By Alinda Boyd, Naturopath
No doubt you’ve heard the saying ‘you are what you eat’, but have you ever stopped to consider that maybe ‘we are what we put on our skin’ too? Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies in terms of surface area. Of course we think of our skin as a protective covering that keeps things out – but our skin can also let things in. While some of these may be beneficial for our health – many are not, and people are becoming more aware of what they are putting on their skin and the effect that this has both internally and externally.
Have a look at the ingredient list on your current skincare bottles. Can you read the ingredients? Parabens, phenoxyethanol, petroleum oils, silicone, propylene glycol, ethanolamines (MEA, DEA, TEA), EDTA, triclosan, synthetic fragrances and colours are just some of the less than desirable ingredients sneaking into skincare products.
Luckily Kunara has one of Australia’s most comprehensive range of truly natural skincare that are effective, safe and not tested on animals. And remember, to look for labels that state they are certified organic, to ensure you are getting the best quality product.
Some of our favourites include:
Born on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Saya Skincare may be a new brand on the block but it ticks all the boxes if you’re looking for a vegan-friendly, natural and effective skincare brand. Their range centres around organic Australian native botanicals and includes cleansers, masks, moisturisers, hair care and a to-die-for Argan Body Oil.
Moo Goo has taken the Australian natural skincare market by storm with an extensive range of products particularly suitable for individuals with sensitive skin or skin concerns such as eczema. Their Eczema and Psoriasis cream is consistently one of our best sellers.
Vegan, Certified organic. Cruelty Free. Australian Made. What more could you ask for in a skincare brand? La Mav’s skincare range includes clinically-proven bio-active ingredients which cover a range of skincare needs – from pigmentation and blemishes through to sensitivity and rosacea.