Organic foods have become increasingly popular over the last few years, as we all try to eat more naturally and avoid the effects of pesticides and other nasties that can go into foods not farmed organically. The same is true of skin care products. There is a growing trend towards organic skin care products, made with natural, organic ingredients to protect our bodies. The more we learn about some of the chemicals used to farm non-organic products, the more we move towards choosing skin care products that don’t expose us to the bad stuff.
At Jersey Beauty, we love learning about natural ingredients that have a proven track record of helping to treat skin concerns. We love products that harness the power and goodness of natural organic ingredients, in the right combinations and quantities, to benefit your skin, like Evolve Organic Beauty products. Developed by founder Sarah, who has used natural ingredients on her own skin since growing up, Evolve create skin care products that harness the power of natural organic ingredients. Whatever your skin type there are organic skin care products out there to care for your skin effectively.
We took a look at some common skin concerns to see how organic ingredients may be able to help address the underlying issues and concerns. Happy skin, happy you!
A lot of us have issues with oily skin. Now the first thing to say is that oil is not bad. We all need some essential oils on our skin to protect from dryness and to have a healthy complexion. Oily skin becomes an issue when you are producing excessive oil that then sits on top of your skin. This oil production imbalance can cause breakouts, enlarged and clogged pores and an excessive shine to your skin.
Your sebaceous glands produce oil to protect your skin, creating a fine layer of oil on top of the skin. When these glands produce excess oil, whether due to a hormone imbalance, genetics or other causes, this excess oil sits on top of the skin and can cause problems. It can clog pores and trap dead skin cells, making your skin dull and irritated, or trap bacteria which in turn leads to breakouts and acne.
How do you treat oily skin?
The first step to treating oily skin is making sure you clear the excess oil, dirt and debris from your skin to cleanse it thoroughly. However, you need to use products that don’t also dry out your skin or irritate it further.
Using organic products that are gentle on the skin, whilst cleansing deeply, can help to address oily skin concerns. Evolve Organic Beauty have two really great products that not only cleanse the skin but also work to replace goodness and protect against the causes of excessive oil.
Evolve Organic Beauty Daily Detox Facial Wash
This is a gentle but effective foaming facial wash that cleanses deeply, using natural ingredients. There are natural sugars that work to cleanse away impurities, while organic papaya enzymes work to gently exfoliate the skin, getting rid of those dead skin cells and pollutants, and finally organic Aloe Vera softens the skin. The facial wash leaves your skin clean, smooth and supple.
Following the Daily Detox Facial Wash, the Rainforest Rescue Blemish Serum gives targets natural yet powerful treatment for blemish prone and congested skin. It works to decrease excess sebum (oil) production, leaving your skin clearer and helping to protect against future breakouts. This serum contains willow bark, which is a natural source of salicylic acid. While some products with salicylic acid can dry out the sin, this is super gentle with no stinging, but managing to balance the skin.
While some of us battle with excess oil, there are also those of us who battle with dry skin. This can be down to a number of factors, from genetics to hormones, and even the products you are using to care for your skin. Organic skin care products can be great for dry skin, which can also mean skin sensitivity.
Dry skin is where you just don’t produce enough oil for your skin to create the lipid barrier that protects the layers of skin underneath. This is made up of skin cells held together by the fine layer of oil. That is the difference between dry and dehydrated skin – dry skin lacks oil, dehydrated skin lacks moisture. Dry skin is characteristically flaky and can be irritated because of the impaired lipid barrier. This is because the layer of oil that would protect your skin is lacking and so irritants can get into those top layers of skin causing redness, breakouts and patches of dry, flaky skin.
How organic skin care products benefit dry skin?
A lot of skin care products that contain artificial ingredients and chemicals can be harsh for your skin. Chemicals can dry out and irritate an already weakened lipid barrier. Organic skin care products are made with natural and gentle acting ingredients that help to soothe and heal dry skin, replacing the oils lacking and encouraging oil production.
Evolve Organic Beauty Daily Renew Facial Cream
This organic facial cream offers gentle but effective nourishment for dry skin. It contains Argan oil that is easily absorbed and high in Vitamin E and fatty acids to repair skin. It also contains hyaluronic acid, a powerful ingredient that holds up to 1000 times its weight in water, rehydrating skin where moisture has been allowed to leave the skin due to an impaired barrier.
This nourishing and gentle cleansing melt is great for balancing the skin’s oils whilst also deeply cleansing without causing irritation. It has enriching Baobab oil, which nourishes and improves your skin’s elasticity. It also helps to rejuvenate new skin cells and promote healing. Not only that but Baobab is rich in antioxidants which protect the skin from free radical damage, and is therefore a great anti-ageing ingredient.
What even is normal? We aren’t so keen on this term in Jersey Beauty… who even wans to be normal?! We’re all unique and different. But we do recognize that a lot of us have similar skin concerns that don’t easily fall into the other types, so this is for all of you! Even those of us with ‘normal’ skin have oily areas. Most of us have patches of excessive oil, often in what we call the T-Zone (forehead and nose) or on our chin. A lot of us also get times where we have excessive oil for any number of reasons – changes in hormones, the weather, our stress levels or even our diet can change the oil production levels of your skin.
Evolve Organic Beauty Radiant Glow Organic Face Mask - smells like chocolate!
An amazing natural organic skin care treat is the Evolve Organic Beauty Radiant Glow Organic Face Mask, which both exfoliates and nourishes skin at the same time. And best of all – it smells like chocolate! That’s because one of the active ingredients is Raw Cacao, which is high in antioxidants to protect the skin whilst improving hydration and your complexion. It also has coconut shell powder which acts as a natural exfoliator, getting rid of those stubborn dead skin cells and debris on top of the skin, and de-clogging pores, to give your complexion back its natural, beautiful glow.
This mask is the ultimate pick-me-up for all skin types and its natural organic ingredients make it a gentle but powerful way to care for your skin.
Radiant Glow Organic Face MaskExfoliating maskSkincare60ml: £25.00
Signs of Ageing
One of the major skin concerns Jersey Beauty customers ask us about is ageing skin. Our skin naturally changes over time and the ageing process can take its toll on our skin. We think that natural ageing is something to celebrate and not to try to hide or mourn! However, we also recognise that with changes in hormones as we age, skin can also become dehydrated and start to feel tight or show signs of premature ageing, like deepened wrinkles or sagging skin.
Evolve Organic Beauty Miracle Facial Oil
We love this organic oil because it is nourishing but still light on the skin. It also contains natural retinol from Organic Rosehip which works to tighten skin and antioxidants from Organic Argan oil which work to regenerate and revitalise mature and dry skin.