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Up until recently, large-scale manufacturers of personal care products have touted that chemical-based active ingredients are best for an optimal skincare routine. I couldn’t disagree more. While chemical-based soaps and cleansers might be better at removing makeup and unclogging your pores, they are often so good at their jobs that they strip your skin of its healthy sebaceous oils too!
In this article, I’ll be walking you through exactly what is meant by the phrase “active ingredients” and what ingredients are best for your skincare routine.
What are “Active Ingredients”
Active ingredients are any ingredients included in a skincare product – such as soap, body butter, lotion, and shampoo – that are meant to work on a specific problem. If, for instance, you buy a body wash that claims to soften your skin, you might find that the active ingredients include hyaluronic acid and peptides.
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The problem is that many of these “active ingredients” are considered by the FDA as drugs. Yes, you read that right. So, if these ingredients are classified as potentially harmful in large amounts, why would we consider putting them on (or in) our bodies for the sake of chasing some impossible beauty standard? Surely there must be a better way to achieve healthy, glowing skin without all of the unnecessary chemicals that we are exposed to through active ingredients.
There is an answer! The answer to this problem is all-natural, organic skincare products, such as all-natural soaps.
Active Ingredients vs. Natural Ingredients
Organic skincare products, such as all-natural soaps, are the best remedy for just about any skincare problem. The organic ingredients in my range of soaps, for example, have been used by queens, pharaohs, and empresses as far back as 3,000 BC. While I’m not disputing that modern-day products have brought us many advancements in the beauty and personal care industry, these products have also led to rampant health issues and deterioration of our bodies’ natural restorative processes. Simply put, the beauty industry is great at creating customers, but not so much at ensuring the health and safety of all their customers is a priority.
This is one of the major reasons why I spent so much time studying the best organic ingredients for my products. But don’t just take my word for it. Have a look at just a few of the amazing benefits of my all-natural soaps and you’ll soon see why organic ingredients are always superior.
The Benefits of All-Natural Soaps
1. They Contain Forgiving Ingredients
All-natural soaps don’t contain any of the harmful active ingredients that can dry your skin and lead to chronic skin conditions. Instead, all-natural soaps contain organic ingredients that are bound to leave you glowing with the smoothest and most supple skin. These are ingredients such as:
- Essential oils
- Extra virgin olive oil
- Coconut oil
- Micah powder
- And more!
2. They’re Better for You & Mother Earth
Organic and artisanal skincare products are often vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. In other words, these products are not tested on innocent creatures in some lab in a bid to make more sales and roll products out to unsuspecting buyers. If you ask me, if you have to test how harsh a chemical is before applying it to a person’s skin, it shouldn’t be included in the ingredients list in the first place! My soaps contain biodegradable, all-natural ingredients that are safe for you and the planet.
3. You Get Fragrant, Sudsy Goodness
Sulfates are the most drying agents on the FDA’s list of “active ingredients”. Not only do they dry your skin, but they also strip your skin of the vitamins and minerals that are needed to rebuild your hydrated layer. Instead of using harmful sulfates in my soaps, I use natural ingredients like Shea Butter and other oils that have a natural foaminess to them. This ensures that you get all the sudsy goodness to lather yourself in without any of the harmful ingredients.
Combining All-Natural Soaps with Organic Body Butter
If you want to take your organic skincare routine to the next level, say goodbye to body wash and body creams with active ingredients. Instead, you can use my all-natural soaps paired with one of my body butters for optimal softness and elevated skin health. Take my herbal-infused Tropical Orange Shea Butter All-Natural Moisturizing Body Butter as an example. It is the best soap for Eczema and Dry Skin. It contains nothing but pure goodness, including Shea butter, Almond oil, sweet orange essential oil, arrowroot powder, and vitamin E.
If you would like a few more product recommendations, have a look below.
My Product Recommendations
Have a look at my recommendations to find a range of all-natural soap products. All of my products are organic and made by hand (and with love) by me. Have a look below:
This combination of musk and floral notes will have you feeling like the goddess you are. This all-natural soap is subtle enough that it won’t clash with any of my body butters. This is a great soap for sensitive skin.
Classic Charcoal Lavender and Tea Tree Face & Body Soap Bar, Artisan Soap with Red Clay and Kaolin Clay
The ingredients in this particular soap are known for reducing inflammation, improving circulation, and drawing out impurities. Brighten your complexion and have healthier skin by opting for this amazing organic blend.
This is the perfect natural soap for men. The minty notes are energizing and refreshing. The rice bran notes are reminiscent of a warm day in an evergreen forest and the charcoal works to pull out any excess dirt and impurities. This is without a doubt the best handmade gift for a boyfriend on an anniversary.
Find your all-natural soap products in my store. Have you bought one of my products? Snap a photo of your new Nina’s Pure Bliss skincare routine and tag me! I’d love to see how my products are benefiting your life. (Social links below).
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