With today's knowledge, more and more is becoming known about the products we use. Sustainable skincare has started an advance in recent years and this is not for nothing! In this blog we discuss what natural and sustainable skincare means and we provide you with useful tips and fine products that match a sustainable lifestyle.
What is natural skincare/cosmetics
Real natural skincare contains only natural substances and no synthetic substances. The raw materials of these products come directly from nature. Examples include: extracts of (organically) grown herbs, caring vegetable oils, essential oils and natural fragrances and dyes.
Synthetic fabrics are made in the laboratory and do not occur in nature. The basic ingredient can come from nature, but synthetic substances are then added.
Harmful substances skin products
More and more people are discovering that most regular products (at the drugstore) are full of harmful substances. These harmful substances can lead to hormonal imbalance , allergies and, in the worst case, even cancer.
Regular skin products consist of a small part of harmful substances, but because your skin absorbs no less than 60-70% of these substances and we all put an average of ten products on our skin every day, you can imagine that this is still very harmful could be. Rather not!
Microplastics in cosmetics
Natural skincare is not only better for our body but also for nature! Most of the skin products we use end up in the water through our drains and this causes enormous pollution of our waters. In addition, an incredible amount of plastic is used to package the products and this contributes, among other things, to the plastic soup in our seas. These care products contain microbeads that are difficult to filter and therefore end up in the products that we eat and drink. To combat the plastic soup and prevent microbeads from entering our food and drinks, alternative packaging materials can be used nowadays, such as tubes made from sugar cane. Sugarcane packaging is of high quality and contains no harmful chemicals. A logical choice for us!
Greenwashing in skin products
Not every natural skin product is by definition also good for nature. For example, natural products can also be packaged in plastic. In addition, palm oil is a natural ingredient, but jungles are cut down for production.
It is therefore important to make a thorough choice in the skin products that you use for your body. Nowadays, a lot of money can be made with the term sustainability, which is why there are more and more companies within the beauty sector that are doing so-called 'greenwashing'. This means that they appear to the outside world (to you as a consumer) to be 'greener' than they actually are.
Why SMPL skincare makes the difference
At SMPL skincare we have a weakness for naturally clean and that is why we do everything we can to take into account both your health and the impact on the climate as much as possible. Our products are vegan, not tested on animals, 100% natural, produced in the Netherlands, sustainably packaged, multifunctional and suitable for the whole family. Use less, care more.