Top 5 Benefits of Natural Skin Care
Here at Lique, we’re dedicated to making our products using the best natural ingredients available. It’s easy to think that the term “natural” might just be a buzzword, but when it comes to skincare that couldn’t be further from the truth.
Natural ingredients are loaded with the kinds of nutrients that work in conjunction with our bodies’ natural processes. Synthetic chemicals, on the other hand, can cause damage to not just you, but the environment, as well.
If you’re still not convinced, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 reasons that you should switch to natural skincare!
Benefit #1: They Just Work Better
People have been using natural skincare since the dawn of time. There’s a reason for that, and it doesn’t have much to do with innovation. Natural ingredients are tried and true. They have, in every sense, stood the test of time.
Ancient Egyptians used castor and sesame oils to fight the signs of aging. The ancient Greeks used olive oil for everything from cleansing to moisturizing. Milk and honey were used across the centuries to moisturize the skin.
Salt and aloe vera were mixed together to make exfoliating scrubs. Rose oil, beeswax, oats, and herbs were all popular choices throughout medieval Europe.
What do these ingredients have in common? They were natural, clean, and full of beneficial nutrients. That’s the thing: natural ingredients often do more than just what’s on the surface.
One of our favorite ingredients to use is cocoa butter. It’s great for creating a barrier on your lips that protects against dry air and helps keep existing moisture in - but that’s not all! It’s also full of vitamins A, C, and E, powerful antioxidants are known for their cell regenerating properties, giving you added protection against environmental damage and signs of aging.
Benefit #2: They’re Safer
Here’s a good tip: if you wouldn’t eat it, don’t put it on your skin.
Your skin absorbs everything that goes onto it, but it often goes deeper than just those first few layers. Every ingredient in your skincare products gets absorbed into your bloodstream to some degree, and some of the chemicals found in conventional skincare can do more harm than good. Aluminum, parabens, and synthetic fragrances are just a few common additives that have been proven to affect our bodies negatively.
Skincare isn’t regulated the same way as other industries, so it’s important to read every label thoroughly. That’s why companies like Lique are so dedicated to transparency!
When given the right resources, our skin is capable of mending and taking care of itself. Buying natural products means that you’re choosing the kinds of ingredients found naturally in food, the environment, and your own body.
Benefit #3: They’re Easier on Your Skin
If you know you have sensitive skin, sticking with natural products is the best way to indulge in skincare without risking your overall comfort! Conventional skincare is full of harsh ingredients that, while fast-acting, usually cause problems down the line. The consequences of using the wrong synthetic chemicals can range anywhere from acne breakouts and contact dermatitis to full-blown allergic reactions.
Natural ingredients, on the other hand, tend to be gentler and more conducive to absorption. Jojoba oil, for example, has a chemical makeup that’s similar to our own natural oils, so our skin can hardly tell the difference.
Many of the ingredients we use in our hydrating products, specifically, work to repair the barrier of the skin while simultaneously drawing moisture in. We chose them because they work in harmony with our bodies, rather than working against them.
Benefit #4: They’re Better for the Environment
Conventional skincare can have disastrous effects on the environment.
For one, any ingredient grown using pesticides and other chemicals inevitably pollutes the earth and air around it. Sprays, perfumes, and other products containing synthetic fragrances also pollute the air, not to mention the process of creating them.
Many chemicals found in conventional products aren’t even safe to wash off, since they go straight through your pipes and into the ground.
If you’re conscious about sustainability and the impact you have on your environment, switching to natural skincare is one of the best things you can do.
Not only will you be able to enjoy the health benefits provided by these ingredients, but you’ll also be able to do it guilt-free!
Benefit #5: They’re Cruelty-free
You would be surprised to learn just how many big-name companies in skincare and beauty test on animals. Although some of them may proclaim to be cruelty-free, many of the places they source their chemicals from are not.
Here at Lique, we’re entirely cruelty-free. Natural products don’t have to be tested on animals. We know that they work and we know what’s in them. It’s not always clear when buying conventional skincare whether or not the entire chain of production is cruelty-free. By committing to natural skincare, you’re not just making a healthy choice, but an ethical one.