Are you a lady who uses makeup and applies cosmetics on a frequent basis? Have you ever paused for a moment to think what is present in that cosmetic which you are using? Maybe you have not pondered about the organic purity of that cosmetics you are using and hence have no idea if there is bacteria growing inside your cosmetics. Or maybe you have not thought about the chemical preservatives present in the cosmetics which you are putting on your skin, and that these chemical preservatives may be absorbed by your skin pores and into your bloodstream.
Maybe you also do not know that women have been eating an average of four pounds of lipstick in their lifetime. Though we do not see any medical reports that girls are dying from lipstick, it does not seem to be cool to know that lipstick wearers are eating so much lipstick! Then there is also a problem with mascara as people who put on mascara absorb fallen bits of plastic and synthetic materials into their eyes daily. We also do not hear reports that these people are having eye problems.
It would be glad to know that these days, more and more consumers and manufacturers are getting concerned about the chemicals that are present in cosmetics. More people are now knowledgeable about going green and about harmful products. But when they hear the above, people usually have a few reactions. One is that they will swear off cosmetics and never to buy any cosmetics or use cosmetics anymore. Then they are those who would not be bothered in the least bit. Yet there is another group who would seek out better alternatives to these harmful cosmetics. This group would look for natural and organic cosmetics.
Organic cosmetics are cosmetics which has been manufactured, produced or distributed through organic means. These processes are defined by specific guidelines set by organizations such as the Organic Food Products Act and organic products such as organic cosmetics are not permitted by law to contain any synthetic makeup. Organic products are thus manufactured using substances which are grown without synthetic chemicals or genetically modified organisms.
As for natural cosmetics, these are cosmetics which has not been chemically altered from its original state, i.e. the product is in its natural form and no other substances were removed or added. Natural products such as natural cosmetics are derived from natural plants or animal sources but the use of the term is not regulated or certified. Tough this is some FDA regulation for cosmetics, such regulation is minimal and there are actually many toxic and carcinogenic ingredients found in cosmetics and so-called natural body care products.
The National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health found that over 800 of the chemicals available for the use in cosmetics (not only makeup) have been reported to the government as toxic substances. Hence do be careful when buying natural cosmetics and take a good look at the label of ingredients that are present within the cosmetics.