5 Reasons To Switch To Natural Skincare Products ASAP
Updated: Jan 10
When it comes to buying personal care products, there is a wide variety of mainstream options you can choose from. Appealing marketing campaigns, colorful labels, and fragrant smells can grab your attention on a specific brand or bottle, but when you read the ingredients, you may realize that you can’t understand or even pronounce 95% of it.
Though reading the ingredient list on these skincare products can feel overwhelming, it is important to familiarize yourself with what ingredients are toxic to your body so that you can make informed decisions when you are making a purchase.
Here are our top 5 reasons why choosing natural, organic products is better for you and the environment.
1. Natural body products are only made from organic and natural ingredients
For many mainstream skin, hair and body products, the long list of ingredients contain mostly synthetic, man-made chemicals that are toxic to your body and long-term health. They are absorbed by the body and go directly into the bloodstream, contributing to skin irritation, hormone imbalance, body toxicity, and even cancer. They go by many names, so it can be difficult to decipher, but here are some of our major no-no’s:
Sodium Luaroyl Sarcosinate
2. Natural ingredients reduce skin irritation
Using natural and organic skincare products as part of your daily routine can reduce skin irritation and dryness, even for those with skin issues, such as dermatitis. Sensitive skin can easily be irritated with products that contain chemicals and toxic ingredients, leaving you feeling itchy and even more dry.
At Freedom Creators Co. we use coconut butter, shea butter, and beeswax as the base for almost all of our products.
Virgin coconut oil is anti-inflammatory, high in antioxidants, and has healing properties.
Shea butter boosts moisture, is anti-inflammatory, full of antioxidants, helps fight breakouts, and has healing properties.
Beeswax hydrates and calms the skin, has anti-aging properties, exfoliates, repairs damaged skin, and can create a long-lasting barrier against environmental pollutants.
Combined, these natural products can be a powerhouse for almost any skin ailment, producing fresh, hydrated skin all year round.
3. If it’s not safe to go in your body, don’t put it on your body
What you put on your body is just as important as what you put in your body. Your skin is the largest organ, and since it is porous, it absorbs almost anything you put on it. Once those harsh, toxic chemicals make their way into your bloodstream and lymphatic system, it’s difficult to flush out. It’s important to start familiarizing yourself with ingredient lists on the products you are using. If you can’t pronounce it, it’s probably a good bet that you wouldn’t eat it either. That’s a good indicator that you should not put it on your skin, and instead look for alternative products made only with natural and organic ingredients.
4. Natural ingredients are better for the environment
When you use natural skincare products with plant-based ingredients, you are not altering, destroying, or polluting the environment since they occur naturally in nature and easily return back to nature. Even the waste products, such as coconut husks, are biodegradable and return to the earth.
Alternatively, chemical-based ingredients, such as petrochemicals or parabens, are found in many conventional skincare products and find their way into the ocean and soil. The build-up of these ingredients can eventually lead to disruption in the ecosystem, harming both wildlife and sea life.
5. Organic skincare products work better on your skin
Plant-based ingredients that are grown organically contain a higher level of antioxidants than non-organic ingredients. They are also grown without herbicides, pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, genetically modified organisms (GMOs), or other additives or chemicals that can be absorbed by the body. This means that your body can simply soak in all the benefits, and not have to focus on flushing those toxins out of your system.
The next time you are shopping for beauty and body products, check the labels and look for something that uses only natural or organic ingredients, such as the balms, body butters, and toners in our all-natural skincare line. Your whole body will thank you!