Paraben-free Cosmetics

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Parabens are the preservatives that are very widely used in cosmetics as well as medicines these days. They are considered very effective preservatives, mainly for their fungicidal as well as bactericidal properties. They are used in almost all products such as shampoos, moisturizers, shaving gels, toothpastes, and tanning solutions because of their low costs. Lately, however, there has been a controversy surrounding them because of the various health hazards they can cause. So, if you use such products frequently and are thinking, whether they are safe or should one switch to the paraben-free ones, then below is some information that you will find very useful.

Harmful Effects of Parabens
Researches have shown that whatever we apply on our skin, a majority of it, almost sixty percent, enters the blood stream. And this includes the parabens, synthetic preservatives used in the personal care products. Chemically, this material is an ester of p-hydroxybenzoic acid. In cosmetics, the ones that are used most widely are propylparaben, butylparaben, and methylparaben.

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Mineral Cosmetics

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There are a number of dedicated mineral cosmetic products available world wide today, and all the products are made of the finest of minerals; sifted, processed, and pure! The foundation packs feel wonderful when flaunted, and cover blemishes in the most effective manner. Most of these cosmetics are recommended by dermatologists because they are proven hypo-allergenic. The concealer is perfect to cover acne, broken facial veins, and a bout of rosacea. The foundations and concealers contain natural SPF, and are available in shades to complement any skin tone.

The product range includes mineral setting powders that are marketed in various shades, and the transparent powder makes the application even more flawless. The other products include, mineral blush, eyeshadow, lip liner, nail polishes, body shimmer, and the popular bronzers. They are designed to offer coverage and finesse, without the use of harmful chemicals and dyes. They are powders, without fillers. The powders are nothing but crushed minerals extracted from the Earth. The non-mineral cosmetic ranges, too, flaunt the presence of minerals, but the content is diluted with many added chemicals. It is important to check the label thoroughly before investing in any product.

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Beauty Tips for Women

9For ages, women have spent a fortune on looking their beautiful best. From Cleopatra’s legendary honey and milk bath to the botox used by celebrity fashion models and actresses, every woman in the world seems to be in the rat race to achieve the elusive concept of perfect beauty. However, beauty is much more than just makeup and hoarding expensive cosmetics. As a matter of fact, beauty is about looking as well as feeling good about yourself.

On the flip side, contrary to the popular myth, beauty is also not always about what you’re born with, but rather what you do with it. It may sound clichéd, but sometimes women need a push in the right direction to step-up the beauty regimen and see the results. Here are some beauty tips that will ensure you look gorgeous throughout the day, without having to spend a fortune on beauty salons.

Facial Beauty Tips for Women

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Homemade Cosmetic Recipes

8The cosmetic industry has grown financially as well as in popularity in the last few decades. The main reason for this is the increased beauty consciousness that has aroused in people, especially among womenfolk. However, though these cosmetics or beauty products seem to be effective in the beginning, what people do not realize is that most of these products are made of chemicals that can have a negative effect on the skin in the long run. One way of saving oneself from these harmful chemical-based products and still retaining the effect that they have on one’s face and body is to start using home-based cosmetic products. The concept of making cosmetics at home is several centuries old. So, if you are really interested in adopting these natural products, here are some recipes that can help you.

Handmade Cosmetic Recipes

The biggest advantage of using homemade cosmetics is that they are safe as they do not contain chemicals or other preservatives. You have the advantage of controlling the ingredients, including their quantity as well as quality. Apart from this, one of the best things about making one’s cosmetics is that it is quite inexpensive compared to the commercial ones, as you will be using the ingredients that are used regularly for household purposes.

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Top 10 Most Popular Cosmetic Brands in the World

7Indeed they are! It is no secret that cosmetics mean a lot to women―with a history going back several millennia. In fact, human culture, since time immemorial, has always thrived on improvisation. The quest to better ourselves is an ingrained human trait across all cultures, ages, and backgrounds.

Cosmetics are those miracle workers who offer the ultimate ‘lift me up’ in a matter of seconds―be it a stroke of MAC’s Ruby Woo lipstick, or even a whiff of Dior’s J’adore. The power of cosmetics is nothing short of magical, as is evident from the obsession we’ve had with them over the years. With kohl being as old as human civilization itself, it is safe to say that our love affair with cosmetics has only gotten better with time.

Now a multi-billion dollar industry, cosmetics companies practically run our lives―promising us a life that is literally picture-perfect, sans all those unsightly blemishes and wrinkles. It seems fitting, then, to honor these master magicians who have created these beautiful products for us―here are some icons of the cosmetic industry.

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