There are multitude of reasons to switch to natural cosmetics. Since your skin is living tissue, it absorbs up to 60% of what is ever put on it. And in turn, that goes into your blood stream. So that raises concerns about long term effects because of the chemicals in make-up. Many of the chemicals used are known to cause irritation and cancer. Why? Well, they are based on petroleum or are synthetically made. These are the ingredients to avoid in cosmetics.
Aluminum…Believed to be a contributing factor in Alzheimer’s Disease. Unfortunately, aluminum is found in most antiperspirants because it is great in blocking the pores so sweat isn’t released.
The artificial colors…Fd and c which derived from coal tar. Another example is Azo dye…these dyes are hazardous to those who suffer from asthma, eczema and those who are sensitive to aspirin. This dye has also known to cause hyperactivity in children, blurred vision, severe headaches and itchy watery eyes and nose.
Benzoates…Benzoic acid, Sodium Benzoate, Parahydroxy Benzoate…
These chemicals are used to preserve cosmetics and the fizzy type of drinks. This also is what gives some people gastric irritation, aggravates asthma, and causes numbing of the mouth.
Although these two essential oils are great for acne, if you are epileptic, don’t use rosemary and if are pregnant, don’t use sage.
DEA, MEA, TEA have been known to cause allergic reactions, eyes and dries out the skin and hair.
Formaldehyde is used as a preservative.
Imidazolidinyl Urea…The second most identifiable preservative to cause contact dermatitis.
And the list of unhealthy chemicals goes on and on and on, and all of these harmful chemicals go into your body. Now that you know a little of what you are putting on your face everyday, let’s look at a much healthier approach.
The solution to the problem lies in natural make-up. Those make-ups’ that are based on plant pigmentation’s. These are a much healthier alternative to all those cosmetics that are made from petroleum by-products. Care must be taken in choosing all natural make-up. Some companies use a small amount of plant extracts but make up the rest of the make-up with the petroleum based chemicals and then the fragrances.
A good nature based make-up is one that gets the waxes from a natural plant base, the oils are from are from plants, barks and spices and that goes for the pigmentation. Switching to an all-natural cosmetic product line will be a great help to your precious skin since you will no longer be feeding it harmful chemicals. Who knows, maybe your make-up was the cause of your acne, allergies or contact dermatitis.
There are many all-natural cosmetic companies to choose from. Here is a good one. The Organic Make-Up Co. They offer a great line of affordable, simple, and high quality products. They make sure that all of their ingredients are plant based whether it is the wax, oils, color pigmentation’s for their products.
Another good company to look at is Suncat Products. Their website goes though both what is not in their products and what is. Their products do not contain any chemicals, parabens, preservatives, fillers, micronized minerals, coated minerals, nanoparticles, binders, silicones, artificial colors, lab manufactured minerals or pigments, dyes, carmine, bismuth oxychloride, chromeiums, ultramarines, silica, Boron Nitride, cornstarch, and talc.
So now you know what not to put on your face and a good idea of some companies that are all natural.
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