"Natural" yeah right.

"Natural" yeah right.

I am constantly seeing advertising of skincare products, claiming they use “natural ingredients”. So of course, I pick up the bottle/tube/box and when I start reading the ingredients, it reads like a complicated science recipe, with brackets and unpronounceable words – how on earth can that be natural? Because it’s made from chemicals that are found on our planet? My definition means that it’s not made or caused by humankind, it exists in or comes from nature.

So, we’ve put together some comparisons from popular supermarket brands to show you the differences.

Eye Cream Comparison

Green Tea Eye Cream

Essano Eye Cream: Aqua (Water), Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice*, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter*, Cetearyl Olivate, Glycerin, Lysolecithin, Sclerorium Gum, Xanthan Gym, Pullulan, Fucus Vesiculosus (Ocean Algae) Extract, Rosa Canina (Rosehip) Fruit Oil*, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil*, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Healianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Sorbitan Olivate, Glyceryl Stearate Citrate, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Caprylate, Hexylene Glycol, Caprylyl Glycol, Benzyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Laurate, Potassium Sorbate, Tetrasodium Glutamate, Diacetate, Lactic Acid. 98.2% of the total ingredients are from natural origin. *Ingredients are from organic farming.

Mumma J’s Green Tea Eye Cream: Matcha Green Tea, Almond Oil, Shea Butter

Toner Comparison

Facial Toner

Glow Lab Facial Mist Toner: Water (Aqua), Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Leaf Extract, Sorbitan Oleate Decylglucoside Crosspolymer, Glycerin, Propanediol, Leptospermum Scoparium (manuka) Oil, Kunzea Ericoides (Kanuka) Oil, Bisabolol, Singiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Extract (SymRelief100), Matricaria Recutita (German Chamomile) Oil, Perlargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Flower Oil, Polysorbate-20, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ctronellol, Gerniol, Linalool.

Mumma J’s Facial Toner: Non-Alcoholic Witch Hazel, Vitamin E, Essential Oils.

Moisturiser Comparison

Facial Moisturiser

Sukin Signature Facial Moisturiser: Water (Aqua), Aloe Barbadenisis Leaf Juice, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Cetearyl Alcohol, Glycerin, Cetyl Alcohol, Ceteareth-20, Rosa Canina Fruit Oil (Rosehip), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Equisetum Arvense Extract (Horsetail), Arctium Lappa Root Extract (Burdock), Urtica Dioica (nettle) Leaf Extract, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Citrus Nobilis (Mandarin Orange) Peel Oil, Lavandula Angustifolio (Lavender) Oil, Vanillin, Vanilla Planifolia Fruit Extract, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Seed Extract, Citric Acid, Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Limonene*, Linalool*. *Natural component of essential oils.

Mumma J’s Facial Moisturiser: Shea Butter, Coconut Oil, Frankincense and Lavender Essential Oils.

Skincare Oil Comparison

My Oil

Bio-Oil: Paraffinum Liquidum, Triisononanoin, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Isopropyl Myristate, Retinyl Palmitate, Helianthus Annuus Seed Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Anthemis Nobilis Flower Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia Oil, Rosmarinus Officinalis Leaf Oil, Calendula Officinalis Extract, Glycine Soja Oil, Bisabolol, Tocopherol, Parfum, Alpha-Isomethyl Ionone, Amyl Cinnamal, Benzyl Salicylate, Citronellol, Coumarin, Eugenol, Farnesol, Geraniol, Hydroxycitronellal, Limonene, Linalool, Ci 26100

Mumma J’s My Oil: Rosehip Oil, Tamanu Oil, Essential Oils.

There are a few people who believe that chemical preservatives are required in order to make it safe to use. Artificial additions are only required in water-based products, otherwise, they would quickly become mould, bacteria or microbial growth – not healthy for your skin.

If your skin has been battered trying various products that are “natural” and you haven’t seen improvement, try Mumma J’s, but give it some time. Nothing is an instant fix, no matter what the marketing campaigns say. Most ingredients in this kind of product are diluted to make them cost-effective and have complex chemicals added to increase their shelf life.

Mumma J’s natural skincare is neither expensive nor complicated, but it does deserve time and to be used in conjunction with looking after yourself. Skin is the largest organ of the human body, and it reflects your overall health – this means other factors are involved – diet, exercise, stress, pollution, hydration, and sleep. Therefore, Mumma J’s skincare is more about being kind to yourself.
We’re also very pleased to offer FREE SHIPPING! So save yourself a trip to the supermarket and stock up the cupboard ready for a Summer of natural skincare.

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