We’re constantly reminded that organic fruit and veg helps us remain strong and healthy, but did you know that using organic beauty and skincare products is just as beneficial for your skin?
Your skin is your body’s largest organ. It absorbs over 60% of whatever you put onto it, which means many of your skincare products end up in your bloodstream. Choosing organic products isn’t just skin deep – it can be better for you on both the inside and the outside.
Explore 5 reasons why switching from non-organic skincare makes perfect sense for your overall health and wellbeing.
5 reasons to use organic skincare
If you’re looking to improve the look and feel of your skin, there are so many reasons to choose organic products. Green, clean beauty is bigger and better than ever, so there’s no need to compromise on your skincare routine by using synthetic ingredients. Organic products are:
1. Free from harsh chemicals and ingredients
When you choose organic products, you’re saying no to:
- Genetically modified (GM) ingredients
- Controversial chemicals or harmful pesticides
- Parabens and phthalates
- Synthetic dyes, colours and fragrances
All of these things may have a detrimental impact on your skin and body.
2. Made with natural ingredients
We use raw, natural ingredients that are sustainably sourced and grown organically. Some of our ingredients are grown on site at our eco factory, where our Head Gardener Fraser and his team grow the organic calendula, St. John’s wort, verbena and lemon balm used in many of your favorite products.
Because of this, over 90% of our physically processed agricultural ingredients are certified organic by weight. We’re also committed to using no genetically modified (GM) ingredients, which means they haven’t been altered in any way.
3. Better for your skin
Organic ingredients naturally contain higher levels of glow-boosting antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. Once these ingredients absorb into your skin, they do good from the inside, working alongside your body’s natural abilities to increase collagen production, prevent free radical damage, and improve blood and oxygen flow to the skin.
All of these things have a long-term impact, helping you feel just as good as you look. As a result, you’re more likely to notice a reduction in redness and irritation, and you may also see your skin’s feel and appearance improve.
Organic, natural ingredients don’t need to be tested on animals because they’re already safe and harmless for humans to use. This means organic products allow you to look good and feel good naturally without any guilt.
When you buy organic products from Neal’s Yard Remedies, you can be sure that they haven’t been tested on animals. We never have, and we never will. That’s why we’re Leaping Bunny approved.
5. More likely to be sustainably sourced
Organic products are kind to the earth. They’re picked where they’re grown, minimizing their impact on the planet. They’re also grown without harsh chemicals, so they’re more environmentally friendly than synthetic ingredients.
Not only that, but natural ingredients benefit the people we source these ingredients from. For example, we source our chiuri butter ethically from Nepal, helping around 60 women from the village of Nayapanizufa who harvest fruit from the chiuri trees. We also source organic honey from Chiapas in Mexico, supporting indigenous communities in hard-to-access villages with selling their produce.
To get you started on your natural and organic journey, we’ve pulled together our most-loved organic skincare collection. Build these into your daily routine to enjoy the full skincare benefits.
Neals Yard Remedies products never contain any of the following: synthetic fragrances, silicones, parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, DEA, EDTA, nano technology, genetically modified organisms (GMO), petroleum or BHT. Why? Because we operate on the precautionary principle which simply means that when in doubt about an ingredient's safety, we leave it out.
Rehydrating Rose Skincare for Normal and Sensitive Skin Types
Begin with our best selling, gently foaming Rose Facial Wash that cleanses normal and sensitive skin types by washing away everyday impurities. This refreshing blend of organic rose otto, soothing pink rose petals and antioxidant-rich aloe vera leaves contains the essence of 120 organic rose petals in every bottle to leave your skin feeling soft, fresh and clean.
Balance and refresh your skin with our Rehydrating Rose Toner. Fresh damask roses are distilled to create this fragrant toner to cleanse and leave skin feeling beautifully refreshed, rehydrated and ready for moisturizing.
Next, give your skin a natural revitalizing boost with our Rehydrating Rose Facial Oil which replenishes your skin’s natural moisture levels while helping protect it from future moisture loss. Rich in essential nutrients, antioxidants and vitamins, facial oils are useful in cold, dry weather when chilly winds and central heating may take a toll on your skin as well as during the summer months when your skin may be feeling particularly sun-parched.
Finish with Rehydrating Rose Daily Moister to smooth and help restore skin's natural radiance in a light, easily absorbed antioxidant-rich lotion which has been proven in clinical trials to provide moisture for up to 12 hours.
Three reasons to love our Rehydrating Rose Skincare Kit:
1. Try all these products the easy way for just $32.50
2. Give as a gift, they’re perfect for natural beauties
3. Travel light with your organic skincare essentials
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