Sleigh Bells’ Alexis Krauss Gives Rockstar Tips For Safe Beauty Products

When Alexis Krauss isn’t commanding the stage as frontwoman of the melt-your-face-off pop duo Sleigh Bells, she’s working hard to spread awareness about safe beauty practices. Beauty Lies Truth, which Alexis started with her friend and longtime beauty activist Jessica Assaf, is a blog which aims to raise awareness about beauty products and the lack of regulations that exist in the personal care product world.

“As consumers most of us are pretty aware of what we’re putting inside our bodies…but when it comes to beauty and skincare, it’s kind of the wild west,” Alexis said. Every day we use are exposing our bodies to synthetics and compounds we really shouldn’t be due to a lack of regulation when it comes to our makeup or other beauty items. “Beauty Lies Truth is about exposing the ugly side of beauty but also inspiring women to make changes and those changes can any from purchasing alternative brands to also making your own stuff,” Alexis said. We had Alexis gives us the rundown of some of her favorite safe beauty products for women, the true rockstars.

“Don’t compromise health for beauty.”

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What’s one must-have makeup product you would recommend for any rockstar on the road?

“I really love this company Au Naturale. I think a lot of times it’s hard to find natural products that pop so I love them for that.”

Alexis recommends: Au Naturale foundation, mascara, and lipstick for your makeup bag.

Au Naturale, Alexis Krauss, Sleigh Bells, Beauty Lies Truth

I’m sure the sweat from being onstage and traveling on tour can wreak havoc on your skin. What kind of skincare regimen do you recommend?

“I recommend simplicity. I love body oils and dry oils you can use for cleansing your face instead of harsher exfoliants. There’s a company called One Love Organics and also Herbivore. Osea is another company doing wonderful things with all active natural ingredients.”

Herbivore, Alexis Krauss, Sleigh Bells, Beauty Lies Truth

[Read more of Alexis’ summer skincare tips.]

What’s a fun DIY project to do with your friends when you’re not busy performing or on the road?

“I love to make a good mask with honey, coconut oil and some essential oils. Or I have lavender that I’m growing right now so you can take lavender, break it up and use coconut, oil and honey. It’s fun, it smells good and it’s great for your skin.”

Alexis Krauss, Sleigh Bells, Grimes, Beauty Lies Truth

[Read more of Alexis’ fun DIY projects including Grimes’ DIY beauty secrets.]

What’s beauty one motto you live by?

“Don’t compromise health for beauty. Beauty should be healthy. There’s a lot of pressure on women to buy whatever is going to make you look good but you have to think about your beauty like you would your food. If you’re not going to put it in your body don’t put it on your body.”

Alexis Krauss, Sleigh Bells, Beauty Lies Truth


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