I first started looking into natural make-up over 5 years ago, and found myself frustrated many times at the products, money and time I wasted trying to find the best way to clean out my old products and replace them. I did this more than 3 times over again, so I have decided to put together some of what I have learned into these 5 steps:
Take note of what products you are using every day or rely on most often and work from there. These will have the largest impact on what you are absorbing on a daily basis and i would recommend looking for alternatives to these first. I still turn to my nasty commercial brand of foundation for important occasions because I know it will last.All Day.
Consider why you originally brought this product, and what made you decide to stay with it as your main choice. Consider what elements you find most important and will not compromise on. Consider the price range you are willing to set and which items you are willing to spend more on long-term.
Try them, where possible in store, but as this is generally not the case with organic products, look for sample sachet offers either free or with purchase. Keep this in mind if there is an item you want to try by that brand and mention it to them at the checkout option. Sub boxes can be a good place, but not if you require a specific product.
Personally, I have found that this is a journey, one that has been frustrating and expensive, but essentially priceless. I hope that you will come to find joy in discovering new products and companies you love, as well as the knowledge that you are helping contribute to a better world through your direct actions.