Natural skin care products typically do not contain chemicals or synthetic ingredients. They may also include more environmentally friendly options.
What is natural skin care?
The term “natural skin care” can mean different things. The “natural” label isn’t regulated across the industry. This means each company can choose what “natural” means for themselves.
“There’s a lot of debate in the industry on what’s considered ‘natural’ and what’s not,” says licensed aesthetician and beauty blog author Dana Murray.
“Often, natural ingredients can be inconsistent in makeup, so it’s hard to measure effectiveness and potency. [As well, some] natural ingredients, like essential oils, can cause irritation to the skin,” she says.
Benefits of natural skin care
According to a 2015 clinical review of plant extracts in skin care, botanical products can be a rich source of:
According to the authors of the above review, plant extracts may be a safe and cost-effective alternative to synthetics. Here’s a quick look at how these may benefit different skin types:
For oily skin
A natural skin care routine for oily skin may help reduce oiliness without the use of expensive skin care regimens or prescription drugs.
There are several methods of using natural skin care and home remedies for oily skin.