All those models may seem like they roll out of bed looking gorgeous, but we all know that kind of perfection takes hard work-and makeup. You can start your hard work by rolling out of bed and heading to your computer. Resources for buying and learning about makeup online are plentiful, and include online stores, blogs, and magazines discussing makeup techniques, homemade beauty products, organic makeup, and animal-test-free products, as well as supplies and beauty tools.
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Natural makeup is one solution to the problem of cosmetic allergies, but in this section you'll also find resources to learn about some of the typical components in makeup and how you can avoid allergic reactions to the beauty products you buy.
- Government-regulated sites like the FDA are a good place to start your research and stay informed about potential dangers or risks associated with cosmetic products. The FDA provides an official rundown of the current litigation information available for products on the U.S. market.
- Nonprofit organizations concerned with natural products, fair trade, and organic produce are also valuable Web sites to check out (see below). However, you should always supplement the information you find on one of these sites with a second source, as each one has a distinct agenda and is not government-affiliated.
For cosmetic allergy advice and resources...
is run by researchers at the nonprofit Environmental Working Group. The site features reports and news about cosmetic and personal care product safety. You can report your own experiences with a product by signing up with the site for free, or simply browse the reports available on the site. This is a good way to keep informed about the ingredients, allergies, risks and dangers associated with certain products.
The Personal Care Products Council
is the trade association for companies that make perfumes, cosmetics and other such products. Read about different types of products, such as shaving cream or bubble baths, and the ingredients commonly found in them. The "Frequently Asked Questions
" section deals with how cosmetics are regulated, their history, and rumors. This site also has a glossary
is a women's site with articles on beauty, health, and lifestyle topics. Scroll down this beauty and style page for the latest makeup articles. Another interesting article is called "Allergic to makeup? How to handle allergies to cosmetics
," that answers many common questions on cosmetic allergies, such as the definition of the term AHA (alpha hydroxy acids, used in many products to reduce the appearance of wrinkles), whether to use tester products in department stores or drugstores and more.
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