When it comes to skincare, there are a few things that people look for: quality, affordability, and natural ingredients. People are becoming more and more interested in the ingredients that are used in the products they put on their skin, and they want assurances that those ingredients are safe and effective. But what does it mean for a skincare product to be ‘natural’?
In Australia, the term ‘natural’ is not regulated by any specific body or organisation. This means that companies can use the word on their products without having to meet any specific criteria. So, when you’re looking for natural skincare products, it’s important to do your research and make sure that the products you’re interested in do actually contain natural ingredients.
One way to ensure that a product is truly natural is to look for certification from an independent organisation. Several organisations in Australia certify skincare products as being natural, such as the Australian Certified Organic program. Products that have been certified by an independent organisation are more likely to contain truly natural ingredients.
When you’re looking for natural skincare products, it’s also important to check the ingredients list. If a product contains ingredients that you’re not familiar with, it’s likely that they’re not natural. Natural skincare products should only contain ingredients that you would find in nature (it sounds obvious right?).
If you’re still not sure whether a product is truly natural, the best thing to do is contact the company and ask them directly. They should be able to tell you exactly what’s in their products and whether they’re truly natural.
Just some of the most common natural ingredients used in skincare products include:
- Aloe vera
- Coconut oil
- Shea butter
- Jojoba oil
- Argan oil
There are endless possibilities when it comes to natural skincare products. With a little bit of research, you can find the perfect product for your skin type and needs; you’ll be surprised at how much better your skin will look and feel when you switch to natural skincare.
In recent times, the Australian botanical skincare niche has grown exponentially.
Aussies have become increasingly interested in using natural and organic products that are not only good for their skin but also the environment. But what does ‘botanical skincare’ mean?
At its simplest, botanical skincare means that the products are made from plants.
This can include anything from essential oils to plant extracts, and even whole plants.
Most botanical skincare products are also vegan, as they don’t contain any animal-derived ingredients.
There are many benefits to using botanical skincare products; for example, they tend to be gentler on the skin and are less likely to cause irritation. What’s more, they can also be more effective, as the active ingredients in plants are often more potent than those found in synthetic products.
If you’re interested in trying out some botanical skincare products, looking for products is very similar to looking for natural products. Check the labels to see what ingredients are used, and research any that you’re not familiar with. Furthermore, you can also look for products that are certified organic or cruelty-free, which will give you an idea of how the product was made and whether it contains any harmful chemicals.
While all botanical skincare products are natural, not all natural skincare products are botanical (because the ingredients don’t necessarily come from plants). This year, experiment with different natural and botanical skincare products to find the ones that work best for you and your skin type!