Skincare is something that I am very passionate about, particularly spreading the word about organic and chemical free skin products. Our skin is the biggest organ in our bodies, and what we put onto it gets absorbed into our cells. Modern skincare has a plethora of toxic chemical ingredients, some known to be carcinogenic and cancer causing, others known to be neurotoxic and slowly kill nerve cells, and yet others known to cause infertility and many other awful conditions. Headaches, joint pain, depression, gut inflammation and hormone disruption are some other conditions that arise from toxins found in our seemingly safe skincare.
So why then would we knowingly put these products onto our precious skin? The obvious answer is that we wouldn’t, right? The thing is, major companies that make skincare products and makeup don’t advertise to us the reality of what goes into these products. Therefore it is up to us to do the research, to listen and to learn!
Thankfully there are some great sites out there with fabulous information that can teach you all about what’s good for your skin and body,and what’s not.
This link by Dr.Frank Lipman exposes Chemicals to avoid in personal care products: http://www.positivelypositive.com/2012/05/09/chemicals-to-avoid-in-your-personal-care-products/
The Eco Beauty Editor by Shannon Dunn provides some wonderful information on the organic beauty industry, with plenty of natural health information and resources to boot: http://www.ecobeautyeditor.com/
Luckily for us there are some wonderful skincare brands out there, that work with integrity, passion and care. I’ve been lucky enough to try many of the natural skincare brands, and below I’ll list some links to particular brands that are chemical free and good for both humans and the environment.
Kora Organics: http://www.koraorganics.com/
Kora Organics are a beautiful sensual range and their brand mission is: ‘To inspire people globally to nurture their bodies, embrace their unique beauty and understand the benefits of using organic skincare’.
La Mav Skincare: http://lamav.com/skin-care
La Mav Skincare are backed by science and make the following
commitment: ‘La Mav operates as a transparent company, with people who care about our products, production methods, certification, ingredients and their effectiveness. This is our guarantee of quality, purity and integrity. All La Mav products meet the standards established by the European Union Directive 76/768/EEC to be free of prohibitive chemicals that are suspected of causing tumour, mutation or birth defects’.
Mukti Botanicals: http://www.mukti.biz/
Mukti Botanicals are Australian owned, luscious and state:
‘Mukti (mooktee) is a luxurious Australian certified organic skin, hair and body care range that delivers outstanding results. For over a decade, Mukti has created chemical free beauty products from quality certified organic ingredients that have been carefully selected to work synergistically with the skin’.
Pai have truly beautiful products specifically for sensitive skin and make the following claim: ‘We carefully select ingredients with proven remedial and skin soothing properties and keep our products free from irritating chemicals and alcohol’.
Currently I am using the Mukti Botanicals Range and really enjoying it. It’s nice to have a skin care ritual and know that you’re doing a good thing for your body every day with the products you choose to use on your skin.
There are more natural and safe skincare ranges out there that I’d love to share with you, and some of them will be coming up soon in this new
skincare series. We have a guest post coming up soon with Nikki from Miessence, which promises to be informative and fun.
As always, if you have any questions, or want to share any information with us please feel free to leave a comment or drop a line to say hi.
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