With a range of (often confusing!) buzzwords and phrases floating around the beauty industry, it can be hard to keep up with what it all means in order to decide what’s best for you, particularly when it comes to ‘natural skincare‘.
At Bohemian Skin, our Australian made products are 100% natural, organic, cruelty free and vegan, because we are passionate about safe and ethical skincare that is suitable for every body at every stage of life.
If you’re new to natural skincare and curious to know what the benefits really are, or need some convincing to make the leap, here are some of the key benefits to choosing natural skincare.
Did you know that many drugstore and luxury brands include drying agents in products such as moisturisers, lip balm, and conditioner? Listed as parabens, sulphates and phthalates, these synthetic ingredients often have an opposing effect to what the product promises!
Natural ingredients like Hempseed Oil, Lactic Acid and Jojoba Seed Oil which can be found in products like our Facial Moisturiser are the ultimate hydration heroes that naturally nourish our skin, alongside natural preservatives. Similarly our Gel Cleanser is naturally formulated to wash away the day without stripping the skin of its natural oils, ensuring you maintain the ultimate glow.
Bye Bye Irritation
The skin is designed to be a barrier which prevents toxins from entering our bodies. Unfortunately, there are many chemicals included in some skincare products that can strip or damage the skin, making the skin’s barrier function weaken. This causes many people to experience adverse effects to their skincare. From redness, irritation and breakouts to skin conditions like eczema or even allergic reactions and rashes. Natural skincare focuses on gentle but effective plant-based ingredients designed by nature that still pack a punch, ensuring you love the skin you’re in, irritant and toxin free.
Artificial chemicals and fillers in skincare are often hard to avoid due to the lack of labelling regulations in Australia when it comes to skincare. Brands can label their products as “natural” even if only ONE of the ingredients is natural. So, if you are searching for 100% natural skincare products, it is really important to thoroughly read the ingredients on the labels. For a quick guide on what ingredients are commonly found in skincare products that you should try and avoid, check out our blog on ‘Is your skincare safe?’.
Kind to the Planet
100% natural products don’t just focus on what’s good for your skin health, but also the health of the planet. Conventionally made skincare has been known to have some concerning environmental impacts, right through from its manufacturing to chemical-heavy ingredients that eventually wreak havoc in our waterways and the air. This includes the likes of sulphates (derived from petroleum!) and the countless tiny plastic microbeads once proudly touted on skincare packaging for its cleansing and polishing properties. Nowadays, we know better, identifying these as major pollutants of our precious oceans and waterways! Natural and organic skincare product farming and manufacturing places a focus on ingredient sourcing and processes that work towards a greater good for our bodies and the environment.
Synthetic fragrances, which are commonly found in skincare products, can often dry out your skin and can also cause headaches for many people, too. Synthetic fragrances contain chemicals that are often derived from petrochemicals, designed to cover up the smell of other harsh, and often smelly, ingredients. Natural fragrances on the other hand, are typically derived from essential oils – pleasing scents that can even provide aromatherapy benefits! So pop on an organic facial mask and relax, taking in the sweet flower extract scents for the ultimate relaxation ritual.
No Harsh Actives
While active skincare is fantastic for encouraging cell turnover and promoting a more youthful appearance, it can also be incredibly harsh on the skin, and even dangerously damaging when overused. Safe and natural active ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and E are all found in our Rejuvenating Hy C Serum alongside Celery Extract, Seabuckthorn Oil and Olive Leaf Extract – banding together to encourage cell renewal, increases collagen production, reduces pigmentation, hydrates and fights free radical, all while evening out skin tone.
If you’re looking for the ultimate natural skincare routine to get you started, don’t stress Bohemian Beauty, we’ve got you sorted.
Ready to make the switch to ethical, natural and organic skincare? Browse our entire range here.