What is the difference between natural and commercial personal care products? While some people may say they do the same thing – technically true, I mean shampoo cleanses the hair, body wash cleans the body, moisturizer moisturizes and so on – there are a number of differences that really add up. But the impact is felt beyond your skin; it reaches your health and overall well-being, and benefits the environment too.
More is less. What do we mean by this? While natural products may be a little bit pricier they target more than one issue, allowing you to buy fewer products overall. For example, using a natural facial product can reduce or eliminate the need to use a cleanser, toner, blemish stick, rose water, wrinkle cream and moisturizer. Instead, you just need one or two products that will do all the same work.
Yet, less is more. Getting confused? Stay with us, we promise it makes sense! By this we mean that you need to use less of the actual product to get great results. Take commercial shampoos, these work by stripping your hair of its natural oils, drying it out and causing your scalp to over produce sebum, which makes it oily all over again. In this scenario you will need to wash your hair more often. Whereas natural shampoos cleanse without stripping all the good oils away, keeping everything in balance and allowing you to wash less often – which is better for your hair.
Healing and restoration. Natural products use ingredients that naturally work with the body’s systems, penetrating deep below the epidermis to correct underlying conditions. By doing this, natural products support the skin’s process of repairing, rejuvenating and refining itself. In addition, many ingredients used are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and minerals and contain anti-inflammatory properties which can lead to diminished fine lines and wrinkles, firmer skin and better elasticity; meaning they naturally offer anti-aging benefits as well as preventing or helping treat various skin disorders such as acne, psoriasis and eczema.
Your health. The skin is our largest organ and it absorbs everything we put on it. So reducing the number of ingredients going into your skin and eliminating harsh chemicals is always a good thing. Choosing natural and organic products provides you with researched ingredients (many of which have been used for hundreds or even thousands of years) that are simply more compatible with the human body. You can read about all of our natural ingredients and the research behind them here.
Multi-purpose ingredients. When it comes to natural products, you won’t find ingredients that do absolutely nothing to benefit your skin. Natural products use ingredients that serve multiple purposes, for example they extend shelf life while offering a light citrusy scent, or work as an emulsifier while also offering moisturizing properties.
The environment. The benefits of natural products starts right at the beginning – with nature. By using natural and organic products you are promoting a more sustainable use of our land, water and air. This is because these products, especially when organic, are grown without the use of pesticides and manufactured in clean, synthetic and chemical-free facilities and packaged in recyclable containers.
While going natural may seem to cost a bit more upfront, you will not only save money in the long run but also help treat many skin conditions without your skin becoming reactive, resistant or hyper sensitive.
Learn more about our all natural products and the many benefits they provide to your skin, hair and lips at naturesaid.com.