Organic Make-Up Guide 101 ( Guest Post )

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In the last few years people are going green with a number of life aspects, such as food, cleaning products and even architecture. It is no wonder we finally have this trend in the beauty industry. Organic makeup is much more than this year’s number one buzzword. It is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle and it is crucial if you want to be a responsible inhabitant of this planet. Not only that, it is, essentially, good for your skin, because synthetic products can contain thousands of harmful chemicals which are damaging your skin and piling up in your organism. If you are still not convinced, here is everything you need to know about organic makeup.

It Is Good for the Environment

Organic makeup is made out of naturally-grown ingredients which are not treated with fertilizers or toxic pesticides. That means that they are grown ingredients and produced cosmetics are made according to strict ecological practices. One of the main conditions to “pass that test” is not to leave any harmful footprint in the air or on the soil. Because growing such ingredients does not require any chemicals, wildlife is not jeopardized. Actually, many of animal population endangered by chemicals used in agriculture are essential for the balance in the eco-system. By opting for organic, you are giving them the chance to live.

It Is Good For You

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Some of the ingredients in synthetic products are believed that can cause severe damage to your health. Petrochemicals, for instant, when absorbed through skin can harm you brain, heart and respiratory system. Organic makeup and skincare products, on the other side are tested and completely safe. To get labeled with “organic” makeup products have to go through a bunch of tests to prove that they are not harmful for the environment, they do not contain dangerous chemicals and they are not tested on animals. So, if you opt for cruelty-free makeup brushes, you will know that the label is telling the truth. The optimal percentage of completely natural ingredients in organic makeup is about 95.

It Is Efficient

Regardless of what they are speaking on makeup commercials about the constancy and effects of synthetic makeup, it can never be as efficient as the one made of purely natural ingredients. Organic skin care products are feeding your skin, besides beautifying it, with high concentrations of pure, healthy, and safe plant-based ingredients. The products are being clinically tested to determine their efficiency, simply not on animals. They contain more active ingredients that conventional makeup.
Read In Between the Lines
The label of organic product does tell you all, but sometimes you must read a bit more carefully, because some manufacturers tend to bend the truth a bit. If you on the ingredients list on the label read dimethicone, cyclopentasiloxane, sodium laureth sulfate, isododecane, isohexane, mineral oil, paraffin, methyl, ethyl, parabens, etc. you will know that it is a fraud.

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Other Things to Know

Chemically-enhanced products are prone to the growth of harmful bacteria. Unlike them, organic products can limit its growth and, thus, provide longer shelf-life and a healthy alternative for you. Synthetic skincare and makeup products tend to clog your pores, thus stopping your skin to breathe. Organic makeup does no such thing, and it makes your skin feel light and airy. This makes it the perfect choice for sensitive skin prone to allergies and inflammation.
In the end, switching to organic is the reasonable thing to do. There is no doubt that nature is always the best choice and that we need to be in harmony with it. By using department store makeup, you are exposing yourself to various health hazards and harming your skin. Instead, choose products which will help your skin, while keeping safe the planet you live on.

Many thanks to Peter Minkoff for this Beautifully written and photographed post. Peter is a fashion enthusiast and writer for HighstyleLife magazine. He currently spends his time living between Brisbane and Cardiff.

If you would like to contact Peter you can do so by emailing him over at Minkoffpeter@gmail.com

XOXO AJ

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