Pay Attention to the Contents of Beauty Creams
Why we have to pay attention to the emollients listed on the Labels of different beauty creams and bath oils? Choosing suitable and useful cosmetics is a very important and difficult process. Nowadays the process of cosmetics examination and review demands consumers also to be professional chemists and to know everything about emollients ( natural and synthetic emollients), surfactants, preservatives, and other ingredients to be sure in safety of the product and that plant oils named on the label really answer the truth.
Every day millions of people buy different products from various cosmetics companies and it is always very hard to choose suitable and qualitative sorts of products among the uncountable number of cosmetic brands, titles, ads and so on. What should we pay attention to while choosing cosmetics of any kind?
What’s on the Labels of Beauty Products
Of course, the ingredients containing in the product noted on the labels of each one. We must always remember that our skin is probably the most eliminatory part of our body and it absorbs everything that it is in contact with. So, cosmetics have great importance not only for our skin but also for our health. We must pay attention to the emollients listed on the labels of different beauty creams and oils.
Very often we see such words as “natural” and “organic” on the labels and really often we believe these very words. But do they in fact answer the real situation? In most cases, many common consumers are mostly simply tricked by companies to have more profit and not to care about the quality of their production. All synthetic products contain a certain group of ingredients, such as emollients, humectants, emulsifiers, surfactants, preservatives. It would be useful to tell some information about each of them.
How do Beauty Creams Benefit Us?
Well, emollients have two main functions concerning the protection of skin and preventing dryness of skin and are divided into two groups: synthetic emollients and natural emollients.
The first group contains occlusive emollients in most cases causing the irritation of the skin and the second group is performed by actually nourishing elements often of edible quality. Some synthetic emollients contain alcohol (stearyl-, butyl-, isopropyl-, Cetearyl-, myristyl-, propyl-, cetyl -, glyceryl-, propylene-, or benzyl) which often leads to dermatitis and allergies.
The next group is humectants that help to keep our skin moist (among them Ethylene/Diethylene Glycol, Lecithin Panthenol (pro-vitamin B5) Glycerin, Propylene Glycol can be named). Emulsifiers also play a big role in cosmetics production as they help to keep and mix together the elements that usually don’t mix. It is shown on the labels with the help of such phrases as “shake before use!” or can be a physical substance. Among them, we can name Sorbitan Stearate, Plant Waxes, Quince Seed, Xanthan Gum. Surfactants are used mostly in shampoos and cleansers to keep our skin out of dust (TEA – Triethanolamine, MEA, MonoEthanolAmine DEA – DiEthanolAmine).
And at last preservatives – ingredients help to prolong the shelf life of the product. They are used for different kinds of products: deodorants, shampoos (DMDM Hydantoin), creams, shampoos, bath oils (2-Bromo-2-Nitro-Propane-1). But there also exist natural preservatives which are more useful for our skin: Grapefruit Seed Extract, Tea Tree Essential Oil, Bitter Orange Extract). It must be mentioned that absolutely organic and natural products are probably just a kind of miracle nowadays.
But nevertheless, the tendency of using natural ingredients, plant oils, and kinds of butter, meeting to international standards of safety and usefulness of production is actual. Of course, such products cost more than the ones with artificial and synthetic emollients but they make the consumers be sure in the quality of bought products and make them interested in the production.