The Benefits of Switching to Natural Skincare Products
More and more skincare lovers are opting for “natural” skincare products every day. Although this is undoubtedly amazing news, it is crucial to understand that not all "natural" skincare products are the same.
You might be surprised to learn that a business only needs to use 1% of natural ingredients in order to use the word "natural" in Australia!
Although many different brands use the term "natural," not all natural beauty products are created to the same standards.
Here at Merindah Botanicals, we are committed to defining what a natural product is in the context of the beauty industry.
When you buy a product from Merindah Botanicals, you can be sure it’s of the finest natural purity.
Because when we say our products are natural, what we actually mean is our Australian made skincare products are 100% natural.
And we are also proud to be vegan, cruelty-free, natural, and non-toxic by certification.
Additionally, all of our natural skincare ingredients are sustainable and ethically sourced because we deeply care about our planet.
So, if you’re thinking about making the switch to natural skincare products, or maybe you already have – we want to remind you that your skin will absolutely love you for it!
Continue reading for the benefits of switching to natural skincare products for your face and body.
Your skin will appreciate you for switching to natural beauty products and here’s why.
1. You're giving your skin the nutrients it needs.
The same advice we receive about eating a variety of fruits and vegetables also applies to how we should care for our skin.
Davidson Plum, Green Tea, and other botanically derived are abundant in healthy antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals! These nutrients enter into the skin when applied topically, aiding in skin protection, hydration, plumpness, and smoothness.
Our multi-award winning Luxurious is full of antioxidant-rich ingredients such as Sandalwood, Kakadu Plum and Tasmanian Pepper Berry which work to protect the skin from free radicals and everyday pollution, stimulates collagen production, improves elasticity and soothes and calms the skin.
2. Your body and skin are not being exposed to potentially harmful synthetic ingredients.
Parabens and phthalates are two examples of synthetic ingredients whose research is continually growing. These substances can affect our immune and reproductive systems and have been demonstrated to have an endocrine-disrupting effect.
In order for a product to be really natural, all of its ingredients must be free of potentially dangerous synthetic compounds.
We advise keeping an eye out for common "not so natural" ingredients including parfum, sodium benzoate, phenoxyethanol, and PEGs commonly found in skincare products advertised as natural.
We make it easy for you so you can be sure of what you are putting on your skin is natural and safe.
You will only find plant-based ingredients on the ingredient lists of our products, many of which you may already be familiar with.
Our Nourishing Hand Cream, for example, contains a mix of 100% natural and organic ingredients extracted from botanicals such as Quandong, Finger Lime Caviar and Shea Butter to hydrate and nourish your hard-working hands.
3. Natural skincare products can soothe skin conditions and skin will be less sensitive and irritated.
Many artificial ingredients found in conventional skincare and cosmetic products, such parabens and synthetic scents, have been found to irritate and dry up the skin.
They can also aggravate existing skin diseases like eczema, dermatitis, and psoriasis.
Numerous natural skin care ingredients contain nutrients that support skin healing, protection of the skin microbiome, and skin calming and soothing.
Our Invigorating Body Scrub contains a unique combination of castor and extra virgin olive oil to reveal the silkiest, softest skin imaginable.
Nothing eliminates dry, flaky skin like our Invigorating Body Scrub, you’ll feel the lasting hydration infused into your skin even after rinsing off.
4. Natural ingredients have been scientifically proven to work.
You can be sure that the ingredients, which are sourced from fruits, plants, and botanicals, will work because they have been researched, tried, and tested.
These natural alternatives, when used correctly, offer effective wrinkle-fighting and brightening benefits without the negative effects synthetic ingredients can bring.
One of our favourite ingredients is Paracress, a natural cosmetic ingredient that has wrinkle-smoothing effects comparable to those of Botox. Although the plant's effect is not as strong as Botox, it naturally avoids its unfavourable side effects.
Our philosophy is simple, we only use natural ingredients and when we say natural, what we really mean is 100% natural ingredients. No propylene glycol, petrochemicals, EDTA, sulphates, phthalates, artificial preservatives, or aluminum.
We are incredibly pleased to offer the following certifications to support our promise and philosophy at Merindah Botanicals: