Sunday, October 06, 2013

Questions from Reader #2

Why are organic cosmetics and green products better?

Simply put, they are made with real ingredients, not petroleum products.  A  mineral pigment (please go to the FAQ section for information about minerals at Colors of Nature's Blog) comes from the earth; most of the colorants in conventional cosmetics come from burning petroleum at super-high temperatures.  Petroluem ingredients (mineral oil, paraffin, azo-dyes, etc) are comedogenic (clogs pores) and can aggravate skin conditions or cause them, like contact dermatitis.  The chart on this paints refers to has more adverse effects of some of these ingredients.  The other important point about organic cosmetics is that they should be vegan...i.e. no animal testing or animal ingredients.  See either animal policy on our sites for more specific information.

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