Occasionally I talk to someone who is new to natural beauty and natural skin care products and they always ask me why we only use !00% natural products at SAARAH or why they are important. I realize that the world of beauty and skin care products is really overwhelming so I wanted to share with you all my typical response to this question:
The first thing I think about is that your skin is the biggest organ of your body and it absorbs most things you apply to your body. Unfortunately, most of the beauty and skin care products available on the market are full of toxic chemicals – the average woman applies over 150 chemicals to her face and body each day!!!
Additionally, we know that our ancestors didn’t get the diseases that we do now. Why is that? Is it because we are living longer or our ability to diagnose diseases is improved? Possibly these things play a part. But I believe that more than that it is because of a combination of things related to our lifestyle that has caused this spike in modern diseases:
1) We live life in constant stress mode, and we’re typically less active than people have been throughout history.
2) Our food is processed, full of chemicals, and lacking in vitamins and nutrients and
3) We are constantly exposed to environmental toxins in the air we breathe and also in our beauty and skin care products.
Also, skin care products are not adequately regulated in Indonesia. This means that companies can put things into their products without having to prove that they are safe. Many companies in Indonesia use this lack of regulation to fool consumers into believing that the products they are buying are “alami”, “herbal” or “organic”, when the reality is that only a handful of the ingredients in a product fall into these categories while the remaining ingredients (which often make up the bulk of the product) are chemically based and can include harmful and toxic ingredients as well as known irritants. Some of the most popular and well know Indonesian skin care companies, including Martha Tilaar and the brands Sariayau, Dewi Sri Spa and even their Solusi Organik are not what they would have you believe. Have a look at the ingredient list yourself.
Finally – natural, unrefined, organic ingredients can be really beneficial for you and can help improve the wellness of your skin, hair, & nails. Try a Naturally Beautiful treatment (100% natural ...and in many cases 100% organic as well) with SAARAH and enjoy the difference of truly healthy glowing skin.