Makeup can be made with all-natural ingredients which are less toxic than makeup that is synthetically manufactured. Some synthetic ingredients are very toxic and are even classified as known carcinogens. Makeup made primarily of natural ingredients is a much safer alternative to chemically latent makeups. It is very important to be aware of the ingredients in which we expose our bodies to. Makeup is placed on our skin and the skin is the largest organ of the body, which absorbs everything we place on it. When a makeup’s ingredient label is read and one cannot pronounce the ingredients nor have any idea what they are this should be a warning signal. Many natural ingredients can be used to create fine quality makeup.
Beeswax has been used throughout the centuries as a main ingredient in cosmetics. It works as an excellent solidifying base for makeup foundations, creams and lipsticks. The beeswax is completely non-toxic and creates a protective barrier for the skin. Many non-toxic makeup recipes call for beeswax as one of their main and most significant ingredients.
Natural Cosmetic Clays and Cornstarch
Natural clays and cornstarch can be used to create powder foundation.make up image by Alison Bowden from Fotolia.comNatural cosmetic clays and cornstarch are ingredients found in many all-natural makeup lines.They help to absorb excess oils on the face and reduce shine. The natural clays and cornstarch may also provide coverage for blemishes as well as leave the skin feeling softer with a much smoother appearance.
Natural Color Pigments
Natural color pigments will open a door to many color possibilities for makeup.eyeshadow image by nutech21 from Fotolia.comThe bright colors of lipsticks, eyeliners, blushes and eye shadows can be created with natural color pigments. Incorporating natural color pigments into makeup recipes will open a door to many color possibilities. Natural color pigments are true and extremely vibrant.There are many different colored pigments that can be mixed and tweaked to create a signature color for one’s makeup.The natural color pigments wear well on the skin, being less likely to fade.
Essential and Carrier Oils
Natural carrier and essential oils add beneficial properties to makeup.bottle with oil and spices image by Alexandra Gnatush-Kostenko from Fotolia.comMany natural makeup recipes include the use of natural oils which carry beneficial essential oils. Jojoba oil, coconut oil and sunflower oil can be used in many natural cosmetics. They provide moisture and protection for the skin. Essential oils such as sage and rosemary essential oils are antioxidants for the skin. Rose essential oil may be used to nourish mature skin and prevent wrinkles. It has also been found to have antibacterial as well as therapeutic properties and when used in natural cosmetics it will yield a sweet aroma.