It is possible to preserve skin care and natural cosmetic products without using toxic preservatives. This symbiotic approach to functional cosmetics isn't just a fad that means manufacturers add the latest 'natural' ingredient to their product and market it as a miracle cure for wrinkles. The hype is actually backed up with hard, scientific facts and a plethora of research into the properties of a wide range of plant extracts, often taken from plants referred to as 'super-herbs'.
Natural cosmetics can be prepared from food as well as other nutritional ingredients. Natural oil imparts fragrance to these cosmetic products. These natural fragrances should be looked for on the ingredient labels. If synthetic fragrances (pthalates) are used, stay away from the product as Pthalates are highly toxic, carry the highest level of hazard with a 10 by the Cosmetic Database, the largest database of cosmetic ingredients in the world. They are carcinogens and therefore, linked to cancer. Think of it this way. If you would not even consider drinking a poisonous substance, why then would you place a poisonous substance on your skin, the largest organ of the body. Clinical studies indicate that over 70% of what is placed on the skin enters the body and invades our bloodstream.
Skin is made up of three main layers: the epidermis, the dermis and the hypodermis. The epidermis is the only layer we can see with our eyes and as we age, remarkable changes occur which are hidden from our view. For instance, the skin gradually thins over time, especially around the eyes. Some cosmeceuticals can minimally re-thicken the skin, but the process of thinning is inevitable. Elastin and collagen, located in the dermis keep the skin resilient and moist, but with ageing these fibres break down to create lines and wrinkles. Exposure to ultraviolet radiation accelerates this process, and since few cosmetics can actually reach the dermis, the idea that a cosmetic can reverse this process is unfounded. The best way to prevent fine lines and wrinkles is to limit our exposure to the sun and ultraviolet radiation.
Natural cosmetics, upon being introduced in the market, did not do well initially. Many people were not sure how well these products would do and what would be their effects. However people eventually realized that they are worth buying and so these products became a hit. In fact, today many departmental stores have only natural products on their shelves instead of regular synthetic cosmetics.
You will come across thousands of mainstream commercial advertisements of exclusive ranges of perfumes, but how many of them are safe. Most of the cosmetic products undergo synthetic processing nowadays to become more fancy and noteworthy among the lot. Today's customers are quite health conscious and look for safe and secure products. The trend of choosing cosmetics is on the verge of changing, and some of the related affairs shall be discussed further in this article.
Cosmetic and beauty products are nothing new – in fact, they've been around since the Stone Age. Back then however, women – and men – used mineral cosmetics made from crushed clay and dyes derived from natural substances taken from the earth. Ingredients found in a good quality mineral makeup kit will not block pores and can actually have a beneficial effect on the skin. Unlike cosmetic products that are derived from animal and plant-based sources, powder mineral makeup are chemically inert – meaning that bacteria cannot survive, and there's no danger of makeup-caused disorders like pinkeye.