Healthy Cosmetics

Cosmetics are a part of everyday life for both men and women. Many people want to look good and feel good. Therefore, the use of cosmetic products are increasing fast. Due to the increasing demand of cosmetics in the society, it’s important to be an informed and educated consumer.

The Safe and Quality Assurance of Beauty Products

Many people seek out beauty products that are formulated from healthy, nontoxic ingredients. However, it isn’t that easy for consumers to recognize which brands are actually healthy for them. Labels that claim products are “green,” “natural,” or “organic” are unreliable. There is no regulation for the manufacture of cosmetics.

It is difficult to check, that if a product that claims to be “100 percent organic” is actually 100 percent organic. Hence, It’s important that you, the consumer, are informed and purchase products that are healthy and safe for you and the environment. Be aware that some chemicals in certain cosmetic products may be toxic.

Understanding the “makeup” of Makeup products

There are four key categories of harmful ingredients used in cosmetics and personal care products:


Surfactants break up oily solvents produced by skin so they can be washed away with water. Surfactants are combined with additives like dyes, perfumes, and salts in products like foundation, shower gel, shampoo, and body lotion. They thicken products, allowing them to spread evenly and cleanse and foam.

Conditioning polymers

These retain moisture on skin or in hair. Glycerin, a natural component of vegetable oils and animal fats, is produced synthetically in the cosmetics industry. It’s the oldest, cheapest, and most popular conditioning polymer.

They also make products like shaving cream feel smooth and slick, and they prevent them from sticking to your hand.


Preservatives are used to slow bacterial growth and prolong a product’s shelf life. This can keep a product from causing infections of the skin or eyes. However, these can irritate the skin or cause allergic reactions.


Fragrance can be the most harmful part of a beauty product. Fragrance often contains chemicals that can cause an allergic reaction.

Cosmetics are a part of our lives, and their marketing can be misleading. If you use cosmetics or personal care products, be informed as to what exactly is in them. By reading the labels and doing some research you can make educated, healthy decisions when purchasing and using cosmetic products.

Crystolite Pharmaceuticals produces quality certified products based upon the research carried out by our team. We offer all the relevant info and data to our customers.

A Guide to Taking Care of Your Skin

You may suspect you have dry, oily, or sensitive skin, but do you really know your skin type? Knowing your true skin type can help the next time you’re in the cosmetics aisle. In fact, using the wrong products for your skin type could worsen acne, dryness, or other skin problems.

Building a daily skin care routine

No matter what your skin type is, a daily skin care routine can help you maintain overall skin health and improve specific concerns like acne, scarring, and dark spots. A daily skin care routine has four basic steps you can do once in the morning and once before you sleep.

  1. Cleansing: Choose a cleanser that doesn’t leave your skin tight after washing. Don’t clean your face more than twice a day. If you have dry skin and don’t wear makeup, clean once only.
  2. Serums:A serum with vitamin C or growth factors or peptides would be better in the morning, under sunscreen. At night, retinol or prescription retinoids work best
  3. Moisturizer: Even oily skin needs moisturizer, but use one that is lightweight, gel-based, and non-comedogenic, or doesn’t block your pores. Dry skin may benefit from more cream-based moisturizers.
  4. Sunscreen:Apply sunscreen with at least 15 minutes before heading outdoors, as it takes a while for sunscreen to activate.

Start with a basic and simple routine to see how your skin reacts. And don’t forget to patch test new products, especially if you suspect you have sensitive skin. This can help you identify potential allergic reactions.

To patch test a new product:

  1. Apply a small amount of product on your skin in a discreet area, such as the inside of your wrist or your inner arm.
  2. Wait 48 hours to see if there’s a reaction.
  3. Check the area at 96 hours after application to see if you have a delayed reaction.

An allergic reaction may include irritation, redness, small bumps, or itchiness. If you notice these symptoms, wash the area you tested with water and a gentle cleanser.

Choose products that fit your skin type and sensitivity, and remember to read the labels. Crystolite Pharmaceutical offers products, which are best for all skin types. We offer all the relevant info and data to our customers.