In order to explore why many people prefer natural ingredients to synthetic ingredients we need to start with the difference between the two…
Skin Care, Cosmetics and Toiletries with Natural Ingredients
When we refer to natural skin care, cosmetics or toiletries we’re talking about products that use ingredients that come from pure, natural and organic sources.
The School of Natural Skincare says “There are myriad reasons why consumers might set aside traditional skin care and beauty products and seek out natural alternatives. One reason is to avoid potentially harmful, synthetic chemicals. For people who’ve had a poor experience with commercially-available products being irritating, or simply not effective, natural ones offer the promise of better, gentler results.”
We need to be quite careful here, as many products labelled as natural can actually contain a plethora of nasties. It’s also important to bear in mind that just because ingredients are derived naturally, it doesn’t mean they’re processed naturally. As always, you need to take a good look at the list of ingredients in any body care or beauty products.
“Natural beauty is still seen as the preferred path for a safe and healthy lifestyle, as well as for the planet, thanks to eco-friendly compositions. Consumers first request quality and efficacy from their cosmetics, but they also want to avoid exposure to any potentially ‘harmful’ chemicals; e.g., endocrine disrupters.” says Carsten Dietz, Ph.D., sales director, Asian Pacific and East Europe for Cosphatec GmbH
Skin Care, Cosmetics and Toiletries with Synthetic Ingredients
There’s no denying that we’re using more manmade ingredients than ever, with SPF, retinol, and acid peels now a vital part of many people’s skincare regime, so are we right to be wary of chemicals?
The answer for synthetic products is much the same for those claiming to be natural, check the list of ingredients on each product and be aware of the effect those ingredients have on you and on the environment.
Oxybenzone, a chemical found in many sunscreens, has been shown to poisonous to coral, and has been found in high concentrations at many reefs.
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate, the substance that makes your shampoo, shower gel, toothpaste and cleaning products foam is toxic to aquatic organisms. Avoiding washing SLS down our bathroom plug holes is our way of protecting our planet.
That’s just two to mention, This is a good article that covers more.
We research all our products to ensure we bring you products that are as kind to you as they are to the environment.
The Chemical Free Body and Haircare We Love
Now you’ve got the difference between natural and synthetic products sorted, it’s time to take a look around your bathroom. Check out the ingredients in your toothpaste, moisturising cream, shampoo, hairspray, deodorant and shaving foam, you’ll be surprised at what you find.
Here are the ethical, sustainable, 100% natural products, that are kind and gentle to the skin.
Like a roll-on style deodorant?
We’ve got you covered with the brilliant Salt of the Earth Deo Stones from Crystal Spring. You can find our roll on deodorants here.
Spray deodorant more your thing?
We have those too, available in some lovely subtle fragrances such as lavender and vanilla or fragrance-free for those who smell good enough already. The sprays also come as a refill so you can reduce your plastic use. Check out spray deodorants here.
Or why not try a deodorant cream?
Plastic-free, available in a jar, a tin or a cardboard stick there is sure to be one that will suit you. They’re effective and long-lasting (in terms of lasting the day and how little you need to apply) with great fragrances, moisturising qualities and all-natural ingredients, there’s a lot of deoderants to love.
All our deodorants are made in the UK and are suitable for Vegans.
A clean and refreshing way of brushing your teeth, especially if you’re on the go. These naturally foaming toothpaste tablets are total genius.
A blended combination of essential oils and sometimes even charcoal makes natural toothpaste a great alternative to traditional toothpaste.
Man & Beard Balms
Man balm is a must for the most rugged of men. Gently but effectively moisturising for skin, also great for conditioning beards Man balms.
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