Biohack Your Beauty Routine With Nourishing Makeup

Non-toxic makeup products enhance your natural beauty and keep your skin healthy

Illustration of a woman applying botanical lipstick, a woman applying natural mascara, and a woman applying hydrating facial cream.

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Lips

Lip Balms and Makeup Deserve a Biohacking Glow-Up, Too

Whether it’s for every day wear or just for special occasions — lipstick, liners, and balms are wonderful beauty hacks — if they contain biohacker-approved ingredients. Look and feel your best with non-toxic and ethical formulas.

Woman with open mouth applying lip balm with her finger to her healthy shiny lips.

Biohackers Do More Than Just Lip Service

Biohackers prioritize overall well-being, which includes taking care of physical appearance. Incorporating makeup into your self-care regimen can help you feel more radiant and confident. 

Typically, biohackers lean towards natural and non-toxic makeup options that align with their values of using organic, eco-friendly ingredients and avoiding harmful chemicals. Thankfully, a number of brands prioritize ethically sourced ingredients and follow sustainable production methods. 

Natural Ingredients Are Makeup Non-Negotiables

When discussing lip makeup, there are a few things to consider, including:

  • Natural oils and butters: Try prioritizing products that offer hydration and nourishment, such as lip balms, lip masks, or lip treatments enriched with ingredients like shea butter, jojoba oil, coconut oil, or vitamin E. These components are highly sought after as they effectively moisturize, soften, and maintain lip health.1
  • Non-toxic and natural formulations: Biohackers prefer lip products that are free from harmful chemicals, such as parabens, phthalates, sulfates, and artificial fragrances. Seek out non-toxic, natural formulations that are safe for daily use and minimize exposure to potentially harmful substances.1
  • Natural pigments: When it comes to tinted lip products, biohackers usually opt for natural pigments derived from fruits, vegetables, or minerals. Ingredients such as beetroot extract, berry extracts, carrot oil, or mineral-based pigments provide a range of subtle or vibrant colors without the use of synthetic dyes or artificial colorants.2
  • Plant-based waxes: Lip products often use waxes to provide structure and enhance adherence. Instead of animal-derived waxes like beeswax, look for plant-based alternatives such as candelilla wax or carnauba wax.1
  • Hyaluronic acid: Known for its exceptional hydrating properties, hyaluronic acid is a popular ingredient in lip products. It effectively attracts and retains moisture, keeping the lips plump and moisturized.3
  • Antioxidants: Antioxidants in lip products are a beneficial ingredient to protect the lips from environmental stressors. Ingredients like vitamin E, green tea extract, or berry extracts serve as antioxidants, shielding the lips from free radicals and supporting overall lip health.4
  • Peptides: Some lip products may include peptides, which are small proteins that can help stimulate collagen production in the lips. This can contribute to improved lip texture and plumpness.3
  • Essential oils: Certain lip products may incorporate essential oils for their aromatic properties or added benefits. Look for lip products that use essential oils such as peppermint, lavender, or citrus oil for a refreshing scent or soothing effects.1

Remember, individual preferences can vary, and you may have your unique set of priorities when it comes to lip makeup products. It’s always a good idea to carefully review product labels, research brand values, and examine ingredients to make well-informed choices that align with your personal preferences and values.

“When makeup is made with high-quality, organic ingredients, it actually nourishes, protects, and benefits the skin in more ways than just adding color.”

Maria Velve

Beauty Expert

Two wooden spoons facing inwards, one holding shea butter and the other lotion.

Procedure

PMD

PMD Kiss System including smart lip plumping serum, kissfoliator device and tip, and two hydrakiss lip sheet masks.

The PMD Kiss System is a daily-use, smart anti-aging lip plumping treatment that employs pulsating vacuum technology to enhance lip volume, diminish lip lines and wrinkles, and promote youthful-looking lips. Users have reported significant improvements, including increased lip volume and a reduction in the signs of aging on the lips.

Eminence Organic Skin Care

Container of Eminence Organic Skin Care lip comfort plumping masque.

The Lip Comfort Plumping Masque is an award-winning skincare product designed to deeply hydrate, replenish, stimulate collagen production, and plump the lips. It is rich in antioxidants and vitamins and is gluten-free and nut-free. Customer reviews highlight its effectiveness in lip care

PCA Skin

Tube of PCA Skin Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster.

The Hyaluronic Acid Lip Booster is an advanced lip product designed to instantly plump and moisturize the lips while improving long-term lip volume, hydration, and softness. It is suitable for all skin types and can be applied to enhance lip hydration and reduce lip lines. This lip booster is formulated with advanced ingredients blend for lip hydration and volume.

