TAG: Parabens

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 These Hair Products Better At Home

Make These Hair Products Better At Home

Hair products are one of those areas where searching for more natural alternatives can be tricky. Many hair care items contain lengthy ingredient lists, especially finishing products like texture balms, gels and hair sprays.┬áSurprisingly, these can all be made right at home, without a chemistry degree, and using far less ingredients than their store bought counterparts. Skeptical ingredients like parabens, artificially derived dyes and fragrances are often found in hair care, but the following recipes leave out the synthetics and work with more natural materials to tame, hold and style hair. Pomade, or hair wax, can add great texture to… 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

What Smells? Deodorant and Possible Health Issues

What Smells? Deodorant and Possible Health Issues

Numerous research studies have been conducted on deodorants and whether or not they can cause health problems. Many outcomes have provided contradictory results, indicating that more research is needed in this area. The main active compounds found in deodorants and antiperspirants are normally aluminum based. They work by forming a barrier between the sweat ducts and the outer skin, therefore decreasing the appearance of sweat production. Some studies have suggested that these compounds are troublesome since they are continually reapplied and left on, and are capable of being absorbed through the skin and into the system. Some examinations have posed… read more