We live a moment of maximum attention to beauty and personal care. We have healthy habits, follow a balanced diet, exercise, and, more and more, we pay special attention to the care of our skin.
When we use a cosmetic, it is absorbed by our skin and reaches our full body inside. Therefore, when choosing cosmetics, it is crucial to know the differences that exist between them, and to know which are beneficial and which are harmful.
To help you choose the best cosmetics that do not damage your skin or cause allergies, today we share the differences between conventional, natural and organic cosmetics.
These products have formulations based on aggressive chemical ingredients for the skin and, additionally, they pollute the environment. Some of those toxic substances are parabens, petroleum derivatives (paraffins, silicones), phthalates, formaldehyde, triclosan, sodium lauryl sulfate, diethanolamine or BHA. Its exposure and repeated use can have negative effects on the skin and on health in general.
Conventional cosmetics contain active drug ingredients that may affect the structure or function of the skin. When they are applied and come into contact with the skin, they reduce the level of transpiration of the skin and create a condition of occlusion, causing allergic skin reactions such as contact urticaria, intolerance or irritant contact dermatitis.
These cosmetics are made of synthetic preservatives that make the duration of a product longer, but cause negative health effects and pollute more.
The name of natural cosmetic is granted when the product is manufactured with natural elements and substances of vegetable, mineral or animal origin but it also contains a certain percentage of chemical ingredients.
They are better than conventional ones, because they usually have a less artificial formulation, but a percentage of their composition is made of preservatives and chemical substances.
It is important to pay attention to the actual composition and labeling of natural cosmetics. There are products on the market with some vegetable ingredient added in small quantity to their synthetic composition and they are labeled as 100% natural when in reality they are not such.
Before defining organic cosmetics, we want to point out that an organic cosmetic will always be natural, but not all natural cosmetics will be organic. Many manufacturers use small proportions of a natural ingredient to be able to use that term but they do not qualify or certify to be organic. Therefore, it is important to pay attention to the actual composition of each product.
Organic cosmetics are made only of natural elements, substances and ingredients that have been produced following the criteria for organic and sustainable agriculture (no use of fertilizers, pesticides or chemical herbicides, among others) and without damaging or altering the environment.
Organic ingredients must be certified in order to be recognized as such, so organic certificates are a great help to guarantee the user that those criteria are met.
ALEVOO Organic Cosmetics
Within that last typology, we find Alevoo organic cosmetics (link). All our products are made of natural organic ingredients, obtained through organic farming systems, without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and fertilizers. Our cosmetics do not contain parabens, phthalates, phenoxyethanol, colorants or fragrances, and they are elaborated respecting our environment and not tested on animals.
Alevoo organic cosmetics are cosmeceutical products; that means, they are organic cosmetics containing biologically active ingredients. They are oriented to treat the skin, nourish it and provide it with therapeutic substances leaving it hydrated, smooth and luminous.
Our cosmetics are made of organic extra virgin olive oil whose health benefits are scientifically supported. All our products are made of 100% natural ingredients. They are rich in vitamin E, A y D, antioxidants and antipollution. Additionally, they contain a high amount of fatty acids, being the predominant (73%) a monounsaturated fat called oleic acid, which are essential in regenerating the epidermal barrier.
Alevoo organic cosmetics respect the acid mantle of the skin, and its formulation ensures that they act by blocking free radicals, preventing oxidation and combating premature aging of the skin. Additionally, they maintain hydration of the skin and improves cell membrane conservation.
From Alevoo, we invite you to take care of your skin with our certified organic cosmetics, a balanced diet and healthy lifestyle habits that will provide you with health and beauty in equal parts.
Now that you have read our blog, do you want to take a look to the cosmetics that you have at home? Do you support taking care of your skin only with 100% organic ingredients? Share your comments!