FAQ (FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS)
WHY NATURAL COSMETICS?
For many of us being health conscious and think about what we are putting into our bodies, is a priority.
Skin is the body’s largest organ and protective barrier. It is very absorbent, and the ingredients of the products we use on our skin are getting absorbed into our bodies.
If you put dangerous ingredients on your skin, they get into your body.
Standard skin care products use a number of ingredients that are potentially dangerous for our health as well as irritants.
OLIMED Natural cosmetics assures the use of 100 % Natural ingredients, free from toxics and hormones disruptors. The priority in our formulas is the use of 100% healthy ingredients together with effectiveness.
ARE CONVENTIONAL COSMETICS AND NATURAL COSMETICS EQUALLY EFFECTIVE?
Yes. Natural cosmetics are as effective as Conventional cosmetics.
Active ingredients in Natural Cosmetics come directly from nature and haven’t been synthesized in a laboratory.
WHAT INGREDIENTS SHOULD WE AVOID?
Parabens: Preservatives used in the cosmetic industry to prolong shelf life of the products. They act as hormone disruptors mimicking estrogens and have been linked to breast cancer and reproductive issues.
Petroleum: It goes by a few different names, including mineral oil, petrolatum, and paraffin oil. Our body doesn’t metabolize it and stay in our bodies without having the possibility of eliminating it.
PG’s: Petroleum derivatives that are obtained in a refinery. They are used to mix different substances that would be impossible to mix otherwise and to increase skin’s permeability. Some impurities that are potentially carcinogenic are generated in their production process. They also modify the skyns hydrolipid layer, leaving the skin unprotected in order to increase its permeability.
They are also bad for the environment cause they take too long to degrade.
BHA & BHT: They are used as preservatives and synthetic antioxidants. They are known to be hormone disruptors and carcinogenic.
Siliconas: algunas siliconas se utilizan sobre todo en productos capilares. Son disruptores endocrinos
WHY TO USE ORGANIC PRODUCTS?
Not all products advertised as Natural really are. Most of them have only a couple of natural ingredients in low concentrations. Some of them even make claims such as ” Free fom parabens” to later use other harmful ingredients as bad as parabens.
Many ingredients used in conventional cosmetics and even Natural cosmetics are hormone disruptors, which are known to have the following effects in human health:
Increase in infertility levels
Increase in some types of hormonal cancers ( breast, prostate, thyroid, testicles)
Earlier menstruation in teenagers
IS IT SAFE TO USE ALL PRODUCTS IF I AM PREGNANT?
Yes, all our products are safe to use during pregnancy, breast feeding and in children.
DO MEN HAVE TO LIMIT THEIR USE TO THE MENS SKIN CARE LINE?
Absolutely not. Men range of products offers specific products for men, but other products such as the skin moisturizer can be also chosen according to the specific skin type.
WHEN TO USE EVERY PRODUCT?
We recommend the use of body oils and face serum at night, because it is while we sleep that our body uses the ingredients provided by the essential oils in cell regeneration.