Why should you use natural skincare? | The Basic Code

Back to Basics Skincare

I don’t know about you, but I have found that there is a whole lot of ambiguity around the word “natural” when it comes to skincare, which is really quite mind blowing. You would think that it’s pretty straightforward: either it’s natural or it isn’t, right? Well brands that claim that their products are natural have LOTS of room for interpretation, as it turns out ... natural is whatever the brand wants it to be. Surprise, surprise!

However, once you understand ingredients and what to look for, finding truly natural brands becomes easy. Back to Basics is actually and legitimately 100% natural. everything is derived from plants, without anything else added in the process – nothing at all no fragrances, no synthetics, no parabens, no toxins, no  phthalates and no mineral oils. You can check out our ingredient list for yourself. So what’s the lesson here? Knowing how to interpret and make sense of ingredients is very important when it comes to determining how honest a company is.

Why natural skin care?

Most of us use several skin and body care products on a daily basis. Did you know that up to 60% of what we put on our skin ends up being absorbed into the body? so when those products are made from harmful artificial ingredients, Some chemicals remain stored in the body for several months or even years before they are fully ELIMINATED. Who knew?

Natural ingredients are usually the much safer alternative, though it is important to bear in mind that even plants can trigger unwanted reactions in some people. and; some ingredients labeled as natural or naturally-derived have undergone extensive chemical processing which can alter their nutritional profile and reduce their benefits to the skin. I can’t say it enough: Doing your own research to understand what your putting on your skin is important. 

Choosing the best skin and body care products for you will involve not only reading labels and becoming familiar with ingredients, but also learning about how the products are made. Cosmetics companies that truly care about the health and well being of their customers and the environment will always be happy to share details about their ingredient selection and manufacturing processes.

Will natural skincare help with my acne?

Every person’s skin is different however there are natural products that, based on user’s feedback, have indeed cleared up their skin. A good many brands add strong chemicals to their products which, no surprise there, just aggravate the issue instead of resolving it. The active ingredients don't penetrate deep into the skin and can’t help fully clear up the issue. Products with a lot of chemicals also tend to dry out the skin, which is a cause of acne. The dry skin clogs the pores and worsens the issue, not a desirable scenario. two recent blog posts covered the topic  of truly natural skincare and how they help with acne. Click here blog #1Click here blog #2.  Our rose hip oil radiance oil was included in both! 

Manon von Csiky-Sessoms