Are Natural Skin Care Products Really Better For You?

Are Natural Skin Care Products Really Better For You?

Skincare products that are labelled ‘natural’ are a dime a dozen in most pharmacies, makeup stores and even supermarkets these days. Unfortunately, any product can be adorned with a ‘natural’ sticker, even if it contains a portion of artificial ingredients.

So what makes a skincare product truly natural – and how can we be sure natural skin care products are really better for you, your skin and your overall health?

Finding a truly natural skincare product can be confusing, so we’re here to help. Here’s a round-up of the ingredients required to make a skincare product officially ‘natural’, some key benefits of using a natural skincare, and a list of natural skincare ingredients to look out for if you’re on the hunt for natural skincare products.

What ingredients are required to make a skincare product truly ‘natural’?

When a skincare product has ‘natural’ on its label, it typically means that all of its contributing ingredients are derived directly from nature, referring to plants, minerals, fruits, etc. This also means it contains no artificial or fake ingredients.

This definition also extends to ingredients that are naturally sourced but then synthesised in a lab. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as the process can help maximise the ingredients’ effectiveness by stabilising them. This means if you read ‘aloe vera’ on the label of a natural skincare product, the product is natural, but there’s a chance the aloe vera was slightly processed before mixing other ingredients to create the product.

What are the benefits of using a natural skincare product?

The most prominent benefit of using a certified natural skincare product is that it will be gentler and safer for your skin. This is because a true ‘natural’ product will be devoid of chemicals that can often irritate sensitive skin. The same goes for fragrances, as most natural skincare products won’t contain artificial fragrances that can also irritate skin easily.

Natural skincare products can also help provide better overall skin nutrition. Organic and natural products contain ingredients that skin thrives on, including shea, Manuka, tea tree, coconut and aloe (to name a few).


Another benefit of using natural skincare products is that they are often kinder to the environment. As we’ve mentioned above, most ingredients in natural skincare products are naturally sourced (or natural, but effectively stabilised), so you can be confident that there are less artificial toxins or waste being fed back into the earth.

Beneficial natural skincare ingredients to look out for

Some of the most beneficial ingredients within natural skincare products include honey, cocoa butter, turmeric, aloe vera, oats, green tea, pomegranate, chamomile, seaweed and mulberry (among many others). There are also a range of oils within popular natural skin care products, including olive oil, jojoba oil, sesame oil, coconut oil, and argan oil.


Is natural skincare better for you and your skin?

As we’ve mentioned above, natural skincare offers plenty of benefits to its users. Above all, it is true to say that natural skincare products are better for the environment, and as they don’t contain synthetic materials, they are marginally better for your health and skin.

Organic skincare products are designed to treat and nourish the skin without the use of artificial ingredients, so they are a sure-fire way to keep your skin looking clean and healthy.


Luckily for skin care enthusiasts, natural skincare products are easy to find in stores and online. Just be certain to check all ingredients so you’re fully aware of the type of product you’re buying – is it really natural? The advice we’ve provided in this article will help you look beyond the sticker or label, and into the composition of each natural skincare product you come across.

Try Clean & Pure’s line of all-natural skincare products

Here at Clean & Pure, we only use superior quality natural ingredients to create a luxurious and unique skincare range that’s kind to all skin types. We’re Australian made and owned, and there’s something to suit everyone in our wide range of skincare products, including handy and body creams, lip balms and handmade soaps.



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