Choosing Natural Beauty Products..

Dear friends,

It wasn’t that long ago when our mother’s makeup routine would consist of   a variety of beauty products bought from the local pharmacy. You’d need a chemistry degree to be able to decipher the ingredients list, and people weren’t all that concerned if a product was tested on animals, because they wanted to be sure that it was safe. Now that we’re in the twenty first century, increasingly young women want better beauty care products than their mothers ever had. They make a conscious choice to be aware of what they’re putting on their skin, what ingredients these products contain, and whether they’ve been tested on animals or not.

For those new to the idea of natural skin and makeup products, it can be difficult trying to find a proper definition of natural skin care. Read the ingredients list of any products before deciding to buy. Can you actually pronounce the ingredients? Ingredients that are food-based or plant-based are healthier than a long list of chemicals. For example, aloe vera and olive oil are not only natural, but they’re also good for your skin.

olive oil

There are several ingredients to avoid. You’d be surprised at what’s listed in your more common makeup manufacturer’s products. Imidazolidinyl Urea and Diazolidinyl Urea, Methy, Propyl, and Ethyl Paraben, Petrolatum, Propylene Glycol, Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, Stearalkonium Chloride, and Triethanolamine are all chemicals that have caused known allergic reactions in people. So, why do cosmetics companies still include them in their products? For at least three reasons. One, is that all of these chemicals are cheap to make and they fill out your cosmetics, so they can sell you a cheap $8 lipstick, or a $4 cream. The second reason is that they’ve been selling these products for years, and so why should they stop now? They haven’t been outright banned by the government, but then neither has alcohol or nicotine, and we know these are both bad for the human body. The third reason is that some cosmetics manufacturers are only concerned about profit, and don’t care if you get a bad reaction to their products, as long as it isn’t cancer.


Synthetic colors and synthetic fragrances should also be avoided. Nothing causes allergies more than fake scents and colors.

Most of us are aware of the testing practices on animals, and we try to avoid animal testing. Fortunately, most new cosmetics firms just starting out are completely aware of this issue, and refuse to test their products on animals. They choose to go the natural route, after all, who needs to test and see if olive oil or aloe vera gel are safe, when we already know they’re safe through common sense. Not that long ago it was quite difficult to find natural makeup, but now there are hundreds of manufacturers making natural skin products.

Today’s it’s easier than ever before for a young woman to find the natural skin care products that she desires. Many pharmacies are realizing that women want choices, and are starting to stock these items on their shelves. The internet is also a great place where you can find hundreds of companies selling safe, natural beauty products.

The younger generation is more aware of the types of cosmetics that they choose to place on their skin. Gone are the days of women slathering tons of makeup all over the faces. The new generation of women wants the bare minimum of makeup, and it must be all-natural. Choosing natural beauty products is the smarter choice for today’s health-conscious consumers.