Truly Natural Cosmetics

Cosmetics developed with nature, pictures of attractive packaging …… Not all cosmetics that claim to be natural are truly natural. Well, yes, but how is the common man, ignorant of Latin names, to understand them? First of all, one must always read the ingredients, so it is helpful to have a computer or smart phone at hand! There are websites that will translate the Latin names of the ingredients in a product so you can find out if it is natural, appropriate, or even toxic.

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First of all, most brands that claim to be natural cosmetics are not actually natural at all. Sure, most cosmetics contain plant extracts, but that does not mean they are natural and free of chemicals.

What ingredients should be avoided in cosmetics?

Not all chemicals are bad, but some should be avoided. Aluminum and aluminum saltsare the most important,as they can cause oxidative stress to the body\’s cells and even damage DNA. Antiperspirants containing aluminum act on delatins to close sweat globules. However, sweat accumulates in the lymphatic system, so hormones and impurities cannot be flushed out of the body as sweat.

Benzyl alcohol is a preservative that acts as a stabilizer and can cause immune system reactions such as itching, hot flashes, rashes, blisters, and hives. It is a common allergen, but in high concentrations can induce asthma. Formerly used in infant care, it was discontinued due to poisoning.

BHA and BHT – Butylated hydroxyanisole and butylated hydroxytoluene are preservatives found primarily in cosmetics and cleansers. They are also found in moisturizers and cleansing lotions. Studies have confirmed their carcinogenicity. They can cause itching, burning, hives, and blistering of the skin.
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DEA and TEA are colorless liquids, sometimes in the form of crystalline alcohols. They are used as emulsifiers or moisturizers and react as plasticizers. When combined with certain ingredients, they react as nitrosating elements and are carcinogenic.

Fluoride – found especially in toothpaste. They accumulate in tissues, react with enzymes, and cause many serious effects on our health, especially neurological and endocrine problems.