Most of us try and eat healthy and exercise regularly as we are concerned about what we put in our bodies. But what about the products you’re using on your body and what ingredients are in the skincare products that you use? Since the skin is your largest organ it absorbs almost everything. The average person uses several different skincare products on their bodies from head to toe each and every day, exposing themselves to a wide range of harmful chemicals.
Here are the reasons why we at Zax's Originals choose to make skincare creams and treatments that are made with natural ingredients you can feel comfortable using for you and your family.
They're healthier for your skin: Skincare products made with natural ingredients often use naturally sourced, safe ingredients that come from botanicals, herbs and flowers in place of chemicals, that may be harmful. Many chemical ingredients might do the job faster, but in the long run they can cause sensitivity and irritation. There are many natural ingredients that have been known to have healing and medicinal properties and been used for centuries. These natural ingredients are often soothing to the skin and don’t leave you dry, red or sore.
They're healthier for your well-being: Many conventional skincare treatments and products contain chemicals such as parabens, phthalates, and sulfates that are known to be endocrine disrupting and possibly carcinogenic. Natural skincare products also shouldn’t contain petrolatum, fragrances, and dyes. Rather they contain familiar ingredients such as arnica, menthol, aloe, oatmeal and vitamins like Vitamin C, E and B’s that are beneficial to the body.
They're healthier for the environment: Skincare products made with natural ingredients often contain less to no chemicals which means less toxins are going down your sink drains and into our waters. Many natural skincare companies also do not test on animals nor use animal-based ingredients. Leaving a positive carbon footprint is often important to these companies.
There are a variety of skincare products and treatments on the market today. Look for ones that help you naturally feel and look your best!
Written by Alyssa Rolnick, Co-Founder of Zax’s Original Products, Registered Dietitian and Mother of 3 active kids.