Not everyone knows that about 95% of cosmetic products that are on the market and that we use every day contain preservatives, dyes and synthetic fragrances that are presumably harmful to people and the environment. In cosmetic products are used about 12,000 chemicals and recent studies have revealed data not exactly reassuring. A Group Research has shown that, in over 7000 products on the market, only 25 had been tested and checked. A product out of 100 are suspected to be carcinogens and about a third contains substances classified as potentially carcinogenic. It was also detected a high percentage of allergenic and heavy metals that easily penetrates into the dermis due to the presence of moisturizers and humectants. The components normally used in a chemical cosmetic product tend to cover and seal the skin (silicones and petrolatum), to dehydrate (PEG and EDTA) and the foam used to create the water-oil emulsion, in time, wear away the hydrolipidic film the dermis, creating redness and permanent thinning.

In natural cosmetics we find only selected controlled and natural materials. A vegetable cold extracted oil maintains all the primary characteristics, taking care of the skin, keeping the hydrolipidic film and not occluding the pores. The richness in vitamins, polyunsaturated fatty acids allows you to have a true nourishment for the skin. Essential oils penetrate into the deep layers of the dermis, acting on the natural cell regeneration. They act as anti-wrinkle, toning the tissues and draining toxins. The natural perfume is never excessive or aggressive and essential oils, if skilfully mixed, send unconscious messages of peace, serenity and joy that are reflected immediately on the appearance of the person.

What are parabens?

Parabens are chemicals widely used in cosmetics for children. Are suspected to be carcinogens and create damage even after 20-30 years because they accumulate in the body. Most common parabens are: methylparaben, ethylparaben, propylparaben, isobutylparaben, butylparaben e benzylparaben.

What are silicones?

Silicones are chemicals that are widely used in the cosmetic industry as bases for creams. Initially they give a silky effect but, if used regularly, close all the pores of the skin that will start to become dry, poorly nourished and opaque. Cosmetic silicones act exactly like those used as sealants for windows or glass, and perform the same result: close, seal, and block the passage of air/water. They are found mainly in the filler, in firming creams, shampoos and creams for children.

What are petroleum derivatives?

Petroleum derivatives are hydrocarbons derived from oil refining. Discovered by chance by workers who refined oil, were introduced to create baby oils because, initially left the skin smooth and silky. This occurs for a short time because slack occlude the pores of the skin by preventing perspiration and tissue oxygenation, leading to premature aging of the same. Petroleum derivatives most common are: petrolatum, paraffinum liquidum, cera microcristallina, vaselina, mineral oil. heu are contained in the most famous brands and deemed “safe” by the layman. The petroleum derivatives are carcinogenic and toxic, damage the skin, pollute the sea and the land, and accumulate in the internal organs.

What are the benefits of natural products?

The benefits of using a high-quality natural cosmetics are numerous; primarily using a living product, composed of pure substances that originate in nature and which are compatible with our system. They are simple to decipher because usually there are 10 components with Latin name and not chemical (each of us recognize the term Olea europaea for example). Really prevent damage from oxidative stress, feed and care your skin; do not pollute the environment, usually do not generate allergies or dermatitis and a delicate scent reminds us that nature has inimitable fragrant.