Natural Skincare Products Explained
On this page we’ll explain the difference between natural skincare products and regular skincare to you and we’ll also tell you a little more about what kind of products based on natural ingredients are out there.
Are you ready? Because here we go!
What Are “Natural Skincare Products” Exactly?
Natural skincare products are moisturizers and creams made from ingredients found in Mother Nature. These ingredients can be anything from coconut oil, meadowfoam oil, and shea butter to honeyquat, pomegranate seed oil, and extra virgin olive oil.
The natural ingredients skincare products are made from aren’t picked at random by the way: certain ingredients have unique benefits and are more suitable for certain areas of the skin, while others are good for all types and areas of skin (unless you’re allergic to them, of course).
Why Use Natural Skincare Products?
Simply put: anything artificial won’t be as good for you as things found in Mother Nature. We’d like to take a moment, now, to give you two concrete examples of why natural skincare products are better for you:
#1 Alpha-hydroxy acids
Regular skincare products can contain alpha-hydroxy acids (glycolic, lactic, tartaric and citric acids) and although these have several benefits for your skin, there are side effects. The side effects of alpha-hydroxy acids may include but are not limited to mild irritation of the skin and sun sensitivity. In other words: they can also HURT your skin next to making it look better. Natural skin care remedies don’t contain these acids.
#2 Traces of metals
According to a study done by UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health, regular skin care products may contain traces of lead, cadmium, chromium, aluminum and five other metals. Some of these metals were found at levels that could be hazardous to your health. We’ve talked about this at length in our blog post about natural skin care remedies.
What Kind of All Natural Skin Care is Available Today?
Thanks to the increasing popularity of natural cosmetics and skincare, natural skincare products now come in all kinds of shapes, sizes, and forms and many different companies are selling natural remedies these days.
The list of natural skincare products being sold today includes natural body creams, natural eye creams, natural face creams, natural foot moisturizers, natural lip balms, and the list goes on and on… and on.
Final Thoughts on Natural Skincare Products
As more and more people become aware of the health risks of “blind consumerism” and the health benefits of staying as close to Mother Nature as possible with their foods, drinks, cosmetics, and so on, natural skincare seems destined to become more popular in the years to come.
Having said that, please let us know if you have any questions about your skincare needs or all natural skin care in general. We hope you’ve learned something by reading this today.