In the past, consumers were easily swept away by clever advertising, especially when it came to beauty products. Not a lot of people thought to question what they might be buying and simply believed that skincare products featured on TV would do them a lot of good.
Nowadays, however, consumers are more discerning about what they put on their bodies. Instead of blindly purchasing big-name brands and other commercially available products, they’re more inclined to buy those that contain natural ingredients with little to no synthetic ingredients. By natural, this means that the ingredients used are sourced from nature.
But is the switch to natural beauty products really worth the effort?
Natural vs Synthetic
There’s been some ongoing debate about whether natural beauty products are truly better than those containing synthetic ingredients. The truth is that not all “natural” ingredients can be good for your skin. Similarly, not all synthetic products are inherently bad either. On the whole, it’s a matter of whether the ingredients are safe. Take for example ingredients like raspberry oil or jojoba oil: despite being pure and natural, some people might actually have an allergic reaction to them.
On the other hand, hyaluronic acid, which sounds like a chemical, is actually considered a natural ingredient when it’s sourced from animals or microbial fermentation. Thus, clean beauty doesn’t mean foregoing synthetic ingredients altogether, as long as these are safe.
Benefits of Using All-Natural Beauty Products
Between natural and synthetic ingredients, however, the former is still the better option. For one thing, all-natural beauty products put you at less risk compared to when you’re using chemical-heavy products on your skin. Though there’s the off-chance you get an allergic reaction to a plant-based ingredient, chances of a bad reaction to a synthetic ingredient are much higher. Additionally, with all-natural skincare, you don’t have to worry about harmful chemicals entering your bloodstream.
If you’re not yet convinced to make the switch, here are some other important benefits of using all-natural beauty products:
Not only are natural ingredients kinder to your skin, but they’re also kinder to the environment. When you use chemical-laden skincare products, these same chemicals will seep into the water you used to rinse them off. When the water goes down the drain and is released into streams or lakes, the chemicals can harm the marine life in these bodies of water. Similarly, sprays and perfumes with synthetic fragrances can also damage the atmosphere.
Since natural ingredients are derived from nature, returning them to nature often has little to no negative impact. It’s even better if your beauty products are both natural and organic, as organic products are regulated by the FDA. This means they’ve passed tests to prove that they don’t contain pesticides or chemical fertilizers in their formulation. At Prato Botanico, we have obtained the highest certification granted by Natrue, an international organization with very high standards and a commitment to Earth-friendly brands.
They Won’t Cause Serious Illnesses
Some synthetic chemicals not only cause skin irritation, but can also go as far as to disrupt your hormones or cause serious illnesses. One example are parabens, which are synthetic chemicals often found in many shaving gels, moisturizers, and a host of other beauty products. According to the FDA, parabens can cause abnormal or excess cell growth, which may eventually lead to cancer.
By using natural skincare products, you not only avoid damaging your overall health—you actually nourish and feed your skin. For instance, aloe vera, a common ingredient in natural beauty products, contains vitamins A, C, and E. These can help moisturize your skin and enhance its firmness. Sunflower oil is another ingredient that can calm your skin, as well as manage the inflammation that can lead to acne. By adding some mint into the mix, you get a natural astringent that also reduces excess oil on your skin.
They Save You Time and Money
Beauty products that have a ton of synthetic ingredients tend to have drying agents that force you to buy more and use them frequently. Not only is this a harmful marketing tactic, but it also burns a hole through your wallet over time.
Natural beauty products, on the other hand, are more cost-effective precisely because they’re made with better quality ingredients. This means you don’t have to use them in large quantities, making them last for months. A little goes a long way with each product in the Prato Botanico skincare line—a hallmark of the craft and quality of each small batch we make. Additionally, all-natural beauty products will simplify your skincare and beauty routine, allowing you to devote your time to other activities.
A Touch of Nature
Your skin is the largest organ in your body, which is why you should take good care of it. By choosing all-natural skincare products, you’re giving your skin the love and care it deserves. At the same time, you get to keep your good health and be kinder to both the environment and your wallet.