As natural products are becoming more readily available, and there is a lot of hype about the properties and benefits, is it worth your time to try natural cosmetics?
Natural make-up tends to have fewer ingredients than traditional make-up, and what this can mean for your skin is less irritation. Sensitive skin can occur at any time in a person’s life and conventional make-up generally contains harsh chemicals that can make your skin look and feel worse. You can actually improve your skin using natural products as natural products contain vitamins and minerals that your skin needs. Over time, this may mean that you need less make-up. For example, if you struggle with acne and natural make-up doesn’t aggravate and maybe even heals your acne not only will you need less acne treatment products, you will also need less foundation or concealer because your skin is healthy and beautiful on its own.
Natural make-up also benefits from being, well, natural. The ingredients are typically from a sustainable source, natural companies are typically concerned about the environment and it shows in their use of recyclable packaging, energy saving production techniques, and many all-natural brands donate to or fund environmental charities.
The price tag for some natural products can seem high, especially when compared to the cheaper cosmetics you buy in the drugstore. However, when it comes to natural make-up, a higher price usually means that the company uses quality ingredients and focuses on performance of the product. Luckily, for those who would like to use natural make-up and are on a budget many cosmetic companies are introducing natural lines to their brand. In some areas, there are natural brands that the price point is on par or even less expensive than traditional cosmetics. It is also important to look at the amount of product you are receiving. Sometimes a product may seem expensive until you realize you are getting more by volume. You may not have to purchase the product as often, saving you money overall.
The benefits of using natural make-up really boil down to what you would like our make-up to do. Traditional cosmetics cover flaws and may be less expensive sometimes, but most of it doesn’t offer the same benefits that natural makeup does. If your current makeup just isn’t doing what you would like it to, consider switching to something more natural, your skin will likely thank you for it.