The green revolution has prompted many people to use organic products, such as food, clothing and much more. When it comes to makeup, many women, whether environmentally conscious or not, prefer organic makeups because of the advantages that non-organic makeups do not possess. Find out for yourself if organic makeups are a better choice for you.
Absence of Harsh Chemicals
Organic makeups are ideal for anyone with sensitive skin. You will also have fewer zits to worry about when you use organic makeups, because they decrease the likelihood for breakouts because they are devoid of harsh chemicals that are usually present in traditional makeups. The main ingredients of organic makeups came from nature. For example, mineral makeups contain minerals that come from the Earth’s core and surface, such as rock and marble. Organic makeups do not contain chemicals that cause skin irritations, such as parabens, mercury, dioxane, nitrosamines, cyclomethicone, ammonium laureth sulfate, isopropyl alcohol and polyethylene glycol. According to the Global Healing Center, many non-organic makeups consist of these chemicals, which the skin absorbs easily, leading to toxic reactions inside the body over time.
Minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, mica, titanium dioxide, zinc and iron oxides, contain nutrients that can help in protecting and nourishing your skin. Aside from these minerals, organic makeups may also contain oils from castor, coconut, cocoa and sesame seeds. Some botanical ingredients are also present in organic makeups, such as rosemary extracts, green and white tea extracts, as well as grape, apricot and pomegranate seed extracts. Green tea is a rich source of antioxidants, which can help prevent diseases and cancer.
Some traces of vitamin C, vitamin E and vitamin B17 are present in organic makeups. These vitamins aid in moisturizing the skin and may act as preservatives so that organic makeups do not spoil easily. With these nutrients present, you can almost consider organic makeups as smorgasbords for your skin.
Easy To Apply
Organic makeups are, for the most part, easier to apply than traditional makeups. For the most part, you will only need one type of tool–the brush. Applying with a brush only requires a circular motion. Mineral makeups do not need sponges used to apply cake and liquid makeups. In addition, it does not take time to figure out the right shade, unlike in most traditional makeups. You do not need to do a lot of mixing to create the right shade.
Offers Sun Protection
The three major ingredients found in mineral makeups offer protection against sun damage and premature aging of the skin, decreasing the risk of skin cancer. Aside from providing long-lasting coverage, titanium oxide also provides ultraviolet protection with its built-in SPF 15. Zinc oxide also provides sunscreen FDA-approved properties against UVA (ultraviolet A) and UVB (ultraviolet B). In addition, iron oxide also provides UV protection aside from giving the mineral foundations and eye shadows their hues.
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