Differences between industrial cosmetic, natural cosmetics and ecological cosmetics
In this post I will try to clarify some doubts regarding the different types of cosmetics, their similarities and their great differences. Although not a very extensive post I think that in broad outline you can be clear. I hope you enjoy it!
This is the most used cosmetics by the majority of the public, it is the best known and most sold by far, with large and well known brands such as L'oreal, Garnier, Pond's, Olay, etc.
This type of cosmetic to derivative, due to its massification and great competition in the use of increasingly economical ingredients and easy synthesizing in laboratory. Although their spots make us believe otherwise (these companies have a big expense in advertising) these compounds are not even "Natural" by far.
Conventional cosmetics use a large number of chemical synthesizing ingredients and petroleum derivatives in their formulations, although we believe that this is not possible in products intended for skin care, have the approval of European health authorities. In these compounds we can find, among many others:
-Parabenos: They are included as preservatives and can penetrate our body, according to some scientific studies and doctors are involved in certain types of cancer.
-Aluminium: Used as a stopper for porous pores in deodorants, is an element in question, related to the early onset of Alzheimer's.
-Perfumes: Under this name (Parfums) we can find a whole range of chemical compounds to soften the smell of cosmetics and make it go through more "natural", the use of these perfumes can eventually create irritations and allergies in the skin.
Large cosmetics firms claim that these types of compounds are in small amounts and therefore harmless. The truth is that the increasingly widespread use of deodorants, shampoos, gels, creams and so on. Makes these amounts not so small, that also accumulate within our body and that our health can suffer, especially in children and pregnant women. The answers given by these companies can remind us of the maneuvers previously used by big companies like Tabacaleras and Azucareras to defend their business despite the general interest.
Natural cosmetics are fashionable, more and more are the big companies that define their products as natural, when in reality they only have a pair or three of really natural elements within their composition. The lack of legislation that defines clearly, which is a "Natural" cosmetic, makes many of these companies take advantage of the pull.
In reality, natural cosmetics can be defined as a cosmetics where 90% of their components are of natural origin (vegetable or animal), when we speak of animal we refer to products that they provide without dying (milk, honey etc).
The remaining 10% may include all types of chemical components, where their toxicity is not compromised.
So we can conclude that although "natural" cosmetics look healthier, we should consult the ingredients so that they do not confuse us, lately everything is labeled as natural when you really are not.
ECOLOGICAL, ORGANIC AND BIO COSMETICS:
The definition of Ecological cosmetics, Organic cosmetics or Organic cosmetics comes said depends on the country to which we belong, ultimately speak of the same thing but each country gives a different name.
Of this cosmetic we can say that it is the most "natural" (now if!), Both by the% of ingredients of natural origin present, as by the origin of these. In addition, this cosmetics is associated with a series of environmental commitments not only in the product itself, but also in the packaging (Boxes, Jars etc) so that it becomes easier to recycle.
Unfortunately, due to the lack of a European standard that defines that it is an ecological cosmetic, a series of Certifiers have been created that as its own name indicates, they are dedicated to "certify" that a mark complies with the standards imposed by them To be considered a product such as: Ecological, Bio, Organic.
These certifiers practically in their entirety usually certify a cosmetic product as Ecological when:
- At least 95% of its ingredients are of natural origin, and a minimum of 10% of the total of its vegetal components is of Bio Certified agriculture
Although 10% of the total components seem little, it must be taken into account that some ingredients present in cosmetics can not be considered ecological due to their nature (water, salts, etc) this actually makes, and if we have these ingredients The percentage is higher.
In all our cosmetics and products Sibil·les, we offer a percentage of natural ingredients superior to 98,80%, we assure the quality and functionality of all our products and, in addition we commit ourselves to:
-Do not test any of our products on animals.
- Do not genetically modify any compound of our products.
-Do not use radiation for the manufacture of our products.
- Do not use nanoparticles in our formulations.
-If to reduce to the maximum our packaging to not create waste.
-If to use packaging that is easy to recycle and / or biodegradable