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What is Clean Skincare?

What is Clean Skincare?

Most of us read food labels and turn up our noses at additives, preservatives, and sugary foods. We use biodegradable and reusable water bottles when we go to our Yoga classes. We have begun to understand that health and wellness are linked to clean, natural, and organic lifestyles. We also understand that our planet is deteriorating.

But what about skincare?

While we are making more natural choices in our food, most of us are still overlooking the daily routine that has become second nature to us since our teenage years. We continue to slather products on our skin that contain ingredients we cannot even pronounce.

Unfortunately, our skin absorbs almost 60% of what we put on it. So, doesn’t it make sense to use unprocessed, natural, and nutrient-rich products in our skincare routine as well? That is the crux of clean skincare.

What is Clean Skincare?

Clean skincare involves the use of products that contain high quantities of natural ingredients. They are totally clear of any questionable ingredients that do not benefit our bodies in any way.

Clean beauty routines nourish the skin just as we use food to nourish and fuel our bodies. It involves the use of clean skincare ingredients with plants, nuts, flowers, and seeds to provide anti-ageing, ultra-moisturizing, and ultra-nourishing goodness without pointless fillers.

Clean skin care is also based on the belief that our planet is deteriorating. Therefore, it is also about sustainability, eco-friendly packaging, and a ‘use less and waste less’ philosophy with the aim to protect our environment.

Why is Clean Skincare Better?
Clean skincare is better because
  • You are saying no to chemicals and harmful ingredients.
  • Clean skincare products are usually gentler on the skin. There is no skin damage.
  • They promote skin health.
  • Clean skincare is sustainable and good for the environment.
We would like to recommend the CERM serum as one of the best clean beauty products. It contains botanical extracts such as White Lupin and Algae which hydrate, nourish, and revitalize the skin. Regular use will leave your skin looking vibrant and healthier. CERM serum is transparent about the ingredients used in it, so you know exactly what you are putting on your skin.

Difference Between Natural, Organic, and Sustainable Skincare

Natural Skincare

Natural skincare involves the use of skincare products made from ingredients obtained from nature. It uses plant-based ingredients such as herbs, roots, flowers, and essential oils or animal-derived ingredients like honey, beeswax, etc. Natural skincare can also use natural carrier agents, surfactants, emulsifiers, etc. Examples of natural ingredients in skin care are aloe, soy, oatmeal, and Vitamin C. Note that natural cosmeceuticals are not necessarily organic.

Benefits of Natural Skincare
  • Usually safer and gentler on most skin types
  • Better for the environment
  • Packed with beneficial nutrients
  • Good for you, in general.
Invity’s - Youth Activating Instant Filler is made with natural hydrolysed plant biopolymers and rhizobia and acacia gum. These powerful natural ingredients provide your skin with skin lifting and firming benefits. The best part? You will notice tighter and firmer skin within 60 minutes of application! With regular use, you’ll notice fewer wrinkles and more youthful skin.

For the brightening effects of Vitamin C, we recommend regular use of CERM - The Advanced Brightening Concentrate. It contains shelf-stable Vitamin C which decreases melanin production to give your skin an intense radiance boost!

Organic Skincare

The term organic reflects the methods of production of the ingredients used in skincare. It consists of ingredients produced without the use of synthetic or artificial methods. No chemicals, pesticides, or hormones are used in the field when growing the ingredients. The same goes for the actual manufacturing or production process. Organic skincare avoids any contamination during processing. The plants, herbs, flowers, essential oils, etc. used are not genetically modified.

Benefits of Organic Skincare
  • Generally, more effective
  • Better for the environment
  • Sustainable
  • Natural and nutrient-rich
We recommend the CERM - Essence which contains organic Korean rice water, mugwort, and ginseng. These ingredients are used by Korean women who are known for their beautiful skin. They work synergistically to create a moisture ‘reservoir’ in the skin so it looks hydrated, smooth, supple, and firm. With regular use, the CERM-Essence is sure to improve skin resilience, hydration, and firmness over time.

Sustainable Skincare

Sustainable beauty involves transparency regarding the sourcing of ingredients in skin care, the supply chain, as well as packaging. It utilizes renewable resources and green and safe waste management methods while also focusing on diversity and fair working conditions. Sustainable skincare is all about being kind to the planet.

Benefits of Sustainable Skincare:
  • Protection of native wildlife
  • Minimal emissions of greenhouse gases
  • Fair and safe working conditions; often supporting indigenous tribes.
  • Responsibly sourced natural ingredients. Minimized use of synthetics during production with at least 95% organic materials. Also, non-GMO
  • Reusable and recyclable packaging.
  • Reduced water usage.
Skincare Myth: Natural and Organic Do not Necessarily Mean Safe!

While a majority of natural and organic skincare products are well-suited to those with sensitive skin, natural and organic skincare does not necessarily mean safe skincare. It is important to understand that even completely natural substances devoid of chemicals can be dangerous and could lead to skin irritation and other allergic reactions in some individuals.

Many natural ingredients are poorly tolerated by the human skin. Poison Ivy is an obvious example but even certain essential oils and fragrant oils used in plant-based skincare are known sensitizers for some people. Lemongrass, sandalwood, narcissus, and jasmine oils are some of the known culprits.

FAQs - What is Clean Skincare?

What constitutes clean skincare?
Clean skincare is the use of cosmetics without any synthetics, chemicals, or ingredients that tend to irritate the human skin. Clean skincare is skincare without the use of parabens, artificial or synthetic fragrances, phthalates, etc.

Is clean skincare better for the skin?
Clean skincare is definitely better for the skin since the skin absorbs almost 60% of what we put on it. By using clean skincare, we can minimize toxins and harmful ingredients from entering our bodies.

Why are plant-based skincare products better?
Plant-based skincare products are usually free from harsh chemicals. They are rich in antioxidants and promote the skin’s natural microbiome. The fats and natural acids in plant-based skincare calm dry, irritated skin, reduce acne, improve skin’s natural elasticity, fight signs of ageing, and also lighten scars and age spots.
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