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January 2017

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Fitglow Beauty -Vita-Set Kit

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GPB VF Set

https://fitglowbeauty.com/products/vita-active-set

I’ve been using Fitglow Beauty for a few years now and I can confidently say they are one of my favorite green beauty brands.  So first, let’s start by talking about the amazing woman behind the Canadian cruelty-free line- Anna.  Just follow her on Fitglow’s Instagram and you will see this gorgeous woman giving us a glimpse of her world, concocting effective clean beautiful products and making sure women know it is not about perfection, it’s about feeling confident in their skin.

The Vita Active Foundation is my must have foundation.  I’m pretty fair to light with some red undertones (I also wear the Redness Rescue Cream – more on that another day) so VF2 works for me.  VF2 is Light/Warm, it gives me medium coverage, blends right into the skin.  Vita-Active Foundation comes in many shades-VF1-VF7 so the right shade can be found for many skin tones.

I still remember when I first used the foundation, every time I looked in the mirror I couldn’t believe my skin was silky smooth and looked natural too (should I say-flawless).  When Fitglow came out with the VITA-SET KIT  which includes the Vita-Active Foundation, Vita-Active Set Powder & Limited Edition Handmade cosmetic bag (I’m a collector of everything Fitglow Beauty and the bags, you might call me the Fitglow bag lady?!?!), I knew I would have to get it.   The Vita-Set Kit is $129.   To me the cost is well worth the products inside, they are not just make-up, they are an extension of my skin care.  You can also buy the products separately- Vita-Active Foundation and Vita-Set Powder).

 Vita-Active Foundation

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This is a creamy foundation that I like to apply with my fingers.  I use one to two pumps to cover my entire face.  You can also use a foundation brush, natural sponge, which I have, but my favorite is using my fingers with this formula because it feels like a moisturizer and blends in so smoothly.  This foundation works in the Texas humidity, cold, and crazy weather.  It feels light weight but gives coverage and stays on all day.

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Back of Vita-Active Foundation

This plant- based foundation contains clean ingredients and scores a Zero with Think Dirty, meaning it has no nasty ingredients in it.  Plus, Vita-Active feels like skin care make-up because it contains a blend of some proven super foods and essential vitamins like Vitamin C, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Seaweed Brighteners, and Beta-Carotene.  Who doesn’t want their make-up to be effective, but also benefit their skin?

For a full list of ingredients see here.

Vita-Set Powder

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GPB FItglow VIta Set

https://fitglowbeauty.com/products/vita-active-set

I didn’t think my skin could look any better, but it does with the Vita-Set Powder.  It adds a finished look, shrinks pores, smooths the skin and blends with foundation for long lasting wear.  I apply the powder after my Vita-Active Foundation.  It can be used to set foundation, balance oils and protects from environmental stressors.  It is made with clean ingredients like Canadian Glacial Marine Clay- rich in minerals that soothe skin and protect from the environment, Zinc Oxide (Non-nano), and Niacinamide (B3).

For a full list of ingredients see here.

Handmade Beauty Bag

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The handmade bags come with the Limited Edition sets, can be purchased separately or in the Fitglow Try Me Bag.  They are unique and beautiful (I’ve tried to get them all).  They are great to travel with and leave in my purse to hold all my Fitglow goodies.

The combination of Vita-Active Foundation and Vita-Set Powder is the best clean beauty foundation and powder I’ve found for my skin.   If you follow me on IG you know my love for Fitglow Beauty runs deep, they have so many of my favorite products- both make-up and skin care (I’m working on more posts now).  Have you tried Fitglow Beauty Vita-Active products?  What did you think?  Any questions please let me know in the comments.  Thank you.

XO

Cynthia

Green Passion Beauty

[Disclaimer: Green Passion Beauty purchased these products, all opinions are my own.  Results vary-that’s the beauty-we are all unique]

Information

No More Harmful Ingredients with Made Safe Certification

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Photo courtesy of www.madesafe.org

Wouldn’t it be great if we could just buy products off the shelf and not have to worry about them containing any harmful ingredients?   This should be the norm, unfortunately it is not.  Until all products on the market are made without potentially harmful ingredients we have to be diligent about what is in our products.  This is where MADE SAFE  comes in.  Have you heard of MADE SAFE certification?

