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September 1, 2022

5 Reasons to Switch to Natural Face Wash

By now, we all know that chemical substances are bad for us. So why do we continue to use them to wash our bodies? If you haven’t adopted a natural face wash yet, we’re here to encourage you to act now and make cleaner choices for your skin’s sake.

5 Reasons to Use Natural Face Wash

  1. It cleans effectively

    woman using face cream attitude

    “But natural products don’t work as well.”

    We hear that often enough to tell you that, truthfully, there is no link between efficacy and chemical ingredients. In fact, we can honestly tell you that nature is packed with powerful ingredients, particularly disodium cocoyl glutamate, that are perfect for cleansing and detoxifying the face.

What is disodium cocoyl glutamate?
A naturally-sourced surfactant derived from coconut oil – which is known for its moisturizing and soothing properties as well as its antioxidants – that poses no health risk, according to EWG.I When a face wash contains this ingredient, it is usually a sign that it cleans the skin effectively and gently, while reducing the adhesion of external pollutants.
  1. It has several superpowers

    A natural face wash tends to have a high content of vitamins and minerals to satisfy various skin conditions. In addition to purifying the skin, depending on its ingredients, it can help restore, nourish, moisturize, or even soothe the epidermis.

    Made from naturally sourced ingredients, this micellar foaming cleanser not only bears the EWG VERIFIED™ seal, it is enriched with super leaves Indian cress and watercress – known for their regenerative abilities. It also contains sacha inchi oil, which is rich in omega 6, vitamins A & E, and antioxidants. This precious ingredient nourishes and softens the skin while helping to preserve its elasticity and making it easy to remove makeup.

    Due to its gentle formula, the micellar foaming cleanser can be used every day, morning and evening, to rid the face of impurities and accumulated sebum. The result: naturally clean and radiant skin!

  2. It is suitable for sensitive skin

    Does your skin tend to react to products? If so, switching to a natural face wash is an excellent idea! Be sure to choose a product that is hypoallergenic and fragrance-free but infused with ingredients that soften and protect your skin, like blueberry leaves.

    Beware of alcohol, which is often found in cleansers for oily or acne-prone skin. Despite it being an organic substance, it can still be particularly irritating.

  3. It does not contaminate the water

    However, the products that DO contain chemicals are polluting our waters and affecting various marine species by way of us rinsing them down our bathroom showers and sinks.

  4. It promotes eco-friendly values

    micellar foaming cleanser attitude products

    There is a good chance that if a brand offers natural face wash, it not only cares about your well-being, but about the planet as well. Before making your selection, make sure the entire collection is vegan, cruelty-free, ECOLOGO® certified, recyclable, or even biodegradable. Basically, choose a product that keeps your face and the environment clean!

What ingredients to avoid?

In the United States alone, nearly 12,500 chemical ingredients have been approved by the FDA for cosmetic useII. Even products that claim to be green can contain ingredient of concern*! So how can you make sure you choose the correct natural face wash amongst the hundreds of available options? Start by avoiding the following ingredients at all costs.

*According to EWG.

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  1. Parabens

    Not all parabens are dangerous, but these should be avoided in all body care and household products: methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, and isobutylparaben. All these substances have been deemed as major endocrine disruptorsIII. Plus, according to EWG, they are associated with an increased risk of cancer.IV

  2. Phthalates

    Much like parabens, these are often used in the world of cosmetics, but as preservatives. They help keep fragrances longer. However, they are linked to many health problems such as cancer, hormonal disruption, and interference in the reproductive system.V

  3. Butylated hydroxytoluene or BHT

    This ingredient prevents oxidation and mold from appearing in cosmetics. This, too, is considered an endocrine disruptor that can destabilize reproductive hormones and could, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), foster the development of existing tumors.VI In short, avoid it as much as possible.

Finally, why resort to using chemical substances when Mother Nature already has the ingredients for you? And, since you’re going to switch to a natural face wash, you should discover these seven amazing tips to help your skin and hair stay naturally radiant this fall.

I. https://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredients/702141-DISODIUM_COCOYL_GLUTAMATE/

II. https://www.science.org.au/curious/people-medicine/chemistry-cosmetics

III. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29596967/

IV. https://www.ewg.org/what-are-parabens

V. https://www.safecosmetics.org/get-the-facts/chemicals-of-concern/phthalates/

VI. href="https://davidsuzuki.org/living-green/dirty-dozen-bha-bht/

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