Dangers of “Preservative free Cosmetic”

Preservatives play important role in making sure that the cosmetics are free from harmful microorganisms. The formulators of cosmetic make sure that cosmetic products are developed to be placed in contact with human skin as safe as possible.

Why cosmetics get contaminated with microorganisms

There are several ways in which cosmetic get contaminated with bacteria and fungus. It is important to understand how microorganism get into cosmetics and become harmful to consumers. For example, every day we apply lipstick on our lips. The tube of lipstick comes in contact with the saliva in our mouth. Mascara brush applied to eye lashes, comes in contact with mucous membrane in our eyes. There are many potential ways cosmetics get contaminated as

  1. products used after expiry date
  2. stored in warm and humid conditions
  3. poor preservative system
  4. dipping fingers in cosmetics or in contact with saliva or mucous membrane

At present, governing body like FDA, EU Regulations, NICNAS, ASEAN etc. which regulates the limit of preservatives in cosmetics. This ensure the safe level of preservatives to human skin.

Let’s not follow the trend of buying everything “free-from” cosmetics! We are getting obsessed with the idea of “free from parabens”, “free from alcohol”, “free from PEG”, “free from formaldehyde”, “free from preservatives” etc. Let’s believe in safe cosmetics which has a decent to long shelf life with the help of effective preservative system.

Skin Care

Skin Care for Digital Lifestyle!

A modern day holiday is all about sun, sea and selfie! It is all part of our digital lifestyle. To achieve that ‘perfect selfie’ consumers are exploring another level of camera ready make up. More and more people following make up trends which gives assurance for a perfect selfie!

For that perfect look in our smart phone camera, what should be our skin care regime? what makes a ‘perfect selfie’ face? Lets go through some easy and ‘back to basic’ skin care step which maximizes the efficacy of make up products on your face as well as in digital world!

  1. Toner – cleansing is important but never forget to tone your skin after cleansing as it will minimize pore size, tighten skin and promote hydration which ultimately give a polished look of base foundation.
  2. Exfoliation – A clean scrubbed face is much more appealing on camera than a face with dead skin and debris. A gently exfoliated skin will always give you a smooth finish of your make up.
  3. Hydration– Now, this step will not be achieved after applying a normal moisturizer. Since make up applied on face can last up to 12-14 hours it is very crucial to apply a good layer of nourishing cream. This will give your make up a natural glow. A day cream before make up with SPF 15 should be fine. After removing all the make up, it is important to rejuvenate skin with serums, anti-aging and hydrating cream. Overnight hydration will help skin relax and getting ready for next day.