Lip Plumpers

Ami Colé

Open tube of Ami Cole Ultra-Flex Brow Shaping Gel next to its brush cap.

Ami Colé offers a Brow Duo set that includes the On Point Precision Brow Pencil and the Ultra-Flex Brow Shaping Gel. The precision brow pencil features an ultra-fine tip for mimicking natural hair-like strokes and filling in sparse areas.

Jones Road Beauty

Tube of Jones Road Beauty Cool Gloss in Nude Beige rosy brown color.

The Cool Gloss is a high-shine lip gloss product available in the shade NUDE BEIGE. This lip gloss is lightweight, ultra-moisturizing, and infused with natural peppermint to plump and refresh the lips. It is known for providing a comfortable and glossy finish.

Ere Perez

Open container of Ere Perez pink Carrot Colour Pot propped on its lid.

The Carrot Colour Pot is a versatile, multitasking product designed for use on cheeks, lips, and eyes. It comes in a pot and is available in the shade “humble” described as “dolly pink”. This vegan cream balm offers buildable, blendable coverage with vibrant pigmentation.

Kari Gran Skin Care

Open container of Kari Gran pink Tinted Lip Whip lip balm propped on its lid.

The Lip Whip by Kari Gran offers a range of lip balm products designed to provide a clean and moisture-rich solution for dry, flaky, and chapped lips. The Lip Whip is promoted as the “better balm” and is aimed at offering a natural and moisturizing solution for lip care.

1. Kokil, S., Kadu, M., Vishwasrao, S., & Singh, S. (2014). Review on Natural Lip Balm. ResearchGate. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/301204451_Review_on_Natural_Lip_Balm

2. Azmin, S. N. H. M., Jaine, N. I. M., & Nor, M. R. M. (2020). Physicochemical and sensory evaluations of moisturizing lip balm using natural pigment from Beta vulgaris. Cogent Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1080/23311916.2020.1788297

3. Juncan, A. M., Moisă, D. G., Santini, A., Morgovan, C., Rus, L. L., Vonica-Țincu, A. L., & Loghin, F. (2021). Advantages of Hyaluronic Acid and Its Combination with Other Bioactive Ingredients in Cosmeceuticals. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 26(15), 4429. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules2615442

4. Keen, M. A., & Hassan, I. (2016). Vitamin E in dermatology. Indian dermatology online journal, 7(4), 311–315. https://doi.org/10.4103/2229-5178.185494

Eyes

The “Eyes” Are Key: Biohack Eye Health With the Best Eye Makeup Products

Our eyes are often our most beautiful feature, and eye makeup can help emphasize them to make us feel our best. Pick nourishing eye products to protect your eyes and your health.

Close-up of a woman's blue eye.

Eye Makeup Should Be Doctor-Approved

When it comes to makeup, biohackers often seek products that align with the values of wellness, sustainability, and personal enhancement. It’s essential to prioritize eye health and choose products that are gentle and nourishing for the delicate skin around the eyes. Look for eye makeup products that are ophthalmologist-tested, hypoallergenic, and formulated with skin-loving ingredients like antioxidants and vitamins. When considering eye makeup, it’s important to look for the following key aspects:

  • Ophthalmologist-tested: Biohackers should look for eye makeup products that have been ophthalmologist-tested or specifically labeled as safe for use around the eyes. This provides reassurance that the products have undergone adequate testing for eye safety.1
  • Non-irritating formulas: Prioritize eye makeup products that are formulated to be gentle and non-irritating. It’s a good idea to avoid ingredients known to cause irritation, such as fragrances, alcohol, or harsh surfactants.1
  • Natural pigments: Biohackers tend to prefer eye makeup products that use natural pigments derived from minerals, fruits, or plants. These pigments provide color without the use of synthetic dyes or artificial colorants. Examples include mica, iron oxides, fruit extracts, or botanical powders.2
  • Botanical extracts: When selecting eye makeup products, consider choosing those that incorporate botanical extracts known for their soothing or nourishing properties. Ingredients like chamomile extract, aloe vera, cucumber extract, green tea extract, or calendula extract can help calm and protect the delicate skin around the eyes.3
  • Vitamins and antioxidants: Eye makeup products that contain vitamins and antioxidants tend to be favored by biohackers. Ingredients like vitamin E and vitamin C help protect the skin from free radicals, provide anti-aging benefits, and promote overall skin health.3
  • Hydrating ingredients: Hydration is essential for the delicate eye area. Try to look for eye makeup products that incorporate hydrating ingredients like hyaluronic acid, glycerin, or aloe vera to help maintain moisture and prevent dryness.4
  • Gentle preservatives: Eye makeup products require preservatives to prevent bacterial growth and maintain product integrity. Opt for eye makeup products that use gentle preservatives such as potassium sorbate or radish root ferment filtrate, as they are considered milder alternatives.5,6
Biohackers Should Research Companies and Ingredients

It is essential to keep in mind that individual sensitivities and preferences may vary. Therefore, it is always advisable to read product labels, conduct research on specific ingredients, and perform patch tests, if necessary, to ensure compatibility with your unique needs and skin sensitivities.

