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the Mark “natural cosmetics“ meets on a label of many means now. However, that stands behind this expression, it is not always clear to the consumer. Let`s try to understand that is represented by naturprodukta. And, above all, whether so they are good as they are presented by advertizing.

Chemists and lyric poets we Will begin


with the main thing: having met in shop cream with a mark “natural“, do not take the trouble to read its structure. The probability is high that there you will find various “dimetikona“, “propylene glycols“ and other unclear and obviously “chemical“ ingredients. Why nobody accuses producers of deception? The matter is that cosmetologists and scientists cannot reach agreement in any way - what to consider as natural cosmetics. 30% of natural substances are enough? Or 50%? In fact, even if in means there is only 1% of plant extracts, it can be called natural, and it will not be possible to challenge it in any way.

Attentively we read to
a label
  • the Organic cosmetics is divided into several types that has to be surely reflected in a label. If you see a mark ORGANIC, the cosmetics contains not less than 95% of natural active components which are collected on environmentally friendly plantations. MADE WITH ORGANIC means that such components not less than 70%. At smaller concentration ingredients are just listed in decreasing order. However, nobody will forbid the producer to write on packing “without preservatives“, or FREE - RANGE.
  • Keep in mind
  • , the real organic chemistry usually has a modest wrapper from the processed materials. Bright, zazyvny colors and abundance of inscriptions are not welcomed here.

Experts recognize that naturalness is in many respects a trick of marketing specialists. Most of people are afraid of unclear synthetic connections, and here trust a camomile or an aloe. At the same time nobody reflects that before becoming part of cosmetics, the camomile passes difficult chemical processing and at the exit strongly differs from what our grandmothers used. By the way, it is not obligatory for the worse! If it is about high-quality products, efficiency of natural components as a result of processing only increases. Preservatives, fragrances and other ingredients of a laboratory origin are urged to prolong a cosmetics expiration date, to improve its texture, color and a smell.

Then in what a problem, are asked by you. If “chemistry“ is so good, we continue to apply it and to receive dividends in the form of elastic skin and equal complexion. However it is only one party of a medal. Fears are caused that through epidermis synthetic connections can get into blood and from here influence internals. Unlike natural substances, they are not acquired and not processed by an organism, so, zashlakovyvat it, cause failures in a metabolism. Some researches prove at all that many connections are potential carcinogens, i.e. provoke development of oncological diseases.

It is young - is green

concerning safety of synthetic substances in cosmetics scientists still did not come to a consensus. One claim that there is nothing to be afraid, concentration of alien components is very small. Others are not so optimistic and speak: here of a role does not play quantity. These discussions are conducted more than 40 years and, perhaps, would not concern general public. However at the end of the 20th century in the world the ecological situation sharply worsened, and these are experts connected with growth cancer, endocrine and is warm - vascular diseases. It is no wonder that in such conditions the subject of consumed “chemistry“ rose very sharply. So the industry of organic cosmetics began to develop.

If the word “natural“ cosmetic concerns is treated by

quite widely, then the name “organic“ obliges to quite certain things. The product has to conform to strict requirements of the international organization EcoCert (or to its analogs), and first of all it is refusal of use of any substances synthesized in laboratories. Traditional emulsifiers, thickeners, fragrances - the strict ban is imposed on all similar components. Instead of them so-called natural preservatives (essential oils, salt, benzole, sorbic or salicylic acids) are responsible for texture and an expiration date of means. Active components of cream or lotion also have a natural origin and - moreover - have to be grown up in environmentally friendly areas far from nuclear power plants and plants. Such is in Europe (for example, in Tuscany), in the USA, in some Asian countries. In Russia for cultivation of organic raw materials Mountain Altai and some Areas of Siberia are considered suitable.


By the way, on similar plantations pesticides, herbicides, achievements of genetic engineering cannot be used. Often the raw materials gather manually and further are in the same way processed. Ultrasonic, vacuum and the other influences applied in cosmetic productions are not suitable for organic chemistry. For this reason creation of each means - process extremely labor-consuming.


One more important requirement to organic cosmetics - it should not be tested for animals. Here play a role of a reason of exclusively ethical character, and, by the way, recently many, not only organic firms refuse similar tests. Americans weed further and created special the vegan - cosmetics. In it there are not only no preservatives, but also any substances of an animal origin (honey, dairy proteins, etc.) . Such means are noted by a special badge in the form of a pad of an animal.

Anna Nikanorova, dermatocosmetologist:
the Organic cosmetics is actively applied in the industry of SPA directed not so much to disposal of wrinkles or correction of a figure, how many to harmonization of an organism, toning, increase of vital forces now. Such procedures are how productive, it is difficult to tell. If to do them it is regular, then the effect, of course, will be shown in the form of increase of a tone of skin, normalization of its hydrobalance, activization of a metabolism. On the other hand, for disposal of considerable age changes, the started cellulitis, excess weight there are fulfilled, effective techniques.

Pros and cons

At first sight, organic cosmetics - a safe and effective way of the solution of cosmetic problems. However in practice not everything is so simple - as well as any means, organic chemistry has the pluses and minuses.

“Heteros“ vote for the fact that natural components are much better acquired by our skin. They do not remain on a surface, and get in epidermis and from there conduct the recovery work. Whether it is worth saying that the more deeply active components will reach, the higher them potential on regeneration, toning, moistening and protection. The same treats also cosmetics for hair, and also products for correction of a figure.

the Second group of researchers expresses to

more scepticism concerning organic cosmetics. In their opinion, there passed not enough time since the beginning of its application, and therefore oyets? thread real efficiency very difficult. Similar means can support rather healthy skin in a good shape, and here slow down processes of aging or only complex compositions from the substances synthesized in laboratories are capable to clean cellulitis. Ingredients exclusively chemical are considered as the most powerful today. It and the hydrolyzed collagen, and the molecule Pro - Xylane, and the favourite of cosmetologists - DMAE.

Study, the instruction

Anyway, the organic cosmetics exists, and you should not disregard this fact. It is quite possible that it will suit you optimum, and the only way to learn it - to test organic chemistry in operation. However, do not forget that application of such means has the nuances.