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The Effect of Natural and Synthetic Skincare Ingredients on the Skin

A natural substance is any plant, animal extract or mineral which is obtained from the earth (Antczak, 2001). An artificial or synthetic substance is a substance which has been modified through chemical reactions in an industrial process (Antczak, 2001). We use a myriad of cosmetics on our skin, but before we use these beauty aids, three essential questions should be asked:

What is the composition of the cosmetic?

Why is each ingredient used?