When it comes to cleansing your skin, it can be tempting to plump for name-brand micellar waters and cleansers with alcohol in- after all you want your skin to feel shiny and clean afterwards right? The problem is that some of the ingredients in commercial cleansers and toners can be a little harsh, and of course, if there is an organic, natural, alternative, then that has to be a good thing! Here are some incredible ingredients to look out for when you are looking for a natural cleansing product!
Is there anything that coconut oil isn’t good for? This multipurpose oil is great for a multitude of different uses but it really comes into its own when it comes to skincare. It melts into your skin, penetrating your pores and then can be easily removed, bringing with it any grime that may have settled there. Coconut oil is suitable for all skin types and has antibacterial properties making it perfect for tackling a range of troublesome ailments.
Another wonder ingredient is shea butter. Antibacterial, anti-fungal, moisturising, gentle, and anti-inflammatory, it is known for its ability to treat a number of issues including wrinkles, blemishes, eczema, dermatitis, burns, and stretch marks. Like coconut oil, it sinks into the skin and effortlessly lifts lose makeup, leaving behind supple, soft, and clean skin.
Any cleanser containing natural, organic oils is going to be far better, gentler and more effective at cleansing your skin than products without them. Gentle and powerful, oil-based cleansers don’t upset the natural PH of your skin, and they help to sooth and fix skin issues rather than exacerbate them. Some good oils to look out for include tea tree oil (cleansing, antibacterial, good for oily skin and acne), neroli oil (balancing, toning, and nourishing), and rosehip oil (full of essential fatty acids, soothing on dry and itchy skin), and lavender oil (kills bacteria, unclogs pores, reduces inflammation).
Natural clays are great for detoxing your skin as well as removing dead skin cells, debris, and impurities from your pores. Some swear that regular use will also bring about a healthy glow and balance your complexion as well. Some of the best ones to look out for are kaolin which is wonderful for those with dry and sensitive skin, and pink clay which is rich in silica, known to increase skin elasticity. We stock cleansing grains from Soap Daze that contain both, combined with a dose of chamomile, echinacea, and marshmallow root for good luck.