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A natural concealer refers to a type of concealer that is free from synthetic ingredients and chemicals. Depending on the manufacturing process of the ingredients, the product might also be labeled as organic. There are different types of natural concealers on the market that have misleading labels. It is important for a consumer to differentiate between what products are actually natural, and to bear in mind that there might still be risks associated with natural products.
Concealers are often at the core of anyone's makeup bag. They are used to hide imperfections from blemishes, scratches, and under-eye circles. Concealers may also be used to minimize the appearance of veins. A natural concealer is increasingly chosen over the traditional version in an effort to decrease the application of synthetic ingredients on the skin.
It is important to differentiate between what is natural and what is organic. These terms are interchangeable from a marketing standpoint, but, in reality, they mean two different things. Organic products come from organically-grown plants free of chemicals and pesticides. Natural products are generally derived from plant-based ingredients, but they are not necessarily grown organically.
If you are looking for a 100% organic concealer, read the product labels carefully. The ingredients listed should represent plant-based products. Some of the ingredients in labeled organic cosmetics actually contain less than half organic materials. Unless a product specifically states that all ingredients are organic, it is more than likely that the concealer contains inorganic products.
Choosing between a plant-based natural concealer and a pure organic version depends on your preference. Although there is fear that inorganic products are harmful, there is not enough scientific evidence to discount the safety of other natural makeup products. Keep in mind that an organic concealer will most likely be the most expensive type of concealer.
There might be as many risks associated with natural cosmetics as there are with synthetic versions. Certain ingredients used in natural concealers can cause an adverse, allergic reaction if you are sensitive to a plant or an herb. If you know that you are allergic to certain plants, check labels ahead of time. Consider discontinuing the use of a natural concealer if it gives you rashes or makes you break out.
Once you have figured out whether a particular natural concealer is right for you, it is important for you to choose the right shade. Most beauty experts agree that it is better to choose a shade lighter than your skin tone for blending purposes. Darker shades will make the spot you are covering up stand out more. Consider choosing yellow to cover up bluish shades like under-eye circles, or green for red spots, such as blemishes.
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