On The Hunt For Real Natural Cosmetics

When looking to improve your life style and to buy “greener”, there are some things you should look for in personal care products labelled as “natural”. Specially when many of them are not really natural.
Here are some suggestions to help you on your “natural” cosmetic hunt :
1. Read the information written on the label don’t just skim the text. Not everything that says natural or made from natural ingredients is true or a good idea to use.
2. Consult your doctor or pharmacist about any medication or dietary supplement you intend on taking.
3. e very careful with what you take. Remember your body might react alergically to the combination of certain drugs and dietary supplements.
4. When at the store take a bit of time to compare the labels of similar products. One may be labelled “natural” but contain the same harmful ingredients as the other product.
5. Check the list of ingredients.
6. Learn about ingredients before you use products that contain them.
7. Be astute. Ask questions about the product. Don’t just assume.
8. Pay attention to this language or anything that reads similar to these:
“Made with organic essential oils”
“Contains organic ingredients”
“Made with nontoxic ingredients”
“100 percent natural”
“Essentially nontoxic”
“Earth-friendly”
“Environmentally safer”
“Hypoallergenic/Dermatologist Tested/Allergy Tested/Non-Irritating”
“Vegan”
“Cruelty-Free”
“Anything that would make you believe it is “allergy-free”
Good labels are usual backed up by third party certifications. Companies like Ecocert (Europe & Canada) and Cosmebio are two European companies that you can trust.

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When looking to improve your life style and to buy “greener”, there are some things you should look for in personal care products labelled as “natural”. Specially when many of them are not really natural.

Here are some suggestions to help you on your “natural” cosmetic hunt :

1. Read the information written on the label,don’t just skim the text. Not everything that says natural or made from natural ingredients is true or a good idea to use.

2. Consult your doctor or pharmacist about any medication or dietary supplement you intend on taking.

3. Be very careful with what you take. Remember your body might react allergically to the combination of certain drugs and dietary supplements.

4. When at the store take a bit of time to compare the labels of similar products. One may be labelled “natural” but contain the same harmful ingredients as the other product.

5. Check the list of ingredients.

6. Learn about ingredients before you use products that contain them.

7. Be astute. Ask questions about the product. Don’t just assume.

8. Pay attention to this language or anything that reads similar to these:

“Made with organic essential oils”

“Contains organic ingredients”

“Made with nontoxic ingredients”

“100 percent natural”

“Essentially nontoxic”

“Earth-friendly”

“Environmentally safer”

“Hypoallergenic/Dermatologist Tested/Allergy Tested/Non-Irritating”

“Vegan”

“Cruelty-Free”

“Anything that would make you believe it is “allergy-free”

Good labels are usual backed up by third party certifications. Companies like Ecocert (trusted in Europe & Canada) and Cosmebio are two European certifications that you can trust.

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Posted by on Nov 13th, 2009 and filed under FEATURED ARTICLES, NATURAL INGREDIENTS. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

1 Response for “On The Hunt For Real Natural Cosmetics”

  1. Opalima says:

    National certification for products is definitely needed. As a natural makeup formulator it is not within my indie budget to cover the expensive costs of certification. Hopefully a more affordable process will be introduced. http://www.opalimabeauty.com

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