How is natural cosmetics?Brands, stamps and ingredients

Natural cosmetics lives its best moment.From the herbalist shelves has jumped to the most select boutiques and the most prestigious fashion magazines, often from Hollywood actresses, aware models and makeup gurus and hairdressing.

The natural had never enjoyed so much glamor.It was known about his goodness for the skin and his respect for nature, but the novelty is the success of his association with luxury and sensuality.

"The product has been relocated, fortunately," comment Jordi Cabezas and Àngels Pijuan, owners of the Cosmetic Boutique of Vanguardia JC Apotecari, in Barcelona in Barcelona.

"Natural cosmetic laboratories use technological methods as or more sophisticated than those of conventional cosmetics, and have achieved very effective formulas, already far from homemade recipes, which take into account that the product must be pleasant to the senses,".

What is a natural cosmetic?

  • Ingredientes activos. Al usar materias primas vegetales, un cosmético natural puede contener hasta un 30% de principios activos, mientras que la mayoría de productos clásicos no supera el 1%.
  • Aditivos. En la cosmética natural se limitan y controlan los colorantes, perfumes y conservantes, ya que en la tradicional a menudo son sintéticos (parabenes, etc.).
  • Here you have a guide to identify good natural cosmetics.

    Who is who: organic cosmetics brands

    ¿Cómo es la cosmética natural? Marcas, sellos e ingredientes

    The panorama speaks for itself: in a short time many brands have presented lines with bio certification, others of having landed in Spain exclusively organic brands.

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    Without bio certification but equally careful in the choice of their active ingredients, US firms have also arrived Ava and John Masters Organics;the French Caudalie, Anne et Vous and Dayna, of ayurvedic inspiration;The English Ren or the neozygy Trilogy.

    Not counting that other natural brands already had a long career and a lot of prestige in Spain: it is the case of Annemarie Börlind, DR.Hauschka, Alqvimia, Weleda, Spring, Logona or Sante.

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    The consumer who is interested in these products, according to Jordi Cabezas, "looks for something else" than what a conventional cosmetic can offer: "He is quite informed and cares about the environment and his health".

    In this sense, pregnant women are the most sensitized.But they also approach natural cosmetics Sibarite people attracted by the quality of their raw materials, their reduced distribution and the careful staging of the products.

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    On the usefulness of the different bio stamps, heads share the skepticism of some manufacturers that have a good trajectory in the natural sector but resist adhering to private certification systems: they make the final price more expensive and contribute for now to the confusionreigning in this field.

    Although in Spain a growing number of firms choose to certify its biological products, especially with the French seal Ecocert, for heads, a pharmacist with more than 25 years of experience, the organic or bio is not in itself synonymous with "good".

    "A bio certified product can have an excess of alcohol or many essential oils that make its formula not well balanced, for example".Not to mention that natural substances can irritate the skin or cause allergies.

    Cabezas concludes that "it is best to be advised by a professional to find the product that best suits personal needs and tastes".