September 28, 2020 4 min read

Are you thinking of making the switch to a clean beauty regime?  At i.anka-eo, we think now is the time to make a positive change for your skin.  We are a small company that believes that getting the chemicals off your skin is always a good decision.  Our simple essential oil blends replace your multi-step regimen with essential oils that do a lot of heavy lifting.  From keeping your pores clean all the way to helping your skin to exfoliate itself naturally.

The demand for simple and organic natural products has exploded recently as consumers have become aware of the dangerous ingredients contained in conventional beauty products.  The problem? When a company labels there product as “natural” it can mean that one ingredient is natural, the same can be said for brands claiming to be “organic”.  The proof as the like to say is in the pudding, you have to check your ingredients labels to be completely sure.

Mass produced beauty products are likely to contain a host of dangerous chemicals and this is true for green beauty products as well.  These include fragrances, parabens, PEG’s, phthalates, skin irritants and more.  Some of the ingredients are believed to be linked to cancer, others can build up in your endocrine system causing hormone disruptions.  In some cases, they have even resulted in fertility issues and can actual cause damage to your cells.

Fresher is always better.

Preservatives keep products fresh longer, but how long do you think your cleanser or night time cream have been sitting on store shelves?  Not to mention the amount of time from manufacturing to store shelves, that is a long time for a product to maintain its freshness.  The truth is without some sort of preservative those products would go rancid very quickly. 

While preservatives can make sure that a product doesn’t go rancid quickly, it degrades over time.  The retinols will lose their power, healing botanicals will have less efficacy and the antioxidants will begin to turn.  This isn’t great news for your skin or your wallet.  We think that might be the most compelling reason to switch to freshly made skin care.  Quite simply, the fresher the product, the better it works.

Small batch handmade beauty makers like i.anka-eo make our blends daily, not weekly, monthly or yearly to make sure that your skin care is fresh and has maximum efficacy.  It takes more effort on our part to fulfil or orders as they come in, we think it’s well worth it for skin care that actually works.

Clean Beauty Products Have No Harmful Chemicals

Your skin is porous and absorbent, so when you use chemicals it is actually ingesting them.  You’ve heard the term “you are what you eat”, well that’s true for your skin.  On average your skin will absorb 50% of what you put on it within 27 seconds.

The residue from ingredients like fragrances, phthalates, preservatives, harsh surfactants can cause a variety of health problems.  We know you might be wondering how and why these ingredients are allowed into beauty products if they are so harmful, the answer is simple.  While the beauty industry is regulated, its loose.  Most of their ingredients get allowances up to a certain level, the onus is on the company to submit data to show that ingredients are safe.  While everything can be safe for a predetermined amount of time, the long-term effects are only just now coming to the forefront.

The likelihood that using products that contain chemical ingredients is slim, unless you start counting all of them together.

(See our blog posting on ingredients to avoid in your skin care) 

It’s better if you have sensitive skin.

Clean beauty products are formulated without the use of synthetic chemicals, which can irritate your skin.  If you suffer from dehydration, redness and tightness it could be a reaction to the chemicals found in conventional beauty products.

That’s why products like i.anka-eo are so good!  They are formulated using only organic ingredients, which are both pure and natural.  This means that they are much gentler on your skin and help to get your skin back on the right track.

They are also the best way to get glowing skin, with regular use, you will notice a difference.  Your skin will get stronger, more toned and less reactionary over time. 

It’s not just about the look.

Most beauty purchases are made because you’d like to enhance your appearance… we all want to look our best after all, but you have to begin to factor in what’s happening beneath the surface.  Here at i.anka-eo we know that beauty is more than just the surface, it’s all about what’s happening beneath the skin.  By using clean and organic ingredients that work with your skin, rather than forcing a reaction.  While our products don’t work immediately, over time the difference in your skin will be clear.

As always, we advocate for a sustainable skin care routine, free of chemicals because we believe that having great skin shouldn't wreck the planet or mess with your body.  Instead using what the earth has given us can enhance and protect the skin we already have.  Would you like to read more?  Here are some of our most popular blogs:

Cucumbers and Your Skin

Have you checked your sunscreen ingredients lately?

Need a Skin Reset?

5 Ways Your Skin Care is Messing with the Planet



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