Your skin acts as a proactive shield and is the most vulnerable to outside elements, which makes it essential to protect it with good skincare products.
Skin is actually affected by more factors than you may think. For instance, the following can play a role in your overall skin health:
- exposure to UV radiation
- exposure to chemical toxins
- unprotected sun exposure for long periods of time
- not getting enough rest, fluids, or nutrition
- factors of ageing
There is a wide variety of over-the-counter skincare products available at beauty stores, some of which contain synthetic compounds and others are loaded with natural ingredients. While all of these products have the potential to be beneficial, natural products are generally the better choice of the two.
Why Should You Choose Skincare Products With Natural Elements?
A big myth exists in the beauty industry that natural skincare products aren't effective. Fortunately and to everyone's surprise, consumers are now discovering that natural products are not only non-toxic but also very efficient in delivering the best results.
With many chemicals involved in simple beauty routines, it is no wonder people are looking for more natural ingredients. These ingredients develop naturally, without external interference or manipulation, like chemicals.
Did you know that your skin absorbs up to 60% of what it comes in contact with, allowing harmful chemicals to move more freely past the outside layer of the skin? Yes, it is true and that is why botanical ingredients provide active and effective skin care that is safe both to the consumer and the environment. These natural wonders can help battle breakouts, soothe irritation, treat uneven pigmentation, and even prevent sun damage, in some cases.
Natural skincare products should always be truly free of the following ingredients:
- Artificial (synthetic) colors and fragrances
- Isopropyl Alcohol
- Parabens (Methyl-, Propyl-, Butyl-, and Ethyl-)
- Sodium Lauryl (Laureth) Sulfate
- Ureas (Imidazolidinyl, Diazolidinyl, DMDM)
- Diethanolamine (DEA), Triethanolamine (TEA), Monoethanolamine (MEA)
- Mineral oils, etc.
It may be cheaper to buy a synthetic, toxic ingredient than it is to buy a natural, effective substance such as a plant or food grade nutrient. But after all, there are consequences. Marketing strategies in today's world promote "natural" but in fact contain many of the toxic ingredients listed above. Natural ingredients have a unique structure with the ability for optimum absorption and effectiveness. Always check the ingredients and be mindful of what you are putting on your skin.
Astonishing Benefits Of Using Botanical Skincare Products
By using truly natural skincare products, your skin will look and feel it's absolute best. And it's no wonder that products with natural ingredients ultimately provide several advantages for your skin.
Botanical Skincare Products Are Made Of Natural Ingredients:
Read the ingredients label of any botanical skincare product. You will probably recognize most, if not all of the items there.
Certified organic products are derived from plants and other naturally occurring ingredients. More importantly, those natural ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides, herbicides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), and other additives or chemicals. With such a formulation, you can be sure your skin and body absorb only real, natural ingredients that aren't harmful.
Some of the natural and organic skin care ingredients include green tea extracts, beta carotene, vitamin C, willow herb, witch hazel, jojoba oil, red onion oil, olive oil, cucumber, etc.
One of the skincare products enriched with botanical ingredients is the Oriental Botanics' Aloe Vera, Green Tea & Cucumber After Sun Gel
. This gel has plenty of natural ingredients such as cucumber, green tea, allantoin, aloe vera, licorice, and calendula. It rehydrates the parched skin after sun exposure and relieves irritation, peeling, and flaking of the skin. It calms the inflamed, irritated and stressed skin, minimizes skin damage and restores the natural complexion.
Natural Products Are Non-Allergenic:
Without harsh chemicals, natural skincare products are less likely to cause allergic reactions, inflammations, or skin irritations. Even if an allergic reaction does occur with the use of organic products, it would most likely be due to a natural ingredient (such as peanuts or strawberries), which would be easier to identify. So, with such skincare products, you have less to worry about.
Natural Products Work Better For Your Skin:
Plant-based ingredients are found to contain a higher level of vital antioxidants and vitamins than non-organic sources. Because most of the plants are grown without herbicides and pesticides, their organic ingredients are also free from that contamination, which means they are safe for your skin.
