Your skin is your body’s largest organ; it plays an important role in protecting and detoxing us. Unfortunately, in trying to take care of it, you could be doing your skin a disservice.
There are many newer companies that formulate their skin + hair care line of products with really natural ingredients and ethical values. Of the handful of older companies is Aubrey Organics, a company founded in 1967 by Mr. Aubrey Hampton, producing a wide range of skincare (for oily, dry, normal and sensitive complexions), hair care and newest to the company, makeup items. They use grapefruit seed extract, aka citric seed extract, in combination with vitamins A, C and E to make ‘Aubrey’s Preservative’.
Vitamin C has many roles in the body including antioxidant activity and collagen synthesis. “Oxidation” or free radical damage (from pollution, stress, smoking, internal processes etc) has long been established as the process that causes “aging” and can cause DNA damage. Vitamin C protects the skin from damaging effects of the sun and is also vital for collagen synthesis, without which the skin will wrinkle, form sunspots and sag as we age.
MyChelle Dermaceuticals make a line of the most yummy-smelling skincare products from fruit enzymes. All of their products are free of synthetic and harmful chemicals. We were first introduced to these amazing products a few years back browsing the aisles at the Natural Products Expo. You know how it gets indoors when there are thousands of people; you feel dry, dehydrated and tired.
Covering the entire surface area of your body, the integumentary system, aka, your skin, is the largest organ of your body. Whether you are deficient in essential fatty acids, antioxidants or just have poor circulation, your skin may not be getting adequate nutrients.