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5 Reasons to Care for Your Skin Naturally

by Christina Cannes

Our skincare products – like our food – should be clean, wholesome and packed full of nutrients – as yummy inside and out as a green smoothie!

As our largest organ, our skin absorbs everything we put on it. The best way to care for our bodies – both inside and out – is to use natural skincare with 100% natural ingredients. Here are four reasons why you should always use 100% natural skincare products.

1. Natural skincare is safer

Many skincare products contain chemicals which harm our health, our environment and have been tested on animals. The National Institute of Occupational Safety & Health studies found over 800 toxic ingredients in body care products. Over 700 of them caused acute toxic effects and over 300 caused developmental abnormalities. 

Natural skincare products use ingredients which grow or occur in our living environment.  Since the skin is designed to protect us, using natural ingredients allows us to work with our bodies and with nature to keep our skin and bodies happy and healthy.

If you’re pregnant, breastfeeding or coming into regular contact with small children, it’s always best to ensure you are not exposing them to harmful chemicals (especially perfumes). Our range of skincare products only contain the most natural, safe ingredients.

We’ve listed some of the most harmful chemicals used in skin care products here:

  • Butyl paraben
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • DEA (Diethanolamine)
  • MEA (monoethanolamine)
  • TEA (triethanolamine)
  • DMDM Hydantion
  • Urea (Imidazolidinyl)
  • FD&C Color Pigments
  • Fragrances
  • Methyl Paraben
  • Mineral oil
  • Paraben
  • Polyethylene Glycol (PEG)
  • Butylene Glycol
  • Sodium Laurel Sulfate
  • Sodium Laureth Sulfate

2. Natural skincare is better for your skin

Many skin cleansers on the market strip the skin of its natural oils, alkalinizing the ph and leaving it unprotected and exposed to other harsh chemicals and pollutants. This can cause skin to prematurely age (please note, the dry and tight “clean” feeling is not healthy – skin cleaned using oils and clay should feel soft and smooth and not stripped of its natural oil).

Natural skincare products actually improve the appearance of the complexion and feel more nurturing and luxurious when applied. Natural skincare smells delicious due to the natural plants and flowers they contain and nourish your skin with healthy vitamins, minerals and essential fatty acids.

Our range of face oils adds a natural, protective barrier to the skin keeping it safe from harsh pollutants. Our oils enriching your skin with vitamins such as A,C,E and EFAs 3, 6, and 9.

3. Natural skincare products are cruelty-free

Synthetic skincare products are often tested on animals. Even if the overall products themselves aren’t tested on animals, some of the ingredients they contain might have been.

While animal testing does not take place in Australia, many other countries still require this testing. If products not been tested on animals, there should be a statement or logo on the label stating that they are cruelty-free, ethical and not tested on animals.

4. Natural skincare products are better for the environment

Chemically based products can have a negative impact on our environment. During manufacturing, the majority of the chemicals used in chemical-based skincare will end up in the air and water.

And when we use these products, these chemicals are washed down the drain and end up in the waterways and soil. Each time we use a toxic , chemical-based products we are contributing to water pollution and putting our precious sea life at risk.

When you add up the number of body, skin, hair and make-up products the average woman applies – studies say this tallies to an average of 168 different chemicals a day – it makes sense to switch to natural alternatives where we can to avoid toxic overload of our own bodies and to minimize the affect these products have on our environment.

Love your body and you skin – always choose natural.

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