Towards the end of last year, I landed an internship with a natural skincare company. It lasted for about 7 months and it introduced me to the natural skincare/beauty world. I began testing out a variety of natural beauty products, as well as their own brand and I fell in love! Now, about 90% of my skincare and body products are natural and/or organic- the beauty side is still a work in progress. Due to my acne prone skin, there are some products that aren’t natural, because my skin needs the potency that some natural products don’t offer, but these products are never filled with nasties.
Switching to a more natural/organic skincare regime really helped my skin and improved its texture. I have both acne-prone skin and sensitive skin, yet, none of the products so far have even remotely irritated my skin or acne. With that being said, I do quite a bit of research before buying a product. Especially considering natural products can be pricier that non-natural. Is it worth it though? YES.
Even though natural skincare changed my skin, there’s a huge misconception that natural skincare is not as effective as high end skincare. Arguably, I found that natural skincare can actually be more effective.
What is Natural Skincare?
Most people don’t even understand what natural skincare really is. So, what exactly is it? In simple terms, Beauty Crew claims it’s skincare that is based on anything that’s a by-product of plant, mineral or animal. Basically, no synthetic materials. Natural skincare also tends to focus on helping your skin issues in the long-term.
The majority of skincare products both high end and high street market their products as “fast-acting” but this only fixes your skin issues temporarily. They claim to “fix” your skin but that doesn’t mean they’re necessarily good for your skin. Skincare is meant to make your skin better, whether it be acne, texture, wrinkles etc. in the long term; however, many of these non-natural skincare products don’t. By focusing on short term solutions, the products will eventually stop working once you stop using them and your skin issues will return. Basically, you’re paying £££ for non-effective skincare.
Tips for Making the Switch
My switch to natural skincare was one of the best decisions for my skin. I highly recommend testing some products out. If you are considering making the switch I have some mini tips for those that are interested!
- Start off with body products, then skincare. They are easier to switch but make sure you start switching off one product at a time to make sure you know what products work the best with your skin.
- Research, research and research before you purchase! Make sure you know what your skin type is and what your skin needs. For example, if you suffer from dry skin make sure you purchase products that are formulated for dry skin. Trust me, the difference can be seen on your skin!
- ALWAYS check the ingredients list! Loads of companies abuse the word and only claim “natural” for marketing purposes. You can do this by a simple Google search or by checking out Cosmetic Databases such as EWG.
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