Many companies with “natural” products on the market today focus on telling you what toxic ingredients they don’t contain, instead of revealing the toxic ingredients they do contain. This is known as greenwashing. For example, some companies will label their products paraben-free but use an alternative preservative such as phenoxyethanol which is almost as toxic as using parabens!
The best way to ensure you are purchasing truly non-toxic cosmetics and skin care products is by visiting the Environmental Working Group’s Skin Deep Cosmetics Database and reading ingredients. While visiting the database I discovered The Non Toxic Shop which sells Australian made natural skin care products for the entire family.
The Non Toxic Shop keeps it natureal by:
- Only using naturally derived or certified organic ingredients (that are truly non-toxic).
- Not testing on animals and is vegan-friendly.
- Using eco-friendly recyclable packaging.
Their mission is to help reduce their impact on the environment and provide sustainable, non-toxic products at an affordable price.
I wanted to try a new skin care regimen and have been using the Synergy Skin Care line exclusively for the past 6 weeks. My skin is thanking me for it. These products feel really good and my skin is looking really good. The Synergy line is infused with an all-star list of ingredients which work together to combat a myriad of skin concerns such as blemishes, free radicals, uneven skin tone, fine lines, loss of elasticity, pigmentation and sun damage.
I start my routine off with the Synergy Face Wash twice a day. It works well on its own but I prefer putting a small amount on my Clarisonic electric face brush which makes a nice lather. It removes make-up and dirt without drying my skin.
About 2-3 times a week I use a pump of the Synergy Micro-Refining Scrub in the evenings which is gentle enough for my sensitive skin, yet effective at exfoliating and helping to unclog my pores. After rinsing it off with tepid water, my skin feels silky smooth and has a nice glow!
Next I spritz my face with the Synergy Toner which preps my skin for the next step. Sometimes I spritz my face with the toner throughout the day to refresh my skin.
I follow up with the Synergy Moisturizer which is perfectly hydrating without leaving any greasiness behind.
In the evenings, I apply a pump of the Synergy Serum to my face, neck and eye area before moisturizing. It’s jam-packed with ingredients such as Olive Oil, Coenzyme Q10, Resveratrol, Vitamin B3, Phospholipids, Sphingolipids, Colloidal Oatmeal, Arnica Extract, Cucumber Fruit Extract, Green Tea Leaf Powder, Ginseng Root Extract and Radish Root Extract.
The Non Toxic Shop is generously offering Natureal Mom readers 25% off ALL products until September 21, 2012. Simply enter code “naturealmom” in the checkout : )
Also, one lucky Natureal Mom reader can win a Synergy Prize Pack containing the above pictured products valued at $130 USD!
To enter, simply follow the instructions below. Good luck!