“Try to make it a habit to remove your makeup before going to bed using an oil-free makeup remover or wipe.”

Dr. Russel Lazarus

Optometrist

Different shades of blue eye shadow with the darkest smashed into crumbles with a makeup brush next to it.

Eye Liner

bareMinerals

bareMinerals Mineralist Lasting Eyeliner without its cap.

Elevate Your Beauty Routine. bareMinerals offers a range of clean, top-notch eyeliners, one being clean, vegan, waterproof, and long-lasting. The other offers rich pigmentation, versatility, and all-day, waterproof, smudge-proof wear.

NakedPoppy

Open tube of NakedPoppy black Clean Liquid Eyeliner next to its applicator cap.

NakedPoppy offers a Clean Liquid Eyeliner in black, known for being melt-proof and fade-proof. It features a precise felt tip for easy application and is suitable for sensitive eyes, as it has been ophthalmologically tested. NakedPoppy is a brand dedicated to clean beauty.

Pacifica

Box of Pacifica Beauty Vegan Waterproof Eyeliner pencil.

Pacifica offers Vegan Waterproof Eyeliner, a makeup product known for its waterproof and longwear properties. The eyeliner comes in different colors, and is designed to provide a rich color payoff with a smooth glide, allowing for clean and precise lines.

Rituel de Fille

Open container of Rituel de Fille The Black Orb Enigmatic Eyeliner with a swath of black behind it.

Rituel de Fille offers an intriguing collection of enigmatic kohl eyeliners that cater to those seeking richly pigmented, deep, and dramatic eye makeup. Rituel de Fille’s enigmatic kohl eyeliners invite you to explore the world of transformative makeup.

Mascara

Ami Colé

Open tube of Ami Cole Lash-Amplifying Mascara next to its applicator brush lid.

This award-winning Lash-Amplifying Mascara delivers high-impact definition and length without clumping or flaking. Formulated with 87% naturally derived ingredients, it provides fuller, healthier lashes.

Beautycounter

Tube of Beautycounter Think Big All-in-One Mascara next to its applicator brush smearing black mascara.

This bundle includes a high-performance clean mascara that provides impressive lift, length, and volume while supporting lash health. It features a smudge-proof, rich, and clean formula with tripeptide technology for nourishing lashes.

bareMinerals

Open tube of bareMinerals Maximist Phyto-Fiber Volumizing Mascara next to its applicator brush lid.

bareMinerals offers a range of mascaras designed to address various lash needs, including volume, strength, and length. These mascaras contain fortifying ingredients, and some include plant-based lash serum for healthier, longer lashes.

Creams

Young Goose

Bottle of Young Goose EyeCARE NAD plus Boosting Eye Cream with NAD plus Nobel.

This potent eye cream is designed with a carefully selected blend of powerful ingredients to provide rapid and noticeable improvements to the delicate skin around your eyes. It targets common concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, puffiness, and under-eye bags.

Life Extension

Container of Life Extension Cosmesis Skin Care Eye Lift Cream.

The Eye Lift Cream is a specialized skincare product designed to rejuvenate the sensitive skin around the eyes. It utilizes plant extracts, including Albizia julibrissin and Siegesbeckia orientalis, to promote the formation of collagen and elastin, key proteins for maintaining youthful skin.

No7

Box of No7 Lift and Luminate Triple Action Eye Cream.

This skincare collection offers a range of eye creams and serums designed to address various skincare needs, including signs of aging and hydration. Each product is accompanied by a complimentary Warm Embers Lip & Eye Palette.

The Science of Age Difference

Jar of N1O1 age-defiance eye cream.

The N1O1 Nitric Oxide Boosting Age-Defiance Eye Cream is a breakthrough skincare product with four potent anti-aging ingredients. It addresses various eye area concerns, including wrinkles, dark circles, texture, tone, moisture, protection, and collagen production.

Versed Skin

Container of Versed Skin Zero-G Smoothing Eye Cream.

