Are natural ingredients in skincare products really better?

Are Natural Ingredients Better for Your Skin?

Natural ingredients are often perceived as healthier for the skin. But is it true?

The word “natural” is vague and has unfortunately been abused by companies who sometimes cloak harmful ingredients under the guise of being naturally derived. In reality, everything that exists, including ingredients developed in labs, is derived from nature. Everything modified by chemists in the field of skincare originated at some point in plants or organic materials. And, just like the food industry, some ingredients are more processed than others, sometimes to the point that you cannot recognize them anymore.

For instance, picture a baked potato served with butter and salt versus potato chips whose ingredients contain canola oil and salt. Both are derived from nature, although one is more processed than the other. The latter has lost most of its nutritional content and it is also fried in oils that are known to increase inflammation.

Knowing this, you should not blindly trust the word “natural” on a label. Instead, read the ingredients’ list to find out if the skin care company you are buying products from is committed to using high quality ingredients that promote skin health.

Let’s look at some other common terms used in the clean beauty and natural industry and what they really mean…

Non-Toxic Ingredients

Conventional skincare products sometimes contain harmful or harsh chemicals that can lead to skin irritation, allergic reactions, and even long-term health problems. On the other hand, natural ingredients such as plant extracts and essential oils are gentle on the skin and less likely to cause any adverse effects. The term “non-toxic” when referring to skincare ingredients often implies that the ingredients are less processed and geared towards promoting long-term skin health.

Clean Beauty by AnaK formulates skin care solutions that contain ingredients that promote long-term health, within and without. As such, our skincare line is suitable for all skin types, included the most sensitive types.

Vegan Ingredients

Vegan skincare products avoid the use of animal-derived ingredients such as honey, beeswax, and animal-derived collagen, making them cruelty-free and suitable for people who follow a vegan lifestyle.

Most of our skincare products are vegan-friendly and free of parabens.

Sustainable Skin Care

Sustainable ingredients have a smaller impact on the environment compared to synthetic ingredients. The production of synthetic ingredients can involve the use of non-renewable resources, toxic chemicals, and can produce waste. On the other hand, natural ingredients are often grown using sustainable farming methods and do not have the same environmental impact.

Our brand supports ecological farming practices as well as fair trade. We strive to minimize waste and the use of synthetic ingredients.

Eco-Friendly Packaging

Vegan and natural skincare products often come in eco-friendly packaging, such as recyclable containers, which reduces waste and helps to conserve resources. The choice of ink, stickers, wrappers, paper and carboard if application all have an impact on a product’s eco-friendliness. Every decision is important when it comes to protecting the environment, no matter how small.

Our shipping packaging is recycled and eco-friendly. Our bottles are made or recycled plastic level 4, and then can be recycled again after being used.

Protection of Biodiversity

Ingredients used in natural skincare products are often sourced from small-scale, local farmers, which helps to preserve biodiversity and supports local communities.

Improved Skin Health

Natural ingredients have been used for centuries for their skin-soothing and rejuvenating properties. For example, ingredients like aloe vera, chamomile, and calendula have been shown to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and moisturizing effects on the skin.

Our primary goal at Clean Beauty by AnaK is to promote skin health for all skin types. That is why we use ingredients that are vegan, non-toxic, eco-friendly and sustainable.


Skincare products with natural ingredients that are non-toxic and vegan are a healthier and more sustainable choice for both people and the environment. By using such products, you can take care of your skin knowing you are maximizing your own health and the health of the planet.

At Clean Beauty by AnaK, we use ingredients that are non-toxic and cruelty-free. We develop products that improve skin health in the short term AND the long term. We have a holistic view of health and believe that skincare should contribute to your overall wellbeing – in body, mind and soul.

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