Many people think natural skincare products are not really effective because they are usually marketed as "gentle on your skin" and "non-abrasive." So, people misconstrue that as the ingredients don't really work. This is not true. Natural ingredients are very effective and do come with the added bonus of not being toxic, abrasive and harsh on your skin. Molecules are molecules, whether they are natural or not. Your skin cannot differentiate between the two and will get the same benefits from salicylic acid as it would from willow bark extract (which is nature's form of salicylic acid) for example.
Below we have listed 3 of the most popular natural skincare ingredients and what they can do for your skin:
1. Willow Bark Extract
As mentioned above, willow bark extract is the natural form of salicylic acid and acts as a powerful exfoliant that can help shed dead skin cells and clear pores. It also helps eliminate breakouts, bumps and oily skin.
2. Rosehip Seed Oil
Rosehip Seed Oil is a great source of Omega 3 and 6 as well as Vitamin A. This really helps slow down the aging process in that it reduces wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, scarring and other skin conditions related to aging.
3. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a star player in the skincare industry. It comes with so many benefits including skin-cell renewal, promoting collagen production, brightening and tightening the skin, as well as acting as a powerful antioxidant to repair sun damage.
Natural products are definitely the way to go because they are safer and just as effective. What you put on your skin still gets absorbs into your bloodstream. So, if you are careful about what you put in your body, you should be just as careful as what you put on it.