My curiosity for natural skincare started when I discovered that most of our face scrubs contained plastic micro beads and were causing havoc to our environment and marine life. This realisation made me sick to my core. Which got me thinking, we as consumers, don’t always read labels and understand what each product contains before placing it on our skin. It seems unnecessary and I admit, I’m well and truly guilty of this, but we need to pay more attention. A point that we all need to remember is that much of what we put on our skin will be absorbed into our bloodstream. Now, that’s food for thought…
Personally, I found the switch to natural skincare to be both overwhelming and underwhelming at times. Overwhelming as, in Priceline or Sephora, you’ll see “natural” and “organic” slash across numerous products on every corner stand. There are so many products to try, so many labels to understand, who can understand ingredients anyway?
Underwhelming as most of these tend to have minimal packaging and the scent is never as “good” as the other stuff. I’ve been so blinded by the pretty packaging and rose scented creams that anything less, just doesn’t interest me.
It took me a while to accept that the amazing smell of roses in my night cream was made artificially and isn’t all roses and rainbows after all. I grew to love the more herbal and earthy scents that natural products tend to draw.
My top tip in making the switch is to find a trusted natural skincare brand and start with one or two products first, to help with the adjustment. For me, a brand that has stolen my heart is Botani, as all their products are sourced from natural and organic certified ingredients, which means I’m not applying any toxins to my skin! I was a bit skeptical of natural skincare, as I wasn’t sure if it’ll work, but their Olive Skin Serum and Exfoliating 2 in 1 Scrub & Mask have completely won me over, they’re just so good! I gradually grew my collection and have also fallen madly in love with their Healing Lip Balm, Acai Berry Active Antioxidant Serum, and Olive Hand & Body Cream.
Botani is definitely a brand that I highly recommend you check out if you’re after natural skincare that works, minus all the fuss.
Let me know your thoughts below, are you a natural skincare person? Have you tried natural skincare before?
Until we meet again, stay beautiful.
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