With people becoming progressively more aware of the harmful side effects caused by chemicals found in skincare creams and sunscreens, many women and men are trying to find active natural solutions that work as well as or better than their chemical alternatives.
Just as there are multiple chemically based skin care products touting miracles, there are just as many natural ones doing the same – unfortunately many of the natural ones like their chemically based counterparts, frequently do not deliver.
Fortunately, in the natural skincare arena, unlike the chemically based skin care, the price tag will give you a guide as to the activeness and effectiveness of the product.
Another upside, is that when you are buying middle of the range natural products, you will not get any of the nasty side effects you are likely to get when using a middle of the range chemical based product.
No irritation or redness – and no toxic waste in the body.
The other good thing when you are buying chemical free products, is that there is generally no large multinational company spending huge amounts of money urging you to buy – so you are more often likely to purchase the contents of the bottle than a marketing companies advertising budget. Therefore when you spend $50 on a natural skin care cream you are getting $50 worth of skincare, not $10 worth of skincare and $40 worth of advertising and packaging.
Therefore when you spend $50 on a natural skin care cream you are getting $50 worth of skincare, not $10 worth of skincare and $40 worth of advertising and packaging.
Yet there is still an issue when purchasing ‘natural skincare’. There are still no strict rules and regulations defining how much of the product is natural. A company can sell a product as a natural product, yet it may contain nasty ingredients such as Propylene Glycol and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) & Sodium Laureth Sulfate
There are still no strict rules and regulations defining how much of the product is natural. A company can sell a product as a natural product, yet it may contain nasty ingredients such as Propylene Glycol and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) & Sodium Laureth Sulfate
A company can sell a product as a natural product, yet it may contain nasty ingredients such as Propylene Glycol and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS) & Sodium Laureth Sulfate (SLES): I
It does not have to be 100% natural to say it is natural. This is a massive problem for the average consumer as how are they to know if what they are actually buying is 100% natural or not.
Unfortunately many natural companies are not so great at promoting this on their packaging leaving many people walking around scratching their heads.
Another problem faced by the unsuspecting consumer is that a company can sell a makeup as a mineral makeup, yet it can contain talc and many other nasty ingredients, so here you are thinking you are doing the right and healthy thing for your skin, and yet, you are in actual fact poisoning your skin and yourself.
The only way around it, is to learn to read labels.
I recommend you print off my blog article https://ethixbeautyblog.com/2013/01/31/naturally-beautiful/ and take it shopping with you so you know what to buy and what not to buy.
Some companies are great, they list their odd sounding named ingredients such as Coco-Glucoside with the explanation of it saying from corn or potato starch and coco water. Or Polyquaternium-10 from cellulose.
Products bought from Beauty salons sometimes do not have explanations of each ingredient, but the therapist will have a manual to explain what each ingredient in actual fact is, and or they will have attended stringent product training so they can tell you what each product contains.
The one question I am often asked is do natural products work as well?
They actually work much better. They treat the skin and skin alone. They do not leave toxic residue in the lymph, kidneys, liver and gut. The toxic residue left behind by chemical skincare causes stress on the body, which in turn as any form of stress does, speeds up aging. So you are using chemicals to supposedly improve the skin, yet you are causing the body to age, and since the skin is the largest organ………… you are actually speeding up the aging process!
You often do not see results as quickly from natural products, but the results are more intensive in the long run. Products containing chemical fillers are designed to give your skin that instant feeling that you are doing something good for it, they often make your skin look instantly better, but it is only like applying makeup, once the product comes off, the glow is gone.
So, how do you know which you should buy? I recommend if you are on a budget, you purchase products in the mid-price range from a chemist, not the lower range. If not sure what to purchase, speak to one of the full-time staff, if they cannot answer your question leaving you feeling confident, then contact the actual company.
Ideally you should purchase products from a beauty therapist – they will be able to diagnose your skin and prescribe accordingly.
If getting to a therapist is no easy feat, then buying skincare online is your best option, but choose one where you actually can contact someone to ask them all of those questions! My favourite natural product online, where you just cannot go wrong is Edible Beauty these products are amazing – try my favourite, Exotic Goddess Ageless Serum. Use the code Yvette15 to receive 15% off your first order!
For all of the nasties in skincare products you should avoid read further here.
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