Synthetic versus natural: when it comes to skincare, does it really matter? The short answer is yes. Being the body’s largest organ, skin absorbs up to 60% of what we put on it, which is why it’s so important to choose natural.
Before buying skincare products, it’s always worth studying the back of the packaging labels carefully. If you find the list of ingredients reads like a chemistry experiment, move on. Much like supermarket food labels, too many names of ingredients you’ve never heard of is not a good sign: synthetic ingredients take a toll on your body in the long-term - particularly your immune system - and can even cause irritation or inflammation. In a nutshell, the more you’re exposed to chemical ingredients, the worse for your health.
It’s advisable to do your research and know what to avoid when picking products: make sure your beauty basics are free of harmful chemicals and preservatives, that they’re non-allergenic and GMO-free, and that all ingredients are naturally-derived and not tested on animals.
The AYRES beauty products tick all these boxes. Paraben-free and made with natural ingredients that enhance the skin’s natural function to regenerate, they also keep skin looking and feeling silky soft. The Midnight Tango collection is seductively sweet, with rosemary, ylang-ylang and vanilla essential oils to hydrate and rejuvenate. Many of the products in all collections, most notably the floral-scented Sweet Nostalgia range and the citrusy Pampas Sunrise, include creamy shea butter that locks in the skin’s natural moisture, while the Patagonia range is wonderfully aromatic and fresh, thanks to the natural lavender, jasmine and patchouli ingredients. Rest assured that all products in the four collections are loaded with anti-oxidant properties, mainly derived from vitamins A and E, helping to protect skin and lending it that irresistible healthy glow. Another natural ingredient in every AYRES lotion, shower cream, polish is the multi-purpose jojoba oil, which promises to keep skin smooth and wrinkle-free.
Of course, the effects of going natural will not be seen overnight. But maintaining a good daily skincare regime – starting with understanding and choosing quality beauty products that are gentle yet effective – will certainly pay off in the long-run.