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What happened when Jenna Dewan switched to toxin-free beauty products

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How would self-proclaimed “beauty junkie” Jenna Dewan cope with the change? 

Jenna Dewan has been vegan since the age of 10.

That’s when she first watched a documentary on abattoirs and slaughterhouses, a video that was so distressing to the child that she vowed never to eat meat again. “It just stuck,” she told Women’s Health. “I feel good about it morally and physically.”

Veganism carried over to her relationship with ex-husband Channing Tatum, even though he never expressly embraced her diet. “He really did try to be vegan for six months,” Dewan added. “The guy doesn’t like vegetables which makes it tough.” But the two would prepare plant-based meals together when they were married. (Dewan even credits Tatum with being a better cook than she is.) 

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While her diet has been vegan for many years now, the dancer has only recently converted her beauty cupboard to a natural, clean, toxin-free range of products after first picking up a few things to trial when she was pregnant with daughter Everly. 

“It became a slow unrolling of getting into more of these toxin-free [products],” Dewan told People. “But being a beauty junkie, I didn’t want to sacrifice quality.” 

Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum

So what happened once Dewan made the switch to clean make-up and vegan beauty? The results were so good, she says, that she now uses an exclusively toxin-free range of products. 

Her favourite toxin-free items include Elta MD’s range of fragrance, paraben and sensitivity-free sunscreens. “I like it because it gives you a glow and isn’t mattifying,” Dewan told People. “It’s all natural and zinc-based. I’ve had a lot of doctors and dermatologists recommend it to me.”

In terms of make-up, Dewan swears by the Savvy Minerals by Young Living bronzer. “It gives me a really, really good colour,” Dewan added. “It’s not too shimmery and not too matte.” 

Savvy Minerals by Young Living is a cruelty-free make-up range launched by essential oils brand Young Living. It only began retailing products in June 2017, and has since then gained popularity for its mineral-based powder formulas for foundations, bronzers and blushes, as well as bright lip glosses, lipsticks, eyeliners and eye shadow. Dewan is an ambassador for the brand and uses their products “all the time”. You can buy the range directly from Savvy Minerals by Young Living.

Outside of her make-up bag, Dewan is a firm believer in preaching sustainable messages to her daughter. The dancer told People that she makes certain that Everly understands about recycling, waste and environmentally-friendly living.

“She knows about recycling. She knows about waste, like everything from down to how much toilet paper you use,” Dewan said. “I put her in this cute camp called Fairy Camp in Los Angeles… It teaches how to respect nature. She just fell in love with it. So much that I’ve walked by something and accidentally hit a branch and knocked it off and she’s like, ‘Mom, don’t be rude to nature.’ She’s very much an eco-warrior at the moment.” 

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Hannah-Rose Yee is a writer based in London. You can find her on the internet talking about movies, television and Chris Pine.

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