It’s time to start reading your labels.
“It’s not what you put on your skin; it’s what you put in your body. People have glowing skin not because they put something on it, but because they glow as human beings.”
Some insight by Julie Gabriel from the Green Beauty Guide the word “natural” on the product box really means nothing, even when it adorns a pretty label with a bunch of flowers on it.
This allows keen marketers to slap the hot word “natural” on the label. Today, many people associate “green” with eco-consciousness, sustainability, organic farming, chemical-free foods, and low-emission vehicles running on biofuels or electricity.
In beauty, green means understanding nature and the human body as a whole, improving your looks naturally and holistically, and abstaining from synthetic, hazardous chemicals.
It’s not uncommon to find labels such as “organic,” “hypoallergenic,” and “cruelty-free” attached to your favourite skin care products. But when you buy green cosmetic products, it’s hard to tell whether the word “organic” on a label is a genuine claim.
Green claims sound reassuring, but you should be warned that too often they have little, if any, meaning. More often than not, closer inspection reveals that such products contain minuscule amounts of organic herbs, and the rest of the bottle is filled with preservatives and chemicals.
Contrary to what some people say, green beauty isn’t expensive. You don’t need to be faithful to a skin care line just because you love one product.
Healthy skin starts with clean skin, however, many soaps and washes can strip the skin of natural oils and moisture. A common cause of dry, sensitive skin can be the overuse of conventional soaps and cleansers. Oily cleansers and soapless cleansers are growing in popularity as they do not contain ingredients that strip the skin of natural oils, but rather preserve and restore it. Soapless cleansers are also great for all skin types.
Wynnya’s African Black Soap is a truly beautiful, gentle and soapless solution. An amazing product made from the perfect blend of African black soap and pure essential oils. It cleanses your skin deeply, while protecting and respecting the natural barrier of the skin. Assists with the thinning of fine lines, evening out of dark spots and reducing of blemishes. Excellent for those suffering with skin problems, such as eczema, scalp irritation, body odour and sensitive skin.
Black soap is made from the ash of locally harvested plants and barks such as plantain, cocoa pods, palm tree leaves, and Shea tree bark. First the leaves and bark are sun-dried and then roasted in a kettle or pot at an even, constant temperature, which is important to ensure colour, texture and smell. Then water and various oils, such as palm oil, coconut oil, palm kernel oil, Shea butter and cocoa pod powder, are added to the mixture and stirred for at least a day. After that, the “soap” is left to set for two weeks to cure.
Black soap is traditionally made in West Africa, typically Ghana, from secret recipes. Different tribes and communities have adopted their own specific secret blend of oils and cooking techniques, which can be seen in the different colour variations among black soap. The plantain skins give the soap Vitamin A & E and iron.
Why Natural Skin Care is Best
At Wynnya we only use pure and natural ingredients and this is why:
Natural skin care products work with your skin instead of against it.
No Peculiar Side Effects
Parabens are used in most shop-bought health and beauty products. It is used as a preservative to extend the shelf life of products. However, parabens are synthetic and mimic your body’s natural hormones. Many people worry that this can alter the functions of your body’s endocrine system. Artificial ingredients like parabens may help a product do one thing well, but there could be possible side effects that are still being uncovered. Natural health and beauty products use natural preservatives. And while some people have allergies to a few natural ingredients, the effects are less severe than the ones from synthetic ingredients.
Milder Over Time
Many natural products work better than their chemically loaded counterparts because they don’t contain excessive fillers or irritants. And while some unnatural products may seem to work better with the first try, over the long-term, the harmful chemicals that made your skin feel cleaner or your hair feel smoother may actually cause damage.
Chemicals, artificial colours, and fillers in skin care products can cause redness, irritation, and breakouts. Many people are allergic to chemicals commonly found in shop bought products.