The ZERO-G Smoothing Eye Cream is designed for aging skin, targeting concerns such as lines, loose skin, and dryness around the eyes. This eye cream aims to combat the effects of gravity and aging, leaving the skin with a soft-focus finish and an illuminating effect.

Beautycounter

Tube of Beautycounter Countermatch Eye Rescue Cream.

Beautycounter offers an eye cream specially formulated for the delicate eye area. It utilizes hydrating squalane, phytic acid for oxygenation and reducing shadows and puffiness, and shea butter for skin hydration and conditioning.

Serums

No7

Tube of No7 Youthful Eye Serum next to its box.

No7 provides an advanced eye cream designed to target key signs of aging around the eyes. The formula includes Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C, and soft focus spheres for instant smoothing, revitalization, and brightness.

Life Extension

Tube of Life Extension Cosmesis Skin Care Ultra Eyelash Booster.

Life Extension offers an Ultra Eyelash Booster, a popular product that stimulates eyelash growth and promotes thickness. It achieves these results through the use of herbal ingredients, including peptides and plant stem cells.

Systeme 41

Spray bottle of Systeme 41 eye serum next to a broken-open coconut.

Systeme 41’s advanced eye cream with peptides like Argirelox and Ceramide NG rehydrates, reduces puffiness, and minimizes wrinkles. It includes Aquaxyl for added moisture, ChroNOline and Kukui seed oil to rejuvenate and brighten the eyes for a youthful look.

Beautycounter

Tube of Beautycounter Brilliant Brow Gel next to its applicator brush lid.

Beautycounter offers a light-hold brow grooming product enriched with conditioning plant-based ingredients. It features a tapered applicator for precise application and a buildable formula that enhances the appearance of thicker, fuller, and natural-looking brows.

1. The Safest Makeup Ingredients for Sensitive Eyes. (2022). Eyes on Eyecare. https://eyesoneyecare.com/resources/the-safest-makeup-for-sensitive-eyes/

2. Al-Wakeel, R. (2022). The Formulator’s Guide to Cosmetic Plant Pigments. Formula Botanica. https://formulabotanica.com/cosmetic-plant-pigments/

3. Hoang, H. G., Moon, J., & Lee, Y. I. (2021). Natural Antioxidants from Plant Extracts in Skincare Cosmetics: Recent Applications, Challenges and Perspectives. Cosmetics, 8(4), 106. https://doi.org/10.3390/cosmetics8040106

4. Juncan, A. M., Moisă, D. G., Santini, A., Morgovan, C., Rus, L. L., Vonica-Țincu, A. L., & Loghin, F. (2021). Advantages of Hyaluronic Acid and Its Combination with Other Bioactive Ingredients in Cosmeceuticals. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 26(15), 4429. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules26154429

5. Malik, A., & Claoué, C. (2012b). Transport and interaction of cosmetic product material within the ocular surface: Beauty and the beastly symptoms of toxic tears. Contact Lens and Anterior Eye, 35(6), 247–259. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clae.2012.07.005

6. Cindyj. (2015, January 20). What is the Best Preservative? | Sagescript. https://sagescript.com/2015/01/20/what-is-the-best-preservative/

Face

Biohackers Can Put Their Best Face Forward With Non-Toxic Makeup

While makeup should never be used in denial as a way to mask the external symptoms of potential health conditions, it can be used to enhance already healthy, glowing skin. Look for brands that support your goals and values.

Smiling woman with a towel on her hair, a swath of cream on her cheek, dropping face oil onto her other cheek.

The Good, Bad, and Biohacked Beautiful

These days, an increasing number of people are demanding safer beauty products to add to their lifestyles. When looking for good quality makeup, it’s advisable to do your research and buy brands you can trust. 

When seeking face makeup products, biohackers often prefer to avoid certain ingredients commonly associated with potential skin irritations, toxicity, or environmental concerns.

Steer Clear of Common Face Makeup Toxins

Here are some ingredients that you might consider omitting from your face makeup routine:

  • Parabens: These preservatives are commonly used in cosmetics to prevent the growth of bacteria and mold. However, some studies have raised concerns about their potential to disrupt hormonal balance and function.1
  • Phthalates: These are plasticizers used to enhance the texture and flexibility of cosmetics. They have been linked to potential endocrine disruption and adverse reproductive effects.1
  • Synthetic fragrances: Artificial fragrances often contain undisclosed chemicals that can irritate the skin or trigger allergic reactions. Try to opt for products with natural fragrances or that are fragrance-free.1
  • Formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing agents: These preservatives are used to prevent bacterial growth in cosmetics. They have been associated with skin irritation and potential carcinogenic effects.1
  • Synthetic colorants: Artificial colorants, such as FD&C dyes, are often derived from petroleum and can cause skin sensitivities. Instead, try seeking products with natural pigments derived from minerals or botanical sources.1
  • Talc: Talc is a mineral commonly used in face powders and foundations. However, there have been concerns about its potential contamination with asbestos and its link to respiratory issues.1
  • Bismuth oxychloride: This ingredient is sometimes found in mineral makeup products. It has been known to cause skin irritation and allergic reactions in certain individuals.1
Look for These Biohacker-Friendly Makeup Ingredients

