Natural cosmetics for natural beauty have become a major trend in recent years. Not only because this new era of beauty focuses on the nude and the natural, but there is also growing awareness that we are responsible for the world in which we live, and an increasing concern for our own health. We appreciate the delicate balance of the natural world and strive to maintain this harmony by using environmentally-friendly products that are nurturing to our bodies and as harmless as possible to the earth.
The skin is the human body’s biggest organ and absorbs 60 percent of topically applied products. And as people become more aware of the food they put in their bodies, they are also becoming more cognizant of what they put on their bodies. And there’s reason for concern. 1 in 5 of all products contain chemicals linked to cancer, 80 percent contain ingredients that commonly contain hazardous impurities, and 56 percent contain penetration enhancers.
As awareness of these harmful ingredients grows, so does the trend towards safe, clean, natural and organic skin and beauty care products, free of toxic chemicals and their potential side effects; Natural cosmetics, in the truest sense of the word, which offer wholesome personal care. The choice of products responding to the trend toward natural is immense.
Natural or ecological cosmetic products are products made from plant materials or organic, naturally occurring compounds, which are not animal tested, which do not have added toxic chemicals and where even the packaging is made of sustainable materials, like designed using PET recycled plastic bottles, glass pots, recycled and reusable outer carton containers printed with vegetable based ink, etc.
Spas have traditionally been at the forefront of the clean-beauty movement, as they have traditionally embraced and encouraged the value of inner health leading to that outer glow. They do that by offering health programs in which guests are educated about a healthy diet, the importance of regular physical activities, but now also more and more about the importance of using ecological cosmetic products.
An example of a Spa where they only use ecological products in their treatments is Spa Oasis at the Son Caliu Hotel in Mallorca. They use products of the brands ¨Team dr. Joseph¨ for their facial treatments and ¨Elemental Herbology¨ for their body treatments, which offer products which are manufactured combining traditional techniques with state-of-the-art technology and high quality, carefully selected natural ingredients which provide the skin with progressive, lasting and effective results.