Your Guide to Choosing Natural Skincare Products
Your skin absorbs what you put on it. According to studies, it takes 26 seconds for your skin to absorb the products into your body and bloodstream. You wouldn't knowingly eat toxins, so why would you put them on your skin?
Sometimes it's hard to know what products to purchase. We read ingredients labels, and we see the word "natural," but not all-natural products are created equal. Unfortunately, the terms "natural" and "organic" are used with little care and often used as a marketing tool. Many natural and organic products still contain questionable ingredients.
This guide is meant to help you sift through all the information and make an informed decision to find truly natural and organic products.
1) Read The Label
Just because it says it is organic or natural doesn't mean it is free of toxins. Look for certification labels and inspect the ingredients list.
Look at the Ingredients. Avoid these synthetics:
- Sodium Laureth Sulfate and Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
- Diethanolamine (DEA)
- Monoethanolamine (MEA)
- Triethanolamine (TEA)
- Propylene Glycol (PEG)
- Parabens (Methyl, Butyl, Propyl, Ethyl)
- Isopropyl (SD-40)
- Mineral Oil
- DMDM Hydantoin & Urea
- FD&C Color Pigments
- Synthetic Fragrances
These can hide all sorts of terrible chemicals that are not disclosed on the label. Look for products that use essential oils for their scent instead.
Look into what other people are saying, is the company loved by their customers? Do your research and see what kind of reviews the brands and products are getting. What are the brand's ethics? Do they deliver on what they promise? Do they give back to the community and strive to provide the healthiest products? Contact the company and ask them directly what their products contain.
Organic Beauty Blogs can help you find popular products and read about their effectiveness. Find the best-sellers when looking to try new products; they are best-sellers for a reason: because they work.
Dark glass packaging is the best, and it keeps the product from degrading and is recyclable.
Look for logos and certification labels. Some labels you may want to look for are:
- Certified Organic
7) Shop Small
Purchase from smaller brands that make their products in smaller batches and offer ingredient transparency instead of mass-produced brands.
It can be quite the task to do all the research and reading needed to know if a product is truly safe, but it is well worth it. If you need some help finding clean, vegan, cruelty-free products, check out our store lgnaturals.com or send us a message. We are here to help you.