How often do you consider the ingredients in the skincare and body care products you use? Do you know where they come from, and the benefits they have on your skin? Here at Elemental Herbology, we pride ourselves on using natural, premium-grade botanicals to give you healthier skin without the compromise. Here's why it's important to us.
What does natural mean to us?
The term 'natural skincare' can mean different things to different people, but generally speaking, natural products contain ingredients found in nature, such as plants, herbs and roots. Here at Elemental Herbology, we go one step further, and have a strict ingredient policy which allows only the highest quality ingredients into our formulations, making the products we make for you effective, indulgent and better for the environment.
We select premium-grade herbs, flowers, minerals and patented actives, which are responsibly harvested and produced by the most reputable suppliers around the world.
We also never add unnecessary ingredients to our products, and avoid all ingredients with safety concerns. All our facial products are proposition 65 compliant, meaning that they meet California's strict ingredients policy for health and welfare. This way, you can be sure that you're making an informed choice about the ingredients you choose to use.
As if that weren't enough, our products are also completely free from artificial colours, SLS (sodium lauryl sulphate), parabens and mineral oils. We think there's alternatives out there which are better for your skin, so it's a no-brainer.
What are the benefits of using natural skincare?
Benefits to your skin
There are lots of benefits to using natural skincare products. The power of plants is incredible, as they often have their own defenses against the harsh environments they thrive in, and we can use these ingredients in our skincare products to protect against environmental damage. For example, the antioxidants found in green tea can help to reduce the stress response in our skin, which in turn reduces inflammation, prevents moisture-loss and supports healthy collagen production in our skin.
Natural skincare also often contains high levels of plant-based vitamins, minerals and omegas which are proven to significantly improve the health and longevity of our skin.
Benefits to the environment
Not only can natural products be great for your skin, they also benefit the environment. Many ingredients we use, such as the coconut husk in our Coconut Shell Body Scrub, would otherwise be waste products. These are 100% bio-degradable, making them safe to wash away.
By ensuring our ingredients are responsibly harvested and avoiding ingredients with safety concerns, we ensure we aren't contributing to over-cultivation or causing any damage to wildlife and sea life.
We also have an ever-growing range of vegan skincare, helping our customers be kind to the animals without the comprimise.
Are chemicals bad?
The short answer- no. Everything is a chemical- even water- and many chemicals are fundamental for our health. Every skincare product sold on the UK market has been rigorously safety checked, so you can shop with peace of mind. However, there can be ingredients that are more likely to cause skin sensitivities and irritation, so we prefer to avoid these and replace them with plant-based actives that give great results.