The Best and Worst Ingredients in Makeup for tweens: What to Look For and Avoid
Kids makeup has been a big topic and with good reason – it can be so much fun! But as a parent, we have lots of questions about the chemicals that go into the products. We keep telling ourselves that it is too early and inappropriate to allow our children to wear makeup. However, there are a few things to consider before making this decision. Girls are becoming interested in makeup at a very young age. If they are not given the opportunity to experiment with it in a safe and controlled environment, they may be more likely to use it inappropriately when they are older.
When it comes to kids makeup, there are a lot of ingredients that go into the products. Some of them are great for their skin, while others are not that great. This blog post will discuss the best and worst ingredients in kids makeup and what you should look for and avoid. We will also cover the benefits of natural ingredients versus synthetic ones. So, whether you're looking into all natural makeup for your young one or just want to be more informed about the products you're using, read on now!
Synthetic or Natural Ingredients: What is the difference?
Things can get a little overwhelming when researching the products with just the right ingredients, but don’t worry – we’re here to help! When it comes to makeup for tweens, the most essential thing is safety. You want to concentrate on high-quality components that are safe and suitable for young and sensitive skin.
In the beauty business, you'll come across natural and synthetic materials. Natural substances come from nature, while synthetic substances are manufactured in laboratories. Lab-based synthesis is less expensive than nature harvesting. The harvesting process entails pressing, extracting, heating, etc., all of which takes time and effort. You can now understand why synthetic makeup is cheaper than natural makeup.
Synthetic materials are regulated for use in children's makeup however they do not offer the therapeutic value that many natural components can provide. This is why Twinxie Girl uses naturally derived and/or certified organic ingredients in its formulations. We want to help our tweens and teenagers achieve their maximum potential using only the best ingredients.
Our favourite ingredients
Some of our favourite ingredients include jojoba oil, pomegranate oil, and mango butter:
- Jojoba oil is a “wax ester” that is extracted from the seed of the jojoba plant. It closely resembles human sebum (the oil our skin naturally produces) which makes it an excellent natural emollient and moisturiser. Jojoba oil is non-comedogenic (meaning it won't clog pores) as well as hypoallergenic, making it ideal for those with sensitive skin.
- Pomegranate oil is high in punicic acid, an omega-five fatty acid that has anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits. Pomegranate oil has been shown to help prevent UV damage and increase moisture in the skin.
- Mango butter is a rich, creamy natural butter that is extracted from the mango seed. It is an excellent emollient and moisturiser that can help soothe and protect the skin. Mango butter has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
These ingredients are all suitable for children's to use and may provide significant skin benefits!
Ingredients to avoid
Now that you know what cosmetic components to search for, let's look at the ones to avoid. It's no secret that parabens, formaldehyde, synthetic fragrances, and more are not very popular. The list of ingredients of concern is extensive. Although there aren't studies that prove that these ingredients are harmful we should avoid them when shopping for makeup for tweens.
Parabens are a family of chemicals that are commonly used as preservatives in cosmetic products. Preservatives may be used in cosmetics to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and mould, to protect both the products and consumers. The parabens used most commonly in cosmetics are methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, and ethylparaben. Product ingredient labels typically list more than one paraben in a product, and parabens are often used in combination with other types of preservatives to better protect against a broad range of microorganisms.
Formaldehyde is a colourless gas with a sharp, pungent odour. It is a naturally occurring chemical that nearly every living animal and plant produces at various levels throughout their life. At low levels, it can be safely and legally used in cosmetics as a preservative that helps ensure the product does not contain or develop harmful bacteria.
Synthetic fragrances may contain components with the potential to cause allergic reactions or sensitivities for some people, even if those ingredients are safe for most people.
We hope that this content has helped you to better understand the importance of choosing ingredients, particularly natural and organic makeup for tweens. At Twinxie Girl, we believe in using ingredients that are good for young and sensitive skin. Our goal is to provide children with natural, organic makeup in subtle colours that they can feel confident wearing. Browse through our website to learn more about our products and how you can order them today. Thank you for reading!