If you’re on the fence about transitioning over to natural skin care, we’re about to help you jump on to the other side. No regrets. This might just be the best change you’ve made yet. Maybe it’s your New Year’s resolution? Or, you’ve finally realized you no longer want to expose yourself to any more harmful, potentially toxic, chemicals. If this sounds like you, don’t worry, we’ve all had that light bulb moment. Especially now that organic and natural skin care products have absolutely flooded the cosmetic industry. It’s predicted by 2026 the organic skincare market is expected to grow to $14.42 billion net worth. That’s no joke.
You probably have a lot of questions when it comes to natural skin care. Like, is it better to use natural skin care products? Why is natural skin care even important? Should I use natural skin care products on my face? What is the actual difference between natural and organic? These are all really fantastic questions. In this article we’re going to cover any unknowns there may be when it comes to natural and organic skin care.
Let’s get started.
Is it Better to Use Natural Skin Care Products?
Now here’s a very important question. Did you know that your skin absorbs up to 60% of whatever you put on it? After your skin absorbs these ingredients, they then get circulated through your circulatory system. Hmm… That should really get you thinking. It’s time to start reading and understanding those labels.
Here are 5 Reasons Why Natural and Organic Skin Care Products are Better for You:
- You avoid harmful ingredients
There are a number of chemical ingredients you want to stay away from if you are concerned about your health and well-being.
Some synthetic chemicals you may want to avoid include:
- Sodium laurel
- Mineral oils
- Laureth sulfate
- BHA and BHT
The above ingredients are all ingredients we want to avoid in order to protect our health long term. Many of these ingredients are known to cause skin irritations, allergic reactions, and hormonal imbalances. Some are even linked to cancer. No thank you. The brands you can trust, brands committed to keeping it real and natural, won’t use these toxic and synthetic ingredients in their products. If it’s a brand you can trust, then it’s a product you can trust.
- You’ll Find Natural Ingredients in Natural and Organic Skin Care Products
Natural skin care products like Desert Essence’s Kinder to Skin Tea Tree Oil contain ingredients directly from nature like yup tea tree oil. When you read their label for ingredients you won’t find a long list of unpronounceable ingredients. You’ll find a list of ingredients you’ve probably heard of. And if you haven’t heard of them yet, then you’re in for the best surprises of the year. Tea tree oil has an abundance of amazing benefits for your skin and hair. It can just about cure any skin ailment and is wonderful for your scalp.
Is there anything tea tree oil can’t do?
- Organic Ingredients are More Effective
Ingredients grown organically without pesticides or genetic modification contain much higher concentrations of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. It’s also much better for your skin and hair when ingredients have not been sprayed or exposed to herbicides and pesticides. For obvious reasons right?
- Long-Term Benefits, NOT Problems
Many natural ingredients may take time to cure skin issues like eczema or dandruff. However, once they kick in, their benefits last a lifetime. On the flip side, synthetic unnatural products make the problem ‘go away’ rather quickly. However, in many cases it makes the condition worsen once you stop using the product. They also create a dependency and after some time, stop working as the condition worsens. What then happens is you need to up your application and increase your dosage to see the results you desire. Increased dosage, means more chemicals being absorbed by your body. You see where we’re going with this?
Natural ingredients won’t cause wrinkles, irritate the skin, or damage the skin and scalp – ever; assuming you have no allergies to the ingredients. The nutrients in natural ingredients like Argan butter replenish and nourish the skin from the outside in. It won’t damage your skin but will soothe and smooth your skin for years to come. Finally, the best part, you’ll never have to worry about any harmful side effects. These are ingredients that are safe for the entire family.
- Safe for the Environment
Who can ignore climate change at this point in history? What happens when we choose organic products with natural ingredients for our skin and hair? Firstly, we’re supporting industries that don’t spray the earth with toxic chemicals. Those chemicals or harmful to us and our planet. Furthermore, when we use products like Kiss My Face Cool Mint Moist Shave the ingredients going down the drain won’t harm your surrounding environment. Sounds like an added bonus to us!
Why is Natural Skin Care Important?
