Do you ever think about how your daily beauty routine has an impact on the environment? You’re in the right place if you want to discover 5 good reasons to choose eco cosmetics rather than the ordinary ones. Not only your health, but also the whole planet will be grateful!
How negative is the impact of the main products you use everyday? Choosing eco-friendly creams, detergents and shampoos is an important choice.
Discover 5 reasons which will make you want to buy only eco cosmetics!
Eco-Cosmetics: what does this word really mean?
If a cosmetic product has a natural and organic label, it means that it is 95% (or even more) composed of organic ingredients.
The main difference between an eco-cosmetic and a traditional one can be found on the ingredient list. As a matter of fact, traditional cosmetics usually contain silicones, mineral oils, synthetic polymers, preservatives and artificial perfumes.
Whereas, in organic cosmetics we have plant elements, such as vegetable oils, essential oils, active ingredients and natural perfumes which replace the synthetic elements.
Furthermore, if you use preservatives, they must be certified.
5 Reasons to choose Eco-Cosmetics
There are several reasons which make Eco-Cosmetics better than the ordinary ones. Here you are, the most important 5.
1. Respect the Environment
When you use synthetic and chemical products, not only leave they traces on your skin, but they also end up contaminating the air and the water. As a matter of fact, according to some recent studies, some ingredients contained in sunscreen damage coral reefs, causing their bleaching. By using bio-cosmetics, you’ll avoid this damages and you’ll protect the ecosystems.
The ingredients of organic cosmetics have been grown without the use of pesticides or harmful fertilizers. So, if you use them, you’ll protect the biodiversity and promote the organic farming.
2. Protect the health
The cosmetic industry is one of the least regulated markets in the world. As a matter of fact, the lists of ingredients of several beauty products (shampoos, toothpastes, bubble baths..) contain toxic substances. Some studies also claim that our body absorbs up to 5 kilos of harmful substances through beauty products per year.
Among the most dangerous substances there are petrochemicals and parabens, used in traditional cosmetics to make their shelf-life longer. According to some scientific studies (such as this one), parabens make the body stop producing estrogens and can be the reason of many diseases such as cancer, fragile immune system and allergies.
By choosing Eco-Cosmetics, you’ll avoid these damages.
3. Nourish your skin and your hair
The skin covers our entire body and it needs to be nourished. Also, it’s useful to protect you from infection and to filter out toxins. So, taking care of your hair is not just an aesthetic issue but it’s about protecting your health.
The organic and natural ingredients, contained in eco-organic cosmetics, provide your skin and hair with an important nourishment.
The ingredients of eco-cosmetics are all natural substances such as olive oil, argan oil, almond oil, aloe vera, coconut oil, etc.. They help your skin to be healthier. In addition, some of these natural ingredients contain antioxidants which are anti-aging.
4. Eco-Cosmetics aren’t more expensive
We are used to thinking that eco-cosmetics are far more expensive than the other ones. But this is not true. As a matter of fact, on the market you can find cheap eco-products or you could also make them. There are a lots of DIY projects.
5. Eco-Cosmetics don’t damage the most sensitive skins
Last but not least, eco cosmetics adapt to all skin types, even the most sensitive ones, which must be treated with delicate products. Organic creams don’t contain artificial preservatives or synthetic perfumes which may cause allergies and damages to kids and sensitive skins.
What do you think about it? Are you already using eco cosmetics? If yes, good choice. If no, we are sure that this article made you change your mind. Let us know your experience with eco cosmetics by leaving a comment!
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