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What Is Natural Makeup?

Thursday, 18 Nov 2010 05:02 PM

If you want to look beautiful without looking overly made up, natural makeup is the best bet for you. Earthy makeup lines are becoming quite popular nowadays with celebrities and ordinary people opting for beauty enhancing, natural makeup that does not harm their skin. Natural cosmetics have a number of benefits compared to other cosmetics. It is important to understand the pros and cons of using organic or mineral makeup before a person chooses to make a purchase.
Makeup works almost like a nicotine patch. The contact of the patch with the skin ensures that the nicotine gets passed through the blood stream. The same is the case with any cosmetics. That is why it is important to use chemical-free and completely natural makeup that does not contain nano chemicals.
Organic and natural makeup and cosmetic lines are completely free from any synthetic constituents and contain only purely obtained, healthy forms of ingredients. The pure earth ingredients are not only environment-friendly but also benefit the skin in various ways, often enhancing it in ways that are impossible by synthetic makeup.
Some organic ingredients that are very common in preservative-free foundations, cleansers, and moisturizers are derived from organically grown vegetables and other plants. The cosmetic lines use plants like stained berries, which have a natural reddening property as lip-enhancing products like lip balms, lip gloss, and lip sticks. Other highly pigmented plants may also be used as ingredients.
Most of the foundations are also made by emulsifiers and other agents that are produced with ingredients like flower essence, minerals, mica, clays, waxes, organic corn starch, and organic oils. These ingredients are known to have a positive effect on the skin in the long run and may be able to delay the aging process, making the skin look young and healthy. They are a much better option than synthetic cosmetics that have side effects like age lines and wrinkles, which develop as a result of regular usage.
For people who have highly sensitive skin, using organic makeup is the best way to go. These organic and wholesome ingredients cause relatively less harm and fewer skin allergies. Synthetic cosmetics usually have chemicals that act as irritants and may further cause harm to the skin.
Although natural cosmetics seem to be a very good option for the buyer, there are more chances of being cheated by companies who claim they have an organic product. It is important to check if the company that you are interested in buying products from has a USDA certification for their cosmetic lines. With this in mind, consumers can easily take advantage of cosmetic lines that are pure, organic, and environmentally conscious. 

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