Natural skin care can mean different things to different people. If your skin care product contains avocado, does that make it natural? If it smells like banana, does that make it natural? If it has a flower on the bottle, does that make it natural? Well, unfortunately, probably not. Many products that market themselves as natural skin care products are, in fact, packed with synthetic additives and chemicals to give them the appearance of being natural.
These so-called natural skin care products are often made using synthetic ingredients and harmful chemicals including industrial bulking agents. Not the sort of thing you want to be putting on your skin. Not only that, even the ‘natural’ ingredients found in these products can contain high levels of toxins. Many of the natural skin care products that overtly promote the fact that they contain ‘plant extracts’ also contain traces of artificial fertiliser, pesticides and other harmful chemicals. Everything the plant is exposed to during the growing process finds its way into the final product you use on your face and body.
The best way to avoid clever marketing gimmicks and ensure you are buying authentically natural skin care products is to choose products that are 100% organic, vegan and raw. Put very simply, this means choosing natural skin care products that are made from plant-derived ingredients and manufactured using cold-processes. If ingredients, such as cold pressed oils, are heated to temperatures above 40C they become completely corrupted. The vitamins, minerals and antioxidants found in the raw ingredients are destroyed and the heated oils and fats left over can actually be incredibly damaging to your skin. By comparison, the best natural skin care products are manufactured using only raw or cold-pressed ingredients, retaining the vast majority of the nutrition and energy inherent in natural ingredients.
Authentically natural skin care products use only the finest, cold-pressed and organic ingredients. Only the purest ingredients taken from the natural world are capable of providing the skin with the moisture and nourishment it needs; healing the skin from the outside in. The best natural skin care products are formulated using a careful mixture of plant and flower ingredients infused with organic essential oils, which are crucial for replenishing the vitamins and minerals we lose from our skin every day.
Only organic natural skin care products can offer a guarantee that they have been made without the use of harmful chemicals and as a result are much gentler and safer for your skin. Those who suffer from sensitive skin or eczema, in particular, should avoid using any products containing non-organic ingredients. Rubbing the chemical toxins found in non-natural skin care products directly into the skin can lead to extreme dryness and sensitivity. Up to 60% of what you apply to your skin is absorbed by your body and can have a surprising effect on your health overall.
Using only authentically natural skin care products ensures you are not only being kind to the environment, but you are being kind to your skin.
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