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Why You Should Opt for Natural Makeup Products


Article by Organic Box

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Natural Makeup Products

There are many differences between natural cosmetics and chemical makeup. From the ingredients, to the shelf life, to the way it feels on your skin, it's a night and day difference. Below we're going to take a look at the two individually, compare them, and see which of the two takes the cake.

Natural Makeup

Natural Makeup tends to be lightweight which allows it to blend nicely into the skin which help your makeup last longer. It is a secret makeup artists and promotional staffs apply on their daily routine. Whatever it is a trade show or themed event, their job is to keep their look to present the brand so they need to keep their skin healthy which will help their makeups last an entire event. This allows for great coverage without the heaviness and cakey look and feel. Mineral foundation and mineral primer tend to lack moisture, which at first may seem like a bad thing, but with the lack of moisture it generally gives the shelf life of the makeup a good twelve months.

Natural cosmetics absorb oil as well. The makeup is very fine which allows for excess oil to be absorbed rather than sinking into and clogging pores. One of the obvious positives is that with less oil, there tends to be less breakouts. This is perfect for those with oily prone skin. Most of this makeup contains SPF which is great for protecting against the sun and harmful rays. Long term this helps with avoiding early signs of aging. Not only that but it's easy to apply, hypo-allergenic, and heals your skin. Natural cosmetics are strongly recommended by dermatologists and plastic surgeons because of the natural ingredients and its healing properties.

Chemical Makeup

Aside from natural makeup, there is a laundry list of others, and a lot of them contain chemicals. Initially, there can be many benefits to this kind of makeup. Some people suffer from acne and acne scarring. Because of this, people tend to seek out a foundation and other products that give full coverage to cover up imperfections. While that may be the case it is important to remember some of the downsides. Although one may find a foundation specifically that meets their coverage needs, however it will usually clog your pores which may end up possibly causing more breakouts in the long run.

Harmful Chemicals in Cosmetics

When buying makeup consumers typically look at the benefits of the product. Such as the type of coverage, how long it lasts in a day, etc. Rightfully so, but it's also important to take a close look at what ingredients the makeup contains as well. In this section we'll go over the ingredients to avoid in makeup.

  • Phthalates: This ingredient is often found in nail polish and perfumes. Exposure to this chemical can cause early puberty in girls, and can cause breast cancer later on in life.

  • Lead: Lead is a neurotoxin which by definition is a poison that acts on the nervous system. This chemical alone is known to take partial responsibility in reduced infertility, miscarriage, and learning and behavioral problems.

  • Petrolatum: There is an indirect link between petrolatum and cancer. Only highly refined petrolatum can be used in cosmetics.

  • Formaldehyde-releasing Preservatives: When released in slow and small amounts it is possible that this chemical alone can cause cancer.

This is a very short list of chemicals listed in chemical makeup but there are many,
many more.


In closing, it's apparent that there's a lot going on in our ego boosting makeup products. In the future it may not be a bad idea to do more thorough research on potential makeup products. While looking good on the outside sometimes gives a boost to how one feels on the inside, it's important to maintain an overall healthy "you".

30 Jan 2017

Article/Information supplied by Organic Box

Disclaimer - Any general advice given in any article should not be relied upon and should not be taken as a substitute for visiting a qualified medical Doctor.