There are many face wash products out there to choose from, so how do we chose the right one, and one that is chemical free?
First, we need to understand what a chemical free face wash is. If we look at the ingredients in our skin care we will notice that many of the products contain ingredients we can’t even pronounce. This is a red flag that the product contains chemicals.
A chemical free face wash is a cleanser that does not have harsh toxins in it, but uses organic ingredients that nourish the skin and combat your skins concerns.
In this article we will help you:
- Find the best chemical free face wash
- Know what ingredients to avoid
- Show you what ingredients are best
- Learn why natural ingredients are the best for the skin
Why do products include chemicals?
Many products require fillers or preservatives to make their shelf life longer. Products also include chemicals because these ingredients are less expensive to manufacture. Certain chemicals are used to give a product its fragrance or to make it foam.
Ingredients to Avoid
Ingredients like Sodium Laureth Sulphate make cleansers foam and bubble. Sulphates are a known skin and lung irritant. This chemical is highly toxic and carcinogenic and should be avoided in all skin care products.
Look for parabens - listed as methyl paraben, ethylparaben, isobutyl paraben. These are preservatives that mimic estrogen in the body. They get absorbed through the skin and go straight into the blood stream.
Even if you are new to organic skin care, you can easily recognise chemicals in your skin care products. Read our article, 15 Toxins in your Personal Care Products. You will find a list of ingredients to avoid.
Ingredients that are the Best
Look for ingredients from natural sources like fruit and plants extracts. Oils that are derived from plants, leaves, bark and fruits are amazing for the skin. You also want to look for products that have certifications that include:
- Certified organic
- Certified by the Soil Association
- GMO free
- USDA organic
If all this sounds a little daunting, we’re here to help. Our website includes only products that have met strict criteria. We have done the work for you. We provide you with all the information, and best product selection available.
Why Use Natural Skin Care?
This is really a simple question to answer. The skin is the largest organ of the body, it absorbs the products we put on it, sometimes carrying them into the blood stream. Chemicals have dangerous effects on all our bodies systems.
The use of chemicals in skin care can often exacerbate our skin concerns. Alcohol alone can completely dehydrate the skin, leading to flaky, cracked, and irritated skin.
Natural ingredients like Jojoba oil will nourish the skin, and support the skins functions, helping treat skin conditions, rather than irritate.
Best Chemical Free Face Wash
We have recommended a chemical free face wash that is great for all skin types. This is a starting point for those of you looking to transition into natural skin care.
Our Favorite Cleanser Suitable for All Skin Types!
Dr Alkaitis Organic Purifying Facial Cleanser is suited for use on all skin types, including acne, rosacea, dry and sensitive skin. It removes makeup and dead skin cells without stripping your skin of it’s natural oils.
The scent is light and herbal. I love that this cleanser uses a soap base that has been cured for 6 months. This guarantees that this cleanser will not be harsh.
Ingredients: Notice the ingredients do not include chemicals, instead they include natural plant extracts.
Added into Dr. Alkaitis’ Organic Castile Cleansing Base (Compounded from Virgin, Cold Pressed Organic Olive*, Organic Shea*, Organic Jojoba*, Organic Coconut*, Organic Sesame*, Organic Castor* and Organic Borage* Oils), the following ingredients are added: Organic Aloe Vera Gel *, Organic Herbal Skin Repair Complex (made of Chamomile*, Plantain*, Black Elder*, Greater Nettle*, Myrrhº, Bitter Orange*, Rosemary*, Marsh Mallow*, Benzoinº, Marigold*, True Lavender*, Sea Wrackº and Atlantic Seaweedº), Vegetable Glycerin, Citrus Seed Extract, Natural Vitamin A Complex, Natural Vitamin C Complex, Natural Vitamin E Complex (D-Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta Tocopherols), 100% Pure Essential Oils (* Signifies certified organically grown; º Signifies ethically wild-crafted)
Skin care is so important to use. We hope that we have helped you to find a great chemical free face wash.
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To a Bright and Beautiful you,