Natural SkinCare is a Win-Win!
As I’m sure you have noticed industry after industry has become environmentally aware and offer many products that are conscientious to our health, local environment, as well as the protection and preservation of this place we habitat called Earth. The recent boom in being “green” is not only favorable to our well-being but hugely popular as well. It should be no surprise that the multi-billion dollar beauty industry has followed suit.
I’m surprised it took so long for us to take note that what we put on our skin (which we all know is our body’s largest organ) can affect our health as well. When something is applied topically it doesn’t mean that it can never be absorbed systemically. Additionally, when many beauty products are manufactured they may also contaminate the environment during formulation and sometimes may not be animal cruelty free.
The best website I’ve found for offering an array of “natural” brands is SkinStore.com. If you’re interested in taking a look at what products these manufacturers offer visit www.skinstore.com and simply click on “show all brands.” When you get to the brand page you will find that the most natural brands will have a green leaf icon. Another avenue to navigate their website is to look under Departments and click on the word “natural.” The website is easy to use, has competitive pricing and special offers, education and advice, as well as hundreds of the best skincare and cosmetic brands available to date.
We here in the United States love a quick fix. We want the product to somewhat burn (for instance) so we can feel it working. We like products that work quickly by way of deeply peeling our face or using toxic products such as hydroquinone (an ingredient illegal in many countries) to lighten darkened age spot. In other countries, oftentimes you’ll find they use more of a homeopathic or aroma therapeutic effect. The results are slower acting (in some instances) however you’ll notice their skin is gorgeous and healthy. A testament to having patience in achieving beautiful, luminous skin.
My favorites are brands that incorporate botanicals and herbal ingredients while keeping harsh chemicals to a minimum. I’ve noticed great improvement in my skin when I use certain natural botanicals that are beneficial to my skin type. For instance, Jurlique uses herbal botanicals such as calendula extract, blue algae, ginseng root, rosehip and avocado oils just to name a few. In addition, the Julique products I use are all paraben free.
Another favorite for body products are by a company called Whish. They use organic ingredients in their irresistible line and have a gift set I must have! It’s called Three Whishes Gift Set. It’s a trio of body products that use aloe, raspberry butter, shea butter and pomegranate. All effective and delightful organic ingredients to refresh and revitalize your skin luxuriously.
Lastly for anti-aging in the “natural” genre. I choose Bieux Skin BioNaturals. It’s everything you would expect in a “natural” line but every bit as effective as a “non-natural” brand. In fact, for immediate and on-going lift and firmness my favorite product by far is Bieux Skin BioNaturals Power Lift and Repair Serum. You will have the most youthful and radiant skin you could ever dream of and all with a completely natural line.
If you want to look absolutely gorgeous…Go green!