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Cosmetic Concerns And 4 Ingredients To Avoid

Cosmetic Concerns And 4 Ingredients To Avoid

People use cosmetics to enhance the appearance of the skin and to address issues, but sometimes products that are purchased to help actually can be harmful. Some of the chemical components found in cosmetics and beauty products may not be regulated, and can cause a range of problems from allergies to hormone and reproductive disturbances, among other health concerns. Parabens can be found in a wide range of products. They are commonly used as a preservative and fragrance, and an approximate 75-90% of cosmetics contain low levels of parabens. They can easily be absorbed into the skin, and are able… read more

Make Your Own Mineral Makeup

Make Your Own Mineral Makeup

Mineral makeup is a popular cosmetics choice. To save money and limit exposure to unwanted chemicals like fragrances, preservatives, parabens and other synthetics which are often found in products marketed as natural mineral makeups, try making your own. Homemade mineral makeup can be personalized with ingredients to suit to any skin tone and type. Keeping It Clean has a good summary of mineral makeup fundamentals, including explanations of common compounds as well as a basic recipe. Many recipes call for cornstarch, arrowroot or rice powder as a base. Cornstarch is good for oily skin, but may not offer the best… read more

The Truth About “Cruelty-Free” Cosmetics

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While Europe has recently banned animal testing for the manufacturing of human vanity – with Israel now following suite – the U.S. and Asia, both large cosmetic markets, continue to subject animals to testing. Law does not require companies to test products on animals, and in vitro alternatives do exist. Yet, 80 percent of the world’s cosmetics are still tested on animals, and 89 percent of cosmetic ingredients have undetectable origins. Because of this, most compassion-conscious citizens choose products labelled “Cruelty-Free” and “Not Tested on Animals”, as they appear be ethical stamps of approval. However, they can be misleading. Many… read more