The Truth About Artificial Beauty Products

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In recent years, natural makeup is becoming all the rage for those looking to stay natural, healthy, and effective at every stage of their beauty routine. Those who choose natural makeup are looking for products that have no harmful chemicals, and that won’t irritate sensitive skin. They are also searching for products that will help them stay away from harsh fragrances, colors, and preservatives. They’re also learning more about non-comedogenic makeup and learning which natural makeup brands can provide the safest and most reliable coverage. Finally, they’re enjoying the benefits of using all-natural, organic products in place of traditional cosmetics.

Natural makeup is just what it sounds like: makeup made with natural ingredients that are good for your skin. It’s made with ingredients you’ve probably heard of already, such as aloe vera and vitamin E. In addition to these common ingredients, however, natural cosmetics can include a wide variety of other plant-based, organic ingredients that have healing properties and which can help to nourish and beautify your skin. Many natural cosmetics use ingredients like olive oil, jojoba oil, honey, and oil from plants like primrose and sweet almonds. A lot of natural makeup brands use natural plant extracts and essential oils in their formulations. They may also use natural mineral ingredients such as zinc oxide and mica.

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When most people think about natural makeup, they think about organic and plant-based makeup, but there are some cases where it makes sense to use synthetic products, too. Synthetic dyes, for example, have been banned in some places (including the U.S.), but in other areas, they remain legal. While synthetic makeup does not have as many potentially harmful ingredients as regular makeup, you should still consider whether or not it’s a good choice for you. Regular makeup is often considered to be more “natural” than synthetic because it is generally made with more synthetic ingredients, but even then, there are some synthetics that are considered by experts to be potentially harmful. If you’re going to wear synthetic, you want to make sure that you have a safe experience and that you choose a brand you trust.

Just as regular makeup can contain potentially harmful ingredients, so can natural makeup; however, synthetic companies will pay more for these ingredients, meaning that they can put them in their products and call them natural. Even though regular makeup may include ingredients that are considered harmful, natural makeup may still be gentler on your skin and safer than regular makeup, especially if it’s all-natural, organic, and free of harmful chemicals. For this reason, synthetic ingredients are occasionally used in conjunction with natural ingredients. For instance, instead of using petroleum jelly or mineral oil, some manufacturers will substitute vitamin E for moisturizer, or they’ll add a few aloe vera fibers for extra softness or to the drying agents.

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Another popular natural makeup choice is eyeshadow. Eyeshadow comes in a variety of forms – singles, liners, bronzers, and highlighters. Some of these come in liquid form, which means you simply apply them to the eye area with a small brush, like a finger, and draw on them with a highlighter or on the lid of the eye. Others come in pencil form and need to be applied with a small, pointed brush. You can also find pencils that are great for creating a natural look because they have tiny dots for eyeshadow – you can line the tips of your eyes or brush them to match your natural eye color for a totally natural look.

Artificial fragrances are used frequently in natural makeup as well, but it’s important to avoid certain artificial fragrances that could cause irritations to your skin and to your eyes. Many brands of eyeshadow include synthetic fragrances, but many others don’t; therefore, it’s always best to read the label to make sure the ingredients aren’t included. Make sure that your eyeshadow matches the shade of your natural eye color since most manufacturers are honest enough to list that information on the product label. Remember that most brands of eyeshadow contain more than two or three synthetic ingredients, so it’s a good idea to read the label of the products you’re buying.

Things To Know

Some women prefer to use natural makeup, but for those who don’t, synthetic or man-made versions are available for those who want something a little more original. There are a number of popular brands of synthetic makeup that are available in both drugstores and department stores, including Trojan, Maybelline, and Colgate-Palm. Some of these brands of synthetic makeup are less expensive than natural makeup and often come in similar styles and shades. Just remember that even though the price may be lower, synthetic products do not offer the same quality and protection as the real stuff does. When choosing a brand of synthetic makeup, it’s a good idea to read the label and look for ingredients such as chamomile, green tea, and ginseng that are commonly found in natural makeup products.

Bottom Line

While there’s no arguing that natural makeup is better for you, it’s also important to note that some harmful ingredients are found in artificial cosmetic products, such as phthalates and parabens. Many people have been injured due to these harmful ingredients, which is why you should take care when buying your cleansers, moisturizers, and so on. Always remember that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably is.

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