I use Body Milk Lotion for my body—it's affordable and hydrating and made with natural ingredients like Licorice Root and Vitamin C —and I also love Retinol Serum for my face. It’s very lightweight, helps maintain my skin vitality and of course made with plant extracts like Green tea extract, Punica granatum extract, Vitamin E etc ."
The other half of the equation is that our body also excretes toxins through the skin by sweating.
Unfortunately, most of common cosmetics and beauty products you see flying around on social media and cosmetics shops are not ethically made. Which means they can actually clog the pores, making it more difficult for this toxin-removal to take place. And with your skin being the largest organ, it’s not something we want to hamper.
How To Know If Product Is Natural Or Synthetic or Truly Organic
There is little or absolutely no regulations or guidelines governing the production of cosmetics and skincare in Nigeria and brands can float the word “Natural” and “Organic” without actually being 100% clean, safe and healthy.
This means a product that contains a handful of natural skin care ingredients can claim itself natural, despite the addition of synthetic and chemical ingredients like Hydroquinone etc.
The best way to find out is to turn the bottles around and thoroughly read through the ingredients list.
Ingredients are usually mentioned in order of percentage from highest to lowest and if a brand is not transparent enough to list their ingredients on their label, then you might want to think it through before putting “unknown” substances on your skin.
But don’t freak out on reading the scientific names of natural ingredients like Squalane or Hyaluronic acid (a natural liquid produced by your own skin cells) found in for instance, the Neutriherbs Oxygen Aqua Day & Night Cream.
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