A beautiful box from C’est Moi arrived on our doorstep. The timing couldn’t have been better. I had just cleared all the “play makeup” out of my daughter’s room after reading that there was asbestos in the items – ugh! If you’re like me your tween daughter (who doesn’t like being referred to as a tween) is really intrigued by makeup. Mine wasn’t excited about having all of hers dumped in the garbage. Granted, she’s only using it for play, at home, on selective occasions but I still don’t want her using anything unhealthy much less dangerous.
C’est Moi answered the call. A division of Jakks Pacific, led by Jennifer Saul (formerly of Beauty Counter), C’est Moi‘s skincare and beauty line is specially formulated for young, delicate skin. There are no toxic ingredients in their products: no parabens, phthalates, SLS/SLES, DEA/TEA/MEA, Tetrasodium EDTA, Formaldehyde, Benzophene, Mineral Oil, BHT and BHA, Coal Tar Dyes, Chemical Sunscreens, Plythylene Glycol, Paraffin, 1.4 Dioxane, PVP/VA Copolymer or Talc. What a long list! Unfortunately ladies, a good deal of that stuff is in our makeup.
Healthy makeup and skincare is an important topic. In the recent few years we’ve seen strides in creating healthier options for adults. Mineral based make-up has been around for years but Beauty Counter and Honest Beauty took it a step further formulating beauty products that work and aren’t harmful. Until recently, however, there really hasn’t been an option for young adults.
C’est Moi‘s line of Gentle Skin Care products includes a foaming face wash, moisturizer, sunscreen and face wipes. We tried the foaming wash and moisturizer. Both worked really well, were light and had a subtle fragrance. The wipes are great to throw into a backpack so that throughout the day you child can wipe his or face, especially after sports.
The Color Cosmetics are super fun. C’est Moi sent us several shades of lipgloss, lip crayons and makeup crayons. We also received eyeliner and mascara. My daughter and I had so much fun doing each other’s makeup. I even tried out some youthful ideas like tribal dots in yellow on my upper eyelid and Elsa style make-up. The crayons are very soft so you don’t have to apply much pressure. You can also use a brush to get color from the crayons and brush it on.
Ces’t Moi also has pressed palettes for powder, cheeks and eyes. You can find all of their products on their website www.cestmoi.com or at Target online. Check out their listing on our site for more details.
NOTE: C’est Moi provided products for MomAngeles to review. We only write about products we love. C’est Moi is offers a much needed solution for teens and tweens and we are excited to share their products with our readers.
LAURA NIX GERSON is the CEO of Nix|Gerson Media and the Founder of MomAngeles a site she launched because she was planning a lot of playdates and her friends kept asking her where to go and what to do. So it seemed easier just to put it all online in one place. In a past life Laura was a publicist, event marketer and web producer….oh wait, she still is. Laura has contributed to Modern Mom, CBS Local and Babble. Her greatest joy is story telling, sharing local finds and connecting people. Follow her @MomAngeles.