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Slow cosmetique, natural perfumes and solid perfumes
Unlike synthetic perfumes, natural perfumes are respectful of the environment and health, let's see how they can be prepared in both liquid and solid form.
Among the Egyptians, perfumes were not only used to give an extra touch to personal charm, perfumes were, indeed, also a part of sacred rites and healing rituals. It is said that Cleopatra liked to use a perfume based on cardamom, myrrh and cinnamon but well known was also the kyphi, described by Plutarch, a Greek writer and philosopher of the first century after Christ. Kyphi was a mixture of 16 ingredients including honey, wine, raisin, rosewood, cyperus and myrrh. Moreover, as stressed also b...
INCI of cosmetics, you know what you are applying on skin Part 20, talc
The talc in cosmetic products for make-up and intimate hygiene should be limited, let's understand better on the basis of scientific studies.
INCI is the label that, by law in different countries, shows the list of ingredients used in a cosmetic product. It is therefore important to know how to read the INCI in order to be able to choose safe and beneficial cosmetics that do not contain irritating or harmful substances. Among the possible ingredients that can appear in cosmetics there is also talc. In particular, today we will see its use in cosmetics and we will try to understand if this substance is safe or not. Talc in cosmetics ...
INCI of cosmetics, you know what you are applying on skin Part 19, what the sunscreens should not contain
4-MBC is a substance accused to be an endocrine disruptor, however it can be found in creams with sunscreens and other products and creams for the day.
The gentle heat of the sun rays on your face, the feeling of well-being and calm, sunbathing is relaxing and improves mood, in addition it is also a healthy gesture since in this way the body is able to synthesize the vitamin D. But it is also important not to expose yourself to risks as sun rays, even if beneficial, can cause sunburn, premature skin aging and even serious diseases such as skin cancers. For this reason, you should choose the hours of the day when the concentration of UV rays is ...
INCI of cosmetics, you know what you are applying on skin Part 19, the sunscreens
Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate is a substance found in sunscreens and other cosmetics such as lipsticks or enamels, it should be avoided as it is not stable when exposed to sunlight and it is suspected to interfere with the body's hormones.
There is no doubt that the sun is a source of health, since it improves mood and allows the body to synthesize vitamin D. However, if taken without attention, the sun can also cause a lot of damages to the skin. This is why, when we expose ourselves to the sun, it is always a good choice to rub sunscreens into our skin. However, we should also be careful when we read the label on the sunscreen cream in order to prevent a beneficial product from becoming a problem for the health of our body. Toda...
INCI of cosmetics, you know what you are applying on skin Part 18, Oxybenzone in creams and sunscreens
Oxybenzone is a substance widely used in cosmetics in sunscreen creams due to its ability to minimize the damages of UV rays, however it is a substance, if possible, that should be avoided as it is harmful to the health of humans and Planet.
Do you know what you put on your face and body? Since understanding the terms that are listed in the INCI, the label that by law must report all the ingredients used in a cosmetic product, is really difficult for those who are not experts, here we have created this section. The aim is to try to learn which substances are behind long and, sometimes, really incomprehensible names, to understand their real effects, if we are dealing with a beneficial, neutral or harmful substance, thus allowing a m...
INCI of cosmetics, you know what you are applying on skin Part 17, hair dyes
Today we learn to read INCI of hair dyes in order to recognize the substances that should be avoided and that can cause irritations, dermatitis or can result even carcinogenic.
INCI of cosmetics is the label that, by law in several Countries, has to report the ingredients used in a cosmetic product. Understanding INCI isn’t easy, but it is very useful to recognize the substances that are beneficial to our beauty and other that, on the contrary, irritant or even carcinogenic, should be avoided. Today we’ll try to understand how to choose a good hair dye able to respect our health and the health of hair. Hair dyes and INCI – It is estimated that hair dyes are used by ...
INCI of cosmetics, you know what you are applying on skin Part 16, the microplastics
The microplastics, or microbeads, are added to body and face scrubs, masks, shower gel and toothpastes to give the product an exfoliating action, however the microplastics are very polluting and can cause serious damages to the Planet and to human health.
Cosmetics for the beauty of skin and hair often contain irritating and harmful substances, that’s what we are learning from the posts dedicated to the INCI of cosmetics, the label that, by law, must report all the substances included in creams, shampoos, scrubs, toothpastes and lotions. For this reason, learning to understand this label and to recognize the substances that should be avoided or, on the contrary, to be preferred, can be a huge help for our health, since some substances may damage ...
INCI of cosmetics, you know what you are applying on skin Part 15, are BHT and BHA safe?
