Cosmetics have become a ubiquitous part of our lives, and it is a topic that many girls love to discuss.
The history of cosmetics can be traced back almost to the beginning of human existence. The Egyptians and Arabs were the first to use cosmetics, and the history of cosmetics can be traced back more than 4,000 years.
Cosmetics have undergone rapid development over time. Humans began with the use of fragrances and then developed into various cosmetics.
With the rapid development of society, people's consumption of cosmetics has shifted from supermarkets to online shopping, and skincare and makeup have become essential topics in life. Exquisite makeup can intuitively show a person's spiritual quality and highlight the unique personal charm of women.
In primitive societies, some tribes would smear animal fat on their skin during sacrificial activities to make their complexion look healthy and shiny. This is also the earliest form of skin care behavior. It can be seen that cosmetics have always been important to human beings.
With the development of the industrial revolution, many fields such as chemistry, physics, medicine, biology, and more have developed rapidly. Corresponding technologies and raw materials have been used in the research and development of cosmetics.
In the 19th century, the petroleum, chemical raw material industries, and perfume industries in developed industrial countries in Europe and America developed rapidly, laying a good foundation for industrial cosmetics.
The production method of cosmetics has gradually developed from the original primary small-scale family production method to specialized production.
With the deepening of cosmetic scientific research and the outbreak of cosmetic hazards, people's demand for cosmetic safety and health has reached an unprecedented height. The development of cosmetics has entered the era of additive-free care.
The production materials no longer need to use oil but mainly use gel, without adding any colorants, fragrances, ethanol, or other chemical additives that irritate the skin and have potential hazards. It can deeply care for the skin and improve skin problems. It is truly a safe and effective cosmetic.
In the current "face value economy," everyone has a love for beauty. More and more consumers are willing to spend money on the road to "beauty." Coupled with the rapid economic development in emerging developing countries in recent years, people's consumption power has improved continuously, and the demand for cosmetics has gradually expanded.
It is natural for women to love beauty. They often start by cleansing their skin with facial cleanser, then applying moisturizer, and cosmetics, and finally, putting on lipstick. For many European women, this has become a routine before going out.
However, British biochemist Richard Bens warned that "through these steps, women naturally modify their appearance, but they also inhale an average of about 2.3 kilograms of chemicals into their bodies every year."
Bens spent three years researching the chemical ingredients in various cosmetics and daily cleaning products, and established a website last year that specializes in researching and selling organic cosmetics.
Bens pointed out that the appearance of certain cancers may be related to people's heavy use of certain types of cosmetics. At the same time, some cosmetics may also cause irritation to the skin and even accelerate aging.
Cosmetics have come a long way since their inception. They have become an integral part of our daily lives and have gone through rapid development.
While the pursuit of beauty is understandable, it is essential to use cosmetics carefully and prudently, being mindful of the potential health hazards that can arise.