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MastoorA VS some harmful Beauty Product Ingredients

Recently I have noticed how little people know about the ingredients in their beauty products and what is the alternative.

This below I formation is to provide some I sight to MastoorA’s ingredients and show the common synthetic and often harmful substitute of many other companies.

The ingredients listed are not total ingredients as we use many natural oils, butters, powders etc but a general understanding can be taken from the text.

Parabens

Studies have shown that parabens can be absorbed into the bloodstream and have been found in cancerous tumours particularly breast tissue.

Parabens are also noted as suspected allergens and as a cause of allergic dermatitis.

MastoorA uses natural preservatives such as grapefruit seed extract to preserve the product and ensure its safety. In order to ensure a substantial shelf life.

We do use other non-natural preservatives that have a proven safety track record – these include phenoxyethanol and sodium benzoate.

Artificial Fragrances

Artificial fragrances are made using many synthetic chemicals and can irritate sensitive skin and cause skin irritations

MastoorA uses essential oils such as rosewood, ylang ylang, rose geranium, lavender, grapefruit oil etc and rose flower water etc.

As well as having a beautiful natural fragrance, these ingredients also have many benefits for the skin.
PEG’s (polyethylene glycol)
PEGs are used to stabilise and thicken skin care and makeup prodcuts ( which feels like a rip off). Evidence suggests that PEG’s may be allergens.

MastoorA depends on the combination of natural ingredients to maintain product stability. We also use natural product thickeners such as xanthan gum, guar gum on occasions or beeswax, berry wax etc.

Mineral oils

Mineral oils clogs the pores, interfere with the skin’s ability to eliminate toxins, promote acne and other skin irritations and slow down the development of new, healthy skin cells resulting in premature ageing.

MastoorA uses natural plant and nut-based oils for their moisturising properties. Oils we use include rosehip, jojoba, safflower, pomegranate, grape seed, macadamia, avocado etc and butters like shea butter, cocoa butter, mango butter etc

SLS/SLES

These foaming agents increase dryness and roughness and may exacerbate dry skin and eczema. They also disturb the growth process of new hair and skin.

MastoorA uses a few different natural foaming agents (surfactants) to cleanse hair and skin: lauryl glucoside, an ingredient derived from glucose and coconut, and caprylyl/capryl glucoside a vegetable-derived ingredient.

Petrochemicals

The petrochemical TEA: can pass easily through un-broken skin and long-term exposure has been found to lead to heart, kidney and liver damage.

The petrochemical DEA: is noted as a mild skin irritant and severe eye irritant. It is also moderately toxic by ingestion.

MastoorA only use plant and vegetable derived surfactants. We use essential oils instead of artificial fragrances.

Artificial Colours

Artificial colours derived from coal tar have been found to cause nausea, mood swings, headaches and fatigue.

MastoorA has some products with a beautiful colour, this is either pigment from MICA or natural do to the ingredients blend.

Micro beads

Tiny plastic particles used in body care products that act as exfoliants, or abrasives. Microbeads do not disintegrate and end up in our waterways contaminating water for fish and other marine life.

MastoorA doesn’t use any plastic or harmful ingredients for our environment. Our exfoliants include salt, sugar, charcoal etc.

Next time you go to buy some beauty products if its shampoo or a simple moisturiser, have a look at the ingredients and remember that the first ingredients are what the item contains the most of and the last ingredient shows what it contains the least

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What is SLS, SLES, ALS and why avoid it ?

Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) is commonly used in skincare products such as body wash, cleansers, shampoos and hand washes
There are also other types of sulfates including Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES) and Ammonium Laurel Sulfate (ALS). They are all what makes a product ‘foam up’ and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate is the most commonly used.

Why is Sodium Lauryl Sulfate so bad?

SLS is known to be a skin irritant. It can strip the skin of its natural oils which can cause dry skin, irritation and reactions. It can also be very irritating on the eyes. Inflammatory skin reaction could include itchy skin and scalp, eczema and dermatitis.

For some people, continuous use can trigger a reaction as SLS can penetrate the skin making it more vulnerable to the absorption of foreign irritants.

Using these foaming products on your face can also cause the skin to become oilier as it overcompensated for the loss of natural skin oils that have been harshly stripped. This in turn will increase poor size.

This above information surprised me and I’m sure it would surprise many others. There is many reasons to avoid SLS, SLES etc in our food and beauty products, above is just a few reasons.

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Why use Sugar on your Skin?

Acidic Wonders

Brown sugar contains glycolic acid, that fights bacteria. Glycolic acid is an alpha-hydroxyl acid, which is important in keeping your skin vivacious and healthy.

Brown sugar gives you younger and fresher looking skin by breaking down glue-bonded skin cells which supports cell turnover. It also helps to improve sun damage and offers support to aging skin.
Certain exfoliators can leave your skin dry and dull. Brown sugar is a natural humectant so it absorbs moisture from your environment and deposits it into your skin. Hydrating and conditioning, brown sugar helps to keep the moisture locked in. It also guards your skin from destructive toxins and keeps it healthy, nourished and glowing.

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Why we don’t use Water, Beeswax or fillers…

Basically we started MastoorA to provide the people with quality REAL beauty products that work! Not just the typical beauty cream or body butter like this…

I don’t know how these companies get away with it charging real bucks for this kind of a rip off but it’s our job as consumers to stand up and say, ” when we buy shea butter body butter we want the first ingredient to be shea butter!” Then if they put water as the second, who cares, it’s just water.

Point is the first ingredients are the bulk of your product then the following each are less and less. So if water and soy oil or glycerine is the first in your shea butter body butter, it’s not shea butter body but more soy body butter with shea butter mixed into it.

Buy carefully and keep an eye on ingredients lists top ingredient to see if your purchase is worth the £££ your spending.

Now for beeswax, it’s great for lip balm, foot balm and even some eczema creams but reality is that it’s just used to thicken back up your shea butter after they have watered it down. Instead of your body butter containing 1/2 or 1/4 the ingredients as shea butter it’s more like 1 teaspoon to the 250ml of ingredients.

Joke right!? No, I’m serious. Most of these companies use glycerin too as a humicant so beeswax isn’t needed except as a filler to deceive people into believing the body butter is indeed quality butter. Deceiving but the truth is for us to read on the lable. We are our own biggest enemy.

Other fillers from cheap oils to down right corn starch etc is just deceptive and down right nasty to do to a paying customer. It’s taking advantage of people and is on the sly dishonest.

You wont find these methods in MastoorA Beauty products. When we say body butter the main ingredient is the butter not an oil or water. We use vegetable glycerine as a humicant and other oils that are proven quality. Our Argan oil is certified and verified REAL.

I have always told people, if you can’t read the ingredient and know what it is then don’t buy it. Granted now we use some funny names for cosmetics and it’s still natural but the point is clear .

That’s all for today loves