Most people use cosmetics on a daily basis, whether it's moisturizers, shower gels, creams, lotions, or even makeup primers and other beauty products. But do you really know what is hidden in the formulas that are absorbed by your body every day?
Conventional cosmetics often contain problematic ingredients, such as silicones, parabens and microplastics - to name a few. None of these substances are dangerously lethal, however, they can have long term adverse effects. The good news is that none of these questionable ingredients are found in natural cosmetics.
Natural cosmetics: better for your health
There are countless body care and cosmetic products on the market today - from shower gels and shampoos, creams and lotions, deodorants and makeup. We regularly use certain or even several cosmetic products, and all of them may contain ingredients that pose a risk to our health, as they could enter our bloodstream through the skin.
Natural cosmetics do not contain these substances, therefore. The body is not exposed to risks thanks to the use of products based on natural ingredients of organic and vegetable origin.
Good for skin and hair
You may have noticed that products from natural cosmetics, especially shower gel and shampoo, foam less than industrial cosmetics. As a result, many are of the opinion that these formulas are less effective. Yet, conventional products contain several chemical-based foaming actives.
They produce excessive foam which can have a detrimental effect on the skin, stripping it of its natural oils. This can lead to dehydration and cause long-term irritation. Natural cosmetics are often gentler on skin and hair due to the absence of these harsh foaming agents.
It's better for the environment
Microplastics are becoming more and more dangerous. The tiny plastic particles are able to seep everywhere and have even been detected in ground water or in various animal by-products like milk or honey.
Microplastics are found in many scrubs or oral care products and even in glitter.
The big problem is that sewage treatment plants cannot effectively filter out these small plastic particles. Therefore, they end up in natural waters, that is, in the environment. It's not just bad for animals and plants.
Microplastics released into nature are also found on our plates.
The use of microplastics is prohibited in natural cosmetics. Not only does this harm nature, but also your long-term health.
Much more than just cosmetics: the ethical and social dimension
Natural and organic beauty brands are often small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) whose production is mainly carried out at local, regional or national level. More local production can contribute to more sustainable and shorter supply chains, as well as a more personal and authentic brand image.
When it comes to sourcing ingredients, partnerships between natural and organic beauty brands and local farming communities in developing countries are very common. Through ethical sourcing collaborations, these brands support the social and economic development of these communities, while ensuring that the natural resources of certain plants and flowers are sourced in an ethical and sustainable manner.
Natural products are more effective
Plants grown organically contain a higher level of vital vitamins and antioxidants than non-organic plants. Since these plants are grown without herbicides or pesticides, their biological components are also free from contamination. Which means the same for your skin and your body.
On top of that, most organic skin care products contain 95% active ingredients, compared to synthetic skin care products which contain as little as 5-10% active ingredients.
Natural and organic products are better for your skin and your health
Although the synthetic ingredients present in industrial products can produce immediate results, they also cause long-term damage. Their chemical ingredients can provide instant visible results on the skin, such as smoothing wrinkles and diminishing blemishes.
But with prolonged use, these chemicals eventually damage and weaken your skin, as your body tries to adapt to continued exposure to these harmful foreign substances. This leads to skin irritation, increased sensitivity, premature aging and clogged pores.
Make natural products your ally for healthy skin.
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