When looking for face makeup products, consider these ingredients instead:

  • Botanical extracts: Biohackers should prefer makeup products that include botanical extracts known for their skin benefits. Examples include chamomile extract, green tea extract, aloe vera, calendula extract, and rosehip extract.2
  • Mineral pigments: Mineral-based pigments such as mica, iron oxides, or titanium dioxide are commonly used in natural and non-toxic foundations, blushes, or bronzers to provide color without relying on synthetic dyes.2
  • Hyaluronic acid: This hydrating ingredient helps attract and retain moisture, providing a plumping effect and enhancing skin hydration. You can find hyaluronic acid in foundations, primers, and tinted moisturizers.3
  • Vitamin E: Known for its antioxidant properties, vitamin E can help protect the skin from free radicals and promote skin health. It’s often found in foundations, concealers, or BB creams.4
  • Glycerin: As a humectant, glycerin draws moisture to the skin, preventing dryness and providing hydration. It can be found in foundations, primers, or tinted moisturizers.5
  • Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide: These mineral-based ingredients offer broad-spectrum sun protection and are usually found in face makeup products with SPF properties.6
  • Silica: This ingredient is found in face makeup products such as primers or powders, and can help absorb excess oil and create a matte finish.7

It is crucial to bear in mind that individual ingredient preferences may differ based on personal values and preferences. As a biohacker, it is essential to read product labels and research the ingredients used in face makeup products, allowing you to make informed decisions that align with your beauty routine goals and values.

“Just being aware that everything you put on your body and face can have an effect on your health is step one. Then, from there you can learn and discover what’s better for you.”

Jessica Alba

Entrepreneur & Actress

Row of botanicals including leaves, flowers, succulents, and berries.

Foundations

Ami Colé

Tube of Ami Cole Skin-Enhancing Tint Foundation for melanin-rich skin.

Ami Colé offers a Skin-Enhancing Tint product in a 30 ml/1 oz size, specifically designed for melanin-rich skin. This satin-finish fluid doesn’t mask the skin but creates a blur effect. It’s lightweight and breathable, making it feel like you’re wearing nothing.

Oxygenetix

Two bottles of Oxygenetix oxygenating foundation.

Oxygenating Foundation by Oxygenetix is a unique makeup product designed to breathe, protect, and heal the skin while providing coverage. It features an aloe vera base that is antibacterial and soothing, making it suitable for sensitive skin.

bareMinerals

Lid next to open container of bareMinerals Matte Loose Powder Foundation with broad spectrum SPF 15.

bareMinerals offers various makeup products, including foundations and tinted moisturizers with different finishes and coverage levels. Their products are free from certain chemicals, silicone, and fragrance. Some products also include SPF.

Crop Natural

Dropper bottle of Crop Natural Bio Serum Foundation.

Crop Natural offers BIO SERUM FOUNDATION, a COSMOS organic product with 47.18% organic and 100% naturally derived ingredients. This anti-aging foundation provides nourishment and hydration while creating a dewy finish that blurs imperfections.

Beautycounter

Bottle and smear of Beautycounter Skin Twin Featherweight Foundation in fair color.

Beautycounter offers a breathable, buildable foundation with hyaluronic acid for skin plumping. With 27 shades, it provides weightless, long-lasting, and natural-looking coverage. The formula hydrates throughout the day and reduces fine lines over time.

Haus Labs

Bottle of Haus Labs Triclone Skin Tech Medium Coverage Foundation.

An award-winning, medium-coverage foundation infused with fermented arnica for even skin tone and protection against environmental stress. Suitable for all skin types, including sensitive and acne-prone. Powered by HausTech™ with 20+ skincare ingredients.

Primers & Powders

Ami Colé

Open jar of Ami Cole Skin Melt Loose Powder for Dark Skin in rich-deep color.

Ami Colé offers the Skin Melt Loose Powder, a setting powder that finishes and extends makeup wear while reducing skin oiliness. The super-fine, talc-free formula melts seamlessly into the skin, providing a natural, matte finish with no cakey appearance or flashback. Enriched with Baobab seed extract, it nourishes and moisturizes the skin.

