Beauty product trends are slowly changing, even in Hollywood. Because of the growing amount of publicized evidence about the toxic chemicals used in many commercial beauty products, healthy, organic, all-natural beauty and skin trends are replacing traditional chemical based remedies.
Hollywood is famous for all sorts of trends, from diets to lifestyle. However, beauty is more important here than anywhere else. After all, where is beauty and glamour more of a statement than in Hollywood itself?
While men can still get by with rugged good looks, women are mercilessly photographed by Paparazzi. An actress’s bad hair or skin day can make its way to the tabloids in supermarket checkout aisles within days.
In Hollywood, looking good is not really an option if you’re in the movie industry. It’s a must. Looking good might result in the next invitation for a blockbuster movie audition, an interview on national television, or a photo shoot in a top fashion magazine. Beauty is good for business.
Celebrities Going Natural
Fortunately, celebrity skin care products are becoming much more natural. Since beauty is priceless in Hollywood, slathering chemicals that make hair or skin look worse in the long run because of chemical side-effects is falling out of favor.
Here are some much publicized examples of trendsetters:
· Megan Fox likes organic red rose cleansers.
· Reese Witherspoon champions Vitamin C enriched creams that use 7 different varieties of vitamin C to clean, tone, and moisturize the skin.
· Jennifer Lawrence, known for her golden complexion in the Hunger Games movies, thinks highly of organic bath salts as a way to detoxify, exfoliate, and soften the skin.
· Jennifer Anniston, Jennifer Lopez, and Madonna have been seen shopping at Whole Foods for high quality botanicals and essential skin-care minerals.
· Kate Hudson, Marsha Cross and Cameron Diaz admit to a love for green apple moisturizers.
The Dirty Secret behind Beauty Products
Although celebrities can afford almost any beauty products their hearts desire, they are favoring eco-friendly products because there is a growing awareness in Hollywood about the dark side of chemically-based health and beauty products. In an article on David Suzuki’s Foundation website, ‘Dirty Dozen’ cosmetic chemicals to avoid, the shocking truth about what goes into beauty products is spelled out in clear language:
“Some of the ingredients in beauty products aren’t that pretty. U.S. researchers report that one in eight of the 82,000 ingredients used in personal care products are industrial chemicals, including carcinogens, pesticides, reproductive toxins, and hormone disruptors. Many products include plasticizers (chemicals that keep concrete soft), degreasers (used to get grime off auto parts), and surfactants (they reduce surface tension in water, like in paint and inks). Imagine what that does to your skin, and to the environment.”
Often, however, chemical beauty products may use words like “organic” or “natural” and throw in a few organic products in the chemical blend because they have a high marketing appeal the same way that “low fat” or “no fat” ingredients are used on many otherwise unhealthy packaged foods.
According to Dr. David Suzuki’s foundation, a natural product will not contain any of the following ingredients.
· BHA and BHT
· Coal tar dyes
· DEA, like cocamide DEA and lauramide DEA
· Dibutyl phthalate
· Formaldehyde-releasing preservatives
· Sodium laureth sulfate
Natural Solutions to Tough Beauty Problems
Natural products are not only cheaper to buy but they also offer solutions that regular skin care products can’t resolve with pain or scarring.
A good example is skin tags. These are small tags that may have a peduncle and look like pieces of hanging skin. It is actually possible to have from one to one hundred, and they are considered blemishes if a person has a large number. They are notoriously difficult to remove without cryotherapy surgery, but natural skin tag removal products can even remove skin tags from sensitive areas like under the arms and armpits and on the face and neck without pain or scarring.
How to Find Natural Products
Despite the fact that natural products are slowing gaining momentum in public awareness and can be found in department and drug stores, they are most easily found in the small health and beauty departments of natural food stores online. When deciding on an organic skin care product, you will usually be able to get an ingredient list. They may also list all the ingredients they have left out.