Parabens and sulfates in the composition of cosmetics: all "pros" and "cons"

March 20, 2011

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 Very often, the label cosmetics are labeled "contains no sulfates," or "does not contain parabens," but what exactly is this inscription, only a few know. Many people are unaware that such sulfates or parabens, not to mention why these substances should - or, conversely, should not - be part of cosmetic products.

 Parabens and sulfates in the composition of cosmetics: all "pros" and "cons"


Parabens - certain chemicals commonly used as effective preservatives in the cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries. Parabens are a part of various products - from shampoos and moisturizers to shaving creams and toothpaste Toothpastes - how to choose?  Toothpastes - how to choose?
 . Furthermore, parabens are used as food additives and Food additives - basic classification  Food additives - basic classification
 . Parabens are very common due to the low cost and high efficiency - but over time become one of the most controversial ingredients, as, presumably, could promote the development of breast cancer Breast cancer - the verdict?  Breast cancer - the verdict?

Parabens are capable of a small degree mimic estrogen Estrogen - the key to bone health  Estrogen - the key to bone health
 , The female hormone that plays a role in the development of breast cancer - although numerous studies so far have not confirmed a direct link between parabens and disease. Cosmetic companies believe that parabens are safe - given the long history of their use in the cosmetic industry. Therefore, even today, find cosmetics, which structure does not include parabens, it is difficult - even though many manufacturers of natural cosmetics refuse to use parabens.

 Parabens and sulfates in the composition of cosmetics: all "pros" and "cons"


Sulfates are often found in shampoos and cleansers - by these substances acquire cosmetics foaming properties. However, the foam is formed by sulphates, is not always beneficial for the hair and skin.

Ammonium lauryl sulfate, sodium lauryl sulfate and sodium laureth sulfate - representatives of the most common categories of sulfates, which can be found in shampoos, shower gels, soaps. These sulfates can actually damage the hair wither and instead protect and moisturize them.

The high concentration of sulphates can cause significant skin and eye irritation - especially if the skin is sensitive. Contact sulfates in the respiratory tract can cause irritation to the respiratory system.

Small amounts of sulfates are safe, but this does not reduce the potential threat to the health of the hair, which as a result of the impact of sulfates eventually lose the necessary moisture. In addition, sulfates cause rapid fading of color-treated hair and curly hair damage.

Many manufacturers of products for hair care began to release new funds, the composition of which does not include sulfates. Although even today it is difficult to find a shampoo, which are not part of these substances, the choice of such products ultimately make the hair healthier.

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Mixed skin - moisturizing rules

January 16, 2013

 mixed type of skin
 Mixed skin How to determine your skin type  How to determine your skin type
   It is very common; typically with the skin on the forehead, nose and chin (T-zone) fat, and cheeks - dry. It happens the other way around, but much less frequently. Many women with combination skin creams are the most suitable for oily or dry skin, and some even do without moisturizer. All of these options are not quite correct. You can choose suitable for combination skin moisturizer, guided by a few words on the package.

 Mixed skin - moisturizing rules

Words that should look for packages of cream or lotion

  • Does not contain oil (Oil-Free)

Although moisturizing creams, which include oils, may be useful in dry areas of the skin, they will make the T-zone of more fat, and generally improve the appearance of the face. Packages of creams and lotions that do not contain oils, the first in the list of ingredients is almost always indicated the water. These products are well moisturize dry skin Dry skin: care and treatment  Dry skin: care and treatment
   and do not clog the pores on the fatty skin areas.

  • Hypoallergenic (Hypoallergenic)

Combination skin condition may worsen allergic reactions to cleaning and moisturizing products containing flavors. To avoid this, use a product labeled as hypoallergenic. In such cosmetics are usually missing not only flavors, but also some other synthetic chemicals that are potential skin irritants.

  • SPF of 15

Actually, absolutely everyone should use moisturizer for the face, providing protection against ultraviolet light - it helps slow the aging process and, to some extent, prevent skin cancer Skin cancer - a full recovery possible  Skin cancer - a full recovery possible
 . Women with combination skin Combination skin - everything you need to know about it  Combination skin - everything you need to know about it
   sunscreens can help to stabilize the condition of the skin.

Tip: If you apply a moisturizer on dry skin, the skin as a result may look too fat. Instead, apply the cream immediately after washing, lightly kilned face with a towel. Dermatologists say that because you are at the same time helps the cells of the skin better absorb moisture and keep it for longer.

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