By Tamsin Brown • 19 March 2022 • 15:43
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Natural cosmetics have a whole host of benefits for our bodies and the planet.
Cosmetic products such as shampoos, soaps, creams and make-up often contain numerous chemicals such as parabens, sulphates, ammonia and other substances that can have a harmful effect on our skin and the environment.
Natural cosmetics are an ideal solution to this because they bring us a wide range of benefits straight from nature. They conserve all their active ingredients and are fully effective without any kind of chemical manipulation, nor do they contain any irritating chemical preservatives, artificial perfumes or synthetic colouring. This means that they are ideal for those with sensitive skin, including children and pregnant women. Because of their gentle natural components, our skin tolerates them perfectly. They cause no side effects, irritation or allergies. If you make the switch, your skin will thank you.
It is also important to do our part for the environment. Natural cosmetics are made using environmentally-friendly ingredients, do not contain pollutants and are packaged in recyclable materials. They are cruelty-free, meaning that they have not been tested on animals. Purchasing natural and toxin-free cosmetics is key to dealing with the mistreatment of the thousands of animals that have to suffer in laboratories for the testing of traditional cosmetic products. Doing our bit to prevent animal experimentation costs very little.
We should get used to checking the packaging of the products we buy and try to become more aware of what our cosmetics contain. We should look out for seals that certify the natural origin of the ingredients.
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Originally from London, Tamsin is based in Malaga and is a local reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering Spanish and international news.
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