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What are the most important factors to be taken into consideration while designing a green cosmetic product?

 

  1. Sustainable behaviour from sourcing to production = 63.1 %
  2. Sourcing biodegradable ingredients = 26.1%
  3. Renewable packaging = 5.1 %
  4. Fair trade = 4.3 %
  5. Energy saving when producing = 1.4%

 

Facts About Lip Balm and Lip Glosses

Some of the big beauty companies use Arsenic, Lead and other toxic ingredients in their lipsticks and lip glosses. Studies suggest that everyday women ingest 6 pounds of lipsticks in a life time. Now is the time to excercise your mind, look for pure, natural, herbal ingredients in lip balms and choose wisely the choice of your lip balms to say goodby to chemicals that are harmful to your body and beauty.

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Moringa

Moringa (Moringa Oleifera) also known as Clarifier tree, Horshradish tree and Drumstick tree is normally found growing in tropical and subtropical climates such as India and Africa. It produces long drumstick like pods, which contain seeds and to your surprise every part of the tree is used and beneficial in some way. This tree has been used in ayurveda for thousands of years. A nutrition power house, Moringa contains 7 times the vitamin C of Oranges, 4 times the vitamin A of carrots, 2 times the protein and 4 times the calcium of milk and 3 times the potassium of bananas. Helpful in maintaining healthy blood pressure levels, it has been used to help joint health, promote long lasting endurance and energy and also as digestive aid. Moringa is nourishing to the brain and eyes and promotes a healthy circulatory system as well as normal functioning of the liver and the kidneys. Moringa oil is used to beautify and protect skin from the elements. The seed may help with water purification.

Acai

Acai (Euterpe Oleracea) is normally found in Amazon Rainforest. The Acai palm tree grows as high as 50 to 80 feet. The edible Acai fruit is dark purple in color when it is ripe and has a large seed inside. Locals in Amazon region often drink Acai juice made from ripe fruits. Acai is known to have very high antioxidant properties. During a recent in vitro test the well known antioxidant phenols and anthocynin chemicals were extracted from the fruit. Acai has the ability to support healthy and normal cellular tissue growth. The ORAC value of Acai is one of the highest in the world. In Brazil, Acai is primarily being used as an astringent and blood cleanser. The dark purple color of the fruit is due to the polyphenolic compounds. The compound anthocynin is responsible for creating red to purple colors in fruits like blackberries, raspberries and grapes. Foods and fruits, which contain high levels of anthocynin are known to be potent antioxidants and are being used widely in anti-aging and to support healthy and normal cellular tissue growth.