Natural Skin Care Checklist
WHAT IS A NATURAL INGREDIENT?
Natural ingredients that are directly harvested from nature or naturally occurring substances extracted by acceptable methods without modifying their chemical properties. The natural ingredients in our skin care products are certified organic plants, herbs and waxes, certified organic carrier and essential oils, and naturally occurring minerals such as salts and clays.
WHAT ARE INGREDIENTS OF NATURAL ORIGIN?
Ingredients that are derived from plant, animal, or microbial sources, primarily through physical processing, sometimes facilitated by simple chemical reaction such as acidification, hydrolysis, salt formation as well as microbial fermentation. These chemical reactions do not drastically alter the chemical structure of the product. (Albert Y. Leung, Steven Foster. Encyclopedia of Common Natural Ingredients Used in Food, Drugs, and Cosmetics. Second Ed. 2003)
WHAT IS A CERTIFIED ORGANIC INGREDIENT?
Ingredients which are formally recognized by a government accredited organization that they are:
• cultivated without banned materials
• grown without the use of harmful chemicals such as pesticides and insecticides in the soil free of any toxic elements
• derived from a certified organic ingredient using approved methods.
IS NATURAL SKIN CARE ALWAYS SAFER ?
As surprising as it may seem, the answer to that question is NO. A natural ingredient can be just as toxic and harmful as some synthetic chemicals. Cyanide, for example, is a naturally occurring substance found in many edible fruits that may result in death if ingested in large quantities.
Some of the commercially available Vitamin C, on the other hand, is synthetic, however, few would question its health benefits. So why go natural? Many certified organic and natural ingredients are packed with skin-benefiting nutrients, vitamins, and anti-oxidants and are completely safe.
IS THERE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ALL NATURAL AND NATURAL SKIN CARE PRODUCTS?
A natural skin care product that does not contain any synthetically produced ingredients including synthetic preservatives can claim to be all-natural. Any skin care product made with synthetic ingredients can be called natural as long as it contains one or more natural ingredients.
Many so-called natural cosmetics brands use these claims interchangeably so the only way to know whether it is a true claim is to learn as much as possible about the ingredients that are listed on the label of your face cream , lotion, or a moisturizer.
WHERE CAN I LEARN ABOUT NATURAL SKIN CARE INGREDIENTS?
When looking for information about natural skin care ingredients, make sure to use reliable sources that are scientifically supported and unbiased. Avoid information provided by cosmetic companies as they will often mislead the customer in order to promote their products.
Check this link to find credible information on cosmetic ingredients’ safety
WHY IS IT SO IMPORTANT TO PRESERVE NATURAL & ORGANIC SKIN CARE PRODUCTS?
A natural and organic skin care product may be contaminated long before there are any visible signs of decay. Without proper preservation, natural face creams and lotions formulations will quickly deteriorate and within days or, sometimes even hours, become a breeding ground for numerous pathogens.
YOU CLAIM YOUR NATURAL FACE CARE TO BE PRESERVATIVE-FREE. ARE YOUR PRODUCTS SAFE?
Our all-natural face care formulations can be called preservative-free because they don’t contain any conventional synthetic preservatives. However, it does not mean that our products are not preserved.
As a result of our ongoing research and commitment to eliminate unnecessary chemicals from our face creams, we have carefully formulated our products using multifunctional ingredients which, when in proper combination, work together not only to create obstacles for microorganisms to multiply but have beneficial qualities for the maintenance of healthy skin.
DO EAUNE SKIN CARE PRODUCTS CONTAIN JUICES?
It may seem like a good idea at first, but this type of formulation is not as beneficial as it looks. Juices require a much larger amount of preservatives and are almost impossible to efficiently preserve by natural methods, so powerful synthetic preservatives must be added in order to preserve the juices in the formulation.
Many commercially available juices used in cosmetic products such as popular Aloe Vera juice often contain synthetic preservatives such as potassium sorbate and sodium benzoate, which are not disclosed on the label. The larger amount of preservatives far outweighs the benefits of nutritional elements in the juices.
ARE EAUNE NATURAL FACE CARE PRODUCTS CERTIFIED ORGANIC?
To provide our customer with all-natural face care products without compromising their quality, we have to use certain ingredients which are not yet available in the organic variety. As the need for certified organic raw materials grows larger in the natural skin care industry, new organic ingredients will eventually emerge.
We will be reformulating our face creams, facial masks and moisturizers in order to incorporate them as soon as they become available on the market.