Natural Skincare VS Synthetic: Which One Is Better for Our Skin?

organic vs synthetic skincare

If you’re new to natural skincare, you might be thinking “what’s all the hype about?” 

It’s time we took a good look at the types of products we put on our skin; you might be surprised by what you find from traditional skincare and beauty brands!

If your own beauty ritual has yet to incorporate plant-based products, read on for more about their incredible benefits. When you’re ready to make the switch, head over to Hello Beauty Club to check out our amazing trial offer to get your natural (and vegan!) skincare routine started. 

What does “Organic” mean in terms of skincare?

Organic skin care is generally defined as skin care products which contain organically grown ingredients that are free from pesticides. Just as you might buy organic fruits and vegetables in the supermarket, when you purchase organic skincare you can be sure the ingredients in your products were grown without any pesticides, chemicals, or preservatives.

With products like our Organic Ginger Eye Cream you can feel good about where those ingredients come from and how they’re grown. In fact, all of Hello Beauty Club’s products are dermatologist tested, suitable for vegans, free of harmful chemicals, and made with only the most natural and effective ingredients. That’s skincare you can feel good about. 

What are the benefits of using natural skincare products? 

Effective and Nutrient Rich 

There’s a reason these botanicals and natural ingredients have been used in traditional beauty treatments for thousands of years – they’re effective! 

You might notice that there’s a big overlap between health foods that are recommended for a healthy diet and those that are used in natural skincare products – that’s because they’re rich in nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that your body needs to flourish. From fruits, vegetables, nuts, and the oils that are derived from each, naturally-sourced ingredients can be used to feed both your body and your skin. By using skincare with naturally-derived vitamins and antioxidants you can strengthen your body’s defenses against cellular breakdown and ageing, leaving you with longterm youthful-looking skin.

Environmentally friendly ingredients

By using products with natural ingredients you’re supporting a sustainable future of agriculture and farming. Traditional beauty companies have caused a huge drain on the earth’s resources through manufacturing efforts, but natural skincare brands like Hello Beauty Club are committed to minimizing the impact the industry has on the world.

By choosing an organic and vegan skincare brand, you’re supporting the planet’s well-being by supporting farmers of natural, healthy ingredients and helping to prevent animal cruelty practices. Vegan skincare is made from plants and minerals as well as safe synthetic ingredients, eliminating the use of any animal-derived ingredients that are typically found in beauty products. 

Skincare with Sustainable Packaging 

Hard plastics used in packaging for cosmetics, deodorants, and shampoo bottles create a massive amount of waste which is a huge challenge to recycle – close to 76.8 billion plastic units per year¹ are created by the beauty industry. Since many of these products are single-use or have a short life cycle (meaning they need to be replenished often), the beauty and personal care industry creates a huge drain on the earth’s resources, as well as contributing harmful waste to the earth’s land and oceans.

In an effort to minimise their impact, many natural brands have begun exploring functional alternatives to plastic in their packaging, such as bamboo, glass, and recycled cardboard.

We can all do our part to creating a sustainable future – the easiest way for the average person to contribute is to support brands that are environmentally conscious. That means putting your dollar towards food, beauty, and clothing brands that prioritize sustainable supply chains and packaging.

When you order from Hello Beauty Club, you can rest easy knowing your products are simple, clean, and sustainable – from the packaging to what’s inside. While you’re taking care of your skin, you can look after the planet as well.

Best Natural skincare ingredients? 

Here’s a quick list of some of the most effective natural skincare ingredients to look for when purchasing skincare and the benefits they provide. For more, check out our full list.

Argan Oil: hydrating

Lavender: calming and hydrating

Chamomile: calming properties.

Green Tea: protects and purifies

Ginger: anti-ageing

Marshmallow Root: hydration 

What skin benefits can I expect to see from antioxidants? 

You might expect antioxidants are good for you, but do you know what they are exactly? Simply put, antioxidants are molecules that fight free radicals, or disease-causing compounds that are naturally present in your body. Your body has natural defenses to keep those levels of free radicals from getting too high, but whole foods and natural elements that are rich in antioxidants are a great way to give them a boost. 

When it comes to skincare, you can strengthen your body’s defenses against cellular breakdown and ageing by looking out for these important vitamins and antioxidants. 

Vitamin A: Anti-Ageing
The body converts Vitamin A to retinol² which is famously fabulous for filling in fine lines and wrinkles, brightening skin, and evening skin tone.  Vitamin A naturally occurs in carrots, sweet potatoes, and dairy products. 

Vitamin C: Brightening
Vitamin C is one of the most important vitamins for skin health – it can lighten hyperpigmentation and dark spots and brighten your overall complexion. Look for citrus fruits like oranges and grapefruits to get your dose and give skin that healthy glow.

Vitamin E: Moisturising
Vitamin E is a natural anti-inflammatory, can prevent premature aging, and helps keep skin soft and supple. It’s found in green leafy vegetables like spinach and broccoli. 

Vitamin F: Rejuvenation
Vitamin F provides moisture and plumpness without weighing down the skin. When applied to the face in a serum or moisturiser it fortifies and protects the skin’s barrier, thereby helping to fend off free radicals like UV rays and smoke.

If you want your skincare to pack a Vitamin-punch as well, start by giving our Natural Face Serum with Retinol + Vitamins C, E, F a try. 

What skin benefits can I expect to see from retinol? 

Retinol can be very effective in reducing wrinkles – in fact, most dermatologists will recommend it as your first step to keeping signs of ageing at bay. 

So it’s important, but what is retinol and what does it do? Retinol is a derivative of vitamin A that helps boost collagen production and aid in cell turnover³, meaning it can help create smooth skin, reduce sun spots or discoloration, and fine lines. Cell turnover might sound super scientific, but it really just means the creation of fresh new skin cells, which means a bit of collagen gets revealed in your skin.

Collagen is the key ingredient that keeps our skin looking fresh, youthful and bright. But over time our body starts to produce less which can cause some of the most common skin concerns like wrinkles, sagging skin, dark circles – the list goes on. By stimulating collagen production in your skin with a topical treatment like retinol, you can help return your skin cells to the former glory seen in your younger years. Retinol has become a much loved skincare ingredient 

because when your skin gets a boost in collagen, it starts improving from the inside out. 

When you try Hello Beauty Club’s Natural Face Serum with Retinol, you can say hello to collagen-boosting skin care and goodbye to blemishes and skin imperfections.

It’s important to use a moisturiser alongside a retinol product to prevent drying, so make sure to pair it with our Natural Argan Face Cream. Luckily we’ve got you covered with a Natural Skincare Box which covers all the steps you’ll need for a naturally anti-ageing skincare routine.

1) “The Beauty Industry Has a Plastics Problem | Teen Vogue.” 26 Dec. 2018, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

2) “Vitamin A for Skin – Healthline.” 20 Aug. 2018, Accessed 16 Oct. 2020.

3) “The Benefits of Retinol – Retinoid and Retin-A for Skin and ….” 16 Oct. 2020, Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.