The world of beauty and skincare is swarming with cosmetic companies whose number is increasing with enormous speed. It seems like there’s a new company on the block every time you check either the physical or online stores. However, as women become more conscious about both the environment and the safety of products they use, the industry is compelled to take note and cater to the need of the conscientious buyer. In fact, according to a survey, now a staggering 54% of women would prefer for their skincare products to be all natural.
This goes beyond steering clear of synthetic products that contain potentially toxic ingredients, such as sulfates and parabens. Now, women of all ages, but particularly the savvy millennial shoppers, are increasingly leaning towards completely pure, natural and organic products that are so safe that you can literally eat them. The reason? If they are safe enough to eat, it is certain that they won’t cause the skin any harm, or the environment for that matter.
Luckily, there is a bastion of hope, a small but amazing list of small to midsize-batch companies that use only natural edible ingredients. Some of these are well-known, while others are still to be uncovered, and that is precisely what we’re here to do today – shed some amazing natural light and paint a clear picture of what the future of skincare can and should be.
An oldie but goldie
One of the products that deserves to be mentioned first is Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap. This multi-purpose product has been around since 1960s, and not only is it natural, but it’s also ethically sourced, and made of 100% pure castile oil. What speaks volumes of its safety is the fact that you could even brush your teeth with it.
The additional incentive is that this multi-purpose oldie comes in a variety of naturally infused scents, such as almond, citrus, eucalyptus, lavender, peppermint, tea tree and rose (for all those who love sweet scents). All the added ingredients are natural, plus, you can recycle the bottle, or keep it and repurpose it because its vintage vibe will definitely make you want to keep it.
Speaking of cleanliness…
A sparkling clean and nourished face is like a blank canvas ready to soak up all the other nourishing and protective products. As women have begun to discover the benefits of oil-based cleansers, oil has become one of the most popular words in skincare.
However, not all oils are made equal, and that’s why our definite pick is the Olive and M Cleansing Oil that comes to us from a small Austin-based company. The product contains nothing but pure oil from the Texas Olive Ranch seed oils, floral extracts and a hint of citrus to add a bit of freshness and zest. The product promises to remove impurities and leave your skin feeling like it’s wrapped up in a cashmere scarf.
To protect and to eat
One of the products we definitely always end up eating is our lip balm. This is precisely why it’s paramount to choose from the organic family when it comes to this type of product. Yes, we love products that are good enough to eat, but while you probably won’t eat your face cream, it’s highly likely that you will eat your lip balm.
This is where products such as the amazing Dr Hauschka Lip Balm are here to save the day. The list of its natural ingredients is long, but the most prominent ones are beeswax and peanut oil, and needless to say – if you have a tendency to eat up your lip balm within minutes, this is the right one, not to mention that it protects from dryness and heals cracks.
Three ingredients only
When a product contains three products only, and the name of the company is EatMe Skincare, we’re inclined to give it a try. This amazing face cream contains nothing but coconut, beeswax and avocado oil.
If you love these ingredients in your pantry, you’ll adore them in the cute little retro jar. The company promises that you’ll be happy with the cream or they will actually give you a refund – now that’s encouraging!
Every woman in the world is familiar with the benefits of a good face exfoliator. A great and gentle one will remove the dead cells with tenderness and care, and will hence foster new collagen production.
Our pick is definitely a scrub by Saavy Naturals. The list of ingredients will definitely give you a watery mouth – green tea, lime, mango, papaya, Tahitian vanilla and many more. It won’t only revitalize the skin but also tingle you through all your senses.