What are the only two concerns about cosmetics?
Firstly, individuals wish to experience the same results as the products claim and secondly, the products shall not have adverse side effects on the skin.
Essential skin care products are preferred over toxic cosmetics because of the major concern that every user have i.e. no or negligible side effects. There is a huge demand for natural and organic products even though they are more expensive than toxic cosmetics and have less powerful effects.
There are several other reasons that are considered before buying a cosmetic product, such as:
1. Skin Lighting Products- It includes lotions, creams, gels et-cetera which when applied to the skin on a regular basis, tones up the color i.e. makes it white. These products have gained demand because of the misconception in the minds of the population which states that white beauty is the ultimate beauty and anything darker is considered to be ugly. Products which are supposed to enhance the color of the skin are bought with a skeptical mind because of skin cracking or skin darkening side effects.
Lip Products- These includes lip balms, lip scrubs, lip glosses, lipsticks et-cetera. These products are applied when the lips of a person cracks or becomes rough, due to the damage caused by pollution or seasonal changes usually in winters. Such products improve the quality of the lips by filling up the cracks with natural compounds. Side effects caused are lip darkening or darkening of the surrounding areas.
Body Lotions/ Creams- These include body lotions, gels, creams and every other cosmetic product which is applied to improve or treat the skin conditions of the individual. Side effects of such products include temporary enhancement but permanent damage in the future, itching, dryness et-cetera.
Skin Enhancing Products- This is a special category product line which includes all the value-added cosmetics like sunscreen lotions/ creams, medication ointments for skin conditions like eczema, acne, contact dermatitis et-cetera. There are severe side effects of ointments which range from mild effects like rashes & itching to adverse effects like permanent skin damaging i.e. skin cracking, skin darkening et-cetera.
Hair Products- These include shampoos, conditioners, hair gels, hair wax et-cetera. There are multiple side effects of hair products which are not just restricted to hair area but also other parts of the body. Side effects include hair fall, dandruff, itching, scalp dryness, irritation in eyes, scalp reddening, and roughness on the forehead or skin, darkening of the back of the neck.
Makeup Products- These include all the beauty enhancement products like foundations, mascaras, eye shadows et-cetera. As the name suggests, it makes up an unoriginal outlook of the individual which is considered as enhanced beauty, applied for usually two reasons i.e. hide the deformities/ scars or to enhance the natural beauty. Side effects include permanent skin damage, constant need for cosmetics in the future and addiction of the skin to these products.
There are many severe skin diseases which are caused due to chemical skin care products like the following:
- Herpes simplex
- And the most dangerous of all, Skin Cancer
Know Why Skin Care Products are Necessary
Environmental conditions have increased the need for essential skin care to protect the skin and hair. Due to air pollution and water pollution, the quality of the skin and hair is degrading on a global scale. To protect the skin from these conditions, natural skin care is preferred to avoid future side effects caused by the regular use of toxic cosmetics.
The whole world is shifting towards natural products because of the false claims and harmful effects of the chemically-infused cosmetic products. There are so many claims with confusing terms & conditions which are legally right but not ethically right in some cases.
Cosmetic brands are not developing skin improving products, rather temporary skin enhancers. Essential skin care products improve the texture and quality of the skin in the long run, having only natural compounds which are least harmful and maximum beneficial. Although, the positive effects are experienced slowly, but are permanent and extremely valuable when comes to the betterment of the hair and skin quality.