|Natural beauty is the ideal many people strive to
achieve when they purchase make-up, creams, shampoos and other forms of
cosmetics. But what really constitutes natural beauty, and how can it be
Many consumers, in an attempt to cleanse, tone,
moisturize, mattify, shine, colour, enhance and so on, have overloaded
their skin and their cabinets with too many needless products. Experts
have found that 63 percent of all women complain of having developed
'sensitive skin', and many of these complaints can be traced back to an
overcomplicated skin care regimen (Fairley, 2001). In contrast, the
needs of human skin are simple. They are cleansing, moisture,
nourishment and protection. Skin which suffers from burning, reddening,
pimples, rashes and other symptoms similar to these may be caused by or
made worse from adverse reactions to the cosmetic products overloading
many women's cabinets. Often many of these products claim to alleviate
or eliminate the very symptoms they are causing (Begoun, 1991).
selecting skin care, it is best to choose a product formulated for your
skin type. Everyone's skin is individual and varied, but to assist in
product selection, and in understanding what your own skin needs, the
following skin types have been generalized.
Balanced, which is neither oily nor dry, and similar to the skin type of children.
Sensitive, which is a condition involving reddening, burning or rashes when a cosmetic is applied.
Problem, which is prone to acne and breakouts.
Combination, which is most skin, containing oily and dry patches.
skin can be obtained by making good choices for your skin, such as
using cosmetic products and make-up which are truly natural. Eating a
diet rich in vegetables, fruit, water and healthy oils (such as
polyunsaturated fats, essential fatty acids found in flax seed oil,
olive oil, etc.) all assist in achieving and maintaining healthy skin.
Lastly, adequate rest, sleep and exercise also contribute significantly
to beautiful skin.
Simple Skin Care Steps:
Gentle cleansing - depending on your skin type or preference, choose a natural soap.
Toning - use a toner which is alcohol-free, infused with essential oils
Daytime moisturizing - light or rich skin moisturizer
Nighttime moisturizing - use facial oils formulated with essential oils
make-up which is made with all natural ingredients and colours,
regardless of one's age. All faces look fresh and naturally beautiful
when colours which reflect the earth's vibrant range of hues are
applied. Rainbow-like colours, or deep, dramatic shades cannot be
obtained naturally in make-up without synthetically derived colours.
These colours rarely look natural, are often trendy and go out of style
Great looking skin does not mean flawless, masked skin.
Rather, lets reconstruct our notions of what constitutes 'beautiful
skin' and 'beautiful faces', because perfection does not exist in the
natural world, nor does it exist in human beings. Computers, cameras,
lighting and other sophisticated technologies create "flawlessness", to
create an ideal image no one can attain. Instead, beautiful skin and
natural beauty is skin that is free from harmful chemicals, hydrated
from within and on the surface, fed with balanced nutrition and wise
food choices, and regulated with reasonable exercise. A positive outlook
on life and an optimistic perspective also contribute to natural
beauty, inside and out.
How the organic make-up company Can Help You Achieve Your Own Natural Beauty
products are made fresh for you once we receive your order. We do not
stock inventory, so our cosmetics do not require powerful shelf life
lengtheners or potent synthetic preservatives. The preservatives we use
are natural, such as wheatgerm oil, grapeseed oil, tocopherol acetate
(vitamin E) and/or ascorbic acid (vitamin C).
While our products do
not need refrigeration, our creams, as they contain water, are best
stored in a cool, dark place, away from steam, light or unnecessary
exposure to the air.
Our packaging is simple, without fancy and
unnecessary labels, boxes or inserts. We believe very strongly that the
purchasing power of your money should be directed towards a natural,
high quality product, rather than wasted on packaging.
you to give our natural products a try. We do not make any unrealistic
or unscientific claims, such as anti-aging or wrinkle elimination, which
are impossible in any cosmetic. We develop our products based on sound
scientific principles and the physiology of the skin. Our products will
convince you on their own merit, since they are natural, vegan and an
excellent alternative to conventional cosmetics and make-up.
If you have any questions, please contact us at www.organicmakeup.ca.
in selling our products? Contact us to discuss how we can assist each
other to bring our safe, natural cosmetics and make-up to interested
- Begoun, Paula (1991). Don't Go To The Cosmetics Counter Without Me, Beginning Press, Seattle.
- Fairley, Josephine (2001). Organic Beauty, DK Publishing, London.
- The Organic Makeup Company can be located at http://www.organicmakeupcompany.com
About the Author
Lori Stryker has been researching and developing all natural skin
care and make-up for the purpose of offering men and women safe natural
cosmetics for everyday use. She brings to her research a specialist in
human biology from the University of Toronto, coupled with a
professional home economics degree and an education degree from the
University of British Columbia, fusing chemical and biological knowledge
with food family and textile sciences.