Conventional cosmetics often contain ingredients such as mineral oils, paraffins and silicones (these ingredients are not permitted in certified natural cosmetics). At benecos we do not feel that these ingredients benefit the skin so we use natural and organic ingredients. These ingredients are carefully selected to provide maximum care and functionality for the skin.


Mineral oils and waxes, such as paraffin oil, vaseline (petrolatum), etc. are made up of hydrocarbon compounds, because they have a different structure to the skin these substances cannot be absorbed and as a result they stay on the surface. This leaves the skin feeling soft and silky but it disrupts the natural regulation of the skin and its metabolism, the skin then becomes ‘lazy’ and stops regulating itself.


Paraffins, may enter the body when applying lipstick or lip gloss. They are not biodegradable and they cannot be expelled from the body and may accumulate in the spleen, liver or lymph nodes.


Silicones are synthetically produced substances which leave the skin feeling silky, they are also responsible for the long-lasting effect of lipsticks and lip glosses.The body is unable to metabolise silicones and it is possible that they may accumulate in fatty tissue.