Natural Skin Care Products Are More Popular Than Ever
I know what you’re thinking: Getting started in using natural skin care products might seem overwhelming, expensive, or daunting. There are so many to choose from. And you’re probably used to the same products you’ve used for years. These have been your “tried and true” favorites. But deep down, you know and have heard that natural skin care products that contain natural ingredients are going to be better for your skin and body – and in the long run – your wallet.
It’s been proven in many medical studies that using products that contain plant derived ingredients versus chemically derived are found to contain a higher level of important vitamins and nutrients. The ethical and legal requirements to grow healthy plants without harsh chemical pesticides can help ensure that your products and their ingredients are free from contamination, which is great news for your skin and body.
In addition, as we’ve mention in previous blog posts:
About 90-100% of a natural skin care product's contents are active ingredients. In synthetic skin care products, active ingredients only make up 5 to 10% of its contents.
Non-natural products are made up of 90-95% fillers and non-value ingredients. That is obviously going to be a waste of your hard-earned money, and not helpful at all to your skin care goals.
11 Reasons Why We Love Natural Skin Care Products
THEY ARE FREE FROM HARSH CHEMICAL AND SYNTHETICS
Clean and green beauty has been a growing topic for years now, and it’s here to stay. Individuals are learnings about all of the ingredients to avoid (like parabens and sulfates), and they’re learning what natural ingredients are good for their needs. With thousands of plant derived ingredients to choose from, you can really focus in on those that are meant to help alleviate acne, aging, discoloration, firming and toning, etc.
THEY ARE RICH IN ACTIVE INGREDIENTS
Our first point brings us to this one: Natural skin care products contain 90-100% in active ingredients and therefore will contain so many more of the botanical extracts and derivatives that we long to have in our natural skin care products. That reason alone is enough to stick to natural products versus artificial products.
THEY ARE MORE EFFECTIVE
When you have such a proven higher percentage of plant based ingredients, they are going to do more magic for your skin and be more effective. Many of the fillers and synthetics that non-natural product manufacturer’s are just downright pointless, and do not provide any true benefit to improving your skin. In fact, it’s almost 100% certain that fillers and synthetics sole purpose is to provide a certain “feel” to a product or extend the shelf life of a product – and that’s it.
THEY ARE BETTER FOR YOUR BODY AND HEALTH
What you put on your skin is important to your health. The truth is, some chemicals found in skin care products can be absorbed to your bloodstream. Many studies proved that artificial ingredients can cause the health issues including skin allergic, hormones disruption and even cancer.
THEY ARE MORE ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE
Did you think that synthetics on beauty product have a harmful to only your health? It not only adversely affects your skin, but it also affects the planet. Not only are the ingredients bad for the environment, but the packaging (if it’s not recycled or recyclable) will end up in a landfill. These unnatural skin care ingredients can pollute our water, affect the reproductive health of the fish population, and provide unhealthy drinking water for animals. As these ingredients they get washed into our lakes, rivers and streams, the marine environment is badly disrupted and unhealthy. Choose natural skin care products and love yourself as well as love the environment.
THEY ARE MORE SUPPORTIVE OF COMMUNITIES AROUND THE WORLD
Using products with naturally grown ingredients is a great way to support communities around the world, helping them sustain their families, schools, churches, etc. It’s essential for communities to be able to sustain themselves, and their families, while providing naturally sourced ingredients to their surroundings and the world.
THEY CAN OFFER TRANSPARENCY AS WELL AS UNDERSTANDING
It’s much easier to comprehend and identify a natural ingredient, based on its name, versus the task of trying to understand what a chemical, synthetic, or filler ingredient can do for our face or body. As noted above, most chemicals, synthetics, or fillers are primarily meant to alter the “feel” of a product, not offer a problem solving response. When we read the ingredients list of a natural skin care product, we can learn about each of these ingredients. Where are they from? How are they generally harvested? What ways do they help skin and our bodies? These are all questions we can research, and find meaningful answers, but when it comes to the chemical ingredients – we already know the end result. It’s created in a lab, made from synthetic components, and will not treat your skin as kindly as a natural ingredient will.
THEY PARTAKE IN WISDOM, TRADITION, AND REMEDIES OF THE PAST
The relationship between nature and humans is extremely important, and that shows based on our practices over the centuries, when it comes to using plant life in our lives for health and well being. Many traditional remedies are still a part of our modern knowledge of science, and many of the uses for plant is still a valid way to address health concerns today. Now though, they aren’t just referred to as “old wives tales”, but can be backed up by science data and studies that show those plants truly do perform certain functions that are beneficial to us.
THEY ARE GOING TO BE MORE AFFORDABLE
Conventional skin care companies often promote products that contain hype ingredients will charge accordingly. The old adage is true: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is, and if it sounds too good to be true, you’ll be charged a lot to have access to that product or ingredient.
THEY CAN BE USED ALL OVER
In the past, if you purchased a body cream, with conventional ingredients, you would be advised to not use it on your face, because some of those ingredients can be non-comedogenic or worse, too harsh. But if you are using a natural night cream on your face, with natural wholesome ingredients, then you quite certainly could use it in other areas that might be tender or sensitive – for example around your eyes, or lips, chest area, or anywhere else on your body for that matter. If there are parts of your body that tend to be sensitive, using a natural product in those areas is going to be a smart choice compared to using a product chock full of chemicals and synthetics that can irritate or see too harsh for those sensitive areas.
THEY ARE MORE HEALING THAT CONVENTIONAL PRODUCTS
It’s a medically proven fact that oils and butters made from plants like avocado, mango, cocoa, or almond (just to name a few) are going to be more healing and nourishing versus their synthetic chemically derived counterparts – petroleum, mineral oil, parabens, sulfates, etc. Those non-plant derived ingredients just do not offer the same kind of healing qualities that natural choices can offer your skin.
Natural skin care products with natural ingredients are so much better for your in the long run. It may take some experimenting with some brands or products, but you'll find the right products for your skin and your budget and be so happy that you did. Try companies that offer a full refund guarantee, like we do.
Right now people are loving our cleansing balm with a fully natural ingredients list designed to gently cleanse and sooth skin without harsh chemical, detergents, or synthetics.
Jeanette | Owner, Formulator & Herbal Expert