A Paleo Diet Approach To Skin Care Products?


The Paleo diet has been all the rage for the past couple of years. It’s probably one of the hottest trends in dieting since the South Beach Diet. Is it possible that the Paleo diet craze is now starting to have an impact in skin care product creation as well?

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Paleo Diet Impacting Natural Beauty Product Market

It’s no secret that food bloggers and even folks out in Hollywood think that the Paleo diet and the so called, “caveman way” is the approach to take when it comes to leading a healthy natural lifestyle. The uptick in this lifestyle is absolutely crazy and it’s not only having an impact on the dieting habits of individuals but also on their beauty and skin regimens.

Natural skin products are popping up over the place these days. With brands such as Araza Natural Beauty, FatFace Skin Care and Astrida Naturals, Paleo skin care brands are taking up more space on the shelves than ever before. The reason that these products seem to be making gains on the popularity front is none other than the fact that they are created using real, healthy, unprocessed foods as ingredients. A lot of these products contain ingredients such as coconut oil, avocado oil and unrefined butter. Paleo skin care ingredients are generally unprocessed and that’s what makes them so appealing to the growing segment.

Is The Approach For Everyone?
Perhaps not, but the Paleo skin care approach can be a great choice for many. It really depends on the individual person. For those seeking a toxin free alternative approach, this may be the way to go. According to dermatologist and MD, Tsippora Shainhouse, “Paleo beauty staples include coconut oil, olive oil, sweet almond oil, [apple-]cider vinegar, baking soda,” and based on some of my personal research, these products can be great for your skin.

However, sometimes the Paleo route can be more expensive, and more work, versus the commercial product approach to skin care. I think it’s a matter of personal choice and a lifestyle decision that you need to make.

Should you decide to take the Paleo approach to beauty and skin care, be sure to inspect the products to confirm whether or not they are actually, “Paleo certified.” There are currently two organizations that certify products now, the Paleo Foundation and Paleo Friendly. If a certified product follows proper standards, they are given the rights to use any and all Certified Paleo logos, trademarks, and certification marks to display to consumers that the products are in fact certified as being Paleo.

If you’re looking to take a natural approach then I’d suggest educating yourself a bit more on the topic before taking the leap. I’d personally prefer to stick with products and brands that I know work. But that’s just the way that I do it. Of course, this is an instance where unfortunately a one size fits all approach just won’t cut it. I pretty much use Delfogo more than any other brand because it works for me. However, if you find that a Paleo skin care line works for you, then congrats to you!

A Paleo Diet Approach To Skin Care Products?
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Brandon Sirrico


Brandon Sirrico is a well-versed marketing expert with a background in finance. He holds an MBA from Florida International University and an undergrad from Northeastern. A former bodybuilder, he's a dedicated gym rat who provides many updates on health and diet as well as reactions to trending skin care topics.