Dermalogica

Tube of Dermalogica Skinperfect Primer SPF30.

The “SkinPerfect Primer SPF30” is a versatile skincare product that serves as a makeup primer, sunscreen, and anti-aging treatment in one. It has received positive reviews and is suitable for all skin types. This product helps smooth fine lines, brighten the skin, and create a smooth surface for makeup application.

RMS Beauty

Bottle of RMS Beauty ReEvolve Radiance Locking Primer.

The “ReEvolve Radiance Locking Primer” is a versatile and clean-powered skincare product designed to enhance your makeup routine and provide long-lasting hydration. It helps create a radiant and flawless makeup look while providing long-lasting hydration and skincare benefits.

Chantecaille

Tube of Chantecaille Ultra Sun Protection Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45 Primer.

The “Ultra Sun Protection Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45 Primer” is a highly effective sunscreen that offers ultimate anti-aging protection. This product is perfect for daily protection and humid climates, making it suitable for all skin types. It can be worn alone over moisturizer as a daily sunshield or under foundation as a protective smoothing primer.

Serums

Beautycounter

Bottle of Beautycounter Glow First Priming Serum in front of a smear of clear gel.

Beautycounter offers a versatile product that combines the benefits of a serum and a primer. This gel-serum, made with Microdroplet Technology, contains thousands of encapsulated jojoba ester bubbles designed to burst upon application, instantly hydrating the skin for a smoother and plumper appearance.

Tata Harper Skincare

Bottle of Tata Harper Skincare Elixir Vitae ultimate wrinkle solution serum.

The Elixir Vitae is a supernatural hyper-potent serum designed to address severe wrinkles and restore a youthful plumpness and volume to the skin. It is ideal for individuals with severe lines and wrinkles, loss of firmness and elasticity, and dryness. It is a high-performance and natural solution for those seeking to combat severe signs of aging

FOREO

Bottle of Foreo Supercharged Serum 2.0.

The FOREO SUPERCHARGED™ Serum 2.0 is a luxurious youth-preserving formula designed to enhance the effects of FOREO’s microcurrent devices. This serum combines the power of Hyaluronic Acid, Electrolytes, Ceramides, and Squalane to firm, renew, and hydrate the skin.

111SKIN

Bottle of 111Skin Repair Serum NAC Y2.

The highly-rated REPAIR SERUM NAC Y²™ combats early signs of aging, leaving skin plump, smooth, and radiant. Its velvety texture absorbs effortlessly for immediate nourishment and hydration, delivering superior reparative and anti-inflammatory benefits. Transform your skin.

SkinCeuticals

Dropper bottle of SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic with 15 percent L-Ascorbic Acid.

C E FERULIC® is a patented daytime vitamin C serum designed to provide advanced environmental protection and address the signs of aging, including fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of firmness. This serum is suitable for dry, normal, combination, and sensitive skin types.

Dr. Barbara Sturm

Dropper bottle of Dr. Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Serum.

The SUPER ANTI-AGING SERUM is a potent hydration and anti-aging cocktail designed to nourish the skin, reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and replenish moisture reservoirs. It contains antioxidants and ingredients that help reduce visible signs of irritation.

Mosturizers

SpoiledChild

Blue pill-shaped container of SpoiledChild G25 Anti-Aging Retin Night Rewind Serum.

SpoiledChild offers a range of anti-aging moisturizers with different formulations, including Hyaluronic Acid, vitamins, peptides, and other beneficial ingredients.The products are designed to address various skin concerns such as fine lines, wrinkles, firmness, elasticity, and dullness.

bareMinerals

Tube of bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Natural Matte Tinted Moisturizer in front of a smear of fair skin tone makeup.

bareMinerals offer a range of products under the “COMPLEXION RESCUE®” line, specifically the Tinted Moisturizer with Hyaluronic Acid and Mineral SPF 30. This product is rated highly and comes in various shades. It serves as a 3-in-1 multitasker, functioning as a moisturizer, skin tint, and SPF 30 sunscreen.

No7

Tube of No7 Energising Gradual Tan Moisturiser for Men.

No7 offers an everyday moisturizer that hydrates the skin while providing a subtle, natural-looking tan. Enriched with Vitamin C, it rejuvenates and brightens the skin. Antioxidants protect against environmental damage, and it includes SPF15 and 5-star UVA protection to prevent skin aging caused by sun exposure.

Peach & Lily

Jar of Peach and Lily peptide pro firming moisturizer.

