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Is ‘Natural’ Skincare Really Natural? [Visual]

Is ‘Natural’ Skincare Really Natural? [Visual] | ecogreenlove

The demand for natural skincare is ever-increasing with more and more consumers opting for products containing non-synthetic ingredients. But can consumers trust that the products they are purchasing are truly natural or is the word “natural” just a buzzword used to sell more products? 

The Derm Review analysed the top 100 best-selling natural products to answer this and the research found that only 42% of “natural skincare products” are truly natural.

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10 Environmentally-Friendly Skin Care Ingredients to look For

10 Environmentally-Friendly Skin Care Ingredients to look For | ecogreenlove

Helping out the environment is often a top priority in our lives nowadays, from the food we eat to the way we travel. But is it possible to aid the environment through your skin care products?

While it may seem like green beauty and beneficial ingredients for your skin might not coexist easily, there are so many amazing skin care ingredients that are both good for the environment and that can help you get your glow on!

If you’re looking for some new skin care products that are here for your face and the planet, you’re in luck. Here are 10 eco-friendly skin care ingredients you can look for in your products.

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DIY Body Scrubs using Fruits & Veggies [Recipes]

DIY Body Scrubs using Fruits & Veggies [Recipes] | ecogreenlove

The market is flooded with skin products loaded with unhealthy chemicals, so it can be tricky to find products for the healthy-conscious consumer. Skin care manufacturers are forced to add artificial flavors, dyes, chemicals, and preservatives to prolong shelf life of their products. Many of these ingredients may cause irritation, inflammation, and allergic reactions.

This visual shows you lesser-known scrub recipes with organic ingredients that you may already have in your fridge. Each ingredient has four recipes you can try that will do absolute wonders for your skin.

These proven recipes are effective for any skin type, and the components were given to us by nature itself! You don’t have to head to the beauty superstore or go online to get your hands on these scrubs; you can make them yourself at home.

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How to find cleaner, non-toxic Perfumes [Infographic]

How to find cleaner, non-toxic Perfumes [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

According to the Environmental Working Group, the average fragrance has 14 chemicals that are not featured on the label. Rather than listing out the specific chemicals, companies can simply include “fragrance” as an ingredient, thanks to an FDA loophole that makes it legal.

It’s tough to know exactly which chemicals are hidden in each formula, but any scented product likely includes phthalates. The petroleum-based chemical keeps all the elements in a perfume evenly distributed, but the troubling concern is that one in particular, diethyl phthalate, has been shown to disrupt certain hormones.

Other studies have linked phthalates to liver and breast cancer. It’s unclear how much is too much, but rubbing perfume onto skin daily allows these chemicals to be absorbed into the bloodstream. Other troubling chemicals include octoxynols and nonoxynols. These can also result in hormonal problems. In addition to perfumes, these chemicals can be found in facial cleansers, aftershave, astringents, hair color, and acne treatment.

The European Union plus several countries, including Canada and Japan, have banned phthalates, yet the chemical remains legal in the U.S.

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Do’s and Don’ts of DIY Masks + Recipes [Infographic]

Do's and Don'ts of DIY Masks + Recipes [Infographic] | ecogreenlove

Not only can face masks alleviate skin problems, but they can also double as a stress reliever during a long, hard week. While a trip to the spa is a nice treat, too many facial appointments can leave your wallet empty and your skin longing for more. For a quick, healthy, and cost-effective mask, go the DIY route by turning to ingredients you already have in your pantry and refrigerator.

The benefit of making your own mask is that you can control what goes in the mixing bowl and learn what works best for your skin. Masks are most beneficial when you use active ingredients that target specific skin needs.

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