On average, we are exposed to more than 100 chemicals in our skincare and makeup daily. It's quite alarming to know that the personal car products we have grown up with are/can be contributors to serious health hazards. It's time to make a change. Fortunately, effective alternatives to chemically-produced makeup and beauty products are available to fight these growing health concerns.
Here are 6 reasons why we recommend only organic cosmetics:
💄. Gentle on Your Skin
Organic makeup is made with nutrients that will benefit your skin. From nourishing minerals like magnesium, calcium, mica and zinc oxide to botanical ingredients like tea tree oil, rosemary extracts and green tea, these products of nature soothe and protect the skin.
💄. No Harsh Chemicals
Many of the chemicals used in non-organic makeup are harmful endocrine system. Parabens and phthalates are two common examples of substances that are used extensively in cosmetics. Both of these compounds have been linked to cancer and type II diabetes.
💄. Natural Fragrance
We generally tend to shop with our nose when it comes to personal care products. This human senses will usually help determine a product’s worthiness in the minds of consumers. Scents in the majority of beauty products consist of a mixture of chemicals, and these chemicals can be inhaled throughout the day by people who wear such beauty products.
When choosing beauty products, always make sure that the scents are derived from 100% natural ingredients. Essential oils are perhaps one of the best natural perfumes in the world and the most concentrated in terms of aroma.
Your skin has the ability to absorb certain compounds; however, a protective barrier is able to keep dangerous compounds, to some degree, out of the body. Even then, research still concludes that personal care products, when applied topically, can damage bodily systems and lead to untold health consequences. One of the key rules for makeup, and any beauty product is basic and straightforward: if you can’t eat it, don’t wear it.
Organic makeup, especially liquid foundation, may have cocoa butter or various nutrient-rich oils to provide a smoother, more youthful look. Extracts of white tea, grapes, apricots, and pomegranate seeds provide antioxidant protection and may inhibit collagenase and elastase, two enzymes that break down the integrity and elasticity of the skin. Aside from allergies, you can’t go wrong when choosing a makeup that contains added nutritive components and herbal extracts.
💄. Protection from Premature Aging
As opposed to regular cosmetics, Organic cosmetics do not contain harmful chemicals and fillers that can accelerate the rate of aging as these chemicals are absorbed into the skin and clog the pores - causing skin to be sallow and unhealthy. Lines and wrinkles are also emphasized when using regular makeup as they contain waxes and silicones that settle into the ridges on our skin.
Apart from the minerals mentioned above that help to protect from sun damage (and thus slow down aging), Organic makeup also contains natural ingredients that are derived from plants that help to boost collagen production and encourage efficient cell turnover. You can say hello to healthy, supple skin all year round!
💄. All About A Holistic Lifestyle
Most of us understand and agree with the need to live a healthy lifestyle. We take all precautions to look after our bodies by watching our diets, getting regular exercise and sufficient sleep, and living an active lifestyle. But taking care of our internal wellbeing alone is not enough.
We have to also look after our external wellbeing to complete this holistic lifestyle. Just like we need to watch what we eat, we also need to give consideration to what we apply on our skin everyday as the harmful chemicals found in regular cosmetics do get absorbed and have adverse effects on our immunity, our organs and our health.