Dan Thompson: Beauty Busted


Eco Cosmetics

Fact Separated From Fiction

Recently I gave an interview at Terra20 about eco cosmetics and how to actually find quality products when shopping.

A lot of the information I have mentioned before, both in person and on this blog, and it is all still important.

Below is an abridged version of the interview and you can read the entire, in depth version for more detail.


Are "eco cosmetics" organic?

No, they are not. None of them. Based on many variables, not the least of which is the law, cosmetics are never organic. They can be healthier choices and contain natural ingredients but they are never organic. Any advertising to the contrary is misleading.


If you had to pick the biggest myth you hear today, what would it be?

More money means better quality. It’s completely untrue. That said, it doesn’t mean that cheaper is just as good. This is one of the things I really want people to understand: There are good products and bad products made by every company at every price point in every retail store. The trick is to become an informed consumer and understand the ingredients that are listed on the package so you can make the best decision based on health, eco-friendliness, budget and realistic expectations of results.


What two quick makeup tips can you offer?

My number one beauty tip? That would be to always, always, always wear sunscreen. That is the number one beauty secret—protect your skin. And the second thing is, don’t be afraid to experiment. Makeup is supposed to be fun.


Terra20 is hosting an amazing event in November to help women find healthier choice cosmetics. The event is called "Detox Your Make Up Bag" and will be hosted by yours truly. One lucky attendee will also have the opportunity to have a personal 1 on 1 appointment with me. If you are in the Ottawa area this is an event well worth attending!