Not only does cleansing your skin remove the dirt and grime from the environmental elements and stresses of the day or perhaps the makeup you applied at 6 am that morning, it also helps to boost hydration. When using a gentle natural organic cleanser that does not strip away the natural oils found in your skin, you can maintain a healthy moisture level without the skin feeling too oily or too dry.
Regular facial cleansing is an important factor in helping the skin maintain a proper pH level enabling sufficient water and product retention for proper skin hydration. If we don’t use the right cleanser the rest of the products we apply may not work to the best of their ability, compromising product absorption and penetration to the deeper dermal layers of the skin.
We all know that dehydrated skin looks and feels rough and can create an image of wrinkled and prematurely aged skin (something that most women would not want to be known for).
Choosing the incorrect cleanser for your skin type can be damaging, especially in the long term.
A lot of cleansers found in supermarkets and pharmacies contain harsh chemical ingredients such as sodium lauryl sulfate. The highest risk of using products with SLS and SLES for example is irritation. This irritation can cause problems with your eyes, skin, mouth, and even your lungs. For people with sensitive skin, sulfates may also clog pores and cause acne and unwanted comedones and this is just one ingredient of many that can be causing your body more harm than good.
I’m sure you have all heard of “Clean Beauty” or “Eco Beauty”. These seem to be the BUZZ words circulating the industry at the moment. Basically, these terms/phrases mean that if you choose to use natural organic products you are making the choice to use safe, nourishing products to enrich your body, mind, and life so that you can live a happy healthy life with the confidence that you are considering nature and our planet.
The main difference between “Clean, Green or Eco” skincare products compared to conventional ones is the toxins they contain. With continued exposure to harmful toxins, we compromise the health of our minds and bodies and our future generations, which in turn can lead to allergies and autoimmune diseases.
So what ingredients or chemicals should we be wary of when purchasing skincare products?
There are many ingredients that formulate skincare; some to look out for are listed below:
- propylene glycol
- sunscreen chemicals such as Benzophenone-3 aka Oxybenzone, Avobenzone etc
These range from Carcinogens (ingredients are proven to cause cancer) to endocrine-disruptors (may mimic or interfere with the body's hormone levels), immune toxins to fetal developmental toxins.
Argital products are both affordable and an incredible source of nutrient goodness for your skin. SLOW AND STEADY is their motto as beautiful skin takes time and investment.
OUR NATURAL PRESERVATIVE-FREE CLEANSERS
Argital’s Cleansers are made from 100% natural or organic ingredients, they are preservative-free products that are safe to use on all skin types and kind to the environment using all recycled packaging.
1. Argital Vegetalatte Milk Cleanser: For All Skin Types
This is rich in natural ingredients that clean the skin without altering the skin's natural pH or stripping the skin of its own necessary oils. The pure sweet almond oil removes the impurities from the skin maintaining hydration levels leaving the skin soft and youthful-looking. The gel from the dried green clay has an anti-aging action that lifts and detoxifies the skin, while the pure water cleanses and refreshes. The pure essential oils of Ylang-Ylang, Geranium, and Lavender are both stimulating and healing which makes this cleanser very universal to all skin types from problematic skin to a more mature-age skin.
2. Argitals Vegetal Brightening Facial Cleanser: For Problematic and Pigmented Skin Types
This is a soft foaming cleanser with no SLS or chemical ingredients. This delicate cleanser contains Phytic Acid, which has exfoliating properties encouraging the shedding of dead skin cells but in a gentle way, this is not only excellent for anti-aging but for people concerned with acne marks, sun damage, or hormonal pigmentation such as Melasma.
Also containing Argitals “Hero” ingredient green clay this helps to detoxify and gently exfoliate helping to cleanse clogged pores and grime build-up. The extract of rose essential oil helps to balance moisture levels within the skin and reduce the appearance of skin imperfections promoting a more even skin tone.
So the next time you are reaching for that cleanser on the supermarket shelf, consider a more organic approach to skincare. They are not always the more expensive products you just need to do your research and choose what is right for you. What we put on our skin is just as important as what we put in our mouths, all ingredients topically applied are absorbed through our skin and into our bloodstream, something to think about the next time you purchase your cleanser, toner, serum, or moisturizer.