Hopefully, you are inspired to make some excellent, safe, effective DIY beauty products with practice. We hope you will make the best out of your natural cosmetic ingredients to avoid waste and, more importantly, ensure that you create a safe beauty. Essential oils and natural preservatives are among the elements which can trigger sensitisation in some people, so you must follow your supplier’s or manufacturers’ recommended use limits to make safer cosmetics. Natural preservatives are easily found, and you will want to follow manufacturers’ and suppliers’ use instructions at all times to ensure that your preservatives are active and working as expected in your products.
Ingredients in your kitchen are not concentrated or properly sourced for treating your skin. This is because the actual ingredients in your skincare products are not what is essential. Even if you can find 100% organic, natural products, there is no guarantee that 100% organic will be free of skin irritation.
Another big question is if the ingredients in your skincare products, natural or not, are getting into your system. However, using natural, organic skin care products will make sure that you get accurate nutritional benefits from the natural ingredients. Anyone can transition to natural skincare, but you must select products that are good for your skin. There are many reasons to use natural skin care products over conventional ones, such as avoiding potentially harmful synthetic chemicals.
Celebrity skincare products can be unique and effective, and when you find something that works well for your skin and makes you feel good about yourself, go for it. If you are interested in embracing a more natural skincare routine, either to declutter your products or reduce your carbon footprint, then, by all means, go for it. However, if natural or organic products are out of your budget, you may want to work with your dermatologist to find alternatives that will work for your skin.
Studies also found that non-organic skincare products may contain mineral oils, petroleum, parabens, and other chemicals that, when used over long periods, may irritate the skin, cause hormonal disruption, organ toxicity, and even cancer.
The synthetic ingredients found in Non-Organic products can act quickly, but they are also invasive, causing damage you cannot see. This is because ingredients found within natural products are far safer than those found in synthetic products. Products labelled as “natural” as a marketing strategy are unregulated and may contain the same artificial ingredients as any other product. It is not only ingredients that are largely unregulated; terms such as natural or herbal are also unregulated.
If the natural ingredient touted in the product’s name or package is towards the bottom of the ingredients list, then you can bet it is not much of one in a bottle or tube. Likewise, if a brand is touted as being naturally based, it may not mean it is. So marketing a product or ingredient as natural is something we think you have to look at with a healthy dose of scepticism.
With so many products and ingredients on the market, the average consumer may find it difficult to distinguish between something unhealthy or non-harmful. One thing to watch out for is a common ploy of pairing a handful of natural or organic ingredients with a usual suspect of dangerous chemical elements.
Some chemicals created synthetically in laboratories are helpful and safe in skincare products, either because they are highly effective at what they do or cannot be made naturally in the quantities needed. However, skin care products containing chemicals can have very detrimental effects on the environment; sprays and fragrances being released into the atmosphere can be highly dangerous, and so are the production processes to make them. If you use natural, organic skin care products, you do not only get the benefits of nice-looking skin, you get to enjoy it guilt-free, and you are also causing no damage to the environment. Since organic products use natural ingredients free from toxic pesticides and fertilisers, they leave no harmful imprints on the planet, especially on the soil, water, and air. Because organic skincare products will not last forever when made with naturally grown ingredients.
Chemicals include parabens, sulphates, phthalates, synthetic colours, fragrances, triclosan, mineral oil, triclosan, DMDM Hydantoin and Urea, and toluene are highly damaging to your skin and should be avoided in your skincare. In addition, products containing irritating ingredients such as fragrances may be annoying for oily and dry skin.
Plus, preservatives used in cleaning products are not studied nearly as much as those used in conventional products, such as parabens, which also irritate your skin, says dermatologist Ranella Hirsch. Some of the more common natural ingredients found in clean formulations, such as essential oils, citrus extracts, and natural fragrances, are also common causes of irritation and allergies to the skin, says dermatologist Heather Rogers, M.D. Suppose you have sensitive skin or are simply looking for gentler products. In that case, it is essential to be more critical and selective about all ingredients – whether from nature or the lab, says dermatologist Heather Rogers.
Many ingredients found in both drugstore and high-end beauty brands do nothing for your skin. Sure, some are essential parts of the ingredients list, mainly if a product contains water, which is naturally bacteria-prone over time. Still, many synthetic options (like some alcohols) dry your skin and deprive it of its natural oils. While nobody makes a night cream with poison ivy, natural products usually include essential oils, which may cause similar reactions on the skin.