Get To Know The Active Ingredients Of Cosmetics
With the development of times, there are so many beauty products innovate for better quality by using some materials that are considered good for skin health. In addition, there are some chemicals substances used in cosmetic industry to achieve the desired usage targets. Various types of chemicals can make us confused which one is safe to use or dangerous, therefore we will discuss some of the active ingredients in beauty products to clearly understand the usefulness of each product.
The term on cosmetics needs to be understood so as not to be mistaken in choosing the products you want to use that suitable for your body or face, especially if you have allergies on certain ingredients. Many cases where the use of cosmetics cause allergic reaction, so it is advisable to look for products that read hypoalergic. Hypoallergic means cosmetics contain ingredients that are less likely to cause an allergic reactions. In addition, you can read the composition contained on product labels where the rules are in place, writing the sequential compositions of the most content to the least.
Here is a term that is often encountered on some cosmetic products:
- Alcohol: serves to reduce the excess oil on the skin, but excessive use will occur irritation of the skin.
- Aloe Vera: a plant whose contents serve to provide a sense of cool and moisturize skin.
- Alpha Hydroxy: a substance used to exfoliate dead skin while stimulating the production of collagen and elastin to soften new skin.
- Antioxidants: useful to protect the skin from chemicals from the surrounding environment, such as motor vehicle fumes, dust, and others. Antioxidants are generally found in fruits that contain lots of vitamin A, C and E. In addition to protecting, antioxidants can also prevent aging, acne, and treat scars.
- Astringent: a special fluid that controls the oil on the skin.
- Benzoyl Peroxide: an antibacterial-containing substance to treat acne on the face.
- Chamomile: the type of plant that can prevent inflammation of the skin and brighten the skin. Suitable for sensitive skin because the ingredients can soften and cool allergic skin.
- Essence: basic fragrances that commonly used in perfumes, soaps, and others.
- Glycerine & Hyaluronic Acid: Its content is able to attract and retain moisture in the skin.
- Jojoba: a tonic containing moisturizers; Suitable for dry skin types.
- Moisturizer: a natural skin moisturizer which is able to restore keratin protein; This is one of the basic ingredients needed to get a smooth, moist and healthy skin.
- PA (Protection Grade of UVA): protects skin from UVA rays that cause skin aging; The more (+) the higher the level of protection.
- Parabens: a group of chemicals that commonly used as a preservative in the product. Side effects can cause allergies, breast cancer and hormone disorders if used in large or continuous amounts.
- pH (percentage of hydrogen): the acidity of the chemical content of the product. High pH levels can be very harmful to skin, although at first the product will cure the problem on the user’s skin. Continuous use can make dry skin, irritation, itching, and others.
- SPF (Sun Protection Factor): the unit to determine the level of protection of a product on the skin from sunlight. For example, SPF 15 = 15 x 10 minutes = 150 minutes, so the product lasts for 150 minutes. SPF generally protects the skin from UVB rays that cause the skin to darken color skin.
The use of any cosmetics should be done carefully and wisely, hopefully the article above is useful to add insight for all cosmetic users. Do not just pick a product without understanding its contents and how to use it appropriately for maximum results in caring for your skin.