Moreover, up to 95% of the natural skincare products contents are active ingredients. In synthetic skincare products, on the other hand, active ingredients only make up 5 to 10% of its contents.
The synthetic ingredients present in chemical-based products may be fast acting, but they are also invasive, causing harm that cannot be seen. Their chemical ingredients may provide instant gratification and visible results, but most of this only helps you aesthetically by smoothening out wrinkles, removing sunspots, and diminishing blemishes.
But with prolonged use, these chemicals may damage and weaken your skin from inside out as your body tries to cope with these foreign substances. As a result, oxygen exchange to the skin is reduced, causing premature ageing and increased risk of developing sunspots.
Using natural, organic skincare products will always ensure that you get the real nutritional benefits from its ingredients. Natural organic ingredients such as coconut oil, honey, aloe vera, and shea butter, for example, are known to soothe, nourish, moisturize, and promote smooth and healthy skin. Even though the results may be gradual, natural skincare products are gentle on your skin and won't harm you in the long run.
Oriental Botanics' Australian Tea Tree Face Serum
is made from the amazing composition of Australian tea tree, aloe vera, neem, green tea, cucumber, white willow bark, witch hazel, and passion fruit. The lightweight serum absorbs quickly into the skin and restores its moisture and lipid balance. Enriched with essential oils and botanical extracts it soothes the irritated skin, lightens blemishes, and brightens the complexion.
When you eliminate toxins and synthetic chemicals from your daily routine, your skin will start to respond to the natural nutrients that you are supplying. Think of the amazing benefits of (L) lactic acid, derived from natural glucose versus a chemical based formaldehyde glycolic acid. Both are considered alpha hydroxy acids (AHAs), but one is derived organically and naturally.
Your skin has a tendency to react to the natural ingredients in a much better way, offering you immediate and long-term results. The Oriental Botanics' Australian Tea Tree Face Scrub
contains numerous natural ingredients that exfoliates, helps balance skin's pH, and reduces trans-epidermal water loss. It also reduces wrinkles and pigmentation discoloration, creating smoother skin with improved texture. This face scrub gently scrapes away the dead skin cells and removes the deep-seated impurities without irritating the skin and drying it out.
Another huge benefit of using natural skin care is quicker and satisfying results. With powerful natural ingredients, you can see and feel a difference with your skin after just single use in most of the cases. Speaking of results, natural skincare products instantly lift and firm the skin while antioxidants refine skin texture and fight free radical damage. Many essential plant extracts are beneficial in improving the skin's elasticity; skin tightening is immediate, and when used regularly, it can lead to a reduction of fine lines and wrinkles.
The powerful natural ingredients that 99% Aloe Vera Fresh Soothing Gel
from Oriental Botanics
contain show magical results. The nutrient-rich gel forms a transparent film of moisture on the skin that protects against pollutants and environmental stressors. It can easily penetrate your skin and nourishes the skin tissues, thereby leaving your skin thoroughly nourished. It cools the inflamed and irritated skin and helps to heal the skin damaged by overexposure to sunlight. This natural skin-conditioning agent locks moisture in the skin and adds suppleness and firmness to the skin.
One of the biggest benefits of using natural skin care is healthy, balanced, and youthful-looking skin. The chemicals found in cosmetics and skincare products can penetrate your skin and then circulate throughout your bodies damaging your skin cells and putting you at the risk for developing serious health concerns over time.
Many of the chemical ingredients found in skin care items can lead to irritation, breakouts, sun sensitivities, and even deterioration of the skin's barrier function. You should always check the labels of skincare products to find nontoxic, safe, and highly effective natural skin care.
To keep your skin young and in top shape apply Aloe Vera, Green Tea & Cucumber Sunscreen SPF 50
from Oriental Botanics
, a chemical-free, full spectrum sun defense that offers powerfully effective protection. The natural ingredients in this sunscreen physically shield the skin from UV exposure, disperses damaging UV rays to limit photo-aging, and creating an occlusive barrier.
Good and natural skincare products can slow down the harmful effects of time and the environment.
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