Consumers today are more mindful when purchasing food, skin care, cosmetics or household products. They shop for goods that are natural, organic, chemical-free, cruelty-free, and eco-friendly. If only the labels were easy to decipher, skincare shopping would be a lot easier.
One of the biggest misconceptions is the idea of natural versus organic and that they are interchangeable labels. A product can be natural and organic, but not all natural products are organic or even 100 % natural. It is important for your skincare to be natural for your overall health, but the benefit of using natural and organic skincare provides your skin with the purest form of the ingredients on the market. Organic ingredients are derived from plant sources. All of these ingredients are grown without pesticides, bioengineered genes, or petroleum-based fertilizers, which could be toxic to the environment. Also, these ingredients are farmed using organic farming methods that recycle sources and promote biodiversity. Natural products are simply derived from natural sources without added synthetic compounds.
When ingredients are natural and organic, everything is naturally-scented. An excellent example is Dr Hauschka’s hero Rose Day Cream (available at Thrive), made from real rose petals, the result is a beautiful, pure, naturally fragranced cream.
Plant based skincare products come from the earth and share the same biological chemistry as our bodies. The botanical world is rich in the following: antioxidants- restore and protect the skin; vitamins- maintain the skin function, support cell repair and decrease signs of ageing; and essential oils capture the plants pure aromatic compounds with individual characteristics.
For a naturally radiant, healthy skin, and a deeper appreciation of our environment, choose organic, plant based products, like Dr Hauschka or Esse skincare products from Thrive. For more information on your skincare and these products, contact Hayley Guthrie on 0823269884– Somatologist at
InSkin, located in Thrive Kloof, Natalia Terrace
Hayley of InSkin, is available at Thrive every Monday, Friday and last Saturday of the month for all your beauty needs!