Research has shown that the average modern woman applies more than 200 chemicals to her skin during the course of the day and up to 60% of these are absorbed into the bloodstream. Organic skincare ingredients have been shown to be of the highest quality and are a great alternative to everyday skincare products. The reason for this is that the all natural ingredients are grown without the use of pesticides and harmful chemical fertilizers, herbicides and pesticides.
Organic skincare products also contain less synthetic and chemical ingredients, which cause fewer skin allergies and irritation to the skin. Although organic products may have a shorter shelf life, they are fresher and every product has an expiry date on the product, helping you to keep track of their longevity.
So, now that we know the primary reasons to use natural skincare, what products are on offer? Beaucience (pronounced “bo-si-ance”) is an all natural skincare range that uses organic formulations to carefully feed the skin with essential nutrients and to help the skin function as it should. There are no parabens, colourants, petrochemicals and sulphur contained within.
None of the ingredients, or the final products have been tested on animals. ALL of the Beaucience products are designed for the environmentally conscious consumer. The company was inspired by natural innovation and has created affordable, accessible, highly effective and professional skincare ranges for both men and women.
The main ingredient in the range is Proteasyl PW, which is a natural protector of derma proteins that effectively restores the balance between the break down and build up of the epidermal proteins. This strengthens the skin and provides an anti-aging effect. It also protects the collagen and elastin activated during aging and stress. Proteasyl PW also contributes to the protection and repair of epidermal proteins, thus providing the skin with moisture and effectively plumping it up.
The basic routine for your skin is simple and easy to follow. The first step is cleansing. The choices are between a Hydrating Cleansing Gel and the Hydrating Cleansing Milk, which will deep cleanse without stripping the skin’s natural oils. The second step is to use the Gentle Toner, which soothes and calms the skin.
The toner is acetone free and is suitable for all skin types. The third step is to apply the Moisturizing Day Cream, which is a non-greasy day cream with Vitamin B and marula oils that prevents trans-epidermal water loss. With an SPF15, this cream also protects the skin against the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays.
The Night Nourishing Cream is specially formulated with natural oils such as avocado, marula, hibiscus, sunflower and evening primrose, which provide the skin with intensive moisturisation, nourishment and rejuvenation. The Skin Renew and the Complexion Perfector serums are light and easily absorbs into the skin to treat wrinkles and create a perfect complexion. These are safe to use every evening before you apply your night cream.
Whatever products you choose, remember that they must work the way you want them to so as soon as you find a rash, redness or any form of skin irritation, stop using the product immediately. ALL skincare products should be mild and gentle and with the Beaucience range, they have taken extra care to ensure that you get the best professional, natural skincare for your face and body.
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To stand a chance to win a host of these products, send your name and “Beaucience” in the subject line in an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org before 12pm on Monday, October 19. Good luck!