There’s an almost infinite number of skincare products out there, some synthetic and others natural. While these products have the potential to benefit users, natural products far outweigh the synthetic type for a number of reasons.
With that been said, here are 5 solid reasons to use natural skincare products:
1. They are Safer
In comparison to synthetic skincare products, the natural type is way safer. That’s because the ingredients in natural products are organic and usually safer than those in synthetic skincare products.
When you apply lotion on your skin, the ingredients in the product gradually make their way into the bloodstream, from where they gain access to an array of body processes. If the ingredients are beneficial, you will experience beneficial effects. On the contrary, if they are detrimental, you will experience adverse side effects.
As such, buying natural skincare products and avoiding synthetic helps you avoid negative effects, leaving you feeling and looking better in the long term.
2. They are Better for The Environment
It’s obvious that natural products, whether for skincare purposes or not, are better than synthetic ones. This is due to an array of reasons.
First, synthetic chemicals can harm plants and animals they come into contact with. If the chemicals seep into the ground, they could have detrimental effects on the nearby ecosystems.
Second, processes related to conventional skincare products manufacturing put alarming stress on the environment. That’s because extracting some ingredients like lead, aluminum, etc., needs mining. As we all know, mining results in pollution, leaving a negative carbon footprint in our already fragile environment.
Organic skincare products do not use such ingredients and thus do not require mining. Also, since the products are natural, they don’t cause harm to the surrounding animals and plants.
3. They Have a Great Deal of Nutrients
Perhaps the best way to showcase the differences between natural and synthetic skin care products is by discussing their ingredients. As expected, the ingredient profile for the two varies widely to the point that they do not resemble similar products.
When you take a look at the ingredient label on a synthetic skin care product, you will come across terms like Petrolatum, Dye #4, Glyceryl Stearate and Triclosan. These are created in labs and even though they are capable of performing their function, they can also be detrimental to your body.
On the contrary, natural products are packed with familiar ingredients like lemon juice, aloe vera, argan oil, jojoba oil, etc. These ingredients are not only harmful to your body but are, in fact, beneficial.
That’s because they contain compounds and vitamins like Vitamin C, D, and E, alpha-hydroxy acid, Resveratrol, etc. All these help your body work at optimal levels.
4. They Manufacture Does not Harm Animals
It’s shocking just how many companies test their products on animals. A good bunch of well-known companies in the industry still do so. This is clearly animal abuse as most of these synthetic chemicals almost always have negative effects on the test subjects.
On the other hand, natural skin care products forgo animal testing and do not cause harm to other living things. In this sense, they’re more empathetic and ethical compared to most synthetic brands.
So, if you advocate against animal testing, organic products are the way to go. You will avoid contributing to malicious and harmful practices.
5. They are Easier on Your Skin
One of the primary issues with synthetic products is that they are detrimental to some people’s skin. Some ingredients in these products cause an array of side effects, ranging from itchiness to swelling and outright allergic reactions. As such, it is best to avoid non-natural skin care products.
Ingredients to keep an eye include sulfates, petrochemicals, triclosan, propylene glycol, synthetic dyes, and parabens. However, it is imperative to note that other manufactured chemicals can lead to issues as well. To learn more about natural skincare tips and see more natural skincare products visit Edible Beauty, Australia’s leading edible skincare range.
That is why it is generally better to pick natural skincare products. They are safer and free of irritants. Rather than being detrimental to your skin, they actually benefit you both in terms of look and feel.
As you can see, there are many appealing reasons to opt for natural skin care products.
About the Author
Anna Mitsios, Adv. Dip. Naturopathy. Adv. Dip. Nutrition. B.Com (Honours)
Anna’s career began in the corporate sector, where she specialized in corporate finance and private banking for over ten years working in Sydney and New York for a large Australian bank. Anna’s career change was sparked by her own health journey, following a diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes at 18 years of age. Her diagnosis triggered her intense study of botanicals and nutrition to manage auto-immune condition and assist others in attaining optimal health. Anna has been involved in the pursuit of herbal medicine and nutrition for over 15 years, with a focus on fertility, women’s and children’s health. Anna’s naturopathy career has included working as a naturopath within a reputable natural fertility clinic in Sydney, within a pharmacy and health food store and running her own naturopathy practice. Anna is committed to creating products founded on naturopathic philosophies, using wildcrafted and exotic ingredients and encouraging her clients and people who use her skin care to nourish their skin, from the inside-out.