Just wondering who thinks natural products work as well or even better than some of the products sold by the big cosmetic companies?
I think it all depends on what you are buying as a product & what it does for you, I like to have a bit of a mixture with my beauty product's.
I agree with goddess, I prefer natural based as much as possible but like to have a mix.
It depends which product you get, which brand and the ingredients they contain, whether you get the right ones which will be beneficial to your individual needs.
I find quite a few natural based products very beneficial for my skin but not always. The big cosmetic companies do have decent products as well.
I would love to use only natural products but I find a mix works best for my skin. I’m not really fussed by how big or small the company is, I have products from a whole range of companies and there isn’t much difference in their efficacy. Some of the bigger brands are bringing out more natural products. In terms of make up I find the bigger companies have more resources to utilise the latest technology and research. It’s all about finding something that suits your individual needs.
I use a mix too. I think that in general terms, my skin doesnt mind cleansers and moisturisers (basic stuff) from so called "natural" brands, but targeted serums with active ingredients (e.g. glycolic, other AHA, Vit C, etc) make a big difference to my skin, the so called natural just won't cut it.
I don’t have a bias. I’ll use any kind of formula. For makeup, I don’t mind going the synthetic route, the colours options are generally better.
I use a mix, some products like eye creams I have found are really hard to find a product I like in natural products. Then some things like powdered foundations I absolutely love.
It's hit and miss - some do & some don't. You can read about people's experiences but not everyone has the same skin so you'll probably have to trial a few brands first.
Yes Cityglenda. Thats what i was thinking but just wanted to know what people thought. So far, i am getting the same from most people so its really helpful : )
I'm trying to use more natural based skin and hair products. I like Sukin and Swisse and products which are Australian made.
I like to mix my products up too. Natural products are getting more effective, but for me a mix of both works best for skin care.
I use quite a lot of natural make-up and am slowly switching over to all natural as I run out of things.
I use a mix, not all synthetic ingredients are bad (e.g. Lush uses both natural and synthetic ingredients). Sukin, Swisse, NATIO are all great brands and I've never had an issue with any of the products.
I like a mix too. Its hard to tell which ones will work best until you try them, I do prefer natural for skincare especially those without silicones or alcohol. But for makeup I find "natural" ones just dont work as well as regular products.
I prefer natural products however when I'm shopping for skincare/makeup, I am open minded to anything depending on the reviews and price range :)
I use a mix of products as well, trying to go more natural, also avoiding silicones when I can. All my anti-aging actives are all chemical - serums etc.
Makeup I like NBN, Inika and Burts Bees - All natural - i think!
Moisturiser I find Natural products just as good. Anything Trilogy or Antipodes. I like A'kin Sukin and Natural Instinct for Cleansers and toning.
I've just found a natural sunscreen (zinc) that absorbs quickly and isn't greasy (SPF 15) that I actually like! Antipodes Immortal
I suppose its personal preference but natural products are slowly becoming more mainstream.
Hey Popsicle. Thats interesting to read of the sunscreen. I'll be looking more into that!!
I got a 15g sample tube of Immortal from adorebeauty for $20 comes with a serum as well. Couldn't find it at priceline or myer.
I prefer skin care that utilises natural ingredients, but am not particularly fussy when it comes to makeup, although I've been trying out more natural makeup lately (in particular Raww). I use natural shampoo and conditioner, purely because I found one I really like that works well for my thin and limp hair and now don't want to switch. I find that strong synthetic fragrances in skin care in particular really disagree with my skin and eyes.
I guess I use a mix of both. As much as I prefer to go natural, I have found IME that some products don't quite cut the mustard (for me natural haircare just doesn't work & don't get me started on natural toothpaste) & that not all natural products are created equal either. I find skincare (cleansers, moisturisers, facial mists) & body care (i.e. body lotions & butters) is where natural beauty is really flourishing, makeup to a lesser extent (although I do use a mineral foundation).
As others have said it so highly depends on what you're looking for. Some things you can find an equal or better natural alternative... for some it would be hard to. For instance if you're after anything anti-aging, you kind of end up HAVING to go for the harder chemical stuff... coconut oil is amazing but it does not get rid of fine lines.
I mix the two up. I had a phase for a while where it all HAD to be natural, but the truth is that that works when you don't have any real issues that require a more chemical product... I'm sure it may prevent those issues if you start early on.
I was kindly sent this serum to trial by BH (thank you!).
I bought these knitted softies in the bright colour range. You get 24 of the ponytailers in a pack so it is good value for money.
Really enjoyed being on this trial as I discovered a new foundation that I could wear everyday to work and would not break the budget.
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