Our skin is our body’s largest organ and can easily absorb anything we put on it, especially the beauty and skincare products we moisturise into our skin every single day.
With that being said it’s important to pay attention to the ingredients in your cosmetics because they be damaging to your body with externally and internally. We look at which ingredients you should avoid and what to look out for instead.
Products That Contain Fragrance
We all love to smell good but did you know that fragrance is one of the biggest irritants to the skin? Skincare products that contain fragrance often cause allergic reactions and sensitivity and can lead to more serious skin conditions such as eczema and dermatitis if left unchecked.
Parabens, Sulphates, And Emulsifiers
Ingredients like parabens, sulphates, and emulsifiers are commonly found in skincare products but they can strip the skin’s natural oils leading to dryness and irritation.
Synthetic ingredients like parabens, sulphates, and emulsifiers are used to improve the way a product feels, smells, and applies but they do very little for the health of your skin. All the skin needs are naturally-derived ingredients from plant extracts which offer incredible healing benefits and enchanting aromas.
What To Include Instead
Invest in products that contain a high percentage of active, natural ingredients and try to avoid products with synthetic or toxic chemical ingredients.
Natural skin care products can cost a little more than synthetic skincare products, however, investing in good organic products comes with a guarantee of a simplified skincare routine that includes quality natural ingredients that is beneficial for your skincare in the long run.
Look for brands like Le Naturel, which is a proud 100% natural, fynbos-inspired luxury beauty brand, that are big on continually researching trend patterns and collaboration, ideas to provide recyclable, environmentally friendly products that are good for people and the earth.