What Is Natural Skin Care?
Recognizing natural skin care is to know what these are not when compared to those referred to as non-natural skin care. Natural skin care is basically chemical-free, mineral oil-free and parabene-free products. In general belief natural skin care also refers to absence of substances of animal origin (meaning those originating from animals bones, skin or hormones, or anything that includes killing the animal before using the substance) though in theory this is incorrect cause whether coming from bovine or vegetal source, a substance can still be natural originating. Furthermore, natural skin care, in broad interpretation, does not contain any substance that are by any law or regulation added to a list of suspicious, partially allowed or forbidden substances as well as prohibited by non-governmental natural-certifying associations, apart from controversial essential oils that do fall under the title of “natural” but can be also extremely irritating, dirty and harmful. « Natural » product also these should not contain paraffinum, petrolatum, dioxane, sodium laureth or lauryl sulfate, parabens, some kinds of colorants, PEG (propylene glycol) and many others.
It is not legally prescribed what is and what is not natural, but nowadays many non-governmental associations exist that have agreed on internal regulations of ingredients considering some natural and some chemical/synthetic. Natural skin care is considered as no harmful effects to human body or environment, for the reason of from the very production of ingredients to a final products it stand up to standards of ecology, though this interpretation is basically wrong cause natural substances can also be toxic and dangerous.
What Is The Difference Between Irritation And Allergic Reaction?
Unlike allergens, irritants do not trigger the body’s immune system. Irritation can be also over-reaction to aggressive or even active ingredients in the creams which settles after a while.
What Are Parabens?
What is Mineral Oil?
The World Health Organization classifies untreated or mildly treated mineral oils as Group 1 carcinogens to humans; highly refined oils are also on the list, in Group 3. However, use of mineral oil is approved in cosmetics. One of the common concerns regarding the use of mineral oil is its presence on several lists of comedogenic substances, yet this claim is not confirmed.