Natural skin care is important for an abundance of reasons. We all want our skin to look radiant and healthy. That’s a fact.
So, why is natural skin care important?
- Natural skin care puts us all on the road to better skin. Whether we have acne-prone skin, dry skin, hyperpigmentation, eczema, or rosacea, our skin will get the nutrients it needs to glow.
- Secondly, there are so many fantastic ingredients in nature that have been used for thousands of years to cure the very same skin issues we’re dealing with today. These ancient traditions come from years and years of wisdom around the herbs, flowers, and fruits found on this earth. Furthermore, why would they be used for centuries if they didn’t work? Because they do work, in their simplest and humblest form.
- Resorting to natural remedies and natural skin care is a way to reconnect with the earth and our ancestors. It’s relying on nature to heal our skin issues.
- Lastly, we’re not relying on chemically produced ingredients that were designed and made in a lab. Which type of ingredient would you prefer?
Do Natural Face Products Work?
Natural face products can benefit all skin types. They are especially highly recommended for those who are dealing with particular skin conditions. Let’s have a look at a variety of skin conditions and which natural ingredients are best for each. Then we can truly grasp the power of nature and her cleansing and healing abilities.
Some of the best natural ingredients for rosacea include rosehip seed oil, manuka honey, evening primrose, and carrot seed oil. These oils are extremely nutritious and anti-inflammatory. They won’t clog your pores or cause your skin to break out. They also work at hydrating your skin and improving circulation. Therefore it can reduce redness, bumps, and uneven skin tones. Though these ingredients may take a few weeks to start working, they work at naturally healing and rejuvenating the skin with nutrients the skin needs to look and feel healthy.
- Acne-prone skin
Some of the best natural ingredients and remedies for acne include:
- Tea tree oil
- Green tea
- Witch hazel
- Aloe vera
- Apple Cider vinegar
Excess sebum oil clogs the pores, which can lead to the growth of Propionibacterium acnes or P. acnes. There are many factors that can contribute to acne from diet to genetics. However, that’s not to imply that all the natural ingredients listed above can’t help reduce, if not eliminate acne over time.
Apple cider vinegar for instance has naturally occurring acids that kill the acne-forming bacteria from the skin. This ingredient can even clear away acne scars! Tea tree oil, a similarly powerful ingredient (which should always be diluted!) won’t irritate or dry out the skin like your other chemical solutions for acne. Sounds like we’re in for a treat!
- Dry Skin
Dry skin on your face is no easy issue to deal with. However, with the right natural remedies, it can be a problem of the past. Since everybody is different, we do recommend that you try out different ingredients until you find the one that works for you. In many cases, a combination of the right natural ingredients will do the trick.
If you’re on the lookout for natural skin care products for dry skin, we recommend the following organic ingredients:
- Shea butter
- Coconut oil
- Jojoba oil
- Argan oil/butter
- Cocoa butter
- Vitamin E
- Hemp oil
- Safflower seed oil
- Sensitive skin
When it comes to sensitive skin, you want to make sure you’re using cleansers, serums, and moisturizers that are specially designed for your skin type. There are so many incredible natural products out there for sensitive skin. There’s really no reason to use anything else. Natural skin care products for sensitive skin are made with some of the best natural ingredients. These ingredients have been proven and tested not to irritate the skin, keeping the skin looking and feeling beautiful. Don’t take the risk with other products.
Some ingredients to look for include:
- Avocado oil
- Organic honey
- Fruit enzymes
- Coconut oil
- Aloe vera
- Eczema and Psoriasis
When it comes to eczema and psoriasis, it’s best to experiment and explore a variety of natural remedies. Certainly, the number one goal is to soothe skin and reduce irritation. For this reason, some of the most effective ingredients for eczema include apple cider vinegar (what can’t this ingredient cure?), shea butter, and coconut oil. Other ingredients to consider include sunflower oil, manuka honey, neem seed oil, hemp oil, lavender essential oil, and rose essential oil. These ingredients should help relieve that itchy feeling, and can deeply penetrate the skin beyond the surface layer for long-lasting hydration.
