Greenwash

For many years the only objective was to obtain a good makeup cosmetic result, without considering the harmful effects on the skin could cause in the short or long term. Today, large firms have beauty formulas tend to be kinder to skin health, and offer products that do not harm the environment, with premium natural ingredients: extracts of medicinal plants, organic farming, vegetable oils and waxes, micronized pigments, vitamins…

Greenwash

The small tags

Items related to the epidermis are those that stimulate their regenerative function, hence, those with synthetic fragrances, paraffin or other petroleum products are not appropriate.

You must read the fine print labels bringing cosmetics to be purchased, if it is impossible to pronounce half the ingredients, chances are you can find a healthier option. If, however, the list includes botanicals such as jojoba oil, calendula extract, essential oil of peppermint … is pointing in the right direction.

“It is important to know what they contain creams and makeup that are used because the skin is constantly absorbing substances through their pores. Some can be aggressive and cause allergies, irritation, dehydration and premature aging,” explains Maripi Gadet, natural origin cosmetologist Dutch.

Ideally, avoid synthetic fragrances, talc, phthalates, preservatives (ethyl paraben, propyl paraben, butyl paraben, to name a few) and diethanolamine (DEA), triethanolamine (TEA) and monoethanolamine (MEA), the latter three, according to the Association of Drug States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), interferieren negatively on the immune system and the nervous.

The list is long, and several studies conducted in the United States have found that one in eight components, of the 82,000 used in personal care products are industrial chemicals can be quite toxic, as related organizations ensure care environment and health.

It is not about running out of all cosmetics and put in the trash, but it is useful to know the drawbacks, to prevent continued use, as far as possible.

New formulas

The expert points out what the main ingredients that are currently used for the production of cosmetics with organic guarantee, plus some of the benefits:

The foundations provide light to the skin, and conceal irregularities attenuate expression lines. The formulas include natural oils in its composition that nourish the skin, natural clay particles that reduce glare and reflective pigments.

Vitamin E can also be incorporated to counteract aging and hyaluronic acid to protect against dehydration, and components as diverse as macadamia oil, silk, jojoba wax, marigold, grape polyphenols and olive squalene, which hydrate and nourish in depth.

The correction pens, covering dark circles, redness, blemishes or scars small, can be composed of lecithin, avocado oil, walnut oil, jojoba and shea butter to moisturize the skin, while medicinal plants like carrots, chamomile and calendula act soothing.

The blush is worth silk rose petals and jojoba oil to give light to the skin.

The lipsticks, plus coloring, nourish and hydrate with ingredients like vegetable oils and natural waxes: dog rose, almond oil, apricot kernel, mango butter, among many others.

The offers organic cosmetics eyeshadow pigment-based natural and silk rose petals, who care the most sensitive skin of the face.

The eye pencils include aloe, eyebright extracts, black tea and neem leaves.

Masks tab include pink wax and jojoba oil to lengthen and strengthen.

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