Natural Product Review: Inlight Super-food Mask

Last month I attended a tradeshow where I received a small sample of Inlight SuperFood Mask, which is 100% organic and free from synthetics and chemical fragrances. The brand is based in the UK but has its eyes set on expansion, and after trying this mask, I think this is definitely a company destined for…

Proctor & Gamble Becomes First Company To Disclose Fragrance Ingredients

Turn over the bottle of almost any beauty product and you will see “fragrance” listed on the ingredients list. But, what you may not know is “fragrance” may be a combination of several chemicals that are linked to health concerns. Very few brands actually disclose what is included in the fragrance concoctions they use in…

Top Brands Seen at Indie Beauty Expo 2017

Post by Jolevette We here at Mixed Ego are all about getting the word out about natural and organic beauty. So, it was only fitting that we paid a visit to the 2017 Indie Beauty Expo where many of the all-natural and organic beauty suppliers shared their products to the masses. With three large rooms…

Woman Wins $417 Mil After Claiming Baby Powder Gave Her Cancer

Talc used in Johnson & Johnson’s baby powder could cause cancer, at least that what a Los Angeles judge believes, finding the company guilty of “failing to adequately warn users of the cancer risks of the talc in its baby powder.” After being diagnosed with terminal ovarian cancer, 63-year-old Eva Echeverria, who had been using…

Women of color Exposed to More Toxic Chemicals in Beauty

Women of color are being exposed to higher levels of toxins in their beauty products, versus their white counterparts, according to a new study by the The American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology (ACOG). This may be due to pressures to meet certain standards of beauty perpetuated in society, leading to the purchase of products…

Natural Beauty Brand Spotlight: Revival Body Care

Last week I attended Beauty2, a new tradeshow that showcases some amazing new brands that are hoping to be added to your beauty routine. One of the brands that stood out to me is Revival Body Care. The founder, Nicole, created the line of body and hair care products using natural ingredients and essential oils,…

The Importance of Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes

A couple of weeks ago I read an article on Yahoo Beauty called, “Woman’s horrific skin infection is motivation to keep makeup brushes clean.” The article tells the story of Katie Wright, of Austin, Tex., who discovered a pimple above her eyebrow and popped it, not knowing it was actually cellulitis, a serious staph infection…

New Song Aims to Redefine Black “Selfie” Esteem

During an age where social media has created an environment where appearance and ego take center stage, singer Tarica June is aiming to encourage black females to embrace their natural beauty with her new song, “SELFIE.” The music video for the catchy tune features young girls taking selfies, free of makeup and wearing their natural…

How Black Military Servicewomen are Embracing the Natural Hair Movement

When the United States Army revised its grooming and appearance regulations at the beginning of the year, it lifted its ban on dreadlocks, allowing female soldiers the ability to wear their natural hair. This was a major milestone for black women servicing our country, who may have had to take on costly and sometimes damaging…

Get Notified When Your Favorite Beauty Product Goes On Sale

I was scrolling through Instagram and saw the funniest quote, “I Could Stop Buying Makeup but I’m Not A Quitter.” I felt as if it were talking directly to me. Well, me and the millions of other women (and some men) who can’t walk past a cosmetics aisle before browsing, and eventually purchasing beauty products…

Natural Beauty Brand Spotlight: Cocokind

I was browsing the second floor of Saks and stumbled upon an all-natural, organic skin care brand called Cocokind. Founded by Priscilla Tsai, the products in the line are based around virgin coconut oil and plant-based superfoods, and are completely free of chemicals and preservatives. Uniquely, the offerings, which range from face powders to spot…

Pat McGrath Labs Launches Permanent Collection + Swatches from the Line

Perhaps no makeup launch is as highly anticipated than that of Pat McGrath Labs. On Tuesday night, the internationally renowned makeup artist invited a group of beauty editors and makeup artists to The Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City to reveal what she says, “will change everything for the brand.” As I walked into…