In beauty products such as creams or lipsticks the two synthetic preservatives BHA and BHT may appear, these substances are considered carcinogenic and able to interfere with the body's hormones.
The INCI is the label that, by law in all Western countries, lists the ingredients included in cosmetic products such as face or body cream, nail polish or shampoos. The problem is that reading the INCI is not easy because the substances appear with names that are often incomprehensible to those who are not experts in the field. However, understanding the substances we are dealing with is very important because unfortunately, and this happens too often, the ingredients included in that beauty cr...
INCI of cosmetics, you know what you are applying on skin Part 14, the toluene
Toluene is a component of several cosmetic products and nail polish, if inhaled enter in the blood and reach the internal organs, toxic at high dosages.
When we apply a face cream or a nail polish we evaluate the final result, the thickness of the product and maybe also the fragrance but we often don’t think that that cosmetic is the result of several substances, sometimes from a chemical origin other times more natural, that may interact with the body. With our posts, we are dedicating much attention to the INCI of cosmetics, the label that, by law, should list the ingredients of a cream, a serum or a hair mask, because in our opinion it is imp...
INCI of cosmetics, you know what you are applying on skin Part 13, triclosan
Triclosan is an antibacterial agent used as a preservative in various cosmetic products, however it is believed that it can affect the thyroid and have harmful effects on health.
All our users, who are following Natural Remedies for a while now, know that we are giving a lot of importance to cosmetics, helping to recognize the most harmful ingredients in a face cream, soap or shampoo and to choose instead beauty products that contain really beneficial, nourishing and protective substances. Sometimes we give little recipes to prepare cosmetics at home, in order to have full control over the ingredients, but sometimes this is not enough, there is not always time to prepare...
Inci of cosmetics, you know what you are applying on skin Part 12, the sodium lauryl sulfate
Sodium lauryl sulfate is a surfactant used in shampoo, shower gel, soaps and after shave lotions, it results very aggressive and irritating on skin, possible cause of acne, dry skin and dandruff.
Cosmetic products are not all the same and the difference, for our health and beauty, isn’t given by the price or the best advertising, but by the ingredients that you find inside creams, serums, soaps and shampoos. Sometimes the used ingredients respect the skin and the hair, other times, and unfortunately this happens quite often, not at all and the results are irritations, dull skin, wrinkles but also acne, blackheads and, for what concerns hair, dandruff, oily scalp, hair loss and brittle ha...
INCI of cosmetics, you know what you are applying on skin Part 11, formaldehyde
Formaldehyde may appear in nail polish, hardener nail products, hair straightening treatments while substances that release formaldehyde are commonly used in cosmetics for hair, face and make up.
INCI is the label that, by law in several Countries of Western World, should show the ingredients used in cosmetic products. We have already dedicated posts about the subject and we have observed that some substances are needed, such as the preservatives, of course some are better than others, other substances are really beneficial, this is the case of tocopherol, but other substances are irritating, such as the silicones, or even dangerous or carcinogenic as the aluminum salts are considered. L...
INCI of cosmetics, you know what you are applying on skin Part 10, tocopherol
Tocopherol or vitamin E is used in cosmetics, including organic formulations, to preserve the product, protect the skin from free radicals and sun damages and to moisturize it.
Why is it so important to know what we are applying on face and body in the form of creams, serums or lotions? Because our skin can react to some substances contained in cosmetics and may become oily, irritated, or also dry and wrinkled. Sometimes, however, some ingredients are not only irritating to the skin but can become harmful to the body because they can interfere with the endocrine system and are associated, in some cases, with a higher risk of developing certain types of cancer as we hav...
INCI of cosmetics, you know what you are applying on skin Part 9, MEA DEA TEA
MEA, DEA, TEA are substances that may be very aggressive on the skin and can cause acne and dandruff, in particular conditions they may result also carcinogenic.
Over recent years the desire to understand deeper what we introduce in our body through diet or lifestyle and the possible effects of these substances, more or less beneficial, is growing. Also the choice of cosmetics should be done carefully because these are products that come into contact with our skin. The cosmetics can nourish and improve the skin or, on the contrary, irritate it and therefore causing an increase in sebum production, acne and blackheads, can also cause wrinkles and aging an...
INCI of cosmetics, you know what you are applying on skin Part 8, the Propylene glycol
Propylene glycol is found in many classes of cosmetics but has an irritating and aggressive power on the hydrolipidic film of the skin.
We buy face and body creams in supermarkets or specialized perfumeries, often reading only hurriedly the advertising text that promises amazing results for our beauty. And then we apply these creams on our skin without thinking about what ingredients they can contain, if these can be irritating or harmful or otherwise particularly nourishing and beneficial. To prevent or counteract many problems such as skin irritations, dry skin or otherwise oily skin, pimples, acne, wrinkles, but also to prote...
