Your skin is the largest organ in your body. It protects you every day. Many people fail to think twice about the substances and chemicals they are putting on their skin through lotions and makeup. However, if you care about the products you take into your body through eating, you should also pay attention to what you are bringing into your body through your skin.
Free from Parabens
Recent studies have shown that the parabens found in traditional makeup have dangerous long-term side effects. Choosing organic makeup free from parabens may save you from DNA damage, hormonal disruption, certain cancers and accelerated aging. These parabens may be listed or may be hidden behind the terms “fragrance” or “parfum.”
Products without Petroleum
Mineral oils, fragrances and other oil-derived ingredients are not found in organic cosmetics. These ingredients have been linked to clogged pores, acne, allergic reactions and more serious conditions such as liver and kidney damage. Propylene glycol is the most common petroleum product used in traditional cosmetics.
Many organic cosmetics use plant-based ingredients exclusively, Other companies that produce organic cosmetics have committed themselves to cruelty-free production, with no animal testing at any phase of production, according to the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics. Organic alternatives to chemically-manufactured emollients, humectants and other ingredients can actually improve the condition of your skin, in addition to production beautiful results, claims Narelle Chenery, Director of Research and Development for Miessence, an organic cosmetics manufacturer, writing for Inspired Living.
Easy To Apply
Organic makeups are, for the most part, easier to apply than traditional makeups. For the most part, you will only need one type of tool–the brush. Applying with a brush only requires a circular motion. Mineral makeups do not need sponges used to apply cake and liquid makeups. In addition, it does not take time to figure out the right shade, unlike in most traditional makeups. You do not need to do a lot of mixing to create the right shade.
Offers Sun Protection
The three major ingredients found in mineral makeups offer protection against sun damage and premature aging of the skin, decreasing the risk of skin cancer. Aside from providing long-lasting coverage, titanium oxide also provides ultraviolet protection with its built-in SPF 15. Zinc oxide also provides sunscreen FDA-approved properties against UVA (ultraviolet A) and UVB (ultraviolet B).