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The cosmetic properties of Aloe

Posted by on Tuesday June 21st, 2016 in News, No food | 0 comments

When we talk about Aloe, first of all we are talking about a precious natural ally with multiple functions, including that of cosmetics. Many beauty products, in fact, contain it and its properties. But what makes Aloe so valuable both for health and for skin’s beauty? Before describing the various beneficial properties, it is worth pointing out that at present we are aware of at least 600 plants of the Aloe genus, belonging to the Lilliacee family. The most studied, familiar and used is Aloe Barbadensis Miller, or Aloe Vera. It contains a variety of beneficial substances: from the complex sugars such as mucopolysaccharides, enzymes, lignins, saponins, phospholipids and many others. The real ability of this plant, however, is to coordinate all the active ingredients of the many substances that compose it in a harmonious synergy. This also happens...

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Creative make-up: here’s how to recycle our old cosmetics

Posted by on Monday May 9th, 2016 in News, No food | 0 comments

How many times have you read the label on old cosmetics and discovered that they expired a long time ago? This unpleasant situation happens fairly often, especially among those using make-up: lipstick whose colour you’re no longer fond of, foundation that has lost its texture, mascara you completely forgot about, etc. However, you can often give a second life to old and unused cosmetics. You just need a bit of imagination! Here are some examples of creative recycling that will come as a surprise to many of you: Mascara – Dried-up mascara in the most remote drawer in your bathroom is certainly a great classic among expired cosmetics. The best trick to make it liquid again is to immerse it in a bowl of hot water for at least an hour. If the mascara is really too old and...

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Vegan cosmetics, here are the new eco-friendly products

Posted by on Tuesday April 26th, 2016 in News, No food | 0 comments

In the cosmetics sector, just as in the food industry, in recent years there has been an exponential increase in attention towards healthy and organic products. The Vegan lifestyle is becoming increasingly popular in Italy as well. These days, being vegan involves a number of choices that are not just food-related, but also concern other basic aspects of our daily lives, such as clothing and personal care. As for the latter, the new cruelty-free philosophy leads consumers to carefully read the labels of products on the shelves with the aim of respecting nature and supporting companies that devote a special attention to green cosmetics and to all make-up products that do not, in any way, involve the animal world. Indeed, to be considered “Vegan friendly“, cosmetic products must not contain ingredients or substances coming from animals and this also...

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Cosmetics and health: new online guides for responsible consumption

Posted by on Monday March 21st, 2016 in News, No food | 0 comments

Over the last few years the ingredients of cosmetics and the battle against counterfeiting are matters that are particularly key for consumer protection associations. In practice we all, especially women, use cosmetics almost on a daily basis often without knowing what they contain and the possible risks for our body of non-conforming products or in the event of allergies and intolerances. Based on these preliminary considerations, the Italian Association of Cosmetics Manufacturers promoted and backed the creation of ABC Cosmetici, an online portal dedicated to correct information about the industry. The portal shows the various manufacturing procedures and there are experts providing detailed answers to the most common questions about cosmetics. A new and detailed service for a campaign aiming to provide more information right from when we read the label of a product, an essential step for ABC...

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Cosmetics: when it’s time to throw them away

Posted by on Tuesday December 22nd, 2015 in No food | 0 comments

As for food-processing companies, also cosmetics manufacturers are required to report the details and information about the life cycle of the product on the label. Indeed, by reading the labels of the various items, one will see two very different expressions providing important information about how to use the products. The first indication is related to the minimum duration, i.e. the date by which the product, if stored correctly, still fully meets the requirements of the consumer and ensures the same performance and safety level. This information is marked with the expression “Best before” followed by the relative month and year. According to current laws, if the minimum duration is less than 30 months, it must always be reported on the label. Instead for cosmetics lasting more than 30 months, the expression will be related to the so-called PAO...

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Parabens: the effects on our body and on that of our children

Posted by on Tuesday November 17th, 2015 in No food | 0 comments

Parabens are synthetic preservatives largely used in cosmetics. They have an antibacterial and antifungal action that slows down the decomposition of the product due to the action of fungi and microbes that proliferate thanks to the favourable environment consisting of water, proteins and sugar –typical elements found in lotions and food that can carry diseases, including serious ones. Therefore parabens ensure a long shelf life for lotions, shampoo, soap, deodorants and sun cream, retaining their features and extending their shelf life. Used for years in cosmetics, these substances are now in the limelight due to recent studies that have highlighted a number of side effects. According to experts, parabens interfere with our hormonal system and especially with the activity of estrogens, female hormones, causing infertility and issues during pregnancy. Precisely the latter was examined by in-depth research, which studied...

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