INCI of cosmetics, you know what you are applying on skin Part 7, the perfumes
INCI of cosmetics indicates the ingredients that appear in a formulation, today we will analyze the perfumes that are always added to creams, shampoos or other cosmetic products.
INCI is the detailed list of ingredients that, by law, should be reported on the pack of cosmetics, from creams to shampoos. Why is the INCI so important? Because in a lot of products that we daily use to take care of our beauty there are often irritating or polluting substances that are better to avoid for the health of our body and Earth. Today we will see another class of substances that can be found in cosmetics, the perfumes. Perfumes – Smell is one of the most used senses. It may often h...
INCI of cosmetics, you know what you are applying on skin Part 6, the aluminum salts in deodorants
Let's find out what the aluminum salts, used in most deodorants, are, how to recognize them from INCI and what effects they could have on our health.
The INCI is the label that appears, by law, on all packaging of cosmetics and indicates the ingredients used in a particular product. It is very important to learn to recognize, if not all substances, at least some particular classes that could cause irritation, dry skin, acne or even wrinkles and, as for hair, dandruff, seborrhea and oily hair. Yes, because many used substances are synthetic, derive from petroleum and are often poorly tolerated by the skin, it is therefore important to recogniz...
INCI of cosmetics, you know what you are applying on skin Part 5, the preservatives parabens and quaternium
The inci of the cosmetics helps to understand which substances appear in the product, here we see in detail how to recognize the parabens, the EDTA and the quaternium, preserving substances that it would be better to avoid.
We are so used to applying a cream or a shampoo that we often don’t pay attention to the gestures or to the products we are actually putting on the skin or scalp, looking only at what the advertising of that cosmetic promises. Luminous and young skin, shiny and silky hair! How many times we have read these phrases on the packaging of a product, but here you go punctually rashes, itching, pimples, the skin becomes dehydrated and the hair is oily. Often are the products that we use that, due to so...
INCI of cosmetics, you know what you are applying on skin Part 4, the preservatives alcohol and phenoxyethanol
Inci in cosmetics, let’s see in detail some preservative substances such as ethyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol and what uses the eco bio cosmetic.
Let’s go further with the study of INCI, the label of cosmetic products that, by law, must indicate all the ingredients used in a cream, serum, lotion, shampoo and that may be really helpful to identify the irritating or dangerous substances for skin and hair. Today we’ll see in detail a very used type of substances in cosmetics, the preservatives. Preservatives – Preservatives in cosmetics are required in order to counteract the bacteria action and to prevent the mold caused by the presence o...
INCI of cosmetics, you know what you are applying on skin Part 3, the emulsifiers
INCI allows us to know the ingredients that are used in cosmetic products, in this post we will see how to recognize the synthetic emulsifiers, often aggressive, irritating and polluting, and the natural emulsifiers, more delicate on skin.
When we buy fruits, vegetables or prepared food we want to know the origin, the type of cultivation and the used ingredients. But the same attention should be dedicated also to face and body creams, shampoos, conditioners, masks and serum that are applied on skin and hair and can contain irritating substances, not good for us or even dangerous. In addition to this, a lot of ingredients used in conventional cosmetics are synthetic and their production can be polluting. In order to know what we ar...
INCI of cosmetics, you know what you are applying on skin Part 2, the silicones
How to understand the ingredients of a cosmetic product by reading the INCI, the list of all the substances used in the cream, serum, lotion or conditioner, in this post we will see the silicones, smoothing substances that don’t have any real benefit for skin and hair.
INCI is the list of all the ingredients of a cosmetic products and, by law in several countries in the world, should be reported on the label of the pack of creams, shampoos, serum, lip gloss and conditioners. It is not easy to read the INCI because the names are reported in Latin or English and often are not very clear for non-expert people. But it is really important to learn the substances in a cosmetic, that may be irritating, comedogenic, dangerous or beneficial. In the previous post we hav...
INCI of cosmetics, you know what you are applying on skin Part 1, mineral oils
Let’s see how to read the labels of cosmetics, called INCI, that, by law, should report the used ingredients, we start with a product, the mineral oils, that isn’t beneficial at all for skin and, on the contrary, suffocates it and causes acne, oily skin and blemishes.
In order to know what you are applying on skin and hair you have a really powerful tool, INCI, that means International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients, and is the detailed list of the ingredients of creams, lotions, shampoos or conditioners that, by law, should be reported on the packs of beauty cosmetics in countries such as UE, United States, Russia, Canada, Brazil and South Africa. INCI is also your best friend in order to be conscious about the substances you are applying on your skin....
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