This blog today is about knowing the unknown about skincare and products, and why you should be careful when buying cosmetics for yourself or your family.
When it comes to buying or looking for a product, we easily lay our attention on BIG SALE! OFFER! % OFF! Those are specific words behind hours and hours of marketing research.
Our skin is the body’s largest organ. It covers the entire body. It serves as a protective shield against heat, light, injury, and infection. The skin has up to seven layers of ectodermal tissue and guards the underlying muscles, bones, ligaments and internal organs. Because it interfaces with the environment, skin plays an important immunity role in protecting the body against pathogens and excessive water loss.
With that being said, it is easy to understand why it is important to take care of the skin and nourish it with high-quality products and with low or no content of materials that are harmful to our skin.
Recently, I have watched a documentary on Netflix that I would recommend for you, called Broken. The first episode examines the sale of potentially harmful products and exposes the danger behind popular consumer goods, and tackles the world of counterfeit cosmetics.
Counterfeit cosmetics are cheaply made copies of name-brand makeup sold at swap meets, street markets and third-party sellers like eBay and Amazon. Ingredients found were chemicals, petroleum jelly, superglue, pharabeen, arsenic, lead, mercury… and to not say worse! I will STOP right there.
To consumers, the name is often times more important than the actual product. But when shoppers can’t get their hands on the “sold out” items, they go to dangerous lengths to find them elsewhere. Expensive products or/and known brands does not always mean that it is good for you, but once you find a therapist that can HELP you and also knows about your skin type will certainly be useful.
- Read the labels: front and back All commercial makeup and skincare brands list their ingredients on the back of the pack. The longer and more complex the list of ingredients, the less the chance of it being totally natural or organic.
2. If in doubt which products would be beneficial for you, consult your therapist or write to someone who you think you can trust.
3. Have a professional facial with some great products applied to your skin, so you can have a feel.
As a dedicated beauty consumer and beauty owner, I am looking for what I see as safer, chemical-free, non-toxic beauty solutions for makeup and skincare. Vegan and organic products.
After researching cosmetics in the industry, I decided, alongside my beauty business, to actually make my own beauty products. With the help of my great supplier based in Devon called Aromantic UK, they purely deliver 100% natural ingredients and organic products.
So, what is vegan and organic? It means we do not try our products on animals. Products are 100% natural. It is anything that comes from nature—botanicals, minerals, metals, and animals. Any of these can produce ingredients that are beneficial to skin and hair and can be used alone or in combinations in beauty.
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Don’t look further, is what I say! These products will only contain the softest and gentle ingredients taken by each plant, tree, Essential oil, and they are made for our skin, hair, mind-body, soul, pretty much for our daily life,