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Article by Amina Kitching

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Making the switch to natural skin care

If you’re curious about making the switch to natural skincare, this may convince you...

An average women applies more than 500 chemicals to her body every day during her beauty routine... Yikes!


Using natural products or raw natural ingredients to care for your skin and body is by far the healthy way to nurture yourself both inside and out. When you pick up a product and read the ingredient label (if it has one) you should know what you are putting on your skin right? In many instances, the vast list of chemicals found in a given product can be seemingly overwhelming and to add more confusion, brands are allowed to hide chemicals within the term "fragrance" - this does not protect human health.

The skin is the largest organ of the body by surface area and absorption is one of its functions. Synthetic chemicals in most skincare ranges are absorbed into the body where they can have serious and detrimental effects on short and long term health. Women can take charge of their health by switching to a genuine toxic-free skincare routine and experience not only improved skin texture and a radiant complexion. By switching to a natural skincare routine you will look and feel better, improving your health and using less chemicals day-to-day helps us all work towards a more positive future - a world with less toxic chemicals is the goal for everyone.

Natural products, particularly those containing essential oils have powerful anti-ageing properties. Nicole Stewart founder of JOI Pure natural and organic skincare, says "Most skincare on the market is designed to “feel good” (silicone, petrochemicals), “smell good”(synthetic fragrance) and last a long time (strong synthetic preservatives). They all contain a host of synthetic chemicals that don’t actually do a lot for the skin but provide a temporary “nice feel”. In addition, there is massive advertising campaign displaying movie stars to coerce the end consumer that if they buy their products that the movie star probably doesn’t even use, they’ll look just as good as the airbrushed cosmetic enhanced movie star."

Safe Cosmetics Australia has pioneered the first toxic-free certification standard in Australia and furthermore, established The Toxic-Free Campaign to raise chemical awareness and promote brands that adopt the toxic-free approach to formulating products without the use of nasty chemicals that are scientifically known to cause harm to your human health, animals and the environment.

Ready to discover more about natural and organic skin care? Visit Safe Cosmetics Australia to find certified brands and beauty tips from industry leaders in toxic-free products.

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Products carrying the Australian Certified Toxic-Free® logo or our new VERIFIED NONTOXIC™ seal, are MADE SAFE NonToxic Certified™

"Nontoxic ingredients are by far the Healthier Choice for you & your family"
“Thanks to research organisations, writers, journalists, doctors, scientists, environmental advocates and the many people that make up the cosmetics industry, I am grateful to be part of a movement towards natural and organic products. There are so many inspiring brands that share this passion for raising chemical awareness, seeking to improve the cosmetics industry by formulating nontoxic, sustainable and healthy products. Support Safe Cosmetics Australia’s, Toxic Free Campaign and look for brands that carry the approved seals.” – Amina Kitching, FDR Safe Cosmetics Australia

20 Jan 2017

Last Update: 21 Jan 2017

Article/Information supplied by Amina Kitching

Disclaimer - Any general advice given in any article should not be relied upon and should not be taken as a substitute for visiting a qualified medical Doctor.