If you're already thinking about what chemicals are lurking in your makeup drawer, here are 15 mighty independent cosmetic shops ready to help you face the day in the healthiest way possible.
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601 Corona St., Denver, CO 80218
A great option for anyone looking to implement more healthy products into their life.
1408 Larimer St., Suite 102, Denver, CO 80202
This shop will have you well-stocked on the products you need to feel beautiful in no time.
3000 E. First Ave., Suite 170, Denver, CO 80206
Lush is a well-known brand that features natural ingredients in their skincare products.
919 Park Ave. W., Denver, CO 80205
Akente Express is a fantastic and eclectic shop where you can purchase fun health products which will leave you glowing.
3442 W. 32nd Ave., Denver, CO 80211
Vert Beauty is free from the dangerous chemicals that are often found in mainstream cosmetics.
Olde Crone's Bewitching Bath Soap
1500 Old S. Pearl St., Denver, CO 80210
Olde Crone's is a great place to buy soaps that will naturally cleanse your skin.
Kissed By Nature
2715 W. Eighth Ave., Denver, CO 80204
Kissed By Nature boasts all hand-made products that are natural and organic.
3000 E. First Ave., Denver, CO 80206
Origins is one of the best-known companies in the natural care industry. Using mainly plant products, they create all sorts of skincare products.
Alchemy Face Bar
4343 W. 44th Ave., Denver, CO 80212
Alchemy Face Bar uses natural ingredients to create wonderful products for you.
84 Pennsylvania St., Denver, CO 80203
Limn is an awesome place to go to if you are looking for facials and natural skincare.
Remedy Skin And Body
1760 Gaylord St., Denver, CO 80206
Remedy Skin And Body is a relaxing and welcoming environment if you're in need of some TLC.
3 Little Birds Salon
837 E. 17th Ave., Denver, CO 80218
3 Little Birds is an all-vegan company whose high standards include never testing on animals.
4500 E. Alameda Ave., Denver, CO 80246
Natural Grocers carries all sorts of natural makeup options that are great for your skin.
Botanica Wellness Sanctuary
1940 E. 18th Ave., Denver, CO 80206
Botanica is a wonderful natural salon where you can be pampered.
1021 E. Ninth Ave., Denver, CO 80218
With natural cosmetic supplies for hair and beauty, Namaste is a great option for a day treating yourself.