Many of us suffer from hyperpigmentation, especially those of us with darker skin tones. Dark spots and hyperpigmentation can be caused by a hormonal imbalance, irregular sleep cycles, sun exposure, and good ol’ genetics. Thanks, mom.
Some of the best ingredients for hyperpigmentation include:
- Lemon essential oil
- Activated charcoal
- Papaya enzyme
- Aloe vera
- and of course, apple cider vinegar.
It’s recommended to get into natural exfoliation and face peels with ingredients like salicylic acid or mandelic acid. These ingredients may sound unnatural, However, salicylic acid actually comes from the bark of a willow tree. Mandelic acid comes from almonds. Interesting right?
What’s the Difference Between Natural and Organic?
Now here is a great question. What’s the difference between natural and organic when it comes to skin care? Let’s have a look at both to grasp the difference. There certainly are a few.
What is Natural Skin Care?
Natural skin care is a very, very loose phrase. Especially ever since the industry realized the hype around these words. In many cases, it’s mostly just a marketing gimmick and holds very little value. When you see the word natural on your skin care products, you don’t need to be skeptical. However, it is a good idea to flip the bottle over and have a look at those ingredients.
Nowadays, most products contain at least one natural ingredient like shea butter or argan oil. However, that doesn’t make the entire product natural. Many of the ingredients, even when natural, might not be ethically sourced. Furthermore, an ingredient might be ‘natural,’ but may not be good for your skin or health. That’s why a lot of folks prefer organically certified products. But let’s get into that in the next section.
What is Organic Skin Care?
Certified organic skin care is not necessarily made up of 100% natural ingredients. However, many of us feel safer using these products. When you see organic on a product label it means that the ingredients have been farmed without pesticides and chemicals. Additionally, it is non-GMO. Most organic cosmetics are, if not 100% natural, as close to it as many consumers would feel comfortable with. Often they are 95%-100% natural.
Sometimes, as a manufacturer, you need to add certain ‘chemical’ ingredients to preserve the product and prevent it from growing mold. If your skin care products are organic you can rest assured they are natural. However, if your skin care products are natural, well, it doesn’t always mean safe-proof.
Why We Choose Natural and Organic Skin Care
We can think of a number of reasons to choose natural and organic skin care for you and your family. Here are the top three reasons we believe you should choose the natural path for your skin care.
- It’s Safe For Your Skin
When you apply your cleanser, toner, serum, or moisturizer you can rest assured that you are applying safe products onto your skin. Not only are natural and organic products safe for your skin, but they are safe for your entire body. Unfortunately, we have learned over the last few years that we can’t exactly trust the brands we thought we could.
For instance, Johnson and Johnson Baby Powder has been linked to cervical cancer. The case has been put to trial and it has been unanimously proven that the ingredient talcum powder in their baby powder caused thousands of women to be diagnosed with cervical cancer. We want products that keep us beautiful and safe. There’s no doubt about it.
- Safe for Animals
Many big-name beauty lines have been testing their products on animals for years. Any animal that has been tested for products is then killed afterward. It can really be a cruel cruel world out there. However, not in the world of natural and organic, cruelty-free beauty products. We don’t need to play that ‘ignorance is bliss,’ card because then where do we draw the line?
- It’s’ Safer for the Future Generations
There has been a link between birth defects and the synthetic ingredients found in unnatural beauty products. There has also been a link between behavioral problems in children with mothers who used products high in phthalate while pregnant. Why should we even go there? Better be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to our health and the health of our children.
For us at Mamma Bee Well, choosing natural and organic skin care products is really a no-brainer. That’s why we’ve gathered together a group of our favorite products that are safe for our family and yours. We want to be proud of the products we sell, and that’s why we choose skin care brands that we can trust.
If you have any questions about our products, please reach out to us. We’d love to hear from you!
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- Jenna Fletcher (April 2022) https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/is-mineral-oil-bad-for-your-skin#:~:text=Does%20mineral%20oil%20cause%20cancer,increase%20the%20risk%20of%20cancer.
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