Your Skin Is Your Body's Largest Organ
The Sourcing of Skincare Ingredients
Natural ingredients in skin care products are sourced from plants, minerals, and other natural substances. Some common natural ingredients include aloe vera, coconut oil, shea butter, lavender, green tea, and different fruit extracts. In addition to vitamin content, antioxidants, and other beneficial compounds, these ingredients can nourish and protect the skin. For those with sensitive skin or those who are seeking a more environmentally friendly option, natural ingredients are often free of harsh chemicals and synthetic additives.
Synthetic ingredients are commonly used in skin care products for many different reasons. Developed in a laboratory, these ingredients are specifically designed to mimic the substances found in the skin. They can provide moisturization, UV protection, and anti-aging properties. With that being said, some synthetic ingredients may cause irritation or allergic reactions in some people. The long-term effects of synthetic ingredients on the skin and overall health are also being debated. If you plan to use products that contain synthetic ingredients, you should carefully read and research the ingredients beforehand.
The Role of Ingredients in Skincare
Understanding how each ingredient plays into your skincare products is incredibly important, not only because your skin is the largest organ on your body and you should want to know what’s being absorbed into it, but for several other reasons as well!
1. Skin Sensitivity and Allergies: Some ingredients may cause skin sensitivity or allergies. By knowing what's in your skincare, you can avoid products that contain substances your skin reacts negatively to. Some common skin irratants found in skincare are Tea Tree Oil, Lavender Oil, Propylene glycol, Formaldehyde releasers, Salicylic acid, Metals and Fragrance.
2 - Effectiveness: Different ingredients have different purposes for skin conditions. Knowing what ingredients address your specific skin concerns allows you to choose products that are tailored to your needs!
3 - Long-term Health: Some skincare ingredients have potential long-term health effects, such as exposure to harmful chemicals. Being aware of these risks helps you to make informed choices when it comes to your skincare. Believe it or not, you skincare is related to your overall health, and not just the health of your skin!
4 - The Impact on the Environment: Unfortunately, the beauty industry has a significant environmental footprint. The demand for exotic ingredients and excessive packaging contribute to waste and carbon emissions. Some of the worst ingredients for our planet that are commonly found in skincare are, Exfoliating Microbeads, Preservatives like BHA and BHT, Phthalates, Triclosan, Synthetic Fragrances, Silicones and Chemical Sunscreens, just to name a few.
By choosing skincare products with responsibly sourced ingredients and eco-friendly packaging, you can reduce your environmental impact! Here at RENU, this is an incredibly important topic. Most of the ingredients we use in our products are sourced from Brittish Columbia, which adheres to strict regulatory standards. We ensure our ingredients are responsibly sourced, and offer not only the option to ship our products without product boxes, but we use responsible packaging to ensure we aren't only taking great care of your skin, but the environment as well.
The Purity and Efficiency of Small Batch Products
Supporting Ethical Practices
Will You Be Keeping a Closer Eye on Your Skincare Products?
So, in the world of skincare, knowing where your products come from, how they're sourced, and what ingredients they contain is far more important and not just a personal preference. It's about taking responsibility for your skin's health, making informed choices, and contributing to a more sustainable and ethical beauty industry! Next time you reach for that skincare product, take a moment to research and consider its origins! Your skin and the planet will thank you for it. And, you deserve skincare that’s actually good for you!
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