Video: ❶ Harmful Components Of Foundation
Foundations are the foundation of almost any type of makeup. They even out the surface of the face, mask some imperfections and improve skin tone. It is believed that foundations can be toxic and comedogenic. This is possible if you use "toners" from unscrupulous manufacturers. Location: Location:
Like any other cosmetic product, the "foundation" contains a number of components that provide it with long-term storage and the necessary consistency. These are the so-called fragrances, viscosity enhancers, preservatives, each of which can negatively affect the condition of the skin and the body as a whole. Obligatory components for any foundation are various pigments that give it a particular shade, as well as synthetic or natural fats and oils, wax-like substances.
Almost all cosmetics are made with added preservatives. These are substances that contribute to the long-term storage of cosmetics and prevent the rapid oxidation of natural components of creams, including tonal ones. At the same time, preservatives prevent the bacterial flora from developing rapidly. But, acting destructively on the bacterial flora, preservatives have a similar effect on skin cells. Therefore, the high content of preservatives in the foundation is definitely harmful.
The pleasant aroma of the foundation is due to the presence of various fragrances in its composition. However, they can provoke an allergic reaction, as they are severe allergens. Manufacturers of well-known cosmetic brands use special hypoallergenic fragrances, and therefore, when choosing a foundation, pay attention to the cost of the cream and to the manufacturing company.
Emulsifiers are also characteristic of cosmetics, the function of which is to increase the viscosity of the product. If there are too many emulsifiers in the "foundation", it can cause dry skin and a feeling of tightness. In the production of cosmetics, substances are often used to protect against free radicals, but at the same time they are quite harmful to the skin. When buying a foundation, pay attention to the presence of the following "bad" components: Padimate-O, NDGA, PABA synthetiques, Octyldimethyl PABA, EDS.
But, despite the fact that any foundation contains a certain amount of artificial substances, preservatives or stabilizers, a well-chosen foundation from a well-known brand will help your skin look flawless, give it a fresh radiance and protect it from negative environmental influences.