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The True Beauty Myth

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We talk a lot of about natural beauty products here and how to make your beauty regimen safer for yourself and kinder to the planet. It’s great to highlight companies that are getting it right, but I think it’s also important to remember that the cosmetics industry is setting an unattainable standard of beauty.

I’m not a fan of the idea that you can purchase beauty in a bottle. I don’t think you can paint it onto your face, and I hate that companies spend billions of dollars making us feel like we’re not pretty enough.

A while back, Dove launched a campaign that shed a bit of light on what it takes to transform a real person into the images you see in magazines and on billboards. This video isn’t new, but when Rhonda Winter shared the 60 second clip over on our Facebook page, it reminded me of how good it is. Take a gander:

I think that confidence is beautiful, and, like I’ve said before, true beauty is in our actions and our interactions. I’d love to hear from some of you! What do you think constitutes real beauty?

Image Credit: Creative Commons photo by _saturnine

Written by Becky Striepe

My name is Becky Striepe (rhymes with “sleepy”), and I am a crafts and food writer from Atlanta, Georgia with a passion for making our planet a healthier, happier, and more compassionate place to live. My mission is to make vegan food and crafts accessible to everyone!. If you like my work, you can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, and .


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