How to choose the best natural cosmetics?

Women’s website “” today’s a chance to talk about how to choose natural cosmetics, because today there are many beauty brands that have successfully “mimic” for natural.

And we, believing, are a useful tool, we continue to harm the skin, hair and body as a whole. By the way, while significantly overpaying.

What you need to know to buy a really effective and simultaneously harmless cosmetics?

Today, almost every more or less famous cosmetic brand claims that its products are at least 80% consists of natural ingredients. Manufacturers use to distribute their products, advertising, bright green packaging, the fake “print” and label the non-existent organizations on the wrapper. All of this subconsciously encourages us to buy not what we expect.

How to distinguish real brand?

First of all, at high cost.

It is only our grandma thought that a cheap shampoo “on the basis of daisies” better “than your expensive chemicals”.

In fact, the best natural and safe cosmetics made from specially grown raw materials, is many times more expensive one that is created using chemicals.

Natural cosmetics made from natural ingredients by 80-95%, the rest is accounted for by linking elements, including chemical or their derivatives. Ideally, the manufacturer shall only use raw materials grown in ecologically clean areas, which has not been chemically treated (organic), and shall not use animal fats and oils, extracts of genetically modified plants.

Instead, in natural cosmetics must be:

  • essential oils and vegetable oils;
  • juices;
  • lanolin;
  • floral and herbal extracts;
  • beeswax.

As for the label to choose natural cosmetics?

Shelf life of natural cosmetics, as a rule, no more than a year after you print. To extend the shelf life of cosmetics, the manufacturers add preservatives, many of which are dangerous and can even cause cancer.

Natural preservatives are beeswax, essential oils, lecithin, vitamin E, vegetable acids (sorbic and salicylic).

The best eco-friendly cosmetics is marked with the abbreviations:

  • BIO (standard of quality of the community, to obtain a certificate is very difficult);
  • BIDH (the German producers, about 300 companies);
  • AIAB (rigid European quality standards.);
  • NPA (the oldest American non-profit organization about 10 thousand brands).

The color and smell

Due to the lack of chemistry is the best, useful and natural cosmetics almost colorless. Light pink, beige, pale yellow- the color of the cream or soap is allowed if it fills the feedstock.

The smell of natural cosmetics should be neutral, reminiscent of a pharmacyor what are included in the composition of the essential oil.

A poisonous dyes give cosmetics vibrant colors and fragrances – the smell of “the woods”, “sea breeze” or “chocolate milk”. Don’t be intimidated heterogeneous texture tools, sometimes even the delaminating is from the lack of thickeners.

How to choose a harmless natural cosmetics?

Buy means better in the brand stores, specialized sites, in online communities, but not in supermarkets. also recommends to cook healthy cosmetics on your own or buy from trusted manufacturers of hand-made.

Harmful components which are not present in natural cosmetics:

  • IPBC additives (preservatives);
  • methyldibromglutaronitrile (allergenic preservative);
  • parabens (preservatives, natural substitute for extract of grapefruit seed);
  • formaldehyde (a carcinogenic preservative);
  • sulfate (detergent ingredients);
  • detergent (creates a rich foam);
  • all ingredients ending in -EN, -at, -an, -ol.

Before you choose and apply natural cosmetics, ask yourself, are you ready for some inconvenience.

The fact that such funds are spent much faster dry cosmetics before use, dilute with water. Ecological hair shampoo containing vegetable cleaning ingredients (clay, soap nut), not-washed hair to “squeak” and gives luster, which provide acid and silicone in the composition of the chemicals.

About natural remedies for hair you can read in another article on the “Beautiful and Successful”.

Natural cosmetics, as a rule, simple, discreet packaging that can be re-used, and such means is indicated by a special icon in the form of a rabbit, meaning that manufacturers do not conduct animal experiments.

It remains only to add that the best natural cosmetics is stored from three to six months, so it’s in your best interest to comply with the rules of its storage.

Also do not forget that some plant ingredients may cause Allergy in the case of individual intolerance (but certainly less often than chemistry). Although this may be a temporary, transitional phenomenon.

Author – Ekaterina Maximova, site

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