Why should you choose natural skincare products?
Natural: existing in or derived from nature; not made or caused by humankind.~ taken from Oxford Dictionaries
When it comes to cosmetics, natural is not a term that is regulated in the UK. However, when labelling a product as natural, the producers/ manufacturers must be able to prove that they are not misleading customers by calling their products ‘natural’.
Skin and hair products labelled as natural normally contain plant based ingredients such as herbs, vegetable oils, flowers, essential oils, etc. Natural or, organic skincare and haircare products are also made with ingredients that are ready available in nature. Things like Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Aloe Vera and Coconut Oil are popular ingredients that are loved by many. A lot of natural ingredients can have the same effects that chemical skincare products do, like reducing the appearance of hyperpigmentation.
Natural is trending...
Natural cosmetics are becoming more and more popular, as we are all starting to learn more about the effects of the ingredients that they are putting on to their skin. A lot of us are now opting for more natural skincare and haircare products because we now know that most of the ingredients in skincare products have the potential to enter our our lymphatic system (tissues and organs that help to remove the waste from our bodies) and the bloodstream.
Natural Products are better...
Why are natural skincare products better? The skin is the largest organ in the body and it can take in around to 60% of the products applied to it. Natural substances are generally much easier for the body to break down, when compared with artificial substances. Some of our customers even argue that when it comes to cosmetics 'natural products are better,' and are less likely to cause reactions.
Caution: Just like all other products, natural and organic cosmetic ingredients can cause irritation and allergic reactions. To avoid such consequences you should do a test patch before using new a product. Knowing what triggers your allergies is also a good thing too as you can then avoid these products.
At VON Botanicals we aim to use as many natural ingredients as possible in our products. Our natural vegan skincare products are handmade in the UK. Check out our skin products here.