There’s this strange misconception that if something is labeled as being “natural” then it’s harmless. There’s also something that many consumers don’t realize but skin care companies do, applying the term “natural” to a skin care product is almost guaranteed to result in selling more product at a much higher price point.
The funny thing about all of this is that people are sometimes shocked when they find out that they are allergic to “natural” skin care products. The people that are shocked need to get their heads out of the sand, pronto!
I’m here today to help dissuade you from making that impulse purchase just because a product is super expensive and says it contains natural lavender and peppermint.
Consumers are making impulse purchases at an alarmingly increasing rate and they are being drawn into the “natural” craze while doing so. What people need to understand is that the term natural is really used as a marketing ploy more than anything. So many people are under the assumption that a product must be completely safe if it’s deemed as being 100% organic or natural. This makes me cringe, really.
What some people don’t understand is that natural or not, things can still be harmful if consumed by someone that has an allergy to an ingredient. Sure, peanuts are natural. Does that mean we should put them in our skin creams to help enhance the products? Probably not, because a lot of people are allergic to peanuts. As you can imagine, natural skin care products can cause rashes, medical complications and even death in certain cases. It’s not all safe and sound like you might perceive it to be.
What I’m driving at here is that I want consumers to start taking a closer look at the ingredients of products that they are consuming. I don’t want the focus to simply be on what’s natural and what’s synthetic. If you want to try out some natural skin care products, then by all means, go for it. However, don’t think that you’re doing both the world and your body the best favor possible. Sometimes you need something stronger that works better and faster. We’re technologically and scientifically advancing for a reason. One of those reasons is to treat ourselves better. Sometimes science and technology beat nature. It’s simple as that really.