Why Choose All-natural Cosmetic Products

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There’s a lot of talk today about organic and all-natural products. Organic foods and clean eating are often the first things people think of when going all-natural, but there are plenty of other natural products on the market today.

Clothing, household cleaners, and beauty products are other areas where making the switch to natural can reap amazing benefits to your health and well-being.

You might not think that switching to natural cosmetic products can have much of an impact, but when it comes to the good health of your body, they really can make a difference.

Are bad chemicals lurking in your beauty products?

Anything that you apply to your skin can get absorbed into the deeper layers and into your bloodstream. This is troublesome when you consider that there are several ingredients that can can cause skin irritation or major problems with the endocrine (hormone) system. Start reading labels and check for these ingredients that should be avoided:

  • Propylene glycol – the same ingredient in anti-freeze, is used to keep cosmetics soft at room temperatures
  • Formaldehyde – a preservative, added so that cosmetics can sit in storage for years, increasing profits for manufacturers
  • Sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and Sodium laureth sulfate (SLES) – inexpensive foaming agents often used in soaps and even toothpaste
  • Triloscan – a synthetically produced anti-microbial
  • Phthalates – commonly used solvent in fragrances
  • Synthetic colors and fragrances – usually the main cause of irritation and allergic reactions. Sensitivities can build up due to repeated exposure

All-natural cosmetic products are free from these additives and other ingredients that can cause skin irritation and put the body at risk from other complications. The best reason to use pure, natural ingredients is for the safety of your body, brain, and blood.

Healthy living means more than just hitting the gym and eating clean. It means avoiding synthetic products and using those that are kinder to you and to the planet. Botanical and natural beauty products are another step along the path to living well and being healthier.


91 thoughts on “Why Choose All-natural Cosmetic Products

    • Shawn Wheeler says:

      Like many other people I know, I was never concerned with the ingredients I was putting on my face. Only recently have I been seriously paying attention. I read the labels now and I won’t purchase makeup that has anything but natural ingredients.
      I am grateful to the companies who have showed concern by changing their way of manufacturing their products.
      Thank you.

  1. Jennifer says:

    As a mother of 3 i want to be able to trust the brands i use with my little ones. Their skin and health is very important to me, so we try our best to read the ingredients on every label before purchasing.

  2. Michele McDonnell says:

    Great information. Thank you for the eye opener when it comes to buying beauty products or cosmetics for our bodies.

  3. Dawn Williams says:

    Thank you for sharing always good to know everything possible when it comes to your health and others

  4. Sabrina Zehner says:

    All natural is always a good thing. So nice to have options to not be forced to use so many chemicals.

  5. Kevin Linkie says:

    I recently moved into a new place and broke out in hives from head to toe that lasted a week and were extremely itchy. I have a feeling they used a chemical of some sort that caused my hives when they cleaned the house.

  6. James Stringham says:

    It’s amazing how many “wonderful new chemicals” (triclosan, glyphosate, DDT) are approved for use, but turns out we’re all used as guinea pigs.

  7. Lanie says:

    I am always down for natural products and use them whenever possible. I look for cosmetics and toiletries that are natural or organic.

  8. Sheila F says:

    Love that they are All-natural cosmetic products free from the additives and ingredients that often cause skin isssues🌱

  9. Rosanne says:

    We put all those chemicals on our skin to stay young looking but we wouldn’t dream of eating or drinking those chemicals. Go natural .

  10. MD Kennedy says:

    I think “all natural” products are a great option for some people. But if you have a medically-determined skin condition you may need to be careful, and may have to use a prescribed man-made treatment.

  11. Randy Clendenin says:

    You don’t know what is in cosmetics unless you actually read and understand what the ingredients are – NATURAL ingredients are easy, and you don’t have to ask a Chemical Engineer what this is! Go NATURAL.

  12. Kathy Lane says:

    I don’t wear a lot of makeup due the skin irritation that it causes. I need to check into natural makeup now.

  13. Sarah says:

    I’ve been increasingly concerned about my cleaning products and cosmetics but it seems difficult to make a complete switch when it comes to make up. Natural seems to either come at a hefty price or not work very well… Or both.

  14. Catherine Lewis says:

    I have been trying to switch over to all natural products, but the prices are high and I live on SS.

  15. Kimberly Callaway says:

    Omg wow, this really made me think about what I am applying to my face and body everyday and how bad it is for me. I have thought about going all natural for awhile now and after reading this I def am! Thank you for this article.

  16. Jeanne Coulombe says:

    Great information I use all natural makeup cause I also have Celiac disease and for me if there is any wheat products in the makeup I break out with such a rash.

  17. Kathy Hanley says:

    I started reading labels a couple of years ago. It’s such a shame that we have to pay so much money for cosmetics with natural ingredients!

  18. Lila Elara says:

    You know I actually started to see my face not get red after switching to all natural products so I believe it !

  19. sharon miskiv says:

    informative and makes you think twice before purchasing skin care! Read the ingredients and become mindful.

  20. Tena says:

    There are some amazing companies working tirelessly to make healthy beauty products that arent toxic. I was just telling my partner I needed to revamp by makeup collection because its old and not healthy anymore.

  21. Mary W says:

    What’s wrong with having an antimicrobial ingredient in products? It’s there to keep items from spoiling so we don’t get sick or die!

    • Utama Spice says:

      Many of the artificial anti-microbials and preservatives are added to prolong shelf-life, so manufactures and retailers can keep products in storage for years after manufacturing to increase profits.

      If you use natural ingredients that already have natural anti-microbial properties (e.g. coconut oil rather than cheep synthetic oils) then these additives are not needed.

      The question is do you want to put a natural plant-based oil on your skin, versus a synthetic oil than needs added chemicals to stay safe longer. This needs to be a personal decision, since there is lots of conflicting evidence and opinion on whether these are equal options in terms of safety and results. But we strongly and absolutely believe the natural option is the better one.

  22. Debbie Anderson says:

    Now that I’m more informed on what to watch out for on ingredient lists, I’m appalled at the amount of crap I’ve been putting on my skin!

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