We all wear it and Love it,so lets really Discuss it....

This is a topic each and every female knows about. The amount each lady uses varies, from just lipstick to the whole nine yards. But the topic that is hot on everyone's lips is: is it natural? Is it cruelty-free? What are the active ingredients? Are they harmful over a period of time?

"Foundation, toner, bronzer, kaajal, eyeliner, eyebrow pencil, eye-shadow, blusher, lipstick, lip-gloss, powder, fragrances, deodorant, nail polish, hairspray, shampoo, etc. If you are in the habit of putting on these every single day, you are definitely an obsessive cosmetics user!." (http://bit.ly/2jYk7hJ)

Well as much as well all wish we had all the answers, we don't. This blog post is to help you know just a little more, in order for you to make a informed decision when picking your brand and it's origin. Let's start with the facts....

A. We all know that excessive use of make up(daily use), in particular the base/foundation and concealer blocks our pores. Therefore leading to enlarged pores (as your skin is trying to breath), blackheads or even pimples(due to dirt trapped underneath the skins surface within a pore). 

B. The chemicals with long names that we know are there, but can't spell and don't understand. Did you know that every single cosmetic product bought commercial, (not natural or organic) have at least 50-90 harmful chemicals that are linked to major side effects or conditions. Chemicals such as sodium sulphatesphthalatesparabenstriclosan and even talc are used.  Yet we still se them? Is it a case of ignorance is bliss or is it genuine misinformation. Those and many more chemicals found in the make-up we use have been linked to skin disorders, cancer, allergic reactions, eye infections, damage to your thiroid and so many more. 

C. The harm make-up causes to animals. Yes you've heard they test the chemicals on animals, but surely that's not for the products I use? Or is it.....The scary fact is that most of the brands available at Clicks, Dischem, Edgar's and many more all test he products on animals. Perhaps not the factory in RSA, but the people who make/create the items do. How disgusting is that to know.... read more: http://www.peta.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Companies-That-Do-Test-On-Animals-PETA-new.jpg

So going forward what do we do? Well the best place to start would be to consider changing your cosmetics to a pro-natural or organic company. Yes they might be slightly more expensive, but its better for your health, environment and animals. If  you are interested in knowing which brands are conidered natural and cruelty-free, here is a link to follow:

http://www.vegansa.com/products-cosmetics.php