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Natural and Organic Products

green Natural and Organic ProductsHow do we determine the difference between natural and organic cosmetics? Natural products are made from plants and minerals that occur in nature and have not been produced in a laboratory. Organic products are also made from natural ingredients; they are grown without the use of chemicals or pesticides. Seaweed, for example can be classified as a natural product, but it’s not organic because it is not grown in natural conditions.

Truly organic products do not contain any genetically modified ingredients or petrochemicals. They do not undergo any animal testing, unless it is required by law, and are only subjected to minimal processing. If a product is purely organic, as read on a cosmetic label, it will be certified by an organic certification agency. Some cosmetic companies add natural ingredients in the form of fruit acids, vitamins, hemp, and borage to skincare products. Some products use ingredients that mimic skin’s natural functions, like Hyaluronic acid, a moisturizer that occurs naturally in the skin.

Some experts hold the theory that your skin absorbs 60% of everything you put on it. Your skin is a highly effective delivery system, so it would seem to be a better choice to use organic beauty products to ensure the highest level of nourishment to the skin.

You can still have an allergic reaction to a natural product. There is no 100% guarantee that any skin care product or cosmetic will not produce an allergic reaction, regardless if it is labeled hypoallergenic. For instance, if you where a fragrance and a body cream and both of them label the product as hypoallergenic, it doesn’t mean that using both of these products used together won’t cause an allergic reaction. If you have sensitive skin or have a known allergy, look at the products label to determine if the ingredients list contains your known allergy.

However, chemicals made in the laboratory for skin care products have been safe and effective as well. We may insure that organic is the safest by nature, but man-made chemicals and product have not only been good for us, but they can actually save lives.

It is quite difficult to make a skin care product or cosmetic that is 100% natural. This is because in order for the product to last or preserve vital nutrients, preservatives are needed. Take the example of a skin care product that contains apple extracts. Imagine your skin care product on your vanity or in your cosmetic bag. How long do you think an apple will last until it goes rotten? Probably not too long, and that is why preservatives are needed in your skin care products. They would go bad otherwise.

Natural products are naturally good for us, but as you can see, natural isn’t always the best choice when it comes to putting something on your skin. If you have political, health, or social views that prevent you from buying anything other than organic, then you will be happy that organic products are taking the market by storm. There are many to choose from. For those that do not have a specific need for natural or organic skin care products, we have a host of cosmetic companies with that have spent many hours in the laboratory to insure our safety and satisfaction with them.

Cosmetic Tools

Cosmetic tools are a necessity. It is just as important to use cosmetic tools, as it is to use a skin care product or cosmetic. Some cosmetic tools help you apply your cosmetics with precision. Others are stand-alone tools to repair or improve a cosmetic need. We have found a few good choices that compliment every cosmetic bag or purse.

Tweezerman Petite Tweezer Kit Red is contains two tweezers. One is for the brows and other facial hairs. The other tweezer is for removing splinters and other foreign debris. The pointed tweezer is specifically made for precise removal, giving you an edge on perfection. You never know when you are going to get a splinter or need the extra precision. Tweezerman also offers a lifetime guarantee and you mail in your tweezers for sharpening or other fixes. This is a great bargain considering it will last a lifetime.

Tweezerman Student Cuticle Nipper is perfect for trimming the cuticles and for those occasional hangnails we get. Hangnails are a hassle to get rid of if you are not at home to access your manicure kit. This is perfect for the cosmetic case and especially good at removing tough cuticles on the feet. This cuticle nipper will last a lifetime.

TALIKA Mini Eyelash Curler is small and convenient to carry in your cosmetic bag. It will heat your lashes in seconds and it isn’t bulky like the traditional oblong eyelash curler.

Colorescience On The Go Brush Kit contains for facial makeup brushes. They are very high quality and they travel well in the compact bag. These brushes are excellent for applying Colorescience makeup and skincare products. They are versatile and precise. Tip: Clean brushes often. These brushes eminence brushes withstand many washes and uses.

Colorescience Brush Cleanser is the cleanser we recommend for cleaning all your cosmetic brushes. This cleaner also contains tea tree oil, which will help those who have acne or combination skin. If you have an infection or acne, clean the brushes after each use. Sometimes using the same brush everyday without cleansing will create more debris on the skin and cause acne breakouts.

DuWop Beauty Blade is an all-in-one eye and lip pencil sharpener. This is great to have all of your sharpening needs in one tool. Cosmetic sticks for eyeliner, eye shadow, and lips come in different sizes; some are thin and some are thick. Now, it won’t matter. One side of the sharpener is for thicker cosmetic pencils, while the other side provides sharpening for the thinner ones. It is inconvenient to have multiple pencil sharpeners in a cosmetic bag, so consider downsizing your sharpening needs in your bag.

Skindinavia Makeup Finishing Spray sets makeup so it won’t run during the day, even in rain and humidity. It keeps the makeup colors stable and lasting longer. It’s oil-free so it won’t interfere with acne prone skin types. This finishing spray will also keep your cosmetics lasting longer because you won’t need to reapply makeup throughout the day.

These are the perfect additions to any cosmetic bag. has found the best cosmetic tools to assist you in your health and beauty needs.