It’s hard to ignore the veganism food trend spreading like wildfire throughout our communities right now. Mainly aimed at food consumption and intake, individuals are posting about the benefits of saying no to animal by-products, and yes to the vitamins and minerals already present in grains, fruits,and vegetables. However, have you ever paused to consider the benefits of integrating a natural plant-based approach into your skincare routine?
As the body’s largest organ, your skin is a delicate,multi-layered structure that protects you, keeps toxins out, and maintains the functionality of your organs within. Unfortunately, many of the skincare and beauty products permitted on our shelves via the FDA are filled with toxic ingredients, dangerous chemicals, and additives that can be linked to the development of cancer.
We want you to remain vigilant, which is why we’re going to look at 5 reasons natural skincare products will completely transform your life:
- Fewer Ingredients:
When you grab an everyday lotion bottle from a drugstore and look at the ingredients, there is probably a list of 30+ ingredients that have no recognizable name. You essentially have no idea what you are applying to your skin. With vegan skincare products, just a few ingredients are listed, making it easier for you to know exactly what’s part of your skincare routine.
- Animal Welfare:
We’ve all seen the horrible ads on Facebook – many of the biggest skincare companies today test their products on animals before they allow distribution. Veganism on principle exists without the use or exploitation of animals, which is why vegan skincare products have been created without any animal cruelty.
- Vitamin and Antioxidant Rich:
When starting materials for a skincare product are processed and stored in low-quality chemically-reactive bottles, much of the desired value and bioavailability that the ingredients naturally contained before processing are lost. With vegan skincare, however, the same natural vitamins, minerals, and antioxidant properties are preserved within the product in properly chelated forms that one’s skin can most readily absorb and use.
- Sensitive Skin Approved:
Millions of people live with sensitive skin and feel quite hopeless in the battle to satisfy their skin’s needs without setting off an unintended flare up. Natural and vegan skincare products are far more suitable for these people, considering they only contain a few, pure ingredients.
Foreign chemicals in the form of untested and unregulated impurities, toxic metals, and volatile organic compounds (formaldehyde for example) and other harmful additives are more likely to cause skin rashes, flare-ups, and breakouts. Vegan and natural skincare alternatives are particularly safe options for people who struggle with sensitive skin if said natural skincare products are manufactured at facilities or by companies that are stringent in testing for purity.
From an analytical perspective, an analysis on a sample containing twelve or more constituents in a colloid form (e.g. cremes and most mass-produced lotions) may be limited in accuracy to a few parts per thousand, whereas as a similar quality-check procedure on a single-phase organic solution (e.g. a plant and essential oil blend) lends itself to instrumental methods accurate and repeatable to the PPM (parts per million) or PPB (parts per billion) range.
Natural skincare products can be far more rigorously tested, much more accurately, for a lower cost, and for a wider range of impurities. Long story short: vegan and natural products = fewer ingredients = fewer impurities, additives, and unwanted synthetic chemical ingredients = fewer surprise breakouts from your skincare staples.
- Water Enriched:
Since vegan products contain naturally occurring ingredients sourced from Mother Nature, these products have a higher concentration of hydrating elements, moisturizing and invigorating your skin with the hydration it needs. As a result, vegan skincare products produce anti-aging and glowing results, replenishing the 60% of water that comprises our skin today. Remember: human skin spent many thousands of years adapting to what mother nature has to offer. The most “ripe” form of vitamin E,antioxidants, and other good stuff, at the chemical and molecular level, is what is stored naturally in the vibrancy of flora surrounding us.
It’s quite unnecessary to synthesize chemicals in a manufacturing facility out of giant vessel reactors, bottle them, and use them on human skin. In such a process the element of freshness,the hydrating vitamin-rich oils in their naturally occurring form, are completely done away with in favor of dehydrated powders reconstituted,diluted, and shelved for what is often a very long time.
As far as your skin is concerned, the best solution to nourishment and vitality is akin to traditional Mediterranean cooking: no more than a few ultra-pure super-fresh ingredients,ever-so-lovingly combined and crafted for your body, soul, and senses to devour, love, and be loved by. When it comes to skin care the element of water is the element of freshness. This, perhaps more than anything else, is the essence of natural skin care.
The Spa Joe Commitment
Here at Spa Joe, we also make a commitment to creating the most beautifully vibrant, anti-aging, vitamin-packed, ridiculously potent, and fantastically charismatic paraben-free skincare products the world has ever seen. Uplifting the environment and your skin, one bottle at a time, we believe that collectively, we can support our planet, animals, and ourselves with totally natural and unmistakably pristine skin care products that were made with you in mind. We guarantee a natural skincare regime will change your life. Treat yourself to the Spa Joe experience today.