Why switch to Ayurvedic cosmetic brands?
Gone are the days when there used to be just a few cosmetic brands in the market. Today’s market has a lot more to offer than before. Go to any random cosmetic shop, they will show you so many products that you will surely get confused.
Yes, this is true that while choosing a cosmetic product brand, we look for quality as well as price. But do we really look for quality and safety? Yes, safety! We hardly pay attention to this factor whereas we really need to.
Most of the cosmetic products available in the market are loaded with harmful chemicals. And putting these chemicals on your body on regular basis can have many adverse health effects in the long term. For example, there are high chances that your face cream has ingredients like mineral oil and preservatives like parabens.
A report by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), most beauty products is 80 percent consist of one or more cosmetic impurities (in total, there are 24 cosmetic impurities that have been recognized so far). These impurities have been linked to cancer and other health issues.
According to the EWG report, “These trace contaminants in petroleum-based ingredients often readily penetrate the skin according to government and industry studies, and their presence in products is not restricted by government safety standards — they are legal at any level.”
This was about mineral oil. Now let’s talk about parabens.
As per the non-profit Campaign for Safe Cosmetics (CSC), “Of greatest concern is that parabens are known to disrupt hormone function, an effect that is linked to increased risk of breast cancer and reproductive toxicity”. The report further says, “Parabens mimic estrogen by binding to estrogen receptors on cells”.
We discussed just two nasties here. There are many more such ingredients on the list of cosmetic product brands.
But there are companies that have come up with the idea of making chemical-free cosmetics. These herbal cosmetic brands make their products as natural as possible.
They use natural ingredients like essential oils, butters, natural plant extracts, and stuff like that to make their products. Even if you use such products directly on your skin they will benefit you in so many ways. And adding them to cosmetic products makes them much safer to use than the commonly available cosmetic products in the market.
What’s the benefit of using products from Herbal Cosmetic brands?
Firstly, these products will not cause any harm to your skin unlike the other commonly used cosmetic products that are not Ayurvedic (even come loaded with so many nasties!).
Secondly, most Ayurvedic cosmetic brands make sure to use ingredients with skincare properties. So this way you get two benefits by using one product.
Let’s understand with an example. A herbal foundation will not only help cover skin imperfections but will also help improve skin texture (if it has been made to offer so).
We also need to know that Ayurvedic cosmetic products don’t need to be expensive. In fact, there are many luxury cosmetic brands that come loaded with bad stuff. They say they sell high-quality products at high prices but you will be surprised to see the ingredient list of their products. They also don’t hesitate to put the objectionable ingredients and still sell their products at such high prices.
On the contrary, Ayurvedic cosmetic brands make their products using natural ingredients as far as possible. This surely increases the making cost. Still, most of such brands sell their products at reasonable prices.
Last but not the least, by buying products from ayurvedic cosmetic brands are Indian. So when we buy Indian we support Indian and that too for our own health and safety. All in all, it is a win-win situation for everybody.
So there are many reasons to switch to ayurvedic cosmetic brands, not just one. So, next time you go to a cosmetic shop ask for products from ayurvedic cosmetic brands. Even if you don’t find a herbal cosmetic brand at local shops, you can shop online for such products. Major eCommerce platforms these days offer natural and herbal products and sometimes at great discounts. And the best part you get it without having to go out.
So adopt healthy, live healthy. And don’t forget to share your thoughts on ayurvedic products.