Five Rea­sons to Use Nat­u­ral Make­ups

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THEY CON­TAIN SAFE PRESER­VA­TIVES. No­tice we didn’t say they’re “preser­va­tive-free.” Be­cause make­ups are sub­ject to contamination from harm­ful bac­te­ria, yeast and mold, it’s crit­i­cal that they use preser­va­tives. “There are many nat­u­ral op­tions,” says Gabriel De Santino, founder and CEO of Gabriel Cos­met­ics. “Rose­mary not only pre­vents contamination, it also stim­u­lates bi­o­log­i­cal ac­tiv­ity and cell growth to re­duce fine lines and wrin­kles. Vi­ta­mins A, C, and E ex­tend our prod­ucts’ shelf life, and they’re known an­tiox­i­dants that also pro­tect skin from free rad­i­cals.”

THEY’RE CRU­ELTY-FREE. Nat­u­ral prod­ucts aren’t tested on an­i­mals, and most ad­here to the Leap­ing Bunny stan­dards, reg­u­la­tions that re­quire that nei­ther the in­gre­di­ents nor the fi­nal prod­uct are tested on an­i­mals. Many are also ve­gan, mean­ing no beeswax or other an­i­mal-de­rived in­gre­di­ents are used.

THEY’RE SUS­TAIN­ABLE. Nat­u­ral make­ups are free from petroleum prod­ucts and most use sus­tain­ably sourced botan­i­cals or or­ganic in­gre­di­ents.

THEY USE NAT­U­RAL SCENTS. Syn­thetic fra­grances and per­fumes con­tain ph­tha­lates, danger­ous chem­i­cals that dis­rupt the en­docrine sys­tem and can cause re­pro­duc­tive ab­nor­mal­i­ties and pos­si­bly in­crease cancer risk.

THEY’RE OF­TEN GLUTEN-FREE. Be­cause peo­ple with celiac disease can’t tol­er­ate even trace amounts of gluten, con­ven­tional lip­sticks and lip glosses that con­tain gluten may trig­ger a re­ac­tion.

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