Harmful ingredients and toxins aren’t just present in our foods, as they can also be found in many cosmetic and skin care products. Read on to learn more about the benefits of going clean.
People are increasingly concerned about wellness. They want to consume food that is free from harmful pesticides and fertilizers, and avoid ingesting anything that might harm their bodies.
This commitment to improving overall wellbeing has extended to skin care and beauty products. People are more aware of the harmful toxins and chemicals that go into the formulation of many skin care brands. They’re searching for safer alternatives, and want products that deliver real and noticeable results.
In short, they’re looking for clean beauty products.
The rise of the clean movement
But what exactly are clean beauty products, and why are they gaining so much traction? First of all, it’s important not to confuse clean beauty products with “natural” or “organic” beauty products. In fact, the terms “natural” and “organic” have been strongly criticized for their ambiguity.
Skin care products that are free from harmful ingredients—such as parabens, formaldehyde, and sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)—are considered to be clean. Many natural skin care brands are inherently clean, though a brand can be clean without being natural, and some brands that claim to be organic also add dangerous toxins to their formulations.
At this point, you may be wondering if the clean beauty movement is just another wellness hype, like eschewing gluten and refined sugar. However, there are serious health implications that come with using skin care products loaded with synthetic, toxic ingredients. These include immune malfunction, the risk of developing certain types of cancers, psychological and hormonal imbalances, and the overall decline in quality of life and longevity.
Moreover, using skin care products that contain toxic ingredients can negatively affect the overall condition of your skin, leading to breakouts, dullness, dryness, and irritation.
If you’re cleansing and moisturizing your face regularly, but still see clogged pores, shiny or dry skin, and experience sensitivity and breakouts, these symptoms could be the result of the chemicals in your skin care products.
The benefits of going clean and organic
In contrast, clean and organic skin care products are healthier for your skin and body, and will make your complexion more radiant, supple, and dewy.
As your skin absorbs much of what is applied topically to it, it only makes sense that absorbing vitamins and nutrients from natural ingredients is better than absorbing toxins and synthetic ingredients from conventional skin care products.
Hence, when choosing your skin care products—such as body lotions, face cleansers, and serums—it’s important to read product labels and study formulations. Avoid skin care products that contain:
- Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES)
- Fragrances (unless from natural ingredients/essential oils)
- Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS)
- Ammonium lauryl sulfate (ALS)
Try Wildleaf’s premium skin care products and see the difference!
Wildleaf’s skin care products are both clean and organic, which means you won’t be applying dangerous and toxic ingredients on your skin. Our products are also ethically sourced and are formulated with the health of our bodies and the natural environment in mind.
Just as importantly, your skin will react positively to our premium formulations, giving you the supple, radiant, and blemish-free skin you’ve always desired.
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