It is very important to bear in mind that although the elements that are used sometimes have ancient traditions and their benefits are proven, to deserve the natural cosmetics catalog, each product must go through exhaustive tests and meet a series of requirements by part of quality control companies.
For a cosmetic to be truly natural and ecological, it cannot contain chemical substances, artificial preservatives, colorants, it cannot have been tested on animals, its components must come from crops without pesticides and / or from a responsible collection with the environment, and They are vegetable or mineral and if it is 100% eco-friendly, even the packaging must be biodegradable.
Advantages of natural cosmetics
Undoubtedly it is much healthier than the one that contains unnatural ingredients or the one that is usually called "conventional". This characteristic benefits the skin, hair and the body in general in the long term, since agents of chemical origin end up having harmful effects and contraindications that we are not always aware of.
For people with allergies or with skins that have different degrees of sensitivity, it is undoubtedly a much more viable alternative than traditional cosmetics, since as it does not contain artificial colors, preservatives, or flavorings, the probability of having reactions is very low. adverse (unless there is a known allergy or a specific incompatibility with some of the components).
Natural cosmetics are not polluting at all, since, for a product to be effectively worthy of the label and seal of "Natural" or "Ecological", its entire manufacturing process, its ingredients and even the packaging must be approved. , which must be 100% recyclable.
Due to its manufacturing requirements, natural cosmetics tend to have prices somewhat higher than the market average, although this circumstance is changing significantly. But undoubtedly the superior quality of its components, the lack of aggressive elements in the short, medium and long term and the certainty that they do not contribute to harming the environment in any way, are well worth the investment.
As all its components are of natural origin, the shelf life of organic and natural cosmetics is sometimes less than that of conventional creams or makeup. It is important to be aware of these dates so as not to use products that are expired.
Scams are also the order of the day on the subject of natural cosmetics. Unfortunately there are many people who take advantage of the eco fashion and offer products under that name that are not such.
In order not to fall into unscrupulous hands, before acquiring a product that is sold as a natural cosmetic, you should verify that they are approved by authorized entities, that they do not contain unnatural elements and you should never buy them from sites that are not trusted or that do not have the proper qualifications to do so.
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- Argan oil
It comes from a tree called Argania spinosa, endemic to Morocco and the northeastern part of Algeria and has been used since time immemorial by the Berbers as a food and restorative for skin and hair applied topically.
It is ideal for relieving acne, excessive dryness of the skin and hair and its moisturizing and nourishing power makes it the most suitable for brittle nails and hair. It can be used as a lotion and in soaps, ointments and creams.
His name is Bellis perennis and it is a plant that grows in more or less warm climates, both wild and cultivated in gardens thanks to the beauty of its flowers. Among its many medicinal qualities is an effective inflammatory, healing, cleansing, and calming agent. It usually integrates the formulation of tonics and relaxing night creams.
Shea o Vitellaria paradoxus It is a large tree of the African savannah and its name literally means "butter tree", since its fruits, also called nuts, have a very fatty pulp that has been used as a substitute for cocoa butter.
Its action as a hair restorative and especially for scaly skin, with eczema and solar erythema, in addition to its regenerative properties, make it a very effective ingredient in anti-wrinkle and protective creams.
It is a natural compound found in grapes, blackberries, peanuts, and other plants and food products, especially red wine. It can protect against cancer and cardiovascular diseases, by acting as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. It is a highly valued component in anti-aging and anti-wrinkle creams.