Save Your Nose
Artificial fragrances are designed to cover up the smell of other chemicals used in normal health and beauty products. The effect is that you have a chemical to cover up another chemical, and all those chemical smells can cause headaches in many people. Natural health and beauty products smell like their natural ingredients, not a cocktail of chemicals. Natural health and beauty products scented with natural essential oils can even provide aromatherapy.
Products made from conventionally produced ingredients can have a negative environmental impact. The manufacturing of chemical-heavy health and beauty products puts those chemicals, and many more, into the air and water, and even more go down your drain in your own home. When ingredients for natural health and beauty products are farmed and manufactured organically, fewer chemicals are put into the air and water. Frankly you won’t have to worry about chemicals going down the drain because there won’t be any in the bottle.
Wynnya … “all is good in joy and harmony.”
There are a number of lymph nodes situated in and around the underarm area. It is very possible that continual use of deodorant and antiperspirant containing aluminium and parabens, applied so closely to the lymph nodes, could leak into our system over time causing the following: skin irritation; clogging pores; dryness; allergies; destruction of the natural oily barrier and the increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease and breast cancer.
The deodorants that you buy in your local store contain many harmful chemicals that will contaminate your body and irritate your skin. Toxins like parabens, phthalates, and propylene glycol are found in these deodorants,
Here are some of the most common ingredients found in your deodorant.
Aluminium can cause breast cancer and Alzheimer’s disease.
Triethanolamine (TEA) & Diethanolamine (DEA). These two chemicals could be toxic if absorbed into the body over long periods of time. TEA is a definite cause of allergies. DEA is known to cause kidney and liver dysfunction.
Propylene Glycol This chemical has been used as an anti-freeze and has been the main culprit in dermatitis, liver damage, and kidney damage. Propylene can cause eye and skin irritation, gastrointestinal irritation and central nervous depression. In large quantities, studies have shown that it can cause damage to the central nervous system, liver and heart.
Triclosan due to its anti-bacterial properties is one of the chemicals used in deodorants to kill odours. It is also commonly used in antibacterial soaps, hand wipes, and gels. However, Triclosan is a FDA certified pesticide and plausible carcinogen.
Parabens are synthetic preservatives that are found in almost EVERY commercialised body care product on the market. Parabens have a high absorption rate and have the ability to destroy our fragile hormonal balance. Hormonal imbalance has been known to cause premature puberty in children and high rates of hormonal cancers.
Fragrance may look like an innocent ingredient but don’t judge a fragrance by its smell. Fragrance in your deodorant is actually a sheep in wolf’s clothing. This ingredient can legally be a disguise for over 3,000 very dangerous chemicals. One of these chemicals is phthalates or “plasticizers”. These are chemical compounds that mimic our hormone structure which can cause a disruption in our hormone receptors. High amounts of phthalates in our bloodstream will effect reproductive health, increase the risk of birth defects and increase cell deformities.
Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT) Mostly used as a food preservative, BHT slows down the liver’s capability to metabolise alcohol. High consumption of bread or alcoholic beverages is not recommended if you are exposing yourself to high amounts of BHT. So, imagine how much deodorant you use in a year and how BHT is restricting your liver from functioning properly.
The Wynnya deodorant is providing you with the perfect ingredients for effective and great smelling deodorants.
Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Baking Soda, Arrowroot Powder, Magnesium Oil and Essential Oils help neutralize body odour, exfoliate and moisturise your skin. Due to their lack of fatty acids, essentials are not really oils at all. Essential oils are highly concentrated plant components, that can be used for varies cosmetic and heath enhancing purposes. These “oils” can have a healing effect mentally, physically, spiritually, and emotionally. Their best feature is that they have powerful, antiviral, antimicrobial, antibiotic, antibacterial antiseptic, and anti-inflammatory properties. Beeswax Beeswax sooths skin irritation and gives your skin a natural glow and will give your skin impeccable moisture too.
The texture of the Wynnya Deodorant is not like store-bought deodorant. The texture is more “wet” but will absorb quickly into your skin and you will be applying it with your hands as I craft the deodorant in a beautiful 80ml Weck Jar.