Peach & Lily offers a selection of skincare products, including a hydrating night cream, moisture pads for lazy days, a deep moisture cream, an oil-free moisturizer, and a peptide-based firming moisturizer. These products aim to cater to various skincare needs and preferences.

Versed Skin

Tube of Versed Skin Weekend Glow Daily Brightening Moisturizer.

Versed Skin offers a product called “Weekend Glow Daily Brightening Moisturizer” designed to address dryness and dullness. This lightweight, non-comedogenic cream aims to hydrate, brighten, strengthen the skin’s moisture barrier, and firm the skin.

Beautycounter

Container of Beautycounter Countertime tripeptide radiance serum.

Beautycounter offer a range of skincare and makeup products, including a moisturizing cream, radiance-boosting serum, hydrating cream, tinted moisturizer, and a curated set of makeup essentials.

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3. Juncan, A. M., Moisă, D. G., Santini, A., Morgovan, C., Rus, L. L., Vonica-Țincu, A. L., & Loghin, F. (2021). Advantages of Hyaluronic Acid and Its Combination with Other Bioactive Ingredients in Cosmeceuticals. Molecules (Basel, Switzerland), 26(15), 4429. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules2615442

4. Keen, M. A., & Hassan, I. (2016). Vitamin E in dermatology. Indian dermatology online journal, 7(4), 311–315. https://doi.org/10.4103/2229-5178.185494

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Nathalie Niddam

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Nathalie Niddam is an epigenetic coach, author, and certified holistic nutritionist from Canada. In her practice, she incorporates ideas from neuroscience, nutraceuticals, biohacking, and resilience training. She has vast knowledge and expertise on health optimization, particularly when it comes to using bioregulator peptides as tools for healing, anti-aging, and longevity.

Her interest in the field led her to build and moderate a huge Facebook community called “Optimizing Superhuman Performance,” which focuses on how the body is capable of repairing itself through bioregulator peptides. Soon after, she created her podcast, “Biohacking Superhuman Performance,” where she has conversations with experts regarding biohacking, longevity, and nutrition. She also created Nathalie Niddam Nutrition, which provides coaching, online courses, and a supportive community which encourages people to proactively manage their well-being through positive lifestyle changes. 

Beside sharing on Instagram and YouTube, Niddam speaks in conferences and has been featured on networks such as NBC News, CBS 2 News, and Market Watch.

Brooke DeVard

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Brooke DeVard Ozaydinli is a marketing manager, entrepreneur, and podcaster with a focus on skincare, beauty, hair trends, self-care journeys, and wellness. She firmly believes that these topics transcend cultural boundaries and understands the potential of technology as a powerful tool for storytelling and brand-building.

As the founder of Naked Beauty Planet, Brooke created a beauty community that empowers women and explores natural beauty, hair care, and skincare. Through her podcast, “Naked Beauty,” she delves deep into the multifaceted aspects of beauty, highlighting its profound impact on overall well-being. She believes that beauty can be biohacked to achieve a holistic lifestyle.

Her expertise has garnered attention from renowned and respected media publications such as Vogue, Architectural Digest, Grazia, Variety, Goop, Coveteur, and Verve Times. Additionally, she has appeared as a guest on various podcasts and actively shares her insights on beauty, fashion, and marketing through Instagram, Tiktok, and Twitter.

Biohacking Beauty FAqs

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  • How can lip makeup contribute to biohacking beauty?

    Lip makeup can enhance the beauty of your lips, creating a focal point and adding definition to your face. Using lipsticks, lip liners, and lip glosses can help achieve desired lip shapes, create the illusion of fuller lips, and enhance your overall appearance. By choosing natural and non-toxic lip products, you can biohack beauty with makeup while minimizing potential harm to your health.

  • What are some tips for biohacking beauty with eye makeup?

    Eye makeup is a powerful tool for biohacking beauty. Choosing eyeshadows, eyeliners, and mascaras that complement your eye color and shape can help define and accentuate your eyes. Experimenting with different techniques, such as smoky eyes or winged eyeliner, can create different effects and enhance your natural beauty. Opting for clean and non-irritating eye makeup products is important for maintaining eye health while biohacking your beauty with makeup.

  • How can foundation and face makeup contribute to biohacking beauty?

    Foundation and face makeup can contribute to biohacking beauty by creating a flawless canvas and enhancing the appearance of your skin. By choosing foundations that match your skin tone and have beneficial ingredients, you can even out your complexion and improve the overall look of your skin. Incorporating natural and non-comedogenic face makeup products helps prevent clogged pores and supports healthy skin while enhancing your beauty with makeup.

  • What are some biohacking tips for long-lasting makeup?

