organic skin care

We are part of nature, and our health and beauty is deeply interconnected with the health and beauty of our environment. While modern society has brought many achievements, it has also flooded our world with a wide array of man-made chemicals and other pollutants to challenge both our environment and our health. When choosing skin care products, we must consider that everything we apply on our skin will most likely enter our body.

Unfortunately, many mainstream cosmetic and skin care products are compromised with artificial colours, fragrances, preservatives and stabilisers that can easily be absorbed through the skin's pores, potentially causing a range of negative long-term health effects e.g.

 

  • Artificial colours are often derived from coal tar sources
  • Artificial fragrances are often associated with allergies and respiratory issues
  • Sulphates that help to create foaming products  can cause skin outbreaks and irritations. Sulphates mimic oestrogen which can upset hormones in the body.
  • Parabens which are used as preservatives to increase shelf life of shampoos, conditioners, makeup, lotions, deodorants and toothpastes can cause skin reactions such as rashes, dermatitis and eczema. Parabens also mimic oestrogen which can upset hormones in the body.

 

Simply stated, organic skin care products are better for your health and the environment. True natural skin care products are made with organic ingredients as nature intended and are produced without parabens, synthetic preservatives, artificial colours and fragrances.

 

When looking for skin care products, follow the same rules that you follow for a healthy diet: hunt for unprocessed ingredients, without any harsh chemicals or artificial ingredients.

 

By shopping for high quality genuine natural skin care products made with organic ingredients, this will ensure that you receive wholesome care that is good for your body and your skin.

 

There are a growing number of companies that are manufacturing all natural skincare and cosmetics, using herbal ingredients, certified organic wherever possible.

 

A good friend introduced me to Neal's Yard Remedies a few years ago, and this is my go to company for most of my makeup and skincare.

 

Neal's Yard Remedies are a British owned company founded in 1981. They have a passionate belief that beauty should be natural and not synthetic. You can read all about them here.

 

As well as being a loyal NYR customer, I am also an independent NYR organic consultant and can host parties to help inform you about skin care and their product range, allowing you to sample many of their products before buying them.