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This site provides you with advices how to take care of your skin at home. Also, provides you with recipes creating your own cosmetics at home.

Before starting to do any of the recipes, you should know what type of skin you have. Here you will find articles to help you know your skin.

Why you should prepare cosmetics at home when there are so many organic cosmetics on the market?

First, you should know that a cosmetic product certified organic does not mean it is 100% natural and 100% organic. Certification institutions accept certain synthetic ingredients, also a certified product may also contain 15% organic ingredients .

Secondly, the institutions of certification does not check the effectiveness. An organic cream may be poorly formulated. A toner can be irritating, a shampoo may be too dressing, a scrub may have an inappropriate pH and so on.

Some organic products from stores have expensive packaging but cheap content (simple and refined oils, plenty of water, glycerin, small percentage of valuable ingredients).

A number of creams, serums and lotions contain commercially too many ingredients, extracts or oils list is impressive and may suggest that the preparation is extremely valuable, focused and effective. Those who are not familiar with the formulation of cosmetics do not know that most of the ingredients that appear on the list after the preservative (or after parfum, citric acid, bisabolol, tocopherol or other ingredients that are known dosage is somewhere around 1% or less in percentage). They are not effective at that concentration.

There are ingredients, including preservatives, which are allowed not be listed on the label of cosmetic products for consumers, if used below a certain percentage.

You will rarely find used in organic cosmetics exotic virgin oils and extracts heat-sensitive, because the finished product will not sit on the shelf 1-2 years. Such ingredients already come from the manufacturer with a shelf life of 6-12 months and therefore are not really used given the time needed for processing, transportation, distribution and sale, then put the finished product on the shelf and then stores kept on the shelf in the bathroom long enough.

Usually used in organic cosmetics, refined vegetable oils (which even if organic can be refined ) which are cheaper and degrades in a long time. Information on the type of vegetable oil on the label need not be provided under the law.

Organic cosmetics stores often use cheap vegetable oils in large quantities, that have a simpler composition, while complex and precious oils are added in tiny percentages.

NOTE:  The information and suggestions on this site are not intended and can not be considered medical advice, are published for educational purposes. Products and information should not be used to treat or diagnose diseases or health problems. If you have health problems or a condition that requires medical treatment, consult a doctor .

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