Before I get into the “meat” of this post, I should probably offer The Detox Market (“TDM”) a little introduction. Have you guys heard of it? For those who haven’t, they are a green beauty company focused on “offering pure, effective and elegant products”. Now, I don’t claim to be a green beauty expert or strictly cruelty-free. Just being real here. Lately, however, I’ve found myself wanting to explore that world in greater depth and decide whether I can commit to a “greener” beauty lifestyle. Also (sorry, if it’s TMI), my husband and I are trying for baby number 2. Like the first time around, while trying to conceive, being pregnant and breastfeeding, I tend to go for beauty products with cleaner ingredients lists.
Going cleaner means substituting certain actives for their natural alternatives as well as ensuring that the products I’m using have decent EWG ratings. (FYI: The Environmental Working Group is a organization that specializes in research and advocacy in the areas of toxic chemicals, agricultural subsidies, public lands, and corporate accountability.) That’s when TDM came across my radar. Although, the Detox Market is a very recent discovery for me, I kind of fell I the love with the concept right away. In February, I subscribed to the Detox Box (which I’ll be reviewing soon) and shortly thereafter, became hooked on the Detox Market Samples program.