The skin is the largest organ of the body, making up 16% of body weight, with a surface area of 1.8M2. It has several functions, the most important being to form a physical barrier to the environment, allowing and limiting the inward and outward passage of water, electrolytes and various substances while providing protection against micro-organisms, ultraviolet radiation and toxic agents.
Skin is a dynamic organ in a constant state of change, as cells of the outer layers are continuously shed and replaced by inner cells moving up to the surface. By maintaining a healthy nourished skin, we can support our body's ability to keep a balanced, homeostatic state. Homeostasis is the central mechanism maintaining balance within our body and all our organs work synergistically to support a dynamic equilibrium internally, in the midst of external environmental fluctuations. Environmental assaults can include pollution and UV rays which can age and damage skin cells therefore affecting their natural balance.
Many chemicals found in today's skincare products can have hazardous and damaging long term effects and can cause allergic reactions.
Chemicals and detergents pollute the environment as they are non-biodegradable and poison wildlife. Nanoparticles from cosmetics and toiletries are washed down our drains in the home. From there, they can enter lakes, rivers, and other water sources to disrupt microorganisms which serve essential roles in maintaining a healthy environment.
Products that care for your skin and the environment
Natural and organic products use responsible farming methods to obtain potent active ingredients that nourish skin and maintain a harmonious balance with the natural environment. Over the years, advances in raw material extraction, processing and research have shown that innovative natural skin care products can deliver incredible results without the need for harsh chemicals.
Without a compromise on effectiveness, this generation of products has caused consumers to question why use synthetic products at all when they do not offer long term benefits to their skin or the environment.