Natural cosmetics are increasingly in trend and are most often associated with products that contain plant raw materials (vegetable oils and extracts, essential oils). The advantage of natural cosmetics over commercial products is that they use natural ingredients very similar to the composition of the skin
We usually choose products according to the smell or packaging. Almost all cosmetic products contain harmful odors, preservatives, dyes, artificial additives that, when applied to the skin, enter our body through the bloodstream, where they can cause numerous reactions such as redness of the skin, nausea, headaches…
That is why natural cosmetics are the right choice. There are a significant number of skeptics, who believe that natural cosmetics are a novelty, however, natural cosmetics originated many centuries before commercial cosmetics.
All the ingredients and the natural cosmetics themselves can be eaten, and the quality effect on the skin is immeasurable. Unlike commercial cosmetics, natural cosmetics have a shorter shelf life (they do not contain preservatives that extend the shelf life of the product).
Also, natural cosmetics can mostly be found in pharmacies or bio pharmacies. Substances from natural cosmetics are recognized by the skin and incorporated into its cells, which is not the case with synthetic ingredients. In addition, commercial cosmetics contain preservatives, so that the products can stand on store shelves for a long time, but they often irritate the skin and cause allergies.
This is why commercial make-up is often cheaper and more affordable, however, the advice of dermatologists always goes in the direction of natural cosmetics. Give your skincare and love, it will give you back.
Also, another important advantage of natural cosmetics is that natural cosmetics are produced without testing on animals, and come in environmentally friendly packaging.
Do it yourself
Needed: a piece of hazelnut-sized wax, 3 tablespoons of sesame oil, 1 tablespoon of distilled rose water, 15 drops of lavender essential oil
Preparation: Melt the wax in steam, add sesame oil, stir, and when it becomes uniformly remove from the heat. Cool with constant stirring, add drop by drop rose water, finally lavender oil, and mix well. Also keep refrigerated, preferably in a glass jar with a lid. Shelf life up to four months.
Needed: 2 teaspoons of sea salt, 50 ml of olive oil, 1 teaspoon of lavender oil, a teaspoon of chamomile flower
Preparation: Mix the ingredients, whisk well and leave in the cold for at least half an hour before use. Apply the mixture on a clean face and neck, then gently massage with fingertips, circular movements and rinse with lukewarm water.
Needed: 6 tablespoons of sugar, 1.5 dl of olive oil, a tablespoon of lemon juice, 3-4 drops of aromatic oil of rosemary and lavender
Preparation: Combine the ingredients, mix well and rub the body from the feet up before taking a shower. Consume the rest of the mixture over the next 15 days.
What is vegan cosmetics?
In order for a product to be vegan, it must not contain ingredients of animal origin, nor must it be tested on animals. This also implies that the product is not sold in China, given that animal testing is mandatory in that country. Vegan is not the same as natural cosmetics, because there is no label on vegan products that guarantee the naturalness, quality, and origin of all raw materials.