The beauty industry is developing simply with cosmic speed: new products come out one after another, technologies are being improved, some “revolutionary” means are being opened.
Manufacturers as they can earn on our desire to stay young and beautiful. It’s no joke – more money is spent on finding a cure for baldness in the world than on developing a cure for cancer
How not to drown in this stream of new products and to distinguish a useful tool from the advertised dummy? Or maybe it’s easier to throw away all these jars, and leave only olive oil on the shelf?
We talk about the nine most popular and dangerous beauty myths that make you spend money on useless funds.
1.Organic cosmetics – the most useful
Sales of organic products only in America and Europe are growing by an average of 20% per year, and the words “natural” and “natural” have become almost synonymous with the word “good”.
In fact, organic cosmetics are not more useful than usual. To put the word organic on the cream package, the manufacturer must follow a few rules:
Not less than 90% of the ingredients must be of plant origin.
Fields, where plants are collected for cosmetics, cannot be treated with synthetic substances.
Substances from plants can be extracted only in a “natural” way – by extraction.
It sounds good, but what happens in practice? The manufacturer begins to strive not for the effectiveness of the tool, but for its environmental cleanliness. The active ingredients become smaller and they deteriorate faster.
Organic matter has many drawbacks: the cream without preservatives deteriorates in a few days and requires complete sterility. Sulfate-free shampoo washes hair badly. Air conditioning without silicones does not protect the hair and does not make it shiny.
Anti-aging organic cosmetics and not at all effective, because plant extracts will never replace synthetic collagen or hyaluronic acid. So is it worth overpaying for the naturalness of the funds if it simply does not work?
2.Olive or coke oil is better than cream
Vegetable oils have many beneficial properties, but even the most natural and high-quality will not moisturize and protect the skin in the way that “real” cosmetics will do.
Creams are designed specifically for our skin: they have more active ingredients and they work more efficiently. Therefore, in the composition of creams and serums never more than 40% of the oil – all other components are selected based on skin type, age, and needs.
In addition, pure fats can clog pores, cause acne, and even dry the skin. All because natural oils break the fat metabolism of the skin and create a film that prevents it from breathing freely.
3.Cosmetics with hormones is dangerous
Cosmetics with estrogen have been banned in Russia since 1998 due to serious side effects. All that cosmetic companies can offer you is a phytoestrogen, which is obtained from plants. Such hormones are 5,000 times weaker than human hormones, so they are completely harmless and can act only on the skin.
4.Aluminum in deodorants causes cancer
British scientists have conducted studies that allegedly proved that aluminum in antiperspirants causes breast cancer. The authors explained this by the fact that there was more aluminum in the tissues affected by the tumor than in healthy ones.
In fact, experience has proved nothing, since only 17 people took part in it – and this is negligible for scientific research. It has not been proven that it is aluminum that causes a tumor, and not a tumor attracts aluminum. Therefore, so far this version is unfounded.
5.Mineral oil should be avoided
Mineral oil especially scares lovers of all organic and natural – and all because it is made from oil.
In fact, there is nothing to fear: the substance was allowed to be added to cosmetics in the USA, the UK, and the European Union. Before the oil becomes an oil, it undergoes so many cleanings that there is nothing in common with oil.
Mineral oil has been used for over a hundred years, and as many have studied. No research has confirmed that it has any negative effect on health.
Rumors about the fact that mineral oil causes acne also turned out to be just rumors. In 2005, scientists in the United States proved that cosmetics containing up to 30% of oil do not clog a pore.
6.There is no difference between expensive and cheap cosmetics
Yes, it happens that under the guise of luxury cosmetics sold the most common tool in a beautiful tube. But more often, the opposite happens: respected brands use a high-quality base and add ingredients that, as they say, do not find it with fire during the day.
7.Parabens are also better off
Parabens are preservatives that prevent the cream from spoiling as soon as you open it. In 2002, a study came out that allegedly proved that these substances penetrate the skin into the body, settle on tissues and cause cancer.
But 3 years later, the hypothesis was refuted: a new study showed that parabens break up even before they enter the blood. The European Cosmetic Association recognized their use in cosmetics as completely safe.
8.In the summer you need to use thermal water as often as possible
If you just spray the term aka on your face and leave it, it will begin to evaporate and draw moisture from the skin. In the end, instead of moisturizing, you will get dehydration. Thermal water should be blotted with a napkin, and even better to apply water before or after moisturizing cream.
9.Water from cream in the cold turns into ice and damages the skin
It sounds logical, but one important detail is missing: the skin is an ice-free organ. The temperature on its surface even in the most severe frost does not fall below 32 degrees. No ice will not – you can safely apply any cream.