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Why Choose Natural Skincare

Why Choose Natural Skincare

Everything we put onto our skin is either absorbed by our bodies or washed down the drain back into the environment, so it makes good sense to buy products that don’t cause harm to either.”

Natural skincare products use ingredients that are sourced from nature, such as plant oils, botanical extracts, and essential oils. The ingredients used in natural skincare products are often minimally processed to retain their natural properties and benefits, and typically exclude synthetic chemicals like parabens, sulfates, and artificial fragrances. These chemicals can be harsh on the skin and may cause irritation or allergies in some individuals, not to mention the harm they can cause to the environment.

Natural Skincare is Better For Your Skin and Your Health

Our skin is our body’s first line of defence and so it stands to reason that we would want to do all we can to preserve it and maintain it in optimal health. Why then would we expose it to harmful chemicals and toxins that can break down this protective barrier?

Here are some reasons why we believe natural skincare is better for our skin and better for our health:

Fewer Harsh Chemicals

Natural skincare products tend to contain fewer synthetic chemicals, such as parabens, sulfates, and artificial fragrances. These harsh chemicals can be irritating and may lead to skin sensitivities or allergic reactions in some individuals.

Gentle Ingredients

Natural skincare products typically use ingredients derived from nature, such as plant extracts, botanical oils, and herbal infusions. These ingredients are often chosen for their gentle and soothing properties, making them suitable for sensitive skin.

Reduced Irritation Risk

Natural skincare products are less likely to contain common allergens or irritants. For people with sensitive skin or skin conditions like eczema or rosacea, using natural products can help reduce the risk of irritation.Nourishing Nutrients

Many natural ingredients used in skincare, such as aloe vera, bakuchiol, and vitamin-rich oils like jojoba or argan oil, provide essential nutrients and antioxidants that can nourish and hydrate the skin.

Potential Health Benefits

Some natural ingredients like kanuka leaf essential oil with its antibacterial properties, or plant-based hyaluronic acid with its humectant properties, may offer additional health benefits for the skin beyond basic skincare.

Natural Skincare Is Better For Our Planet

Natural skincare is kinder to our planet in several ways compared to conventional skincare products. Here are some reasons why natural skincare is considered more environmentally friendly:

Sustainable Ingredient Sourcing

Many natural skincare brands prioritise sustainable and ethical sourcing of ingredients. They may use organic farming methods, support fair trade practices, and work with local communities to obtain botanical extracts and oils. These practices help protect ecosystems and promote responsible land use.

Reduced Chemical Pollution

Natural skincare products often contain fewer synthetic chemicals, such as parabens, silicones, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances. These chemicals can be harmful to aquatic life and can enter waterways through product runoff or improper disposal. By using fewer of these chemicals, natural skincare products contribute to reducing chemical pollution in the environment.

Biodegradable Formulations

Some natural skincare products are designed to be biodegradable, which means they break down naturally into non-harmful compounds after use. This can reduce the burden on landfills and aquatic environments compared to non-biodegradable synthetic skincare products.

Cruelty-Free and Vegan Options

Natural skincare brands often prioritize cruelty-free and vegan practices, avoiding animal testing and the use of animal-derived ingredients. This aligns with the principles of ethical treatment of animals and reduces harm to animals and ecosystems.

Minimal Packaging Waste

The packaging of skincare products is also very problematic as plastics from packaging contribute to overflowing landfills and pollution of our oceans. Many natural skincare brands are conscious of their packaging choices. They may use recyclable, reusable, or compostable packaging materials, reducing the amount of plastic waste and packaging materials that end up in landfills.

Ethical Practices

Many natural skincare brands have strong ethical values and practices. They may engage in social responsibility initiatives, support community development, and contribute to causes related to environmental conservation.

What can you do?

As a consumer the single most important thing you can do for yourself is read and understand cosmetic labels. Become familiar with the chemicals in skincare products and decide what is important to you. Choose products that are free from harmful synthetic chemicals such as parabens, silicones, phthalates, and synthetic fragrances. Support companies that do not package their products in plastic. Buy products from companies that care about the things you care about, and that are actively doing their best to be sustainable and protect our planet.

Read our Frequently Asked Questions HERE.

Scenturie Natural Skincare Products

Scenturie natural skincare products are made with 100% pure plant oils and botanical extracts. Our ingredients are 100% vegan and cruelty-free, and our ingredients are ethically sourced. We do not use parabens, sulfates, glycols, silicones, mineral oils, phenoxyethanol, phthalates, synthetic fragrances, or synthetic colours in any of our products. Our skincare products are packaged in sustainable, recyclable, and reusable amber glass bottles, and jars with aluminium lids that can be returned to us when empty for reuse in exchange for Eco-points.You can be reassured that when you buy our products, not only will your skin look and feel incredible, but you will be helping to reduce plastic waste, support sustainability, and preserve our natural environment for future generations to cherish.

Read our blog: The secrets of natural skincare and why you should ditch the chemicals

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