MADE SAFE (Made with Safe Ingredients) is the first non-profit organization that provides certification that non-toxic products such as baby to personal care to household products and beyond are safe.  Amy Ziff, the founder of MADE SAFE, wanted to change the way products are made in the country- without harmful ingredients and believes together we can shift the market with our choices and demand for safer products.  In our world of so many products that are believed to be clean or made without harmful ingredients, this certification allows us to see the seal and know that we are really getting clean products.

I would love it if all of our products were just safe period.  No question that we could go into any store anywhere and know that the ingredients and products were safe, tested and clean.  For now we can read labels, and look for MADE SAFE seals to ensure products are clean, without toxic ingredients.

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Photo courtesy of www.madesafe.org

MADE SAFE Certified products are made without known harmful chemicals.  That means MADE SAFE Certified products are made without behavioral toxins, carcinogens, Genetically Modified Organism (GMOs), developmental toxins, endocrine disruptors, neurotoxins, high risk pesticides, reproductive toxins, heavy metals and harmful Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs).

MADE SAFE Certification Process

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Photo courtesy of www.madesafe.org

 

MADE SAFE  believes that we should all have access to every ingredient in the products we use.  Me too!  What about you?  Brands under certification must disclose all their ingredients for the MADE SAFE seal.  Also, by December 31, 2017 MADE SAFE will require full public disclosure of fragrance ingredients.  Let’s think about why a company wouldn’t want us to have information about their ingredients.  Are they really afraid someone will make the same exact product available (maybe) or do they have something to hide (maybe)?  Are there unsafe ingredients lurking in their products?  Bottom line, be transparent about ingredients and then we can make a knowledgeable decision whether to use the products.

MADE SAFE does look forward to the day that their seals are no longer necessary:

When all products are made from safe ingredients; when enough is known about how chemicals react in mixture that we may trust that products are being formulated safely. Until then, our seals are well defined in order to end the confusion over what you are buying and how it has been made and vetted.

Just look for the MADE SAFE seal, like on the back of Annmarie Gianni Skin Care products because they are certified MADE SAFE.

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Brands that already have the certification.

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Photo courtesy of www.madesafe.org

 

 

COST

There is a fee to get the MADE SAFE seal/certification.  Companies can request pricing based on a sliding scale depending on if the company wants certification or other services like ingredient diligence.

True Botanicals was one of the first to receive the MADE SAFE certification.  They indicated:

As makers (and of course consumers) of skin care products with higher standards, we’re grateful for the level of confidence MADE SAFE Certified now gives us all. Their work creates a definitive line in the sand for our claim-loving industry. From now on, either a product is or is not MADE SAFE.

What do you think?  Do you like the idea of a MADE SAFE seal?  Please remember there are amazing products out there that already use a high standard for clean ingredients, but they do not have the certification.   Continue to look at labels and buy these wonderful safer products, as well as products with the MADE SAFE seal.

How you spend your money is how you vote on what exists in the world

~Vicki Robin

What products do you want to see with the MADE SAFE Seal?

I actually sent an email to Disney to see if they would be interested in making their products for children, like make-up, lipstick, lip balm with clean ingredients (by the way my family loves Disney/Disneyworld).  As a mom and concerned consumer I think it would be wonderful if Disney, who essentially markets to us through our children (and the child in all of us) would take the lead and make it a priority to make sure all their products are not made with potentially harmful ingredients (like talc and parabens) and be one of the first with the MADE SAFE certification (full post coming soon, but at this point I’ve only received an email back from customer service indicating they are sending it to someone that can answer my questions).

Please leave comments below about brands/products you would love to see with the MADE SAFE seal and you can also go here to MADE SAFE and suggest brands.  How incredible would it be if all our products were MADE SAFE?  Remember, until every product on the market is made without toxic ingredients you can read labels, avoid the ones with nasty ingredients, and look for the MADE SAFE seal.

XO

Cynthia

Green Passion Beauty

Resources:

www.madesafe.org

Kosmatology MADE SAFE Certification