Iron

Iron

Used as a coloring in Bellatorra products.

Iron

Iron Oxides have been used in the coloring of cosmetics since the early 1900s and are used to give not only cosmetics, but any skin product, its color. They are classified into three major color groups: the yellow iron oxide (yellow), colcothar (red), black iron oxide (black), and are fine powders with a slight unique odor. There are 16 Iron Oxides in total and they are all compounds of iron and oxygen. At Bellatorra Iron Oxides are considered ideal because they are non-toxic, non-bleeding and moisture resistant. This makes them a great additive to Bellatorra products. Although some impurities are normally found in Iron oxides, they are graded safe for cosmetic use and are produced synthetically for Bellatorra in order to avoid the inclusion of ferrous or ferric oxides, and impurities normally found in naturally occurring iron oxides

Pale skin and dark circles are the most common signs of anemia caused due to iron deficiency. The lack of iron causes hemoglobin levels to decrease, resulting in the subsequent reduction of RBCs. The reduced oxygen flow can deprive your skin of its color, making it look sallow. Iron also plays an important role in speeding up the process of wound healing. It helps in the formation of RBCs, the most essential constituent of hemoglobin that transports oxygen around the body. Without the proper supply of oxygen (that also carries other nutrients), wound healing cannot take place.

Although unrelated to Skin Care it is interesting to note that iron acts as a carrier of oxygen in the body and transfers it to the muscles and the brain, thereby increasing both physical performance and mental alertness. Low levels of iron within the body can make you inattentive, irritable, and fatigued. As per a study conducted by the University of Melbourne, iron supplementation helps improve exercise performance in women. Of course Iron must also form part of your daily diet to attain these types of benefits.