It is made with care and on a small scale with natural ingredients. You can even easily make it at home with your own hands.
The value of what is handmade goes beyond the quality of the product itself: it also resides in the knowledge and love that have been put into the entire process, in the preservation of a careful, leisurely and respectful way of working. nature.
That is the spirit of artisan cosmetics and also that of cosmetics that you can make yourself at home.
Artisan cosmetics are made in small quantities and taking care of the entire production process in a very special way, from the choice of ingredients and formulation to packaging and labeling, which is often manual.
It is usually produced in small laboratories often located in rural areas that sell their products locally or in the region, in markets or small shops.
1. PROXIMITY, HUMANIZED AND NATURAL COSMETICS
The craftsman controls the entire process and makes all the decisions. Of course, like any laboratory where hygiene or cleaning products are manufactured, it must comply with the legislation of the sector and have a sanitary registry and authorized facilities.
Generally, the artisan produces safe and quality products that cover a need in the community, favoring a personalized and humanized treatment. The end user of the product knows the person who makes it, everything is very close and a bond of trust is generated, so necessary to create more just societies.
In many cases, the goal of the artisan is to recover old beauty formulas that have already been forgotten, to take advantage of and revalue the natural resources of the area or to value fairer marketing formulas that allow a very direct distribution, from producer to buyer.
2. WITH NATURAL INGREDIENTS
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To do this, the artisan usually chooses natural and unrefined ingredients, locally produced and free of toxins, such as sweet almond, avocado or wheat germ oils, and local plants with which to make extracts or pure essential oils.
Simple but effective formulas are used, with few ingredients and all the healing and regenerative power of plants.
NON-TOXIC EMULSIFIERS AND PRESERVATIVES
As emulsifiers, waxes are used for the fattiest formulas and lecithin’s or derivatives of corn.
To preserve cosmetics, one can resort to organic acids and mixtures of essential oils or tinctures, which protect them from deterioration.
3. ‘HOME-MADE’ COSMETICS
Another way to consume fresh, natural and healthy cosmetics that do not contain chemical ingredients and that are freshly made is to make them at home. Doing something useful with our own hands satisfies us, because it helps us connect with our own essence.
With natural ingredients that will surely be found in the kitchen, you can prepare something simple, such as a yogurt, olive oil and oatmeal mask, for example, and then investigate more complex formulas, such as emulsions, balms or soaps.
You just have to want to do it and try to find what your skin likes best. Thus, began what today are the large natural cosmetics companies. Why not try yourself?