Face and Body Paints

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Face or body paints can be performed instead of actual makeup for special occasions or leisure. Find in this category the main ingredients that can be used in the paint, the ones that can be harmful, and alternatives for a safer and a more natural option.

1- Some Current Main Components Used:

  • Paraffin Wax: This ingredient is used a variety of makeup products, it has properties of softening and making the skin smoother. paraffin wax is a type of mineral oil and can be found usually in creams and lotions.
  • Glycerin: Also known as glycerol, glycerin is a sugar alcohol that can be easily obtained from natural sources. It plays the role of a humectant: meaning it retains moisture in the upper layer of the skin and prevents premature moist from cosmetics. Glycerin has great moisturizing properties as well as it contains cleansing agents. It can be found in personal care products such as soaps, toothpastes, and hair conditioners. 
  • Iron Oxides: This ingredient can be found in many cosmetic or makeup products from eyeshadow to talcum powder passing by face and body paint. It has color imparting properties and is considered to be a naturally occurring mineral deposit. 
  • Mica: This ingredient is one of the major minerals in cosmetics. It is used mainly to add shimmer and sparkle and can be found occasionally in toothpaste.

2- Some Current  Hazardous Components to Avoid:

  • Fragrance: Fragrance ingredients in cosmetics must meet the same requirements for safety as other cosmetic ingredients: they must be safe for consumers when they are used according to labeled directions. Some components of fragrance formulas may have a potential to cause allergic skin reactions or sensitivities for some people.
  • Color Additives:  In case you are wondering where does the blue in your eyeliner or the pink in your blush are coming from, here is your answer. Color additives provide to consumers all the appealing colors they will find in their products, even in contact lenses. These ingredients come basically as dyes, pigments or other textures to impact the color when added to other substances.

3- Natural Alternatives:

  • Natural Food Color: Natural food colors can be easily extracted from food that you have in your kitchen depends on the color that you are looking for. You can use for example strawberries, coffee, cinnamon, or even spinach.

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