These Beauty Brands Embrace Food-Grade Ingredients

Photo: Courtesy of Bite.
If you wouldn't eat something, why would you put it on your skin? That question is inspiring a new breed of beauty brands to create products using food-grade ingredients — and it makes perfect sense, if you think about it. We learned long ago that putting certain things in our bodies can sometimes lead to less-than-ideal skin. (Miss you, dairy.) So, why has it become okay to put things on our faces that wouldn't be great for our insides?
Consider also that most cosmetics ingredients don't have to be approved by the FDA, but, obviously, food does. So, buying food-grade products is a safe way to make sure you're not putting suspicious things on your skin. And, that's a big plus with the beauty brands ahead that embrace this good-for-you philosophy. Of course, we don't recommend actually eating any of these, but hey, many of these products could be consumed if you really wanted to. Which would be helpful in a zombie apocalypse. What — you don't consider the zombie apocalypse when shopping for makeup? Rookie mistake...
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Photo: Courtesy of Bite Beauty.
Bite Beauty
Maybe you've noticed: We can't get enough of Bite's food-grade lip products. The high-quality lipsticks and glosses always come in on-trend colors with thoughtfully crafted textures. We'd love them even if we couldn't eat them. But, it's good to know we can.

Bite Beauty BB For Lips, $24, available at Sephora.
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Photo: Courtesy of RMS Beauty.
RMS Beauty
Also known as the secret behind the "J.Crew Model Glow," RMS' all-natural, organic products are known for superior luminizing abilities. Packaged in quaint, little pots, they're as pretty to look at as they are to wear.

RMS Beauty Glowing Gift Set, $120, available at RMS Beauty.
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Photo: Courtesy of 100% Pure.
100% Pure
This is one aptly named beauty brand. The all-natural, vegan, antioxidant-based line was created on the idea that beauty products should be "consumed with the same prudence that we use to choose our breakfast cereal.” As for where the color in these cosmetics comes from? Fruit pigment. Talk about good — and good for you.

100% Pure Brightening Skin Care Gift Set, $35, available at 100% Pure.
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Photo: Courtesy of TastyFace Organics.
TastyFace Organics
The slogan of this brand is "skin care good enough to eat." It's as simple as that: Founded to provide the kind of products that many mass-produced brands don't, the line is refreshingly simple. Also, reading the names of the products makes us hungry.

TastyFace Organics The Body Set, $40, available at TastyFace Organics.
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Photo: Courtesy of Soapwalla.
We're all obsessed with Soapwalla's all-natural deodorant. The brand isn't technically entirely food-grade since it mixes food-grade ingredients with inedible essential oils. But, we thought it was worth mentioning since those oils are cold-pressed and don't contain any additives. Also, try this deodorant.

Soapwalla Deodorant Cream, $14, available at Soapwalla.
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