You’re in a store with tons of products in front of you.
Not really knowing what any of them are about, you notice a product that has “natural” positioned in just the right spot.
Is it the right product for you? Keep reading to find out exactly why you should be opting for natural skincare.
What is Natural Skincare?
Products that are natural play it safe and stay away from harmful ingredients that can cause unpleasant side effects to you, the environment, and even animals.
Dermatologist, Jennifer Chwalek, MD explains “often, the nontoxic or natural term suggests that the product is free from synthetic chemicals that may be linked to health problems...including fragrance, dyes, and certain preservatives such as parabens.”
5 Reasons Natural Skincare is the Best Around
Here are the five best reasons you will ever find to make the switch to natural skincare!
Protects the Environment
If you have ever heard about “sulfates” then you know it’s a trigger word these days.
Sulfates, the foaming agents that create the little bubbles we all enjoy so much in our cleansers and face washes, are one of the main ingredients you won’t find in natural skincare.
Sulfates are linked to petroleum, petroleum is linked to greenhouse gases, and greenhouse gases are linked to global warming.
To make matters worse (as if they weren’t already) sulfates’ effect on marine life due to run-offs, is detrimental. They result in killing thousands of animals a year and claim up to 40% of lakes, making the water unusable.
Safe on the Skin
Our skin is designed to keep us safe and protects us from toxic substances. While the skin is doing the best it can, it comes as no surprise that some substances still manage to get through.
Here is how it works: When you put any substance on your skin, it has a greater chance of sinking into the skin and from there, the bloodstream.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defines toxic as any substance which may be harmful to the environment or hazardous to your health if inhaled, ingested, or absorbed through the skin. A few examples of the most common toxic substances are below:
- Synthetic colors or dyes
- Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) / Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES).
Bottom Line: The ingredients used within natural skincare aren’t artificial, and don’t contain the substances listed above. What you see is what you get! A serious win-win!
No Confusing Synthetics
“For 10,000 points, can anyone tell me what Triclosan is? ...Anyone?”
One of the main differences in synthetic and natural products is that very few people actually know what synthetic ingredients are.
That is not the case with natural ingredients, however.
Natural skincare cuts out the crap and fills products with ingredients that you know have a proven track record of providing the nourishment you need for your skin.
Eliminates Animal Cruelty
Unfortunately, the sad news is that animal abuse is a very common practice in the skincare industry. Peta (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has cited that many big-name skincare companies still test on animals today.
These tests can result in harsh handling, harm, and sometimes even death.
Natural skincare products (including organic and vegan products) make more of an effort to steer clear of animal cruelty- both in the ingredients used and the manufacturers chosen.
Averr Aglow’s Commitment to Natural Skincare
That was a lot of information, right?!
Natural skincare is not just about providing products that work, but also staying true to the things that matter.
That is why Averr Aglow has always had a commitment to using only the finest natural ingredients that we can find.
Our products are clinically tested, natural-based, and cruelty-free. We have chosen to put your health and safety at the forefront, and it was the best decision we ever made.