Is Your Makeup Offering Adequate SPF Coverage?
Today, Dr. Oz did a show talking about secrets within the beauty industry. He invited Perry Romanowski (cosmetic chemist) on to the show to talk about tips that only the insiders know about. The first topic was about SFP in Makeup. Perry explained to Dr. Oz that the problem with the SPF that they put into makeup is usually less sunscreen that what you need. Also the SPF in makeup is only applied in spots and this can cause aging to occur in some locations on the face.
Perry Romanowski suggested to apply a 30 SPF sunscreen before applying makeup.
Does Your Argon Oil Really Contain Argon?
Did you know that for a product to claim that there is argon oil in the bottle they only have to put one drop in a vat? This is very deceptive to say the least. Perry Romanowski also noted that argon oil shampoo doesn’t have much of an effect because you rinse it all out. For argon oil to be beneficial it should be left on the hair. Perry suggested to look for 100 percent argon oil and apply it directly to your hair.
Is There Dead Bugs In Your Lipstick?
Next, Dr. Oz spoke with Andrea Robinson, who explained that there are dead bugs in many kinds of makeup! Intentionally! Dead insects are actually harvested for an ingredient called carmine. This ingredient gives the red pigment to many kinds of lipstick, blushes and eye shadow. Carmine is a commonly used ingredient in the beauty and cosmetic industry. The next time you purchase some lipstick or blush, check out the ingredients and look for carmine. If it bothers you that you cold be spreading dead bugs on your face, look for another brand that doesn’t contain carmine.
Are High End Brands Better Than Cheap Brands?
Not always. Andrea Robinson said that cheaper makeups are frequently made from the exact same ingredients as the high end makeups. You can often find a quality makeup that can save you money while still giving yourself the look that you want.
January 27, 2015