The skincare market is worth over $130 billion globally, and it’s expected to be worth over $180 billion by 2025. Just let that staggeringly large figure sink in for a bit… That’s over 130 billion reasons to mass-produce absolutely rubbish products, just for a profit. It’s also an excellent reason for major skincare companies to keep advertising “new and improved” ingredients in their ranges – new and improved and chemical-based, that is. Here are 5 great reasons to switch to natural skin care products.
They’re Better for Our Planet
It doesn’t take a genius to look around and see the devastating destruction we have caused in our relatively short-lived amount of time on this earth. Synthetic chemicals have the potential to cause great harm to our animal and plant life, these chemicals are found in most traditional skincare products. Natural skincare, on the other hand, is kinder and gentler to the environment – by forgoing the use of chemical ingredients so they don’t necessitate mining. They are made from natural ingredients that cause no harm to the surrounding flora and fauna.
They’re Loaded with Beneficial Nutrients
Do yourself a favor and compare the list of ingredients in a traditional soap bar with the ingredients of a goat’s milk soap bar for example, you will find that they are vastly different and it is hard to believe they are even considered similar products! The traditional soap label will, no doubt, be filled with words you can’t even pronounce, let alone figure out what purpose they’re meant to serve!
Every time the traditional skincare manufacturers come up with a new and “exciting” ingredient for their ranges, people lap it up! We have absolutely no idea what it really does, and more importantly, we have no idea what potential harm it could cause to our bodies with short or long-term use. Natural skin care products often contain only ingredients that have been tried and trusted for decades. We know what they are and we know how they are beneficial to us. Much like we know natural clothing fabrics are better for us than their synthetic counterparts – the same is true for skincare.
They’re Easier on Your Skin
Synthetic skin care products can be harmful to your skin. Certain ingredients used in these products can cause swelling, itching, and redness, as well as more severe allergic reactions. That’s one of the biggest problems with the traditional skincare market, we don’t know what most of the ingredients are or how we will react to them. Natural based skincare products are far gentler on our skins and are completely free of irritants. Rather than being detrimental to your skin, natural products are beneficial instead.
They Work Better
Most natural skin care products contain nourishing ingredients that our skin will love, rather than toxic chemicals that end up doing more harm than good! These toxic chemicals can potentially cause free radicals that can damage your skin, prematurely age it as well as possibly even cause cancer. Ingredients like parabens, triclosan, and even talc have been known to have detrimental health effects like disrupting hormones.