    To biohack long-lasting makeup, it’s important to start with a clean and moisturized face. Priming your skin with a makeup primer can help create a smooth base and improve the staying power of your makeup. Setting your makeup with a translucent powder or setting spray helps lock it in place throughout the day. Additionally, choosing long-wearing and waterproof makeup products can ensure your makeup stays fresh and vibrant for extended periods.

  • How can contouring and highlighting contribute to biohacking beauty with makeup?

    Contouring and highlighting are techniques that can contribute to biohacking beauty with makeup by enhancing facial features and creating dimension. Contouring involves using darker shades to create shadows and define areas of the face, while highlighting uses lighter shades to bring forward and emphasize specific areas. By strategically contouring and highlighting, you can sculpt your face, enhance bone structure, and create a more balanced and defined appearance.

  • Can biohacking beauty with makeup involve using clean and non-toxic products?

    Absolutely! Biohacking beauty with makeup can involve using clean and non-toxic products. Choosing makeup products that are free from harmful chemicals, parabens, and synthetic fragrances can help minimize potential health risks and skin irritations. Opting for natural and organic makeup brands that prioritize clean ingredients aligns with a biohacking approach, promoting beauty and well-being.

  • How can biohacking beauty with makeup involve emphasizing natural beauty?

    Biohacking beauty with makeup can involve emphasizing natural beauty by focusing on enhancing rather than masking your features. Using minimal makeup or adopting “no-makeup” makeup techniques allows your natural beauty to shine through. Embracing natural-looking shades and textures, such as nude lip colors or soft eyeshadows, helps create a fresh and effortless look while still enhancing your unique features.

  • What role does skincare play in biohacking beauty with makeup?

    Skincare plays a crucial role in biohacking beauty with makeup. By prioritizing a proper skincare routine that includes cleansing, moisturizing, and protecting your skin, you create a healthy canvas for makeup application. Nurturing your skin with effective skincare products, such as serums, masks, and SPF, helps maintain skin health and supports the longevity of your beauty. When your skin is in optimal condition, your makeup application and overall appearance are enhanced.

  • Can biohacking with makeup involve experimenting with different colors and textures?

    Yes, biohacking beauty with makeup can involve experimenting with different colors and textures. Trying out different shades of lipsticks, eyeshadows, and blushes can help you discover what works best for your skin tone and personal style. Exploring different textures, such as matte, shimmer, or satin finishes, allows for versatility and creative expression in your makeup looks. By embracing experimentation, you can find the colors and textures that make you feel confident and beautiful.

  • How can makeup removal be part of the biohacking beauty process?

    Makeup removal is an essential part of the biohacking beauty process. Removing makeup before bed allows your skin to breathe and regenerate overnight. Using gentle and effective makeup removers, such as micellar water or oil-based cleansers, helps ensure a thorough and non-irritating removal process. Taking the time to properly cleanse your face and remove all traces of makeup supports healthy skin and enhances the effectiveness of your skincare routine.

Biohacking Beauty Videos

Enhancing Beauty With Clean Makeup Choices

Discover how biohacking can elevate your beauty through makeup by emphasizing a mindful approach to cosmetic choices.

How to Pick Safe Skin Care – Clean Beauty

Eyes Too Sensitive for Eye Makeup?

Dry, Chapped Lips: Dermatology Tips

Biohacking Beauty Resources

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Green Beauty Conversations

The Green Beauty Conversations podcast, hosted by Lorraine Dallmeier, the CEO of Formula Botanica, invites listeners to challenge their perceptions of the beauty industry.

With a focus on green, indie, and sustainable beauty, the podcast covers thought-provoking topics that encourage debate and promote the global green beauty movement.

Lorraine Dallmeier, an esteemed figure in the natural beauty realm, aims to educate and inspire by sharing her expertise as an award-winning CEO and advocate for organic cosmetic formulation.

Tune in to the podcast and join the conversation, biohack your beauty, and contribute to a more sustainable future.

Green Beauty Conversations Podcast

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Think Dirty

Think Dirty® is a mobile app that emerged from a personal journey to uncover the truth about the beauty industry.

Motivated by a family history of cancer, the app’s creator researched the causes of breast cancer, including “toxic” ingredients in cosmetics. Shocked by the unregulated nature of the industry, they developed Think Dirty® to empower consumers with information and make informed purchasing decisions.

With over 68,300 products listed, the app educates users on the cosmetics industry and promotes safer alternatives. By partnering with breast cancer awareness initiatives, Think Dirty® sparks a consumer revolution, enabling individuals to choose safe, clean products and take back their power.

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