How To Find A Truly Natural Moisturiser & Ingredients To Avoid


If given the option, what would you prefer to drink: freshly squeezed orange juice or the packed ones we get in the supermarket? The majority of us would have answered with fresh orange juice squeezed before our eyes.  This is because we know that fresh juice, even if served half a glass, would prove to be more healthy and nutritious than a packed one. We know, the ones readily available have preservatives or artificial colours and flavours as well. We are well aware of its harm and hence would never consciously take the decision of choosing this over one that is more natural. So, the foods that we take in reflect our well-being. Similarly, the food we feed our skin reflects the health of our skin. 

Not to forget, the more natural it is, the greater benefits it comes with.


Why Natural?

“Natural” has become the buzzword. Everybody wants to go for food, products or anything that has a Natural tag on it. But surely for obvious reasons. Anything that is natural is more eco-friendly and skin-friendly too. When we consume organic food we know we will get fit and healthier. In the same way, when we incorporate natural skincare into our routine, we know it is going to give radiant and youthful skin without causing any harm to the skin which chemical-based skincare products do. Man is the closest to nature. Hence, anything that is closer to nature is also closer to man. With awareness comes wiser decisions. This has made us opt for skincare products that have been curated with the most natural of all ingredients, preferably vegan and cruelty-free at the same time. We don’t want to harm animals in the process of indulging in effective self-care. We now tend to care more for our environment and the organisms that surround us. So, imbibing a routine that is more natural will definitely make your skin healthier and happier.

Benefits of a Natural Moisturiser

When it comes to skincare, one of the most vital steps is proper and right moisturisation. Be it any type of skin, oily, dry, combination or sensitive, one cannot miss on generously applying a moisturiser. Speaking of skin-friendly goods, natural moisturisers are fast entering skin care regimens and makeup kits. People are beginning to enjoy them more these days because they are free of artificial additives and chemicals.

Natural moisturisers are kinder and may not harm your skin. Not all organic ingredients, though, are safe for your skin. For instance, people who have nut allergies should steer clear of moisturisers containing oil extracts from almonds, argan, and other nuts. However, your skin can still benefit from a number of naturally hydrating ingredients. Safflower oil, honey, turmeric, white tea, oats, coconut oil, soy, liquorice, and olive oil are a few examples of natural substances that work well as humectants. For intense skin nourishment, they seal in moisture. They are also antibacterial and anti-inflammatory, which guarantees that your skin is free from rashes.


How to find a Truly Natural Moisturiser

A good moisturiser should be at the centre of any comprehensive skincare regimen. A barrier between you and the outside world, your skin shields you from the elements and potential illnesses. Ideal hydration also delays the appearance of premature wrinkles, evens out skin tone, and avoids bothersome skin conditions like inflammation and cracking that can leave your skin vulnerable.

So, let’s find out.

  • Read the ingredients: The first thing you should be doing is reading the ingredients and making sure that no chemicals have been labelled.
  • Natural: Make sure that it has a tag on “natural” written on it. This will help you find out what’s inside.
  • Sustainable: We have to make it a point to save the resources for our future generations too. Choosing a product that is sustainable can go a long way in optimising the use of our nature.
  • Eco-friendly:  While you look for products that are safer for the skin go for beauty goods that are safe for the environment too.
  • Cruelty-free: Search for the Bunny logo to make sure a company has not been testing its products on animals.
  • Vegan: A certified vegan label ensures that a product is free of any animal components or byproducts, does not use any animal ingredients or byproducts during production and is not subjected to animal testing.



Ingredients to avoid in Skincare

In the hunt for a truly natural moisturiser also keep a note of ingredients that you should be avoiding incorporating into your skincare. We have listed a few to make it easier for you.

Let's begin!

  • SLS: A foam enhancer and cleaning ingredient called SLS might irritate your skin, eyes, and lungs. Allergies may also be triggered. Concerns have also been raised about it being a pollutant to the environment and hazardous to non-reproductive organs. So, if any product has a label which says SLS free then you might want to pick this one as it is more oriented towards being a natural moisturiser.
  • SLES: Similar to SLS, SLES is used in the same manner but is frequently contaminated with 1,4-dioxane. Since 1,4-dioxane is mostly used to make other compounds less harsh, this raises some worry. In addition, 1,4-dioxane is a proven carcinogen.
  • Paraben:  Parabens are chemicals that act as preservatives to make the product last longer. However, parabens can cause irritation, swelling, and dermatitis and can also trigger allergies. So, stay away.
  • Phthalates: Phthalates are substances used in skincare treatments and cosmetics, primarily in perfumes. They are recognised endocrine destroyers that also lead to hormonal and reproductive issues, as well as birth deformities.
  • Mineral Oil: It is a by-product of petroleum that coats the skin like silicone and plugs the pores. This is extremely detrimental since it hinders the skin's ability to get rid of toxins, which makes acne and other conditions more likely.
  • Microbeads: Microbeads generally found in cleansers are a form of plastic that can cause the skin to turn extremely dry due to abrasion. These are not recommended if you are looking for a safer skincare ingredient.
  • Palm Oil: As good an ingredient as it can be, it clogs the pores and leads to breakouts. Something which we all run away from. 
  • Colours: Colours won’t do the magic but the composition of the skin care product, surely. Artificially added colours do more harm than good. It can irritate the skin and cause rashes.
  • Fragrances: Many of us base our skin care decisions on how something smells, but before we sniff anything, we should actually check to see if any synthetic fragrances have been included. Most goods are made entirely of chemically created scent compositions, which have been demonstrated to trigger allergic reactions on the skin as well as headaches, allergies, dizziness, rashes, cough, skin irritation, pigmentation, and hyperactivity.
  • Preservatives: As much as preservatives play a major role in keeping our beauty essentials fresh and safe they can in turn cause great damage to the skin. It may lead to UV-induced skin damage and also disruption in the growth of cells besides causing rashes, irritations and allergies.
  • Now that you know which ingredients to avoid you should gear up to pick a natural moisturiser if you still don’t have that in your routine.

    To make it easier for you Doctor A already has in store two extremely exotic yet natural moisturisers to give your skincare routine a natural approach. Besides containing ingredients that are organic and free from any of the above-mentioned chemicals, it is also vegan and cruelty-free. Isn't that great? It is a whole package of goodness. Let’s start with my personal favourite.


    Natural Vitamin C Brightening Moisturiser

    We all know of the variety of benefits Vitamin C has to offer. It brightens up the skin, removes dark spots and pigmentation and restores the natural glow. It has Vitamin E, Squalane, Vitamin A, Glycerine, Salicylic acid and plant extracts to keep your skin nourished and moisturised all day long. Besides, it contains no drying, harmful alcohol and is free from fragrances. Go check out our Natural Vitamin C Brightening Moisturiser  now!

    Intensely Exotic Repairing Night Moisturiser

    It is an intensely and insanely exotic night moisturiser which repairs all the damage that has been caused to your skin throughout the day due to sun exposure and pollutants. Prepared with a blend of yummy ingredients like mango butter, grapeseed oil and red raspberry oil it provides all the tasty food to your skin all night long. Not to forget, hyaluronic acid and squalane help in locking the moisture for deep hydration. There is no going back once you start with this lovely night moisturiser.

    Do try the products and let us know how you liked them!


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