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This 25-year-old cancer survivor shares her list of toxic makeup she will never use again

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Racheli Alkobey is just 25-years of age and has already beaten cancer’s butt. Now she is telling everyone who will listen about their makeup because it’s possibly toxic.

Alkobey goes on to share her story of how she created a nontoxic lifestyle along with her preconceived notions when it came to “clean” products in her home.

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“When I began the switch to a nontoxic lifestyle in regard to my household products, skincare, and food, I knew that switching my makeup over would be a must. As I’ve been making my other transitions, I learned what ingredients to look out for in the products I use, like how I should absolutely avoid parabens, sulfates, leads, and synthetic fragrances (which are hormone disruptors and possible carcinogens). It’s important to know the specific ingredients because some brands perceive themselves as nontoxic or clean but actually aren’t.”

She went on to share her old lot of makeup products along with her new and improved list shortly after.

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“For instance, I thought that Burt’s Bees was a totally nontoxic company, but its lipstick has tested positive for traces of lead and its soaps and lotions contain synthetic fragrances, which cause disruptions within our hormones. This just goes to show how overwhelming this process can be, and I hope to make it a little easier by sharing my everyday nontoxic makeup routine with you! Scroll through for a few of the makeup products I used to use, which contain some of those risky ingredients I mentioned. Then find my nontoxic swaps.”



Instead of using Nars Sheer Glow Foundation ($47) try Thrive Causemetics Buildable Blur CC Cream ($38).

Instead of using Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara ($24) try Thrive Causemetics Liquid Lash Extensions Mascara ($24).

Instead of using Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz ($21) try Milk Gel Brow ($18).

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Instead of using Burt’s Bees Lip Gloss ($11) and/or Instead of using ColourPop Liquid Lipsticks ($7) try Thrive Causemetics Glossy Lip Hydrating Serum ($26).

Instead of using Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towelettes ($5), try True Botanicals Pre Cleanse Oil ($48).

You can learn more about Alkobey and her toxic-free lifestyle at @radiantracheli!

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