Best Natural Skin Care Products
In the world of natural skin care, lots of consumers believe that anything and everything that comes from nature is safe and beneficial for skin while anything synthetic is viewed with suspicion. Here are some beauty truths to keep in mind:
- There are good and bad natural and synthetic ingredients
- Although there are hundreds of great natural ingredients for skin, there are some bad ones, too, including most fragrant oils, citrus, and mint.
- ALL cosmetic ingredients are chemicals. Interestingly, many synthetic ingredients have a simple chemical composition whereas many natural ingredients have a complex chemical structure. For example, a seemingly simply orange is compose of 148 different chemicals!
Here are some of my favorite products that are as close to natural as possible, minus any problematic ingredients. There are great options for those who prefer natural but wish to avoid its downside:
Alba Botanica Body Lotion Unscented Original ($8.29 for 12 ounces)
E.L.F. Nourishing Facial Oil ($10 for 0.5 ounce)
Paula’s Choice Skincare Earth Sourced Power Berry Serum ($31)
COSRx Triple C Lightening Liquid ($27 for 1 ounce)
Yes to Coconut Naturally Smooth Lip Balm ($2.99 for 0.15 ounce)1