Exciting Trends in Beauty Products
By Scott Humphrey
Beauty products are a billion dollar a year industry that keeps finding new ways to innovate and expand product lines to provide the most exceptional results you can find in skin care. Much of what trends entail for beauty deals with style, but every year there are also new products to go along with them. For now let’s focus on the products.
Mineral foundation powders are the new trend in makeup, as well as products that do not contain any chemicals. Organic and natural aren’t just for foods anymore; all sorts of products are going “Green” and using organic ingredients that are free of chemicals. It makes sense, right? Chemicals can have adverse effects that include cancer and hormone disruption.
If you are using makeup that you are unsure of, make sure you read the product labels and do some research on what is in the product. At the very least fragrance and dyes can cause allergic reactions, and people are looking for natural products to help keep their skin healthy and pretty. Since pretty much any ingredient can be put into these products it is up to us to do the research.
Organics do not contain ingredients that can cause rashes, close pores, dry out, or irritate skin. The natural ingredients help skin to retain its natural glow and actually nourish it because it contains nutrients and no chemicals that undercut them. For example, many moisturizers contain alcohol or petroleum which dries out your skin, but I use an organic Shea butter lotion that keeps my skin super moist for days at a time. A great benefit to organic and natural cosmetic products is that they work so well you don’t have to use them as much.
Another great example of the great results from a natural product is Aloe Vera. Aloe Vera is a great skin rejuvenator, and it is especially great for remediating sunburn. It also heals scrapes, cuts, and burns very effectively. All you have to do is cut off one of the leaves, split it open, and rub a generous amount on the affected area.
Without naming specific brands it is quite obvious that cosmetics companies have jumped on the organic and natural bandwagon. The all natural products are seeing exceptional sales, as well as exceptional results on the people that are using them. As I said, be careful to examine the product labels and make sure that all of the ingredients are in fact organic. The guidelines for organic product labeling only require that one ingredient be organic.
Many products are 100% organic, and many are not, so ultimately it is up to you to find out. Organic cosmetic products will not clog your pores, which is major reason for skin trouble. Organic ingredients are easily absorbed into the skin and balance it out. Things put onto your skin are absorbed into the bloodstream and it makes good sense that whatever is going into your bloodstream should probably be natural and a benefit to your body.
BIO: Scott is a freelance writer on a variety of topics including custom digital printing. When he is not writing he is hiking in the mountains of upstate New York.
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