Did you know?
Did you know that conventional skincare products are often full of synthetic chemicals? They hide in long lists of unrecognizable ingredients, which is why it’s so important to read product labels when selecting your skincare. Anything applied topically to the skin will make its way into the body. Choosing clean products is essential in cultivating healthy vibrant skin.
At Herbal Clinic, we only use pure and natural ingredients to craft our products. The result is simple, clean, and effective skincare. Our creams and salves are made from decadent plant butters, cold-pressed carrier oils, high-quality beeswax, vibrant aromatic essential oils, and handmade herbal extracts.
How do you keep your products free of synthetic ingredients?
To maintain a shelf-stable product without the use of artificial emulsifiers, preservatives, and stabilizers, we only use oil-based ingredients. A lot of products on the market use both oil-based and water-based ingredients, which requires the use of additives. When mixing water and oil together in a product, an emulsifier is often used to blend the two substances together and keep them from separating. Once combined, these substances can breed bacteria, which is why a preservative is needed to ensure stability and safety. Emulsifiers and preservatives are often synthetic and can be a cause for concern.
Why is avoiding synthetic additives important?
Conventional skincare products often contain synthetic additives such as preservatives, emulsifiers, and stabilizers, which can irritate the skin, disrupt hormones, and accumulate in the body over time.
Many chemical preservatives, such as parabens, have been linked to skin irritation and allergic reactions. They can disrupt the skin’s natural barrier function, leading to redness, itching, and inflammation, especially for individuals with more sensitive skin. Parabens have also been found to mimic estrogen in the body. Prolonged exposure to these synthetic estrogens may disrupt the endocrine system and interfere with hormone regulation, potentially leading to hormonal imbalances and related health concerns.
Some synthetic preservatives, such as phthalates and triclosan, have been found to accumulate in the body over time. Continuous exposure to these substances may have cumulative effects, with potential long-term health implications that are not yet fully understood.
Natural Ingredients & Plant Power
Our products are formulated with plant-based ingredients that work in harmony with your skin’s natural composition to restore hydration and nourishment with vitamins, minerals, and powerful antioxidants. We harness the powder of medicinal plants to soothe the skin reduce itching, irritation and inflammation.
As herbalists and owners of an herbal apothecary, we’d like to share with you the remarkable benefits of natural herbal infused products. Here are just a few of the ingredients we use in our skincare products.
- Shea Butter: A rich emollient that nourishes and hydrates the skin, improving its texture and elasticity. It contains vitamins A and E, which reduce fine lines, wrinkles, and inflammation.
- Coconut Oil: A versatile ingredient with excellent moisturizing properties that improve hydration levels and form a protective barrier on the skin. It contains lauric acid, which has antimicrobial properties and can help combat bacteria.
- Grapeseed Oil: A lightweight, non-greasy oil loaded with antioxidants like vitamin E and proanthocyanidins, which protect the skin from environmental damage and premature ageing. It contains fatty acids that moisturizes the skin, leaving it supple and smooth.
- Olive Oil: A natural emollient packed with antioxidants, including polyphenols and vitamin E, that fight free radicals protect the skin from oxidative stress. It also contains fatty acids that provide deep hydration, improves skin elasticity, and reduce dryness.
- Beeswax: A natural wax forming a protective barrier that locks in moisture and shields against irritants. As a humectant, it soothes, softens, and keeps the skin hydrated by attracting and retaining moisture.
- Vitamin E: A powerful antioxidant that protects the skin from free radicals, soothes inflammation, promotes healing, and reduces scars and blemishes. It moisturizes and nourishes the skin.
- Calendula: With anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, it soothes and heals various skin conditions, aids in skin regeneration, and helps with wound, burn, and minor irritation healing. Gentle for sensitive skin.
- Chamomile: A gentle herb with anti-inflammatory effects that reduce redness and irritation. It contains antioxidants, protecting the skin from environmental stressors. Soothes and revitalizes sensitive or dry skin.
- Chickweed: Alleviates itching, redness, and irritation with its anti-inflammatory properties. Soothes and cools the skin, providing relief for dry or eczema-prone skin.
- Comfrey: An herb containing allantoin, promoting cell regeneration and repairing damaged skin. Soothes and reduces inflammation, improving the appearance of scars and skin tone.
- Lavender: A versatile herb with antiseptic and antibacterial properties, ideal for acne-prone skin. Calms and soothes the skin, reducing redness and irritation. Balances oil production and promotes a healthy complexion. Additionally, it has a relaxing aroma aiding in stress relief.
- Plantain: An herb with anti-inflammatory and wound-healing properties that soothe various skin conditions, including insect bites, rashes, and minor wounds. It moisturizes and alleviates dryness and itching.
Environmental Impact & Supporting Sustainable Practices
Chemical preservatives and other synthetic additives used in skincare products can end up in wastewater and contribute to water pollution. When these substances enter the environment, they can have detrimental effects on aquatic ecosystems and wildlife.
Choosing all-natural skincare aligns with a commitment to sustainability and environmental consciousness. Clean products often utilize responsibly sourced, organic ingredients, reducing the ecological impact of skincare routines. By supporting natural skincare brands, you contribute to the preservation of ecosystems and the well-being of our planet.
A Clear Choice
By choosing all-natural products, you not only pamper your skin with nature’s gifts but also contribute to a more sustainable and harmonious beauty routine. Let us celebrate the beauty that nature has to offer and embark on a transformative journey towards healthier, more radiant skin through the embrace of all-natural skincare. Remember, your skin deserves the very best that nature has to offer.
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